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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is dedicated to making your visit to our website a pleasurable experience in a trusted environment. We know that our customers are concerned about how their information is used. This notice describes how we collect, protect and share information gathered from you, as well as terms of use for how information you may gather on this site may and may not be used.

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THE SHORT VERSION: Your privacy is our top priority; therefore we will not sell, rent, or give away your name or address to outside organizations.

Please direct any questions on this policy to us at:
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601
P: 706.357.4430, 800.653.0603
F: 706.546.8040
tourinfo@visitathensga.com

THE LONG VERSION:

Information We Collect
When you give us your name, e-mail address or mailing address, we only use it to fulfill your request for materials or to supply you with future information that you have indicated that you wish to receive. If you participate in a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, cell phone number, social media account name and/or e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners. We know e-mail addresses and other personally identifying data about visitors to this site only when voluntarily submitted or posted to us.

When you complete an on-line survey on our site we may ask for contact information (e.g. your e-mail address) and, sometimes, demographic information (e.g. your age, zip code, travel habits, travel history, destination preferences, income range, gender, family size). We use this information to better understand our visitors and potential visitors and to improve this website and our individual and group travel products.

How We Use the Information
We maintain strict security over all the information about the activity of visitors to this site. We use the information you share with us to improve our site and our individual and group travel products. We monitor website visitor traffic patterns to guide our further development and improvement of the site itself. We do not share your information with any organization or business outside of the Athens CVB.

Opting Out
You can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of Athens CVB services, or to receive more information about Athens. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please contact us by telephone at 1-800-653-0603 or email us at tourinfo@visitathensga.com with "Remove from your mailing list" in the subject line. All emails sent through our newsletter lists have an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

Security of Information
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

IP addresses
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track movement throughout the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual.

What about "Cookies"?
The Athens CVB does not make use of cookies in our website.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, this page will be updated to reflect the changes so our site visitors are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

LEGAL NOTICE:
Information on this web site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. While every effort has been made to provide the most accurate information we advise that Information on this web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Athens CVB may at any time and without notice make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this information.

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Athens CVB is not responsible for the content or practices of other sites, and that a link should not be considered an endorsement of that site. We encourage our site visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to understand that it is independent from the Athens CVB.

In no event will the Athens CVB be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this web site, or on any other hyperlinked web site, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation
This website is strictly for your personal and non-commercial use. In the absence of the Athens CVB's express prior written consent, you may not modify, copy, transmit, distribute, display, publish, or reproduce this website or any part thereof for any purpose other than your own personal and non-commercial use.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of this website, you agree that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use. Actions that you agree not to take include, but are not limited to: (1) taking or attempting to take any action that grants you access to the website to an extent greater than authorized by the Athens CVB; (2) taking or attempting to take any action that results in unauthorized modification, addition, or deletion to the website; (3) taking or attempting to take any action that violates the security of the website; (4) taking or attempting to take any action that would impose an unreasonable or excessively large load on the website's infrastructure; and (5) knowingly providing false or misleading information to the Athens CVB.

Terms of Use Ownership Notice
Unless otherwise noted, this website and all of the materials contained herein, including the HTML code, source code, and any other code used to generate any portion of this website, are the copyrighted property of the Athens CVB or of third parties who have licensed us to use their property. None of the content or data found on this website may be reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, transferred, or modified without express written permission. However, users may reproduce a single copy of any webpage for their personal use. In addition, the trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this website (collectively the "Trademarks") are registered and common law trademarks of the Athens CVB and/or third party service providers. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any of the Trademarks without the written permission of the Athens CVB and/or the appropriate third party service providers.