Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice Information

Thank you for visiting Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board website and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This notice addresses the collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of this Web site.  This Notice was last updated on December 29, 2011.

Information Collected and How It Is Used

If you do nothing during your visit to our web site but browse or download information, the web site may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The type of browser and operating system you used.
  • Your Internet protocol address 
  • The date and time you visited this site.
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site.
  • Number of links you click within the site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our site from. 
  • Pages you viewed on the site.

The information automatically collected or stored is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze the Web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on this site. We cannot obtain personal information about you from these Web site logs.

This web site may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies improve your user experience. If you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Web site.

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

  • The email address and contents of the email.
  • Information volunteered in response to a survey.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and graphic information formats you send us. This may be to respond to you, 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

You may choose whether to provide personal information online.
"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 effect your ability to use any other feature of this web site.

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 may be considered 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.


This Web site contains links to other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.