Mobile Device Data

If you access our website and online services or use an application on a mobile device, we may collect certain information about that device.  Messages sent from certain mobile devices contain unique identifiers about the physical location of such devices. Mobile devices also typically transmit caller identification data when used to transmit a telephone call or text message.

Examples of Mobile Device Information We May Collect

Depending on the device and its settings, this information includes but is not limited to:

  • Unique device identifiers and other information about your type of device, such as IP address
  • Geolocation data
  • Wireless provider
  • Date and time of transaction
  • Browser type
  • Browser language and other transactional information.

Using Mobile Device Information

Aggregate mobile device information may be used to determine how you are interacting with the City's websites and other digital properties. Some mobile device information may also be used for monitoring traffic flow or congestion throughout the City. This information allows for real-time traffic management, and determination of current travel times. Your wireless carrier and other service providers also collect data about your SMS Service usage, and their practices are governed by their own privacy policies.

Protections for Mobile Device Information

Generally, we will not use your phone number to initiate a call or SMS text message to you without your express prior consent, except under extraordinary circumstances such as emergency situations related to public health and safety. Additional technical security methods and solutions are used for mobile device data gathered for traffic congestion monitoring.

Information Technology

Rob Lloyd, Interim Chief Technology Officer
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94709, Seattle, WA, 98124-4709
Phone: (206) 684-0600
Phone Alt: Cable TV & Internet Discount Information: (206) 684-8498

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