Updated: January 14, 2011

Information about Privacy on Aotourism.com

Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies to aotourism.com; it does not apply to other online or offline Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau sites, products or services. Please read the complete aotourism.com privacy statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Personal information collected by aotourism.com often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested. aotourism.com also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of aotourism.com. Aotourism.com also collects information about which pages our customers visit within aotourism.com. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.

Use of your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
  • To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, training or software, that you request or purchase.
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to updated information and other new services from Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau, if you so request.
  • To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.
  • We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of aotourism.com, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data. Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    1. conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau or the site
    2. protect and defend the rights or property of Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau and its family of Web sites, or
    3. act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau employees, users of Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau products or services, or members of the public.
  • Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

Control of your Personal Information

When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, aotourism.com will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. aotourism.com may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.

Security of your Personal Information

Aotourism.com is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Protection of Children's Personal Information

Aotourism.com is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Use of Cookies

When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. One use of cookies is to assist in the collection of the site visitation statistics described above. We also use cookies to collect information on which newsletter links are clicked by customers. This information is used to ensure we are sending information customers want to read. It is collected in aggregate form and never linked with your personal information.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau. Please be aware that we, Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau, 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 this Web site.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact Aotourism.com by e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact TRUSTe at their Web site, http://www.truste.org/users/users_watchdog.html. TRUSTe will serve as a liaison with aotourism.com to resolve your concerns.

Changes to this Statement

Aotourism.com will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, aotourism.com will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.

Contact Information

Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail, or postal mail. Auburn - Opelika Tourism Bureau 714 East Glenn Ave Auburn, AL 36830, U.S.A.

Information Email Requests: info@aotourism.com
Legal Email Requests: legal@aotourism.com

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