Privacy Policy

Revised 5/18/18

We are the Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium (“NVVC”) and are pleased to share our Privacy Policy for the website http://www.northernva.org. We can be reached with any questions by filling out the form on our contact us page. This Privacy Policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website. Please take a moment to review the most recent information regarding our Privacy Policy below. The information found on this page is meant to make it clear to you what services we provide, what information we gather from you, how that information is used and stored, and the technology we use to make your visit to our website the very best it can be.

You can find detailed information regarding the Privacy Policy in the sections below:

1. Cookies
2. What Information Do We Collect From You
3. Personally Identifiable Information
4. Data Integrity and Security
5. How You Can Control and Update Data About You
6. How We May Disclose Personal Information We Collect
7. Why We Collect Information About You
8. How We Ensure Privacy is Maintained
9. Children’s Privacy Statement

The NVVC values individual privacy and we want to give our website visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of personally-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. The Privacy Policy applies to your access and use of the NVVC Website (www.northernva.org) and our other online programs. Different policies may apply to other websites or information that we receive offline, or link to from our site. We reserve the right to revise this policy from time to time and will post a date at the top of this page displaying when the last revisions were made.

1. COOKIES

“Cookies” are small text files containing pieces of data that are placed in your computer’s Web browser to store your preferences. Cookies are not themselves personally identifiable, but may be linked to personal information that you provide to us through your interaction with our online services. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain (Internet location) from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie (its expiration period) & a value (such as a randomly generated unique number).

NVVC and its agents use cookies so that we can improve your online experience; for example, by remembering you when you come back to visit the website & making the content you see more relevant to you.

Web browsers allow some control of most cookies. Please consult your particular Web browser’s settings. You can learn more about cookies, see what cookies have been set on your computing device and learn how to manage and delete them at allaboutcookies.org

NVVC also uses cookies and other technologies such as pixel tags, web beacons and clear GIF files, to help manage our online advertising program. These technologies are provided by our advertising management partners and enable them to recognize a unique cookie that has been placed on your web browser, which in turn enables us & these advertising management partners to learn which advertisements bring visitors to our website.

When you link to our website through any social networking or third party websites, applications or services, please remember that you are also bound by those privacy policies. Also note that when you post information in a public forum, it becomes public information. NVVC does not control & therefore is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party services. You should consult the privacy policies of third party services to understand their information practices.

2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect information from you if you fill in an online form for any of the services available on our website. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, mailing address, electronic mail (“email”) address, telephone numbers, and other information specific to the requests that are being made by you regarding the service you are wanting us to provide.

3. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We collect your email address if you supply it to us through the contact form on our site. You might offer us other information that you supply voluntarily on the website, such as your name, email address, and zip code.

We may use the personally identifiable information we collect to respond to an email or other inquiry or request.

We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online – Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize & serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.

Google Analytics Demographics & Interest Reporting – We use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender & interests) with Google Analytics. We do so to research visitor response for site improvements, segmentation of advertisements & for remarketing efforts.

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

We will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features that are based on the DoubleClick cookie unless you have robust notice of, and your prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger.

Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Ad Settings. We also encourage you to consider the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

4. DATA INTEGRITY AND SECURITY

We use state-of-the-art technology to keep any information you provide as secure as possible. We also have in place contractual obligations with our vendors designed to help ensure that personal data is protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.

5. HOW YOU CAN CONTROL AND UPDATE DATA ABOUT YOU

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please reach out to us through the form found on the contact us page.

6. HOW WE MAY DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Your privacy is very important to us. We generally won’t disclose your personal information to anyone outside of NVVC, except in the following circumstances:

Service Providers

We provide personal information to a third party or trusted business to complete business processes for us. This is based on our instructions & in compliance with our Privacy Policy plus any other appropriate confidentiality & security measures.

To Perform Services You Request

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to perform services you request, such as fulfillment requests or other functions you initiate. This can include when you post information & materials on message boards or social media forums (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest). Please note that when you post information in a public forum, it becomes public information.

Corporate Changes

We may disclose your information to a third party in connection with a corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings.

Legal Reasons

In addition, we may use or disclose your personal information as we deem necessary or appropriate, including:

Under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence
To respond to requests from public & government authorities including those outside your country of residence
To comply with subpoenas & other legal processes
To pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain
To protect our operations or those of any of affiliates
To protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of NVVC, you & others

7. WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We want to offer you a service which you want to use. We may use information you provide to respond to a request, help us customize the website, etc.

8. HOW WE ENSURE PRIVACY IS MAINTAINED

NVVC has implemented reasonable safeguards designed to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of your personal information provided or collected.

Unfortunately, no system or online transmission of data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and you should always take appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Information, including ensuring that you have up-to-date antivirus software. If you believe that your information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately through the form on our contact us page.

9. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY STATEMENT

The NVVC web site is intended for adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. However, if the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us using the form on our contact us page if they want this information deleted from our files.