Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 1, 2020

 

This “Privacy Policy” describes the privacy practices of Visit Visit Inc., and our subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Visit Visit,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) in connection with the www.visitvisit.com, www.visitnyny.com, www.visitchi.com, www.visitldn.com, www.visitmia.com and www.visitsanfran.com websites, the Visit Visit mobile application, any other website or mobile application that we own or control and which posts or links to this Privacy Policy (the “Sites”) as well as our retail stores and related services (together with the Sites, the “Service”), and the rights and choices available to individuals with respect to their information.

 

Table of Contents

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal information you provide to us. Personal information you may provide to us through the Service or otherwise includes:

Data from other sources. We may also collect information about you from:

Information we obtain from third party platforms. If you choose to login to the Sites via a third-party platform, such as Google or Facebook, or otherwise connect your account on the third-party platform or network to your account through the Sites, we may collect information from that platform or network. You may also have the opportunity to provide us with additional information via the third-party platform or network, such as a list of your friends or connections and your email address.

Automatic collection. We and our service providers may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity occurring on or through the Sites, such as:

Cookies and similar technologies. Some of our automatic data collection is facilitated by cookies and similar technologies.

Referrals. Users of the Service may have the opportunity to refer friends or other contacts to us. If you are an existing user, you may only submit a referral if you have permission to provide their contact information to us so that we may contact them.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

Service delivery. We may use your personal information to:

Direct Marketing. We may use your personal information to send you Visit Visit-related marketing communications as permitted by law. You will have the ability to opt out of our marketing and promotional communications.

For research and development. We may use your personal information for research and development purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and our business.

To create anonymous data. We may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data records from your personal information and other individuals whose personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and promote our business.

Interest-based advertising. We may contract with third-party advertising companies and social media companies to display ads on our Service and other sites. These companies may use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about you (including the device data, online activity data and/or geolocation data described above) over time across our Service and other sites and services or your interaction with our emails, and use that information to serve ads that they think will interest you. These ads are known as “interest-based advertisements.”

To comply with laws and regulations. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.

For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may use your personal information and disclose it to law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as we believe necessary or appropriate to: (a) protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety, or property (including by making and defending legal claims); (b) audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements; (c) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; and (d) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyber attacks and identity theft.

With your consent. In some cases we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.

 

HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your personal information with the following third parties and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

Affiliates. Our subsidiaries and affiliates, for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Service providers. Companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Service or our business (such as order fulfillment, shipping, payment processing, customer support, hosting, analytics, email delivery, marketing, database management services, returns processing and risk and fraud mitigation).

Advertising partners. Third party advertising companies that collect information about your activity on the Site and other online services to help us advertise our services and/or use hashed customer lists that we share with them to deliver ads to them and similar users on their platforms.

Third party platforms. Social media and other third party platforms that you connect to the Service, such as when you use options to access the Service by logging into a social media platform. Please note, we do not control the third party’s use of your personal information.

The public. Other users of the Service and the public, when you disclose personal information for public use. For instance, you may be able review a product that you purchased, and we will display your name along with the content you submit. We do not control how other users or third parties use any personal information that you make available to them. Please be aware that any information you post publicly can be cached, copied, screen captured or stored elsewhere by others (e.g., search engines) before you have a chance to edit or remove it.

Professional advisors. Professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.

Authorities and others. Law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties, as we believe in good faith to be necessary or appropriate to comply with law or for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above.

Business transferees. We may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of your personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.

 

YOUR CHOICES

In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users.

Access or update your account information. If you have registered for an account with us, you may review and update certain personal information in your account profile by logging into the account.

Opt out of marketing communications. You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt out or unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of the email. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails. If you receive marketing text messages from us, you may opt out of receiving further marketing text messages from us by replying STOP to our marketing message.

Cookies. Most browsers let you remove and/or stop accepting cookies from the websites you visit. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser’s settings.

Advertising Choices. You may opt out of interest-based advertising.

Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals.

Privacy settings and location data. Users of our App can disable our access to their device’s precise geolocation in their mobile device settings.

Choosing not to share your personal information. If you do not provide information that we need to provide the Service, we may not be able to provide you with the Service or certain features. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Service when we request it.

