Information We Collect
Samish Indian Nation is committed to preserving your right to privacy. While we don't ask for any registration or personal information to browse our site, some information about your server address, Web browser, and computer system are automatically transmitted to our Web servers so that we can operate our site on the Internet. Samish Indian Nation does not collect identifying information about You (such as Your name, address, telephone number, and email address) unless You voluntarily submit that information to us through our Contact Us page, our Samish Indian Nation Newsletter page, to request more information or other means. If you choose to apply for a job with Samish Indian Nation we will collect information such as your name, email address, phone number and resume. We will only use this information for the purposes of reviewing your application for a position. We will only retain the information you submit for one year. Samish Indian Nation stores its customer information in a password-protected database to fulfill your requests for certain services. All information You submit to us is confidential and we do not sell or otherwise disclose such information to third parties.
Communication from the Site
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. If you wish to no longer receive these newsletters you may follow the unsubscribe instructions contained in each of the email communications you receive.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
If you choose to use our referral service to email a page from our site to a friend, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Samish Indian Nation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us by visiting our Contact Us page to request that we remove this information from our database.
We use other third parties such as a comments manager to allow you to post comments on our blog by logging in using your social media or OpenID login information, and a customer support company to provide Live Chat to assist you if you have questions while using our site or regarding our services. When you sign up for our services, we will share your personal information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. We may also disclose your personal information to any other third party with your express prior consent to do so.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete/deactivate it by contacting us on our Contact Us page. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services please make the request on our Contact Us page. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, please visit our Contact Us page for general inquiries.
We use session ID cookies not persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
As is true of most Websites, we use third-party tracking services to gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Links to Other Sites
This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Samish Indian Nation. Please be aware that we, Samish Indian Nation, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Website.
Social Media Widgets
With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please make the request on our Contact Us page.
Our Website offers publicly accessible member accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please make the request on our Contact Us page. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Tribal Member Site
This Tribal members site is for enrolled Samish tribal members. We may perform a monitoring/analysis function on random basis to ensure that this site is only being accessed by tribal members. We will not retain the results of any such audit or analysis after the audit is completed.
Tribal Member Forum
Our Website offers tribal member accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please make the request on our Contact Us page. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Notifications of Privacy Statement Changes
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.