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Terms & Conditions Of The Use Of This Site

Visit Put-in-Bay Terms of Use are to address and include the privacy and confidentiality of user information. We are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your user information. We may occasionally update this policy and terms, so please check here frequently. Visit Put-in-Bay will not disclose identifiable user information to any third party without consent.

Visit Put-in-Bay Terms of Use are committed to safeguarding your privacy while visiting the Visit Put-in-Bay website, namely, www.visitputinbay.org (hereinafter, all identified URLs are collectively referred to as the “Site”). We strive to provide you with an Internet experience that delivers the resources, information, and services that are most relevant to you. In achieving this goal, part of the Site operation includes gathering certain types of information about Site users. As we understand that your privacy is important, we wish to explain the types of information we collect and the way in which we use it. This Privacy Policy and terms appply to the Site.

This Privacy Policy terms covers two types of information gathered at the Site, personal and aggregated. The terms “personal information” refers to data you voluntarily provide in connection with the use of the Site that identifies you and/or the company on whose behalf you are accessing and using the Site. Personal information includes, e.g., data submitted in connection with our services, such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, company affiliation, physical address, and/or certain other personal information.

The terms “aggregated data” refers to general information regarding visitors and users of the Site that relates to the use of the Site, e.g., traffic patterns, number of visits to certain pages, visits from other websites or to third-party websites linked to the Site, use of particular services and interest in services, information or features of the Site or other parties made available through or found at the Site.

What information is collected about you? How do we use it? We take the utmost care to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you is not used in a way that you may be unaware of or not agreeable to. You may wish to submit an information request about our Visit Put-in-Bay Terms of Use, participate in one of our promotions, or subscribe to our e-mail or postal mail lists.

In response, we may ask for your name and postal address information. If you opt to provide us with this information, we will only use it for the purpose specified by you at the bottom of the information-gathering form.

Information collected on the Site may be used to:

  • Enter your email in our promotions or sweepstakes
  • Send marketing communications or surveys to you
  • Respond to your questions or suggestions
  • Improve the quality of your visit to our site

All emails will provide an opt-out link to allow you to choose not to participate in Visit Put-in-Bay lists and future online marketing. In deciding whether or not to join such lists, please note that they are only used for Visit Put-in-Bay purposes or in joint promotions with a Visit Put-in-Bay partner. We do not sell, rent or share your personal information with any other party, including any third-party joint promoters, nor use it for unapproved commercial purposes. You may request to be removed from our lists at any time. All emails distributed to our lists will contain easy online access to unsubscribe.

Permission For Use

Visit Put-in-Bay may collect and use the personal information you submit at the Site in any manner consistent with uses stated in this Privacy Policy or disclosed elsewhere at the Site at the point you submit such personal information. When you submit personal information or make a request, the intended use of the information you submit will be apparent in the context in which you submit it and/or because the Site states the intended purpose.

By submitting personal information at the Site, you are giving your consent and permission for any use that is consistent with uses stated in this Privacy Policy and terms or disclosed elsewhere at the Site at the point you submit such personal information. Visit Put-in-Bay will presume such consent unless you state otherwise at the time you submit the personal data. Please do not request any such communications on behalf of an individual or company if you are not authorized to make the request.

Protecting Your Information

We want our Site visitors to feel confident about using the Site to plan and purchase their accommodations, so Visit Put-in-Bay is committed to protecting the information we collect. Visit Put-in-Bay has implemented a security program to protect information stored in our systems from unauthorized access.

Our Site is hosted in a secure environment. The Site servers/systems are configured with data encryption, scrambling technologies, and industry-standard firewalls. When you enter personal information during the reservation process or during a customer email sign-up, your data is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure safe transmission.

Withdrawing Consent to Use

If, after permitting the use of your personal information, you later decide that you no longer want to Visit Put-in-Bay to include you on its mailing list or otherwise contact you or use your personal information in the manner disclosed in this Privacy Policy or at the Site, tell us by sending an e-mail, or by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of our email communication to you.

