Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement discloses what information we and third parties gather and how we use it. We may amend this statement at any time by posting the amended version here. The effective date of this privacy statement is July 17, 2008.

Information Collection & Use

The Seattle Marathon Association does not collect or store credit card information on this website. Credit card processing is handled by, a trusted financial leader in credit card handling and processing.

Communications from the Site

We may occasionally send you information on upcoming events, products, services, special deals, and promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. If you no longer wish to receive our promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by contacting the Seattle Marathon Association.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with sponsors and partners, but this is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Aggregate Information (personally identifiable)

We share personally identifiable information with some third parties. We share certain event-related information with the timing companies that we hire for each event. The timing company provides some information to the announcer at the event finish line.

In addition, we may share your name and email address with a few third parties that offer event- and runner-related services and products. If you do not wish your email address shared with these third parties, contact the Seattle Marathon Association to be removed from the list.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site, for performance evaluation and marketing traffic analysis, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.

We use cookies on this site to keep track of your shopping cart items. If you are a registered user, cookies help us remember your shipping and shopping cart information so you don't have to re-enter it every time you make a purchase.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on their sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

Other Sites

This web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by The Seattle Marathon Association. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the SMA website. We have no control over information collected by other websites that this website may link to.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.

Effective Date

The effective date of this Privacy Statement is July 17, 2008.