The Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau has a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all of our visitors of this Web site, including respecting your concerns about privacy. We understand that you may have questions about how this Web site collects and uses the information that you provide to us. We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern this Web site which are listed in this privacy statement ("Statement").
This Statement contains numerous general and technical details about the steps we take to respect your privacy concerns. We have organized the Statement by major processes and areas so that you can quickly link to the information of most interest to you.
If after reviewing this Statement, you have any questions or privacy concerns please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to:
Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau
1 Mitchell Boulevard, Ste B
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States of America
This Web site does not collect personally identifiable information when you browse this Web site and request pages from our servers unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide it to us. This means that we will not know your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the Web site unless you:
- access the Web site from a link in an email that we sent;
- have created a profile and you either log-in to your account or choose to be remembered via your cookie; or
In these cases we will know who you are based on the information you previously supplied to us. When you request a page from our Web site, our servers log the information provided in the HTTP request header including the IP number, the time of the request, the URL of your request and other information that is provided in the HTTP header. We collect the HTTP request header information in order to make our Web site function correctly and provide you the functionality that you see on this Web site. We also use this information to personalize content presented to you, better understand how visitors use our Web site and how we can better tune it, its contents, and functionality to meet your needs.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
In addition to the travel-related services and required information sharing described directly above, MCVB does use the services of third parties, such as market researchers, fulfillment houses, email service providers and mail houses that process mail for the MCVB, persons authorized by you, and entities and marketing companies that provide these services for the MCVB. These parties are contractually prohibited from using personally identifiable information for any purpose other than for the purpose the MCVB specifies. We do provide non-personally identifiable information to certain service providers for their use on an aggregated basis for the purpose of performing their contractual obligations to us. Except as described in this paragraph, we do not permit the sale or transfer of personally identifiable information to entities outside of the MCVB (Business Improvement District) without your approval.
Emails about Special Offers and Promotions and Opt-Out
It is our intention to only send you email communications that will be useful to you and that you want to receive. When you provide your email address, we will periodically contact you via email and provide information about special offers and promotions that may be of interest to you. These communications will relate to MCVB offers which may also include the promotions of select, reputable third parties with whom MCVB has a strategic marketing relationship because they offer products or services that we believe would be of interest to you. We typically use third party email service providers to send emails. These service providers are contractually prohibited from using your email address for any purpose other than to send MCVB related email.
We provide you the ability to define and modify your mailing preferences online at anytime including unsubscribing from all marketing communications. In addition, every time you receive an email, you will be provided the choice to opt-out of future emails by following the instructions provided in the email.
Our Website uses "cookie" technology. "Cookies" are encrypted strings of text that a Web site stores on a user's computer. Our Web site requires the use of a Cookie throughout the online reservation process. Without Cookies we will not be able to keep information you enter on multiple pages together. Cookies also enable us to customize our Web site and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience on visitMarin.org. In addition, Cookies are used to:
- Allow registered users to sign in without typing their email each time;
- Measure usage of various pages on our Web site to help us make our information more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access; and
- Provide functionality such as online reservations, and other functionality that we believe would be of interest and value to you.
We use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit our Web site and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this Web site and the sites upon which we advertise, (not including your name, address, or other personally identifiable information), to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party persistent Cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. The information our ad-serving providers and we collect through this technology is not personally identifiable.