Privacy Policy

Last updated: 9/5/2012

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") applies to all information learned about or obtained from you when you visit the website (the "Site"), whether you access the Site through a personal computer, mobile device or any other technology. The Site is owned and operated by Northwest Architectural League, dba ARCADE, a Washington nonprofit entity ("ARCADE"). ARCADE may modify the Policy from time to time, effective upon posting to the Site. Your access to or use of the Site at any time constitutes acceptance of the Policy in effect at that time. This Policy does not apply to information collected offline or other than through the Site.


The Site is not directed at children, and ARCADE will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under age 13.

What Personal Information Does ARCADE Collect?

ARCADE receives and stores any information you choose to post on or provide through the Site, for example when you register for the ARCADE newsletter, request information or provide information in any other manner. This includes personal information you provide, such as your name or email address.

ARCADE also automatically receives and stores certain types of information whenever you visit the Site, 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. ARCADE uses "cookies" to automatically gather some of this information. A "cookie" is a small text file that the Site sends to your computer to collect information about your activities on the Site. The cookie transmits this information back to the Site each time your browser requests a page from the Site, and the information is stored to help facilitate your use of the Site the next time you visit. You can set your browser to not accept cookies if you choose, but then you might not be able to access or use certain portions of the Site.

If you want to view, delete or modify your personal information, you may do so in accordance with our Correction/Update Procedure.

How Does ARCADE Use Personal Information?

ARCADE uses the information you provide and we collect to administer, maintain and improve the Site and its operation; verify your identity and respond to your requests for information; comply with applicable laws, statutes and regulations; enforce the Terms of Use, this Policy and ARCADE's rights and the rights of others; as specifically provided in the Terms of Use and as you may otherwise agree – for example, if you sign up for newsletters, we will use your personal information to provide you with the newsletters.

To Whom Does ARCADE Disclose Personal Information?

ARCADE does not share your personally-identifiable information with third parties, except as described below and as otherwise specified in this Policy. ARCADE may share your personal information as follows:

  • With third parties that perform functions on ARCADE's behalf, such as maintaining the Site;
  • As ARCADE believes necessary to comply with laws, statutes or regulations or to enforce the Terms of Use and to protect our rights and the rights of other persons;
  • As required by a court or government agency or to respond to a claim by you or a third party;
  • As part of a transfer of ARCADE's assets, for example as part of a merger with another nonprofit entity;
  • As you have otherwise agreed or requested.

In addition, ARCADE may respond to any subpoena received from a government agency without prior notice to you. Unless prohibited by law or by a court order, ARCADE will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any subpoena received from another party (e.g., for civil litigation) that requires ARCADE to disclose your identity, and will wait ten (10) days, or a lesser amount of time as required by the deadline in the subpoena, before providing the requested information.

Correction/Update Procedure

If you want to view, delete or modify your personal information, you may do so by:

  • Sending an email to: [email protected]; or
  • By mail to the following address:

    Correct/Update Personal Information
    201 Alaskan Way
    Pier 56, Ste 200
    Seattle, WA 98101

You may also choose to opt-out of receiving our newsletter or other emails by contacting us as provided above.

ARCADE reserves the right to verify the identity of any person making such a request; provided, however, that ARCADE shall have no liability of any kind resulting from false or erroneous requests or any change or deletion made by ARCADE for any reason. Personal information collected and transferred to back-up or archival storage may be retained indefinitely. ARCADE may also retain unmodified information as necessary for business records and as required under applicable law.


ARCADE has reasonable security measures in place to protect information under ARCADE's control against unauthorized access or use, but cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information or data. Communication via the Internet is not failsafe, and there is always the possibility that data may be lost, or intercepted by unauthorized parties, during transmission or after receipt. You agree that ARCADE shall have no liability in connection with any lost or intercepted data or information.

Conditions of Use

Your access and use of the Site is subject to this Policy and the Terms of Use, including limitations on damages and the applicability of the law of the State of Washington.

Questions about this Policy, the Site or your personal information? Please contact:

Kelly Rodriguez
1201 Alaskan Way
Pier 56, Ste 200
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 971-5596