Privacy Notice Information

Thank you for visiting and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This notice addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of the City of Sedro-Woolley web site and social media platforms.

This notice covers the following topics:

We can be reached via–e-mail at, or by writing:

City of Sedro-Woolley
Attn: City Attorney 
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley , WA 98284

Information Collected and How it is Used

Even if you do nothing during your visit to the City of Sedro-Woolley web site and social media platforms but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address. 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;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited this site; The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  4. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. We at the City of Sedro-Woolley analyze our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. Online visitors are not personally identifiable; we make no attempt to link information collected from online visitors with any individual’s personal information.

If during your visit to the City of Sedro-Woolley web site you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:

  1. The sender’s email address and contents of the submitted email; and
  2. Information volunteered in response to a survey.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include any audio, video, and graphic information formats you submit to us. The information is retained in accordance with Chapter 40.14 RCW, Preservation and Destruction of Public Records.

We may use your email address to respond appropriately. This may be to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.

Personal Information and Choice

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an email or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the City of Sedro-Woolley web site and social media platforms.

If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.

Public Disclosure

See Terms and Use.   


To better serve our users we use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with the City of Sedro-Woolley web site. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the City of Sedro-Woolley web site.

Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Utilizing standard internet technology, we use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.


The City of Sedro-Woolley, as developer and manager of the City of Sedro-Woolley web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via, through or to, the City of Sedro-Woolley web site.


The City of Sedro-Woolley web site has hyper-links to other web sites. These include hyper-links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you follow a hyper-link to another internet site, you are no longer on the City of Sedro-Woolley web site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you follow a hyper-link to another internet site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. The City of Sedro-Woolley web site is not responsible for any content contained on sites outside the City of Sedro-Woolley web site domain ( or

Neither the City of Sedro-Woolley Government, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Sedro-Woolley Government warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

City of Sedro-Woolley web site Contact Information

To offer comments, submit questions or suggestions in regards to the City of Sedro-Woolley web site, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, contact: