This is a web site of Travel Montana, Department of Commerce, and State of Montana. All contents © 2003-2012, Travel Montana. All rights reserved. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact Travel Montana.
The 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:
PO Box 200533
301 South Park
Helena, Montana 59601
Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online, including:
- a first and last name;
- 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;
- a social security number; or
- 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).
In order to submit stories, and save items to your bucket list, we ask that you share all information that you are allowed to share under Facebook policies. This information includes:
- Your basic profile information including name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information you've made public.
- Your birthday, current city and post with location.
- Your email address.
We may send you emails in response to site feedback or support requests. We will post on your Facebook Wall in connection with your use of the Service should you choose to allow us to.
Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected
Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to access Travel Montana 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 Book
If 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 Travel Montana 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 Travel Montana.
- Email This Page to a Friend
If 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. Travel Montana will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Travel Montana stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
- Surveys and Contests
From 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 Tracking
For 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.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Travel Montana 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 Information
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by contacting Travel Montana.
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 Travel Montana. 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 Travel Montana. Consumers can have this information corrected or changed by contacting Travel Montana.
We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged on our site. We have appropriate security measures in place at our physical site to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our site.