This document describes Visit Austin's policy regarding personal information, ongoing communication, site security and overall site usage of austintexas.org, visitaustin.org, austinsports.org, austinsportscommission.org, austinfilmcommission.org, austinfilmcommission.com, austinmusic.org and all other sites operated by Visit Austin. These provisions apply solely to online activities and are not necessarily applicable to practices Visit Austin may engage in outside of the website. Use of the website signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of use set forth in this document. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not access or otherwise use this website.
Like most sites, we may automatically collect non-personally identifying information through the use of "cookies" (small text files in the memory of your browser or device that enable a website to recognize a user's device), "pixel tags" (small graphic images that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify users and user behavior) or similar programs, that track information provided by your browser such as the Internet address of your computer, your mobile device ID, the website you came from, the type of mobile or other device used, to track link clicks, page opens, form submissions, and other data that helps us administer our Website, such as the date, time and page(s) you visited on our Website, the duration of your visit and other anonymous information. Some cookies we use enable us to deliver third-party advertising based on your online activity. Most popular Internet browsers will allow you to configure the browser to reject or block cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set, by accessing the "Help" portion of the toolbar. Please refer to your browser for information on how to disable and control cookies and note that if you reject or block cookies it may affect your ability to enjoy the full functionality of our Website.
One of our research partners collects aggregate anonymous information on arrivals through device tracking. A user may opt-out of device id tracking by clicking here.
Collection of Personal Information
If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to Visit Austin. If you have provided personal information to us and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, or if you wish to opt-out of all further correspondence and notices from Visit Austin, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a matter of policy, your e-mail address will not be sold, rented, or shared with any other business or organization. Users that have checked one of our e-mail request buttons may receive travel information on Austin. If you wish to be removed from our email lists, click on the unsubscribe link located on the bottom of the email message. Please allow one to two weeks for our list to be updated.
Meeting, Sports and Tour Planners
Information provided by meeting planners, sporting event professionals and other travel professionals is reviewed by Visit Austin staff to follow up on requests and develop future business. Events booked in Austin are printed in the Convention Calendar unless that event is specifically marked confidential. If a meeting is confidential it is our policy not to list it on any distributed information. Visit Austin also uses provided information for internal purposes such as e-mail contact.
Security of Personal Information
We exercise reasonable care to protect your non-public personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So while we strive to protect your non-public personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.
We may disclose information, including non-public personal information, in special cases when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with the legal process such as, but not limited to, situations when we are required to do so by federal, state or local laws and regulations or when we receive a subpoena or are ordered by a court to do so; (b) protect and defend our rights; or (c) act to protect the interests of our users or others. Additionally, we may, without notice to you, provide aggregate statistics about visitors to the website(s), such as volume, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personal information.
Transmission of Information
All personal data provided to Visit Austin will be handled in accordance with the Online Privacy Practices. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.
The links we provide on austintexas.org are there for your reference and convenience. We do not control any of these websites, nor are we responsible for their content. Visit Austin does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators by including these links on austintexas.org. If you decide to access any of these websites you do so entirely at your own risk and you should be aware that upon using these links you will leave austintexas.org.
Modification of Terms and Conditions
Attn: Website Manager
111 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701