Privacy Policy

The Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau ("SAVCVB") respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit the SAVCVB web site located at www.savannahido.com. The SAVCVB maintains this Privacy Policy to help you understand the commitment of SAVCVB to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to the SAVCVB on the SAVCVB Web site. This Privacy Policy outlines the information which SAVCVB will collect from you on the SAVCVB Website and how SAVCVB will use that information.

Collection of Your Personal Information by SAVCVB
The SAVCVB's mission is to provide you with personalized services and offerings designed to enhance your Savannah experience. To do so effectively, SAVCVB collects the following information:

(a) Personally Identifiable Information. SAVCVB, through the use of the SAVCVB Web site, only collects personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily provide such personally identifiable information to SAVCVB using the SAVCVB Web site. If you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit it.
(b) Information from the Use of "Cookies". The SAVCVB Web site employs "cookie" technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the SAVCVB Web site to track your use of the SAVCVB Website as you visit and revisit the SAVCVB Website. The use of cookies by the SAVCVB Website complies with generally accepted programming standards and practices. Please note that you can choose to block the use of cookies through settings in your web browser but be advised that certain features of the SAVCVB Website may not work properly without them.

Use of Your Information by SAVCVB
It is the policy of the SAVCVB not to sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information you provide to the SAVCVB, through the use of the SAVCVB Website, without your written consent except as required by operation of the law or in compliance with legal authorities; provided, however the SAVCVB 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 SAVCVB with the information. Additionally, the SAVCVB 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 SAVCVB does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within SAVCVB 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 SAVCVB routinely collects, compiles, and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of the SAVCVB Website and information services in order to enhance membership services, advertising services, improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze SAVCVB Website usage, improve the SAVCVB Website's content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior and enhance service offerings.

The SAVCVB reserves the right to take any action the SAVCVB deems prudent or necessary to safeguard the SAVCVB Website and your information in the SAVCVB systems and databases from malicious or unwarranted attack by viruses, hackers, or other miscreants.

Collection and Use of Your Information by Third Parties
Please note that third parties offer goods and services on and through the SAVCVB Website. We assume each such third party has its own internal privacy policy and data collection and use practices. The SAVCVB does not have any responsibility for their practices.

Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information
You may request the SAVCVB change or delete your personal information in SAVCVB systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action.

Please note that after the SAVCVB processes a change or deletes your personal information from active SAVCVB systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual copies of your information may still exist in SAVCVB systems and on archive or backup media.

Your Consent
By using the SAVCVB Website, you consent to the collection and use of the above-described information by SAVCVB (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 agree with the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the SAVCVB Website.

Your Questions and Concerns
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or any of SAVCVB's use of your information, please contact the SAVCVB.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
On occasion the SAVCVB 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.

Last Updated on February 17, 2004