Privacy Policy

The Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau (“MCVB”) 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 policy statement ("Statement").

Effective Date and Changes to Policy This Statement is effective as of January 15, 2014, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will become effective on the date they are posted on this Web site or we otherwise notify you of the changes. We reserve the right to change this Statement at any time. Changes, modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately upon their posting to this Web site. Your continued use of this Web site after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified Statement and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified 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 info@visitmarin.org or send a letter to:

Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau
1 Mitchell Boulevard, Ste B
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States of America

 

Browsing and Information We May Collect

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; or

Provide personally identifiable information by completing the Online RFP form, FAM Tour Request Form, or sign up for our Newsletter.

In these cases you have created a profile and you either log-in to your account or choose to be remembered via your cookie. 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. The HTTP header may also contain a “Do Not Track” signal or mechanism. This Web site does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals or mechanisms. This Web site is controlled and operated by us from inside the United States, and is not intended to subject us or any of our partners to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. By using this Web site and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside acknowledge that the Web site is subject to United States law and consent to the transfer of personal information to the United States, which may provide a different level of data security than in their country of residence, and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.

 

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 collection, sale or transfer of personally identifiable information to entities outside of the MCVB (Business Improvement District) without your approval.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Statement to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to others as we believe is appropriate (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to governmental requests; (d) to protect our operations or those of our partners; (d) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of MCVB, our partners, you or others; and (e) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages we may sustain.

 

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.

 

Cookies

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: 

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.

The types of Cookies that we use are referred to as "session" Cookies and "persistent" Cookies.  Session Cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you close your Internet browser. Persistent Cookies remain on your computer hard drive until you delete them or are otherwise removed upon expiration.  We do not use Cookies to ascertain any personally identifiable information about you apart from what you voluntarily provide us in your dealings with MCVB Cookies do not corrupt or damage your computer, programs, or computer files.

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.