Use of Aggregated Data

Visit Put-in-Bay is interested in improving the Site and may develop and offer new features and services. We monitor aggregated data regarding the use of the Site for marketing purposes and to study, improve and promote the use of the Site. For such purposes, Visit Put-in-Bay may share aggregated data with third parties collectively and anonymously. Disclosure of aggregated data does not reveal personal information about individual Site users in any way that identifies who they are or how to contact them.

Exceptions to the Privacy Policy

Visit Put-in-Bay has two exceptions to these terms and limits on the use of personal information:

(1) Visit Put-in-Bay may monitor and, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required, disclose information to protect the security, property, assets, and/or rights of Visit Put-in-Bay from unauthorized use or misuse of the Site or anything found at the Site.
(2)  Visit Put-in-Bay may disclose information when required by law; however, only to the extent necessary and in a manner that seeks to maintain the individual’s privacy.

Use of Cookies

You may assign one or more “cookies” to your Internet browser to enable features at the Site Visit Put-in-Bay. Cookies, among other things, speed navigation through our Site, keep track of information so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site, and may provide you with customized content.

A cookie is an Internet mechanism composed of a small text file containing a unique identification number that permits a web server to send small pieces of information or text by means of your browser and place them on your computer’s hard drive for storage. This text lets the web server know if you have previously visited the web page. Cookies alone cannot be used to discover any user’s identity.

We use cookies to collect and maintain aggregated data (such as the number of visitors) to help us see which areas are most popular with our users and improve and update the content on our site. While browsing our site, you also provide us with information that doesn’t reveal your identity — what type of destination you’re exploring, for example. We use this aggregated data only as explained in this Privacy Policy. We do not connect aggregated data to any name, address, or other identifying information.

You may occasionally receive cookies from unaffiliated companies or organizations to the extent they advertise on our Site or are linked to the Site. These third-party cookies may collect your information when you “click” on their advertising, content, or link. This practice is standard in the Internet industry. Because of the way in which the Internet operates, we cannot control the collection of this information by these third parties, and these cookies are not subject to this Privacy Policy or terms.

Children’s Privacy & Parental Consent

Please be aware that Visit Put-in-Bay has not designed this Site for, and does not intend for it to be used by, anyone under age 18. Accordingly, this Site should not be used by anyone under the age 18. Our privacy policy prohibits us from accepting users who are under the age of 18. Visit Put-in-Bay specifically requests that persons under the age of 18 not use this Site or submit or post information to the Site.

Should Visit Put-in-Bay inadvertently acquire personal information or other data from users under the age of 18, Visit Put-in-Bay will not knowingly provide this data to any third party for any purpose whatsoever, and any subsequent disclosure would be due to the fact the user under age 18 used the Site and submitted personal information without solicitation by or permission from Visit Put-in-Bay.

Links Provided To Other Sites

Visit Put-in-Bay may provide links to a number of other websites that we believe might offer you useful information and services. However, those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Visit Put-in-Bay. Therefore, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the actions of any third parties, including, without limitation, any website owners whose sites may be reached through this Site, nor can we control the activities of those websites. We urge you to contact the relevant parties controlling these sites or accessing their online policies for relevant information about their data collection practices before submitting any personal information or other sensitive data.

Your Consent To This Privacy Policy

Use of the Site signifies your consent, as well as the permission of the company for whom you use the Site and whose information you submit (if any), to this online Privacy Policy, including the collection and use of information by Visit Put-in-Bay, as described in this statement, and also signifies agreement to the terms of use for the Site. Continued access and use of the Site without acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy relieves Visit Put-in-Bay from responsibility to the user.

Policy Modifications & Contacting Visit Put-in-Bay

Visit Put-in-Bay reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time; notice of changes will be published on this page. Changes will always be prospective, not retroactive. Please fill in our contact form if you have questions about our policies, please contact us.