Collection of Personal Information
Throughout our site, you may be asked to provide Personal Information so that you can purchase a getaway, receive related confirmation information or promotional mailings, complete a survey or for a variety of other reasons. Please be assured that we will not collect any Personal Information unless you provide this information voluntarily.
Other Information We May Collect
You may have heard of “cookies,” which are files or pieces of information that may be stored in your computer's hard drive when you visit a web site. Cookies will be used during your visit to our web site in order to collect other information, such as the particular site areas you visit and the products or services you buy through our web site. We collect this information to better tailor our site and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies will also be used to help speed up your future activities at our site; the computer will remember that you have already provided Personal Information to us, and not request that you provide any a second time. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to alert you when cookies are being sent.
In addition, we are constantly trying to improve how we promote our web sites. This means that we may also measure the effectiveness of our advertising by determining if you selected one of our ads placed elsewhere on the Internet.
Information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using and the type of computer operating system you are using may also be collected, but this information is not linked to your Personal Information. That is, we cannot trace this type of information back to you personally, but we may collect the information about our users in the aggregate.
How We Use Your Information
Your Personal Information together with the information we gather about your visits to our web site are used solely by the PA Dutch CVB to inform you regarding other attractions and offers which may be of interest to you during your visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country. If you don't want to be contacted in the future regarding such attractions and offers, please see “Who to Contact” below.
Information that we gather about your visits to our web site may be aggregated with other similar information about other users’ visits (“Aggregated Information”) to help us improve our web site and better present information of value to prospective visitors. Aggregated Information may be disclosed to other third parties for a variety of business purposes; however, this Aggregated Information will not include any Personal Information that could identify you.
Please note that we will release your Personal Information if required to do so by law, or by search warrant, subpoena or court order.
Finally, any changes in the manner in which we use your Personal Information will be disclosed to all visitors to our website in advance of any new uses (see “Changes in Our Policy” below).
Security of Information
The PA Dutch CVB takes reasonable precautions, including the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and encryption technology to keep your Personal Information secure. Personal Information collected by our web site is stored in secured operating environments that are not available to the public. Access to your Personal Information is permitted among our employees only on a need-to-know basis
Changes in Our Policy
Who to Contact