RightsThis is a web site of the Montana Office of Tourism, Department of Commerce, and State of Montana. All contents © 2011, Montana Office of Tourism. All rights reserved. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact the Montana Office of Tourism.
PurposeThe purpose of the statement is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information. If you have further questions we can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us by telephone at 406-841-2870. Our postal address is:
Montana Office of Tourism
PO Box 200533
301 South Park
Helena, Montana 59601
Definition of Personally Identifiable InformationPersonally identifiable information means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online, including:
(a) a first and last name;
(b) a residence or other physical address, including a street name and name of a city or town;
(c) an e-mail address;
(d) a telephone number;
(e) a social security number; or
(f) unique identifying information that an internet service provider or a government website operator collects and combines with any information described in subsections (6)(a) through (6)(e).
Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely CollectedCitizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to access the Montana Office of Tourism Web sites or to download information. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (name, address, telephone number, email address) unless you provide it voluntarily.
Personally Identifiable Information Collected
Guest BookIf you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it online. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.
The information you voluntarily submit is used by the Montana Office of Tourism to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, used to contact consumers for marketing purposes and shared with reputable Montana businesses and organizations to contact consumers for marketing purposes. Individuals are provided with the option to not have their name shared. None of the information we collect will be used for a purpose other than the express purposes set forth in this statement, except as required by law. Individuals will be provided with the ability to "opt out" at anytime of any communication regarding new service updates from the Montana Office of Tourism.
Montana Office of Tourism Monthly Update e-NewsletterIf you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it online. If you wish to receive the Montana Office of Tourism Monthly Update e-Newsletter, we may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested monthly emails.
The information you voluntarily submit is used by the Montana Office of Tourism to send monthly email newletters about Montana tourism industry happenings, events and news. None of the information we collect will be used for a purpose other than the express purposes set forth in this statement, except as required by law. Individuals will be provided with the ability to "opt out" at anytime of any communication regarding new service updates from the Montana Office of Tourism.
Email This Page to a FriendIf a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask for the friend's name and email address. the Montana Office of Tourism will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. the Montana Office of Tourism stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Surveys and ContestsFrom time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes and may also be shared with Montana businesses and organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes. Survey information will be used for purpose of monitoring and improving the usability and satisfaction of this site and will not be shared with Montana businesses or organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.
Log Files and User TrackingFor each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer's domain name and IP address. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We collect the domain name and IP address of visitors to our site, browser type and version, operating system, aggregate information on what pages consumers access and how long they stay on each page and information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations and e-mail. This information is used to enhance and position the content on our Web site.
LinksThis web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Montana Office of Tourism and the State of Montana are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information by this Web site.
Changing or Removing Personal InformationIf you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by contacting the Montana Office of Tourism.
If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us at the above address or writing to us at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will also remove your name from the list we share with other organizations. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.†
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding specific requests they have placed on-line or in the case of winning prizes from our online contests.
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use only data collected from the time of the policy change forward.
Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by contacting the Montana Office of Tourism. Upon request we provide site visitors with access to all information [including proprietary information] that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by contacting the Montana Office of Tourism. Consumers can have this information corrected or changed by contacting the Montana Office of Tourism.