Yakama Nation Networks seeks to offer affordable high-speed Internet access to everyone living within the boundaries of the Yakama Nation.  Yakama Nation Networks respects the privacy of every individual who uses the Yakama Nation Networks Site/Services. This Privacy Policy provides notice of the standards and terms under which Yakama Nation Networks protects such privacy. This Privacy Policy provides notice of our information collection practices and of the ways in which your information may be used. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to review this information.

Personally-Identifiable Information:

In providing services to you through the Yakama Nation Networks Site/Services, Yakama Nation Networks May collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. In other instances, Yakama Nation Networks collects anonymous demographic information that is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Yakama Nation Networks receives personal information from users of the Yakama Nation Networks Site/Services only when such information is provided voluntarily, such as when users login, register or enroll for services, send e-mail to us, post other communications, or provide credit card information for a purchase from Yakama Nation Networks or a third party.

When you provide personally-identifiable information through the Yakama Nation Networks Site/Services, it will be used to fulfill your specific request. Absent any instructions from you, Yakama Nation Networks may use information you provide to inform you about additional services and products offered by Yakama Nation Networks and other goods and services providers with whom Yakama Nation Networks has relationships. Yakama Nation Networks will not, however, sell or trade your personally identifiable information unless authorized or legally required to do so. Yakama Nation Networks does not associate sensitive data, such as your race, religion, or political affiliations, with personally identifiable information. Yakama Nation Networks takes precautions to segregate any sensitive data you may provide that reference your race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or political affiliations.

In those instances when you may provide Yakama Nation Networks with credit card or other ordering information via the web, Yakama Nation Networks protects and secures this information by employing commercially customary web-based security and encryption protocols. On those sites where you voluntarily offer any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like, Yakama Nation Networks will treat that portion of the information as non-confidential and non-proprietary and Yakama Nation Networks assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure.

Although Yakama Nation Networks takes commercially reasonable steps to protect your information, please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through communications services, such as chats, communities, instant messaging, email, or other services provided by Yakama Nation Networks or third parties, this information may be collected and used by others. Yakama Nation Networks encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to view so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Yakama Nation Networks is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content with respect to any third party websites.

Generic Information:

In general, Yakama Nation Networks gathers some generic information automatically. Generic information does NOT reveal the identity of the visitor. It usually includes information about the Internet address assigned to your computer, the number and frequency of visitors, and the parts of the Yakama Nation Networks Sites/Services visited or utilized. Yakama Nation Networks gathers this information for the limited purpose of determining customer service and website needs. We accomplish this by using certain technologies, including “cookies” (a technology that can be used to provide the visitor with tailored information about Yakama Nation Networks services). Yakama Nation Networks does not combine information collected in this way with any personally-identifiable information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and you can refuse it.

Yakama Nation Networks Hosted Applications:

Information that you disclose in a public space, including on any application hosted by Yakama Nation Networks is available to anyone else who visits that space. Yakama Nation Networks cannot safeguard any information you disclose in these locations. Additionally, Yakama Nation Networks websites contain links to sites that belong to third parties unrelated to Yakama Nation Networks. Yakama Nation Networks cannot protect any information you may disclose in these sites and recommends that you review the privacy policy statements of those sites you visit.

Exceptions and Limitations:

Notwithstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, Yakama Nation Networks may elect to cooperate fully with government officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communications transmitted to Yakama Nation Networks) or purported unlawful activities of any user of the Yakama Nation Networks Site/Services. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, Yakama Nation Networks may be required to disclose personally identifiable information. In addition, Yakama Nation Networks may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate Yakama Nation Networks; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of Yakama Nation Networks or others. Yakama Nation Networks reserves the right to sell or transfer your information (including , but not limited to name, address information, and other information you provided to Yakama Nation Networks) to a third party that may purchase Yakama Nation Networks’s operations or assets.  Any dispute related to this Policy shall be resolved exclusively, if anywhere, in the Tribal Court for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.  Yakama Nation Networks is a tribally-owned entity and, as such, it possesses sovereign immunity from suit.  Nothing in this Policy is or shall be deemed to be a waiver of Yakama Nation Networks’ sovereign immunity from suit, which immunity is expressly asserted.