Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Thank you for using the Port of Anacortes website. These Terms of Use govern any access or use of the website. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the website, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use—and further acknowledge consent to our collection and use of information as set forth in the Privacy Policy for the website.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the website.

We may change or update these Terms of Use, and will post the changes to the website to notify you. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to remain informed of any changes. If you continue to use the website after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised Terms of Use. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.

Why the Port Collects Personal Information

When you visit the website, voluntarily sign up for an online service through our website, or make a payment using our website, it is necessary for us to collect certain personal information. If you are visiting our website, information is collected for statistical purposes and to help the Port manage the site. The site uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to our users.

If you voluntarily fill out an online form, or in any other way communicate with us via our website, we will use your information to communicate with you in the manner that you have requested. Your information will not be shared with any outside party without your permission, except as required by law, and it is never sold.

Public Agency – Disclosure of Information Collected

The Port of Anacortes is a public agency. This means that the Port is subject to the Public Records Act of the State of Washington, Chapter 42.56 of the Revised Code of Washington. All of the information collected at this site is considered public information and the Port may be required to disclose for inspection and copying the information that you provide us unless there is an exception in the Act. We do not promise to notify individuals about public records requests. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act, the Public Records Act provision will control.

IP Address

The IP address of your computer is recorded every time you log on to our website. This information does not identify you personally. In the event that information is used fraudulently, we reserve the right to share the IP address, name and address with appropriate law enforcement authorities.


A cookie is a small piece of information that Web sites use to remember users. We use cookies only to record your interactions with us, and not for any other purpose. For example, when a user visits our site for the first time we may drop a cookie (user ID) onto that computer so that we know when requests for information are coming from the same computer. This allows us to customize information and identify navigation improvements to make the information easier to find. We don’t store personal information (like passwords, credit card numbers) in a cookie.

Data Sharing

The Port of Anacortes does not rent, sell, share, or release personal information about you with other people or companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when it has your permission, or under the following circumstances:

• The Port of Anacortes responds to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims.

• The Port of Anacortes shares information, as necessary, in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or otherwise required by law.

• The Port of Anacortes, as a public agency, will respond to public records requests under Chapter 42.17 RCW (the “Public Records Act”). Information you provide to the Port of Anacortes may be subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act. We collect information on our customers and subscribers only as described above, and do not use it for any other purpose.

Do Not Track

Some web browsers have “Do Not Track” or similar features that allow you to tell each website you visit that you do not want your activities on that website tracked. At present, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals and consequently, we will continue to collect information about you even if your browser’s “Do Not Track” feature is activated.

Other Sites

Links to other websites may appear on some of our pages. We cannot be responsible for the content or activities of sites not under our control. If you visit these sites, be sure to review their policies before providing information to them. If you find the content or policies of a linked Web site to be objectionable, please notify us and we will review the situation.


No application on the Port of Anacortes’s website specifically solicits information from minors or seeks to determine whether the visitor is a minor. Consequently, visitors should be aware that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated in the same manner as information given by an adult. This information may become a public record, and as such may be subject to public access. We ask that parents guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online.


We make every effort to keep the information on our website accurate, however, we are not obligated to act in the event that technical or typographical errors produce inaccurate information. For example, if an online mapping service provides an inaccurate map as to the location of a facility, even if the address used is correct. We apologize for any such circumstances, and will correct them when it is in our power to do so. Please notify us immediately if you think an error like this has happened.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.
To offer comments about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, you can contact:

By e-mail:
By telephone: (360) 293-3134