Hamilton County Tourism (HCT) values your privacy. This document describes the Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. (dba Visit Hamilton County, Indiana) policy regarding personal information, ongoing communication, site security and overall site usage of visithamiltoncounty.com and all other sites operated by HCT. These provisions apply solely to online activities and are not necessarily applicable to practices HCT may engage in outside of the website. Use of the website signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of use set forth in this document. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not access or otherwise use this website.
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For questions about privacy and data collection through VisitHamiltonCounty.com, contact email@example.com.
We do not collect any personal information through VisitHamiltonCounty.com except that knowingly and willingly supplied by the visitor for the purpose of providing the services/information requested through our site. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Personal identifying information may be collected through e-newsletter forms, online request forms, contests, feedback forms, surveys, personal interest forms, RFPs and mobile application forms. Any information that the customer provides, such as name, address, email, ZIP code and travel interests will be stored in a secure location and will be used only for those purposes stated. When you choose to submit such information, you are transferring that information to the United States of America and are consenting to such transfer. All data transferred will be/is encrypted (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, or HTTPS) transfer, through Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Visitors can always refuse to supply personal identification information, noting that choosing to do so may prevent the user from engaging in certain site-related activities. Users of our services, such as e-newsletter subscriptions, may also withdraw consent for the use of their personal information at any time by updating their email subscription. To review, update, delete your collected data or to withdraw consent for use contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may collect non personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our website. We collect the domain name from each site visitor as well as statistical information, such as the number of visitors and the pages viewed. Non personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer being use, and technical information about the user’s means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.
Our site may use "cookies," tags, or scripts to enhance user experience, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base. You will have the option to choose whether to “opt in” for the use of “cookies” when you access the site. If you do choose to allow the use of the “cookies,” you may, at any time, choose to “opt out” of the use of the “cookies.”
The information collected by HCT will be used in the following ways:
HCT employs processes intended to protect user information and maintain the security of data. We seek to protect our servers by locating them in areas with documented security procedures, by using firewalls and by implementing other security technologies. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data. However, despite our preventative measures and those of our partners, no guarantee can be made that your information and data will be secure from intrusions and unauthorized release to third parties.
Site users/visitors to VisitHamiltonCounty.com will have the opportunity enter to win various prizes based on promotions. Giveaways and contests will be held on the website and/ or social media sites. No fee or purchase from HCT is necessary to win any of the contests. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
When entering any social contest, you may be required to supply your email address. That email address will be used to contact the winner and/or be subscribed to receive e-news updates from HCT. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the e-news emails.
Hamilton County, Indiana travel, food, wine, festivals, events, shopping, attractions, hotels and more are discussed on the HCT website, blog and social media. HCT recognizes these topics are important to many people, and comments are invited. We are open to both positive and negative opinions. It is our policy to delete blatant personal attacks, profanity, unsolicited advertisements or extremely inappropriate comments.
Throughout the visithamiltoncounty.com site and occasionally in emails, links to third party (partners) websites are available to the user. These third party sites have separate privacy policies and are independent of HCT. Once the user leaves VisitHamiltonCounty.com, HCT is not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Thank you for allowing Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. to use your content to showcase Hamilton County, Indiana to visitors. The content you submit to us remains your property. However, to make sure Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. is able to use the content you are providing to us, whether it is photos, text, graphics, audio, video, location information and comments (“User Content”), we kindly ask that you agree to the following terms.
You grant to Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. and its affiliates and marketing partners, the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, non-exclusive, transferable right to use the User Content in any manner to be determined by Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. including but not limited to on its webpages, social media pages operated by Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., promotional emails and advertisements, and in other marketing, promotional and advertising initiatives, in any media now or hereafter known. Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. may use, display, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works from, combine with other materials, alter and/or edit the User Content in any manner. You grant Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. the right to use your username, real name, image, likeness, caption, location or other identifying information in connection with any use of the User Content, or to use the User Content without providing attribution. You represent and warrant that (i) you own all rights in and to the User Content, (ii) if the User Content is subject to any third party rights, you have all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions for Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. to use and publish the User Content you submit and to grant the rights granted herein, including permission from all persons appearing in the User Content; (iii) you are at least 18 years of age, and (iv) you are legally entitled to license use of the User Content and that Hamilton County Tourism, Inc.’s use of the User Content as described herein will not violate the rights of any third party or any law.