What types of information does VisitWestVolusia.com collect from site visitors?
In order to better serve our customers, several types of information are collected from visitors to VisitWestVolusia.com. Some personal information is gathered when information is requested (ie. name, email address, street address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, and telephone number. Only fields that are marked with an asterisk (*) on the request forms are required, and this information allows us to provide you with travel information about the Daytona Beach area.

What are cookies and how are they used?
In order to provide customized, personal service, VisitWestVolusia.com may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Several features of this Web site require that you accept cookies in order to work properly. (See “What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information” for more information on cookies.) Advertising networks that place ads on this web site may also use their own cookies.
We may also collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address for system administration and to report information to our travel industry partners. An IPaddress is a numerical identification assigned to devices participating in a computer network.
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity, Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Why does VisitWestVolusia.com collect information? 
The primary goal in collecting personal information via VisitWestVolusia.com is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience and to assist your navigation throughout this web site.

Who else has access to the information collected?
When you are asked for personal information on this web site, you are sharing that information with VisitWestVolusia.com alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise.

With whom will this information be shared?
As a general rule, VisitWestVolusia.com will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, (such as when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it, or under the circumstances described below.)
VisitWestVolusia.com may disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the terms of VisitWestVolusia.com or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of VisitWestVolusia.com, other users of VisitWestVolusia.com, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.  VisitWestVolusia.com may disclose or access information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it, and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

What choices are available regarding the collection, use, and distribution of your information?
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you may find certain sections of VisitWestVolusia.com inaccessible.
VisitWestVolusia.com does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer.

What kind of security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
Other than the administrator of this web site and/or other authorized personnel of VisitWestVolusia.com, no one has access to your personal information.
Unfortunately, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, VisitWestVolusia.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

How VisitWestVolusia.com protect children’s privacy?
VisitWestVolusia.com is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.  VisitWestVolusia.com does not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, VisitWestVolusia.com will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.
As a result of the new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the United States, we are required to prohibit children under 13 who reside in the U.S. from posting ads or using any of the other features of our site that require them to submit information via forms. This is due to the onerous reporting and verification requirements that this new law places on web sites that allow children under 13 to submit information via forms. Since we do not have the large, dedicated staff that would be necessary to comply with these requirements, our only option in order to remain in compliance with the law is to prohibit all children under 13 who reside in the U.S. from posting any information via forms on our web site. Therefore, children under 13 who reside in the U.S. should not submit any information via forms on our web site, and if you submit such information, you warrant that you are either over the age of 13 or not located in the U.S. and thus not subject to COPPA.

How does VisitWestVolusia.com use advertising? 
The West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, Google. These files enable Google to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our web site. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with Google. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information about Google, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .

What else should I know about online privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.   Image or content reuse by for profit business activity is forbidden unless authorized by WVTAA staff.

Remarketing/Retargeting Policy
This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who have not completed a task on our site or visited key pages, for example requesting a visitors guide. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network.
Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the VisitWestVolusia.com websites. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.