Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency (“the agency,” “WCTPA,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) is committed to online privacy. This policy details how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that users share with us on our website, located at www.visitwashingtoncountypa.com, or any other website operated by Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency (each, a “Website”).
Personal information refers to information that is connected to your name and may include things such as your email address, mailing address and telephone number. We collect only personal information when users voluntarily submit it to us. For example, you may choose to submit personal information to us when you request an attractions guide, sign up for the enewsletter, or enter our sweepstakes. We only store information relevant to your request and will only send emails if you Opt-In to receive them.
We may also collect personal information about you from reputable third parties.
We automatically receive and collect certain types of information whenever a user visits the Website. For example, like many sites, we use "cookies" and web beacons and obtain certain types of information when your browser accesses our Website. When you visit our Website, you will be assigned a "cookie", which is a small text file generated by a site’s server and placed on a user’s hard drive. Cookies enable our Website and your browser to interact in such a way that the Website is able to present you with the most appropriate options and to customize services to your interests based on your previous use of the Website. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the Website so that you do not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. Please note that we do not respond to or grant any requests by users of our Website not to track or collect personal information and we do not modify your experience based on whether you broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online.
WCTPA participates in behavioral-based advertising. This means that a third party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of the Website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. That advertising may appear either on the Website or on other sites.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
The personal information that we receive, collect, or obtain may be used for the following purposes:
- To help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website and to enhance the Website for optimal user experience.
- To monitor the usage and performance of our Website, and to determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
- To send users promotional emails, Attractions Guides or other materials they specifically request and opt-in to receive.
- To provide maintenance, support and customer service for the Website.
- To contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site.
PUBLIC FORUMS GUIDELINES
WCTPA may offer chat rooms, forums and/or bulletin boards. Please note that information disclosed in these arenas becomes public. User discretion is advised in disclosing any personal information.
There may be instances when WCTPA may disclose personal information without providing you a choice in order to protect the legal rights of WCTPA, other affiliated companies or their employees, agents, and contractors; to protect the safety and security of other users; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process.
WCTPA allows users to opt out of receiving e-mail from our partners or us. To opt out of our emailing list, please click here to email our marketing department.
Every email we send includes a link to opt out of future mailings. We have no control over e-mail promotions that you may receive from third parties. If you want to opt out of e-mail promotions from third parties, you must do so directly with them.
RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN
WCTPA allows users to see what data is stored in our system and honors Right to be Forgotten requests to anonymize this data in our system. To request your information stored by WCTPA or to exercise your Right to be Forgotten, please click here to email our marketing department.
Some of the features on our Website may enable you to post or view content on social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, TripAdvisor). You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of those sites and that it is your responsibility to review the terms of service and privacy policies of such sites. We will not be responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such sites; (ii) the content, products, or services on such sites; or (iii) your use of any such sites.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents who have an established business relationship with WCTPA are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. This notice will identify the categories of information shared with and will include a list of the third parties with which it is shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to us at the addresses listed below.
Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency
375 Southpointe Blvd.
Canonsburg, PA 15317
If WCTPA needs, or is required, to contact you concerning any event that involves information about you, we may do so by email, telephone or mail.
Effective as of October 14, 2021.