Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. In this Privacy Policy, we will share with you the type of information we gather and how we may use that information.  This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information you provide to us through any means including, without limitation, through our Site, via e-mail, and over the telephone.  Any reference to our “Site” includes our website located at www.PikePlaceMarket.org, any mobile applications and other software we may offer now or in the future, and any reference to our “Services” includes our Site, visitor information phone line and other product or service offered by us. 

By using our Services, you agree that your use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to this Privacy Policy. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in the Website Terms & Conditions.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that by itself or in connection with other information we collect allows us or anyone to identify you. Personal Information includes, without limitation, first names and last names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses.

Privacy and Protection of Children and Teens

We take protection of the privacy of legal minors very seriously and in order to adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) we will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under 13 or knowingly allow children under 13 to register for any portions of the Site requiring registration including, without limitation, commenting on our blog. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under 13 we will immediately remove the information from our systems.

 

What personal data do we collect and why

Information About Your Computer

When you visit the Site, we automatically receive and store certain types of information, such as the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the IP address of the computer you are using and the browser and operating system you are using; the date and time you access the Sites; the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the Sites; any search terms you used to find the Sites; the device identifiers and mobile and network information, and your actions on the Sites. We may retain this information to assist us in analyzing the behavior of visitors to our Site, to resolve problems with our network and, in general, to administer the Site.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment or create a Market Day on our site we may save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

How we use and share your personal data

We will use any information that you provide to us to provide you with the Services that you have requested. 

We may also use Personal Information for our internal business purposes that include, but are not limited to, improving our Services, to comply with our own legal obligations, and communicating with you about Pike Place Market, activities and other offerings that we believe may be of interest to you, changes to this Privacy Policy or the Terms and other topics related to our business.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may use third-party service providers to perform services on our behalf, including: analytics, marketing, mailing, and emailing.  We will only permit them to access your Personal Information as necessary to allow them to perform their services or the services that you request

We may use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site and we may use other third-party service providers to perform similar functions. Google Analytics uses cookies and other technologies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and Service. From our Site, Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Site, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Site Host

The Site, and therefore the information we collect in connection with it, is hosted by our technology service provider and stored on a third-party server. Therefore, our technology service provider technically has access to your Personal Information and other information; however, we control their actual access to this information by agreement and they are not permitted to access it, unless we permit them to do so. We will only permit them to access your Personal Information as necessary to repair, maintain, host or improve the Site and they will never be permitted to contact you as a result of this access.

Legal Process

We may disclose any information, including Personal Information, about you without your consent if we are required to do so under a lawfully executed subpoena, search warrant or similar legal document, or otherwise to comply with law.

Emergencies and Rights Enforcement

We may also use or disclose information, including Personal Information, about you without your consent in emergency situations that require us to protect our customers, employees or property immediately, or to enforce our rights in court.

Corporate Reorganization

We may disclose your Personal Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

Otherwise With Your Permission. We may use or disclose Personal Information as you may otherwise request or agree.

 

How long do we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Third-Party Content 

Third-Party Cookies and Web Beacons

We may allow third-parties to display advertisements or other content on the Site. These third-parties may also use cookies other technologies each time you view or click on or through their advertisements or content. As with the cookies and similar technologies used by Pike Place Market PDA itself, these advertisers may be able to compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, viewed or clicked on the advertisements they display. Please remember that we have no access to or control over the cookies or other tracking technologies third-parties may place on your computer. This Privacy Policy applies to the use of cookies by Pike Place Market PDA only, and does not apply to the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of the third-parties.

Social Media

The Site may also contain plug-ins and other features that integrate third party social media platforms into the Site. You will be able to activate them manually. If you do so, the third parties who operate these platforms may be able to identify you, they may be able to determine how you use this website and they may link and store this information with your social media profile. Please consult the data protection policies of these social media platforms to understand what they will be doing with your personal data. If you activate these plug-ins and other features, you will be doing so at your own risk.

 

Commercial Electronic Message Consent 

By providing your email address to Pike Place Market PDA through the Site or otherwise, you affirmatively and expressly consent to receiving commercial emails from Pike Place Market. Pike Place Market may send you commercial emails in order to deliver a newsletter, to provide you with more information about the Market and its businesses, and to provide you with updates, special offers, and other information, including but not limited to Site updates. You may unsubscribe from these commercial emails at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link included in any email.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

Effective January 1, 2005, under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if an individual who is a California resident has provided Personal Information to a business in connection with a business relationship that is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, and if that business has within the immediately preceding calendar year disclosed such an individual’s Personal Information to a third party and knows or should have known that such third party used the information for its own direct marketing purposes, then that business is obligated to disclose in writing to such individual upon request, what Personal Information was shared and with whom it was shared.

