Explore Elgin Area values your privacy. We are committed to protecting your personal information and maintaining your trust. As part of our commitment to protect your personal information and as a pending participant in the Privacy Shield, we are committed to following and abiding by the Privacy Shield Principles for all of the personal data received from our customers in the European Union (EU) and/or in Switzerland.
How to Contact Explore Elgin Area
60 S. Grove Ave #1
Elgin, IL 60120
What Information Do We Collect About You?
User Data/Data Collection: Personal Identification Information
We do not collect any personal information through www.exploreelginarea.com except that knowingly and willingly supplied by the visitor for the purpose of providing the services/information requested through our site. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Personal identifying information may be collected through e-newsletter forms, online request forms, contests, feedback forms, surveys, personal interest forms, and mobile application forms. Any information that the customer provides, such as name, address, email, ZIP code, gender, and income will be stored in a secure location and will be used only for those purposes stated. When you choose to submit such information, you are transferring that information into the United States of America and are consenting to such transfer. Visitors can always refuse to supply personal identification information, noting that choosing to do so may prevent the user from engaging in certain site-related activities. Users of our services, such as e-newsletter subscriptions, may also withdraw consent for the use of their personal information at any time. To review, update, or delete your collected data, or to withdraw consent for use, contact email@example.com.
User Data/Data Collection: Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our website. We collect the domain name from each site visitor as well as statistical information, such as the number of visitors and the pages viewed. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer being use, and technical information about the user’s means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.
User Data/Data Collection: Web Browser Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Our site may use “cookies”, tags, or scripts to enhance user experience, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base. You will have the option to choose whether to “opt in” for the use of “cookies” when you access the site. If you do choose to allow the use of the “cookies”, you may, at any time, choose to “opt out” of the use of the “cookies.”
User Data/Data Collection: Mobile Applications & Location Awareness
Explore Elgin Area, collects some personal and location information for the function of mobile applications, if the application user opts in. Any information that the customer provides, such as name, address, email, ZIP code, gender, and income will be stored in a secure location and will be used only for those purposes expressly stated. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, understanding that choosing to do so may prevent the user from engaging in certain mobile application activities. If Explore Elgin Area were to provide VisitApps mobile apps to customers, we can collect registration and form information from the mobile applications upon the user’s agreement via opt-in. Location information is collected if the user agrees to show their location or check-in to venues by GPS.
User Data/Data Collection: Social Media (Features) and Widgets
User Data/Data Collection: Automated Decision Making and Profiling
Explore Elgin Area partners with companies that utilize automated decision making processes, including user profiling, in order to provide more relevant marketing materials to those users who opt in to receiving emails from us.
How Do We Use Your Information?
Use of Information
The information that we collect is used to enhance the usability and improve the content of our web pages. It may be used to personalize information and for statistical purposes. Personal information will not be shared with third parties unless indicated and when approved by the user (in other words, if the user opts-in to sharing information) or unless required to do so by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, court orders, legal process from law enforcement agencies, or similar legal proceedings. We provide information to investigate or prevent suspected illegal activities. Personal data may be shared in the following situations, as well:
- As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, legal proceedings, or similar legal process
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
- In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, and
- To a third party with your prior consent to do so.
Explore Elgin Area will retain personal data we process until the visitor/user notifies us that he/she no longer wishes to receive the services or information for which the data was collected. Explore Elgin Area will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Links to Other Websites/Third Party Disclosure
www.exploreelginarea.com contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the information collection processes on these sites and cannot control how the information is used. Please view the privacy policies on these other websites for further information.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Explore Elgin Area employs processes intended to protect user information and maintain security of data. We seek to protect our servers by locating them in areas with documented security procedures, by using firewalls, and by implementing other security technologies. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data. However, despite our preventative measures and those of our partners, NO GUARANTEE CAN BE MADE THAT YOUR INFORMATION AND DATA WILL BE SECURE FROM INTRUSIONS AND UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE TO THIRD PARTIES.
Reviewing/Updating Your Information
You have the right to review your information at any time. If you would like to review your information within our contacts database, update it, or remove it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be removed from or change your subscriptions to any of our newsletters, there is a link at the bottom of every newsletter that allows you to do so.
Under certain circumstances, an individual may be allowed to invoke binding arbitration for a violation of that individual’s privacy rights.
We are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the FTC, the Department of Transportation, or any other U.S. authorized statutory body.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact email@example.com.