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2. What Information Do We Collect From You
3. Personally Identifiable Information
4. Data Integrity and Security
5. How You Can Control and Update Data About You
6. How We May Disclose Personal Information We Collect
7. Why We Collect Information About You
8. How We Ensure Privacy is Maintained
9. Email Marketing Activities and Information
10. Children's Privacy Statement
For European Union ("EU") citizens and residents - As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the EU. By way of example, as a United States Company our servers are located in the United States, which does not have similar data protection laws to the EU. By submitting your personal data, you're agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
"Cookies" are small text files containing pieces of data that are placed in your computer's Web browser to store your preferences. Cookies are not themselves personally identifiable, but may be linked to personal information that you provide to us through your interaction with our online services. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain (Internet location) from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie (its expiration period) & a value (such as a randomly generated unique number).
Web browsers allow some control of most cookies. Please consult your particular Web browser's settings. You can learn more about cookies, see what cookies have been set on your computing device and learn how to manage and delete them at allaboutcookies.org
When you link to our website through any social networking or third party websites, applications or services, please remember that you are also bound by those privacy policies. Also note that when you post information in a public forum, it becomes public information. Visit Fairfax does not control & therefore is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party services. You should consult the privacy policies of third party services to understand their information practices.
We may collect information from you when you fill in an online form for any of the services available on our website (e.g., rfp forms, eNewsletter sign up, visitor guide requests, etc.). We may also collect information you give us over the telephone in written or other communications, and in person at our visitor center. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, mailing address, electronic mail ("email") address, telephone numbers, and other information specific to the requests that are being made by you regarding the service you are wanting us to provide.
We collect your email address if you request to receive opt-in eNewsletters from us, or when you elect to submit an electronic Request For Proposal (Submit Group RFP, Submit Meeting RFP, Submit Reunions RFP, and Submit Sports RFP) through the website. You might offer us other information that you supply voluntarily through the website. An example of this may be an RFP submission, for survey information, for visitor guide request contact information, etc. This information may include name, address, phone number, etc. If you register for a contest, we may ask you for your name, email address, and zip code. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us. When you visit the Visit Fairfax website, we may also collect some basic Personally Identifiable Information about you for marketing purposes including data sent by your web browser, e.g., information about your browser, your IP address, and your operating system.
Personal Information Uses - This information is used to tailor communications to you, by Visit Fairfax or by authorized Visit Fairfax communications entities. Information (name, address, phone number, etc.) that you voluntarily provide may also be shared with Visit Fairfax’s contracted research firm for potential conversion study information as a result of requesting our online services. We may also use the personally identifiable information we collect to contact potential contest winners and individuals that request visitor guide, individuals requesting an RFP, opt-in email subscribers, survey participants, or to respond to an email or other inquiry or request. This information is also used to help improve our website and our services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about our company and the services we offer that we think may be of interest to you. Periodically we also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors' preferences or interests. We may provide information that identifies you to companies that assist us in these activities, such as helping us fulfill your request for a product, service, or information.
We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online - Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize & serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.
Google Analytics Demographics & Interest Reporting – We use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender & interests) with Google Analytics. We do so to research visitor response for site improvements, segmentation of advertisements & for remarketing efforts.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features that are based on the DoubleClick cookie unless you have robust notice of, and your prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger.
Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Ad Settings. We also encourage you to consider the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the address in our contact information at the top of this page or by emailing us using the links found in this section.
We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up to date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, you can email us at email@example.com to correct or update your contact information.
You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone numbers, and postal and email addresses from the lists we use to send information, notices, or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by sending us email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your privacy is very important to us. We generally won't disclose your personal information to anyone outside of Visit Fairfax, except in the following circumstances:
To Perform Services You Request
We may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to perform services you request, such as fulfillment of eNewsletters, visitor guide requests, RFPs or other functions you initiate. This can include when you post information & materials on message boards or social media forums (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest). Please note that when you post information in a public forum, it becomes public information.
We may disclose your information to a third party in connection with a corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings.
In addition, we may use or disclose your personal information as we deem necessary or appropriate, including:
We want to offer you a service which you want to use. We may use information about you to help us customize the website, to send opt-in emails to you, to mail you a visitor guide, etc.
Visit Fairfax has implemented reasonable safeguards designed to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of your personal information provided or collected.
Unfortunately, no system or online transmission of data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and you should always take appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Information, including ensuring that you have up-to-date antivirus software. If you believe that your account or any information you provided to us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately at email@example.com
All email marketing activities from Visit Fairfax (e.g., e-newsletters and other special event notices) contain clear links to unsubscribe. We honor all requests within 10 days. If you are receiving email from us and wish to unsubscribe, either click the link in the email, email us, call us, or send us a note via postal mail to inform us that you no longer want to receive email from Visit Fairfax. In addition, Visit Fairfax adheres to all guidelines and only sends emails to those with whom Visit Fairfax has an existing business relationship, or individuals who have opted-in to receive tourism information from us. No email addresses are obtained through harvesting, scraping, spidering, or any other method involving an automated script. In addition, no email addresses are rented or purchased from a list broker or third party.
Visit Fairfax's web site is intended for adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. However, if the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if they want this information deleted from our files. If Visit Fairfax otherwise obtains knowledge that it has personally identifiable information about a child under 13 in its files, we will delete that information from our existing files so that it is not in retrievable form.