Any request for a disclosure required under this California law should be sent to us via email at Info@PikePlaceMarket.org or via regular mail at:

Pike Place Market PDA
Attn: Privacy
85 Pike Street, Room 500
Seattle, WA 98101

Please note that under this law, we are not required to respond to a customer’s request more than once in a calendar year, nor are we required to respond to any request that is not sent to the email or mailing address designated above.

 

Corrections and Updates

If you want to view, delete, or modify your Personal Information, you may do so by sending an email to Info@PikePlaceMarket.org. Please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.

You may also choose to opt-out of receiving future newsletters or any other email communications from Pike Place Market PDA by following the unsubscribe instructions included in email communications.

We reserve the right to verify the identity of any person making a request to opt-out or to delete or modify Personal Information; provided, however, that we will have no liability of any kind resulting from false or erroneous requests or any change or deletion made by us for any reason.

 

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy as we deem necessary or appropriate due to changes in our business practices or changes in the law. If you have provided us with your email address, we will attempt to notify you by that address of any material changes to how we use your Personal Information.

 

Contact; Complaints

We take your privacy seriously, and invite you to contact us at the address below with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or our collection, storage, and use of your Personal Information:

Pike Place Market PDA
Attn: Privacy
85 Pike Street, Room 500
Seattle, WA 98101

Should you so choose, however, you have the right to lodge a formal complaint regarding our use of Personal Information about you with the Federal Trade Commission, the supervisory authority for the United States, using the following contact information:

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20580
Tel. +1 202 326 2222

 

Terms Applicable to Data from EU Member Countries

We are based in the United States.  In most cases, the Personal Information we collect is stored and used in the United States.

If we collect Personal Information from EU residents in a manner subject to the General Data Protection Regulation then, in addition to the above, the following terms shall also apply to our collection, use and retention of that information:

Basis for Collection

As set out above, we collect and process Personal Information for which you have given your express consent at the time of collection.  For example, we collect Personal Information when you elect to participate in one of our promotions.  We also collect and process Personal Information in order to improve our services, to deliver services and perform obligations under contracts we have with you, and to comply with our own legal obligations.

Sensitive Data

We do not collect sensitive data, for example, biometric data, health data, or data revealing racial or ethnic origin, from visitors to the Sites.

Onward Transfer

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we only disclose Personal Information to third parties who reasonably need to have access to it for the purpose of the transaction or activity for which it was originally collected or to provide services to or perform tasks on our behalf or under our instruction. All such third parties must agree to use such Personal Information we provide to them only for the purposes for which we have engaged them and they must either: (a) comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles or another mechanism permitted by the applicable EU & Swiss data protection law(s) for transfers and processing of Personal Information; or (b) agree to provide adequate protections for the Personal Information that are no less protective than those set out in this Privacy Policy.  Where we have knowledge that an entity to whom we have provided Personal Information is using or disclosing Personal Information in a manner contrary to this Privacy Policy, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to prevent, remediate or stop the use or disclosure.

Authorized Transfer

We also may disclose Personal Information for other purposes or to other third parties when you have consented to or requested such disclosure. Please be aware that we will disclose Personal Information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We are not liable for appropriate onward transfers of Personal Information to third parties.

Data Processors

We may retain third parties to process or analyze Personal Information we collect from the Websites.  For example, a Site may be maintained or hosted by a third party service provider, a promotion may be administered by a sales promotion agency, and/or products may be fulfilled by a wholesaler.  These suppliers and other third parties who provide services for us are contractually obligated not to use Personal Information about you except as we authorize.

Profiling

 We may analyze Personal Information we have collected about you to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information that is relevant to you.  We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively.  We may also use Personal Information about you to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Your Rights

Your rights include: (a) a right to withdraw your consent to the processing of Personal Information about you to which you have previously given consent; (b) a right to object to processing of Personal Information about you for the purpose of direct marketing; and (c) a right to have any incorrect part of the Personal Information about you corrected or removed.

If you request to have incorrect Personal Information removed, we may retain some of your Personal Information as necessary for the purposes of our legitimate business interests or in furtherance of public interests in accordance with applicable law. Any Personal Information you have shared publicly with others may continue to be publicly visible on the Sites.

You also have the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Information we have about you, although we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee for this depending on the nature and frequency of your request(s) and our cost to provide the information.

Questions and Complaints

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy or our handing of Personal Information about you, please contact Info@PikePlaceMarket.org. We will promptly investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes in a manner that complies with the principles described in this Privacy Policy.

Enforcement and Disputes:  In addition to the above, you may complain to your home data protection authority and can invoke binding arbitration for some residual claims not resolved by other redress mechanisms.  Contact details for the EU data protection authorities can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.