The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau ("ACVB")
respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who
visit the ACVB web site located at www.atlanta.net. The ACVB
of ACVB to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide
the information which ACVB will collect from you on the ACVB
Website and how ACVB will use that information.
of Your Personal Information by ACVB
The ACVB's mission is
to provide you with personalized services and offerings designed
to enhance your Atlanta experience. To do so effectively, ACVB
collects the following information:
a) Personally Identifiable
Information. ACVB, through the use of the ACVB Website, only
collects personally identifiable information about you when
you voluntarily provide such personally identifiable information
to ACVB using the ACVB Website. If you do not wish your personally
identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit
(b) Information from the Use of "Cookies". The ACVB Website
employs "cookie" technology.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the
ACVB Website to track your use of the ACVB Website as you visit and revisit the
accepted programming standards and practices. Please note that you can choose
that certain features of the ACVB Website may not work properly without them.
of Your Information by ACVB
It is the policy of the ACVB not
to sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information
you provide to the ACVB, through the use of the ACVB Website,
without your written consent except as required by operation of the law or in
compliance with legal authorities; provided, however the ACVB may share your
personal information with certain third parties ("Target Third Parties") without
your written consent in order to further the purpose for which you voluntarily
provide the ACVB with the information. Additionally, the ACVB engages third party
information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations.
Because such information management service providers may access our systems,
such information management service providers may have access to your information.
The ACVB does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained
about you within ACVB systems and databases to such information management service
providers but requires these information management service providers to sign
confidentiality agreements to keep all confidential information and other proprietary
information found in our systems confidential.
The ACVB routinely collects, compiles, and reports statistics and information
reflecting the use of the ACVB Website and information services in order to enhance
membership services, advertising services, improve marketing and promotional
efforts, analyze ACVB Website usage, improve the ACVB Website's content and layout,
generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior and enhance service
The ACVB reserves the right to take any action the ACVB deems prudent or necessary
to safeguard the ACVB Website and your information in the ACVB systems and databases
from malicious or unwarranted attack by viruses, hackers, or other miscreants.
and Use of Your Information by Third Parties
Please note that third parties offer
goods and services on and through the ACVB Website. We assume each such third
The ACVB does not have any responsibility for their practices.
Changing and Deleting
Your Personal Information
You may request the ACVB change or delete your personal
information in ACVB systems and databases by submitting a detailed description
of the desired action to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
note that after the ACVB processes a change or deletes your personal information
from active ACVB systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual
copies of your information may still exist in ACVB systems and on archive or
By using the ACVB Website, you consent to the collection and use
of the above-described information by ACVB (and Target Third Parties, in which
case, once such Target Third Party is in possession of your information, we can
not control such Target Third Party's use of your information). If you do not
not access or use the ACVB Website.
We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and e-mail
reminders as a service to our registrants, based upon your voluntary subscription.
You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in).
We do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers
Control of your Password
You are required to control the security of your password.
We are not responsible for any damages arising out of the loss or misuse of your
passwords. If you have forgotten your password, please go to the appropriate
page and enter your e-mail in the appropriate box and resubmit it. Your password
will be e-mailed to you shortly thereafter. Note that we will never ask for your
password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail.
Your Questions and Concerns
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy
Policy or any of ACVB's
use of your information, please contact the ACVB at the following e-mail address:
On occasion the ACVB may amend or change this Privacy
Policy by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms taking effect
as of the date of its posting.
Posted: September 3, 2002