The Utah Office of Tourism (the “State”), a State of Utah governmental entity, is committed to protecting the privacy of those accessing its websites. The purpose of this policy is to inform those accessing the State’s websites about the collection and use of the personally identifiable information, pursuant to Utah Code § 63D-2, and to comply with other privacy-related policies and guidelines.
Collection of Information
Unless you choose to make your personally identifiable information available to the State, the State does not collect such information from you. For the purposes of this policy “personally identifiable information” means any information collected online that could serve to identify an individual, such as:
- First and last name
- Physical address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Social Security number
- Credit card information
- Account Number
- Bank account information
- Any combination of personal information that could be used to determine identity
Except where specified, you do not have to provide personally identifiable information to visit or download information from the State’s websites. The State does not use or place spyware on your computer. Be aware that government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to perform requested specialized services.
The following information may be automatically collected and retained if you look or search through the State’s websites, or download information:
- The Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using to access the State’s websites;
- The type of browser and operating system used to visit the State’s websites;
- The date and time of when you access the State’s websites; and
- Which portions of the websites you visit
The State (including VisitUtah.com) uses Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick services. In addition to complying with the terms above, the State complies with Google’s policy requirements.
Google’s remarketing and similar audiences AdWords features permit the State to reach people who previously visited its websites. Google’s interest categories, interest-based advertising, and demographic and location targeting features are similarly used to reach people who are likely to have interest in State advertising based on previous web searches. Google and its vendors display State advertising across the internet to IP addresses that have visited State websites.
Google’s DoubleClick service uses the State ads to collect analytical data for planning purposes. The service does not collect personally identifiable information.
The State does not use or associate personally identifiable information with remarketing lists, cookies, data feeds, or other anonymous identifiers. Furthermore, the State does not use or associate targeting information, such as demographics or location, with any personally identifiable information collected from ads or their landing pages. The State does not share any personally identifiable information with Google through its remarketing tags or any product data feeds which might be associated with its ads, nor does it send Google precise location information without obtaining your consent.
How Personally Identifiable Information Is Used by the State
Email or other information requests sent to a State website may be saved and used to respond to the request, forward the request to the appropriate agency, communicate updates to the State site that may be of interest to citizens, or provide the State web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the websites.
Any personally identifiable information an individual provides to a State site will be used solely by the State, its entities, and third party agents with whom it has contracted to perform a state function on its behalf, unless the information is designated as a public record by an individual State agency as authorized under Utah Code § 63G-2, and the State’s website provides conspicuous notice that such information is subject to public access.
Collection and Use of Information - Children’s Personally Identifiable Information
Except as otherwise permitted by law, the State does not knowingly collect and use or disclose the personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13.
Personally Identifiable Information Available or Collected from State Websites
All records that are prepared, owned, received, or retained by the State that may be reproduced by certain means are considered public, unless they are private, controlled or protected as outlined in Utah Code § 63G-2 or are records to which access is restricted according to court rule, other State law, federal law, or federal regulation. Information that is generally considered public record under Utah Code § 63G-2 - and not made confidential elsewhere in the Utah Code or by federal law - may be subject to electronic access through State websites.
Personally Identifiable Information is used by the governmental entities for the purpose of conducting official state business. A governmental entity may share Personally Identifiable Information with another governmental entity if it is designated as a record that is private, controlled, or protected as described in Utah Code § 63G-2-206 unless such data sharing is expressly prohibited, authorized or required by federal law, state law, or federal regulation. In some instances a Governor’s directive or executive order may limit or prohibit data sharing even though Section 63G-2-206 may permit such data sharing.
Data Security and Quality
The State is committed to data security and the data integrity of Personally Identifiable Information available from or collected by State websites. The State has taken precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Any authorized third parties responsible for this information are committed to the same principles, and are required by contract to follow the same policies and guidelines as the State of Utah in protecting this information. Visitors should be aware, however, that even though protections are in place, the State cannot guarantee against the occurrence of hardware failure, unauthorized intrusion, or other technical problems.
Procedures for Access by the User To View Or Correct Personally Identifiable Information
Unless otherwise prohibited by State law, federal law, or federal regulation, an individual may access and correct Personally Identifiable Information whether or not the inaccuracy was created by accident, unauthorized access, or a change in circumstances. The State also reserves the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent, monitor, and investigate any attempt to deface, delete, or otherwise tamper with or abuse a State website, server, database, information system, or other State technology asset. For a description of the individual processes used by agencies to view or correct Personally Identifiable Information please contact the State using the information below.
Visitors may link to various websites from State website pages. The State is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external sites. Many of these sites, particularly those in the private sector, may not be subject to Utah Code § 63G-2, other sections of the Utah Code, or federal law. Those visiting external sites are advised to check the applicable privacy statement and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used.
Utah Office of Tourism
Council Hall/Capitol Hill
300 N State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114