Privacy Policy

State of Maine

PRIVACY POLICY

MAINE OFFICE OF TOURISM

Your privacy is important to the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT). We treat your information with care.

This Privacy Statement shows you how we handle personally-identifiable information – the kind of personal information you share with us through our digital and printed communication – and non-personally-identifiable information that we may automatically collect.

BY USING OR ACCESSING THE MOT WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICIES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Personally-identifiable information

When you use our Website (VisitMaine.com), digital newsletters and other forms of on-line communications, we may ask you for Personally-Identifiable, or personal, Information, which is information, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person. This may include your name, address, email address, and telephone number; demographic information, such as household information, age groups, etc.; and information about your travel interests.

It is MOT’s policy to treat that personally-identifiable information as strictly confidential. MOT will not sell or give that personally-identifiable information to third parties. There are two exceptions. First, you may tell us – by clicking a button on VisitMaine.com -- to provide your personal information to selected Maine tourism organizations. Those organizations will then provide you with additional travel information. Second, we may be required by law to disclose your personal information in conjunction with a public records request, government inquiry or a litigation or dispute resolution.

Non-personally-identifiable information

We use tracking tools called cookies, or other technologies, that may be placed in the browser of your computer, tablet or mobile phone, to collect non-personally-identifiable information. This sort of information includes things such as an internet protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type and the websites the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Website. This gives us general location data, which we may share with our service providers, so we might learn how effective our advertisements are at inspiring people like you to research and visit Maine.

This type of information helps MOT provide a better web experience. MOT uses technologies like cookies, pixel tags and spotlight tags to learn how readers navigate and use our website and help us write more relevant content and advertising. Technologies used in this type of research may include small text files -- which are put on your computer -- or small graphic files. The information gathered through these methods is anonymous. If you wish, you may set your browser to refuse cookies. If you do so, certain features of the Website may not function properly without the aid of web cookies and you assume all responsibility for any loss of functionality. Some cookies may remain on your computer until you manually delete them.

Content

Information on VisitMaine.com, MOT’s electronic newsletters and other on-line communications was compiled by MOT, its contractors, tourism partners and business and organizational account holders. All data is subject to change without notice.

MOT works hard to ensure the accuracy of the content created and posted by MOT, its contractors and official partners.

Listings, calendar events and deals on VisitMaine.com are created and posted by individual businesses and organizations. MOT provides space for that content as a public service, but it does not vouch for, and disclaims any liability for, that content’s accuracy or timeliness. Links to third-party websites on VisitMaine.com are provided as a convenience to users. MOT does not control or endorse the content provide by sites accessed by those links.

Links to Outside Websites

This site may contain links to third-party sites not controlled by MOT. Those websites are not covered by this privacy statement. The hosts of third-party sites may use information (not including personally identifiable information) about your visit to the Website and other websites that are contained in Web Cookies.

Unsubscribe

We don’t want to send you information you don’t want. All our e-newsletters include links for managing your subscription, including the ability to unsubscribe from such communications.

Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help VisitMaine.com analyze how people use the site. The information generated about your use of our web site (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate how visitors like you navigate VisitMaine.com; how well the site works; and how many people visit the site in the United States and other countries. Google may transfer information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google offers opt-outs for analytics and for Google’s remarketing services.

Google’s use of your IP address and other data held by Google is governed by your preferences within Google’s product suite and Google’s privacy policies. Visit Google’s website to view their privacy policies and opt-out options.

Changes to Privacy Policy

MOT reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.

Version Date: July 17, 2018

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