Internet Privacy Statement
If you have any questions about this website, you may contact us at:
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 2768 Columbus, GA 31902
Data Collection for Statistics
We use data-tracking software and devices (which may include "cookies") to gather technical information to aid in understanding visitor behavior. Such information includes:
- The name of the domain from which you access the internet
- The website from which you linked to our website if you have used another website to reach our site
- The operating system and web browser you use to view pages
- The date and time you access our website
- The internet service provider
We use this information to administer, improve and optimize our website and to provide visitors with a more relevant and customized experience.
Additionally we collect and use information provided by visitors to provide convenient access to our products and services, keep visitors informed on our products and services, special offers and events that may be of interest, and for other purposes described at the point of collection. We collect, store and use your name, address, email address and the topics of interest to you via our email newsletter request form. This information allows us to provide information of interest to you regarding a variety of topics in an email newsletter, but it is not provided to any third party except as may be required by law.
The information collected through our Visitor Information Request Forms allows us to mail information of interest to visitors. If a visitor elects to provide an email address on this form, the visitor will be included in an email mailing about information on the Columbus Area. The names and addresses collected from the Visitor Information form are shared with third-party attractions, hotels, or event organizers who may elect to provide information directly to you at your mailing address. Additionally, information from these parties may be included in the visitor information pack sent by the chamber. Data collected through one or more collection points on our web site may be aggregated and used for internal research purposes and provided to third parties.
All information, including credit card information that you provide to us over the internet during the ecommerce process is encrypted for your protection. This encryption is designed to help prevent any unauthorized person from intercepting or reading any application information you send us.
At any time, whether you receive email or direct mail, you may ask us to discontinue use of the information you have provided and request that we refrain from sending any further communications.
You may call us at 800-999-1613. Please give us your name and address and specify which promotion you received and how (i.e. mail or email), and we will proceed to remove your name and address from all further communications.
When purchasing a travel package, we will ask for the following:
- Credit/Debit Card number and expiration date
- Billing address
- Phone/fax number
- Email address
This information is necessary to process your request to purchase a travel package. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.
By visiting the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) website, you consent to the collection and use by the CVB of information according to the Internet Privacy Statement above.
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be taken off of all email correspondence or simply click unsubscribe link from the email you receive.
Trademarks, Copyrights & Restrictions
All content on this website, including without limitation, images, trademarks, designs, pictures and other information, is the exclusive property of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and protected by applicable law. Any unauthorized use of this content without specific written permission is prohibited.
Advertising and Links
In designated areas of the CVB’s website, you will find links to area businesses. These areas include but are not limited to Lodging, Things to Do, Restaurants and Events. These links are provided for your convenience. While reasonable efforts are made to provide active and productive links for our visitors, the CVB does not guarantee the validity of the information provided on any of these links or that the links to websites will be operational, available or error-free. Visitors should be aware of the terms of service and privacy policies applicable to such third-party websites as we have no responsibility for or control over these third parties or their website practices.