Visit the County (“VTC”, “we”, “us”) is committed to ensuring that our relationship with you is conducted with integrity and in a responsible, fair, honest and ethical manner. Consistent with these objectives we maintain high standards of confidentiality with respect to the personal information in our possession.
This Privacy Statement is based on the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronics Document Act (“PIPEDA”) and explains how we protect visitor’s personal information gathered via the web pages of the visitthecounty.com website.
What personal information do we collect from you?
Personal information (or human data) is information that on its own or combined with other data can identify you as an individual. Examples of personal information include your name, age, personal contact information (i.e. email, telephone, email address), gender, ethnicity, photos, etc. Personal information does not include business contact information such as your title, business address, and business email in relation to employment or profession.
VTC collects your personal information when you voluntarily complete an online form, subscribe to a newsletter, complete an online survey, or apply for a job posting that requires personal information. You may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. However, the personal information that we collect from you is always limited to the purposes that we have identified to you.
How do we use your personal information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails regarding your preferences
- To follow up after correspondence (email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your personal information?
Visiting the Visit the County website
Our website, visitthecounty.com collects visitor information in the form of the visitor’s domain or Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and information regarding which pages are accessed. This information is used to better serve you by helping us manage and improve the content of our website and diagnose technical problems.
VTC may store a ‘cookie’ on your computer when you visit our website and uses it to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf such as Google Analytics. It will not be used to collect any form of personal information.
Third-party service providers
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Consent: Why do we require your permission?
Consent is required for the collection of personal information for the above purposes or any new purposes that VTC identifies from time to time. The form of consent required by VTC will vary depending on the sensitivity of the information requested and the reasonable expectations of the visitor. Consent will be implied for all purposes unless the purpose indicates that express consent will be collected. VTC may also collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent in circumstances indicated in PIPEDA.
Limiting Collection, Use, Disclosure and Retention
VTC limits the collection of personal information to what is necessary for the purposes it identified.
VTC only uses and discloses information for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise in accordance with PIPEDA. Any new purpose for which the information is to be used or disclosed will be documented and consent will be obtained for it. VTC retains your personal information only for as long as necessary to achieve fulfillment of the identified purpose.
Keeping Your Personal Information Accurate
Information will be kept as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. If you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate, you may ask us to correct it. We will respond to your request to update or correct your personal information within 30 days of the request being made.
Accessing your personal Information
You have the right to ask whether we hold any personal information about you and to see that information. Upon written request, VTC will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and will give you access to your information. We will respond to your request for access within 30 days of the request being made.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement
We may modify or amend this Privacy Statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.
If you wish to access your personal information or change your consent to the ways we may use your personal information, have a complaint about our Privacy Statement or the manner in which we may have handled your personal information, or if you have any other question about our Privacy Statement, please contact VTC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.