Third-party platforms or social media networks. If you choose to create an account through or connect the Service with another third-party platform, you may have the ability to limit the information that we may obtain from the third-party at the time you log in to the Service using the third-party’s authentication service or otherwise connect your account. You may also be able to control your settings through the third-party’s platform or service after you have connected your accounts.

 

OTHER SITES, MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES

The Sites may contain links to other websites and online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and online services you use.

 

SECURITY PRACTICES

The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ a number of organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

 

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Visit Visit is headquartered in the United States and may have service providers in other countries. Your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction, where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.

 

CHILDREN

The Service is not intended for use by children under 16 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information about children under age 16 through the Service. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will delete it.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on the Sites. If required by law, we will also provide notification of changes in another way that we believe is reasonably likely to reach you, such as via e-mail or another manner through the Service.

Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the modified version (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your continued use of the Service after the posting of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the terms of the modified Privacy Policy.

 

HOW TO CONTACTUS

Please direct any questions or comments about this Policy or privacy practices to legal@visitvisit.com.

 

VISIT VISIT COOKIE POLICY

This Cookie Policy explains how Visit Visit Inc. (“Visit Visit,” “we,” “us” or “our”) and its subsidiaries use cookies and similar technologies in connection with the www.visitvisit.com, www.visitnyny.com, www.visitchi.com, www.visitldn.com, www.visitmia.com and www.visitsanfran.com websites, and any other website that we own or control and which posts or links to this Cookie Policy (collectively, the “Sites”), along with the Visit Visit mobile application and any other mobile applications that we own or control and which posts or links to this Cookie Policy (collectively, the “Apps”).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies serve different purposes, like helping us understand how a site is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience.

Our Sites may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them).

We use two broad categories of cookies: (1) first-party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which we use to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Sites; and (2) third-party cookies, which are served by service providers or business partners on our Sites, and can be used by these parties to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third party cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, including site analytics, advertising, and social media features.

 

What types of cookies and similar tracking technologies does Visit Visit use on the Sites?

On the Sites, we use cookies and other tracking technologies in the following categories described in the table below.

 

Type

Description

Who serves the cookies

How to control them

Advertising

These cookies are used by advertising companies to collect information about how you use our Sites and other websites over time. These companies use this information to show you ads they believe will be relevant to you within our Service and elsewhere, and to measure how the ads perform.

Google

Facebook

Criteo

See ‘your choices’ below.

Analytics

These cookies help us understand how our Service is performing and being used. These cookies may work with web beacons included in emails we send to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients.

Google Analytics

Flow.io

Google Analytics uses its own cookies. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here and about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Sites by downloading and installing a browser plugin available here.

See ‘your choices’ below.

Essential

These cookies are necessary to allow the technical operation of our Service (e.g., they enable you to move around on a website and to use its features).

Google Tag Manager

See ‘your choices’ below.

Functionality/ Performance

Enhance the performance and functionality of our Sites.

ThreatMetrix

See ‘your choices’ below.

Other technologies

In addition to cookies, our Sites may use other technologies, such as Flash technology and pixel tags, to collect information automatically.

 

Web Beacons

We may also use web beacons (which are also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs) on our Sites and in our HTML formatted emails to track the actions of users on our Sites and interactions with our emails. Unlike cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages or within HTML formatted emails. Pixel tags are used to demonstrate that a webpage was accessed or that certain content was viewed, typically to measure the success of our marketing campaigns or engagement with our emails and to compile statistics about usage of the Sites, so that we can manage our content more effectively.

 

Mobile Application Software Development Kits (SDKs)

We may use third-party software development kits (“SDKs”) in our Apps. A SDK is third-party computer code that may be used for a variety of purposes, including to provide us with analytics regarding the use of our mobile applications, to integrate with social media, add features or functionality to our Apps, or to facilitate online advertising. SDKs may enable third parties to collect information directly via our Apps.

 

YOUR CHOICES

Like many companies online, we use services provided by Google, Facebook, and others companies that use tracking technology. Your choices for opting out of these companies’ use of your personal information for interest-based advertising include:

If you choose to opt-out of targeted advertisements, you will still see advertisements online but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to opt out, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, so you may still receive some cookies and tailored advertisements from companies that are not listed.

For more information about how we collect, use and share your information, see our Privacy Policy

CHANGES

Information about the cookies we use may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us by email at info@visitvisit.com.

Last modified February 1, 2020.