Privacy Policy Explore Bay Harbor

EXPLORE BAY HARBOR PRIVACY POLICY AND DISCLOSURES

The Explore Bay Harbor program is operated by the Bay Harbor Marketing Alliance, a destination marketing organization created by community residents and corporate stakeholders. Explore Bay Harbor recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web site, registrants and visitors for our activities, recipients of our e-mail and e-newsletters and all other Explore Bay Harbor programs. We created this policy with respect for our registrants’ right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our registrants and visitors. This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for the Explore Bay Harbor program.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Explore Bay Harbor will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit its website at ExploreBayHarbor.com, unless you affirmatively choose to provide such information.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED ABOUT ME WHEN I VISIT THIS SITE? HOW IS IT USED?

When you visit our site, we automatically collect and store only the following information about you, none of which is personally identifiable:

– Your host name or IP address

– The domain from which you access our site

– The day, month, and year you access our site

We use this information to calculate the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to future visitors. We do not sell or transfer to third parties any of the information collected automatically from every visitor unless release is required by law. Non-ExploreBayHarbor.com websites have their own privacy policies and may request or gather information from you.

ARE MY RESPONSES TO MARKET RESEARCH SURVEYS OR CONTESTS CONFIDENTIAL?

From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys by mail, phone or online. We conduct these surveys to gather information about various aspects of customer service and satisfaction, customer preferences, prospect demographics, and the effectiveness of media. All information is used in an effort to improve the product we bring to market, the experience consumers perceive, efficiency of operations or lastly to determine the effectiveness of media reach and frequency. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Every survey, unless noted, is confidential and the final tallied results when published or presented will not identify sources.

HOW WILL MY E-MAIL ADDRESS BE USED?

Explore Bay Harbor publishes a number of e-newsletters and e-flyers. Those receiving communications have either registered for information with Explore Bay Harbor or are registered in a targeted location where the information provided is considered of high value due to its timeliness and pertinence. All recipients are invited to become subscribers and further specify areas of interest allowing Explore Bay Harbor to provide you information in your preferred format, at requested times and further narrow your interests to receive only the most targeted and pertinent information. All databases developed or managed by Explore Bay Harbor are proprietary and confidential.

HOW WILL EXPLORE BAY HARBOR USE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN I REGISTER FOR INFORMATION?

Persons choosing to register for more information on Explore Bay Harbor will receive information via e-mail about Bay Harbor and Northern Michigan. Lists developed and maintained are proprietary. These lists are maintained for use in marketing and advertising for Explore Bay Harbor. Explore Bay Harbor may share your personally identifiable information with carefully screened business partners so they can provide you with additional information about Bay Harbor.

HOW DO I OPT OUT OF E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS?

You can decline to receive e-mail notifications from Explore Bay Harbor. Although most recipients tell us they appreciate receiving notice of these opportunities, we recognize the importance of providing you with choices. At any time, you may ask that any e-newsletter, e-flyer or e-mail message be discontinued by simply replying to the e-mail and informing us of your preferences. All e-mail offers that you receive from Explore Bay Harbor will tell you how to decline further e-mail communications. If you continue to receive e-mail communications after you have unsubscribed, please contact us directly at editor@ExploreBayHarbor.com or call 772-287-6612 and tell us which e-mail communications you do not wish to receive. Please provide any and all e-mail addresses you wish to have removed and/or which messages you wish to stop receiving.

HOW DO I CHANGE MY CONTACT INFORMATION?

You may update or change information related to you by re-registering the updated information on ExploreBayHarbor.com.

CAN I DOWNLOAD OR FORWARD INFORMATION FROM EXPLORE BAY HARBOR’S WEBSITE TO OTHERS?

All contents (includes logos, graphics, artwork, photos, button icons, and text) on Explore Bay Harbor’s website and publications are copyrighted and all rights are reserved. Publications cited by Explore Bay Harbor are not available through Explore Bay Harbor. They can be obtained from the sources listed. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by Explore Bay Harbor. For permission to use Explore Bay Harbor’s copyrighted material from this site or from Explore Bay Harbor’s creative materials, please refer to the contact information provided below.

IN SUMMARY

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect to inform registrants and visitors with timely and relevant information. The information is meant to be a courtesy on behalf of Explore Bay Harbor. If at any time anyone in receipt of one or more of our communications wishes to be removed from our lists, it will be done immediately and without hesitation. The communication distributed by Explore Bay Harbor will not contain any content or material deemed sensitive with regard to political messages, pornography or any other illicit items not expressly mentioned.

We want to hear from you. Explore Bay Harbor welcomes your questions and comments about this privacy policy. Please send to e-mail to:editor@ExploreBayHarbor.com .