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Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 18, 2019

The Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System (PTAGIS) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by our website,, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

PTAGIS users that register for an account on our website and individuals that sign up to receive the PTAGIS newsletter voluntarily provide us with contact information, such as name, e-mail address, and phone number. PTAGIS data contributors may be required to provide additional information which will be associated with their data.

We also collect some information automatically, such as when you registered for an account, the last time you logged in, information about the device and operating system used to access our website, your IP address, the website you came from, and the pages and features you use on our website.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information

If you create a PTAGIS account, you are able to use tools on our website to modify your personal information or completely delete your account. You may opt out of all email communications at any time, unless you are a data contributor, in which case you will continue to receive email related to your data that is stored in PTAGIS.

IP Addresses

PTAGIS uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.


Our website uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of the website, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to provide services for your use of PTAGIS data, etc. We also use your information to track visits to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Information related to data contributors and their organizations will be made available to data users as described in the PTAGIS Data Policy.

Email Privacy

PTAGIS does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization. Email addresses may be shared with a third-party service for the express purpose to send email messages to those who opt in to receive the PTAGIS Newsletter and other PTAGIS email communications. Our current email messaging provider is Mailchimp, and the Privacy for Contacts section of their privacy policy covers those who opt in to receive email communications from PTAGIS.

External Links

Our website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and PTAGIS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.