Thank you for visiting the Developmental Disabilities Administration
(DDA) website and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses
how we collect, use and secure the information we obtain through your
use of this website. This notice covers the following topics:
- Information Collected and How We Use It
- Personal Information and Choice
- How You Can Contact Us
NOTE: For information on the privacy practices regarding health
and other client confidential information go to NOTICE
OF PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR CLIENT CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
Information Collected and How it is Used
If you only browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store
certain information. This information does not identify you personally. We
automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol
address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service
provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to
direct Internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the
domain name of your service provider (e.g., xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used
by DDD only to improve the content of our web services and to help us
understand how people are using our services. DDD analyzes the web site
logs to determine how our website is being used, so we may continually
improve the site's usefulness to the public.
What information we collect if you volunteer it.
If during your visit to our website you send us an e-mail, we collect the contents of your
e-mail message (including audio, video and graphics information) along with your return
e-mail address. We use this information to respond directly to you, address the issues
you identify in your e-mail, further improve our website or forward it to another agency
for appropriate action.
If you participate in a survey, information we collect is used to make improvements
to the website and collect demographic information on site use.
If you perform some other transaction online, information we collect will be used
solely for the purpose outlined on the form.
DDD provides Internet links to sites of public and private organizations.
When you link to this new site, you are no longer on the DDD site and
this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site,
Please be aware that we do not create and maintain these sites, and therefore are
not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information
presented at sites outside of DDD.
DDD maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the
division's services. While we make every effort to keep this information as timely and
current as possible, errors can occur.
To correct errors or offer comments about the informational content of this web
site contact the DDD Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
To offer comments about this Privacy Notice or present a privacy issue you may
e-mail your comments or concerns to:
Or you may contact the privacy officer by writing, faxing or calling as noted below:
DSHS Privacy Officer
PO Box 45823
Olympia WA 98504-5823
FAX (360) 664-6184
Phone (360) 664-6162