Privacy Policy

Welcome to the website for the Port of Skagit County (“Port” or “we,” “us,” or “our”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. By accessing or using the Port of Skagit County’s website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by all the terms of this privacy policy and our website terms and conditions. As with the Terms and Conditions, this privacy policy will be subject to the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to its conflict of laws or rules.

Information We Collect

We will set a cookie on your computer to enable us to recognize you when you return to our website. The website’s cookies are also used to personalize and store the visitor’s preferences and recognize when a visitor is returning to the website. We also learn your IP address. While we may aggregate this data to tell us about site usage, we do not use this data or the cookie for any other purpose. We use Google Analytics to aggregate this data and analyze site usage, but we do not access or display your personal information. For more information about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please see Google’s webpage “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps,” located at

Third parties, accessiBe, Facebook, as well as other companies, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from the Port’s websites and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads to you.

You may opt out of this use by accessing the official tool provided by Google to opt out of analytics. These are third-party websites, and these links are provided for your convenience. Third party cookie providers can change their policies at any time and the Port of Skagit has no control over those policy changes and recommends following up directly with third-party providers. The Port does not provide any warranties whatsoever with respect to these websites.

While we will use your information as provided below, we will not use it for any other purpose (except as limited by the Public Records Act as described below).

If you give us comments or questions about Port activities, we may refer your email or post to the appropriate Port employee for a reply. They will use your email address to reply to you. If you sign up for email notification of various Port activities, we will use your email address to provide you
these notices.

If you post at the various places on our website that allow posts, your post (including your email address and, if given, your name) will be available for all users of the website who read the posts to see. Your post, including meta-data, will also be subject to Public Records requests.

You may use this website to pay Port-related bills and/or purchase Port products and services and will be re-directed to a secure website for processing your payment/personal information. The processor will learn your credit card number, email, name, address, and other transaction-related information. Our processor is obligated to observe the Payment Card Industry rules relating to encryption and protecting your data. However, the Port makes no guarantee at all that the processor will do so.

You may also register for events through the Port’s website. If you register with another company, the Port is not responsible for any information you provide, and you should check the privacy policies for that company to verify what it will do with your information.

In addition, we reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website; or to enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, our Website Terms and Conditions or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our website, other users or others.

You should also be aware that the Port is a public agency. This means that it is subject to the Public Records Act of the State of Washington, Chapter 42.56 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Port may be required to disclose information that you provide us unless there is an exception in the Act. While we may (if we choose) post such a request on our website, we do not promise to notify individuals. Online postings and email messages received by the Port from members of the public are required to be disclosed if requested as part of a Public Records request, including the sender’s email meta-data.

By submitting an email to the Port, you agree that the Port may disclose the email and your meta-data if requested as part of a Public Records Request.

Terms Change

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. Please review it frequently. If we make important changes to this policy, we will notify you of the Privacy Policy web page or by means of a notice on our home page. We will try to post any such changes on our website in advance. However, we do not promise to do so. You will be bound by these new terms if you use our website after they are posted.