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Information gathered will be used by the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau (referred to as "VCB" below). We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of CharlotteHarborTravel.com and CharlotteHarborMeetings.com. We created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy to guide our relationships with our users.

Information Collected by the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau

The VCB collects information about users during their inquiries, their participation in certain activities on our Web site, including contests, and through the use of cookies. When users request pages from our server, our web server automatically collects some information about the users, including their IP addresses. These addresses are used by computers on the network to send the requested pages to users. When users interact with our advertisements, our cookies collect users’ IP addresses to provide general location data, sometimes across multiple devices.

Use of Information

Information will not be sold or distributed to outside third parties. The VCB will not reveal any personal information that users provide to us to any third party without their permission. The VCB utilizes users’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. We also use it to gather broad demographic information about our users in general and share it with our service providers to monitor how effective our advertisements are at inspiring you to visit the area. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally.

Using email addresses provided at registration or otherwise, the VCB periodically sends out promotional email to our users. Users can indicate that they do or do not wish to receive email information from the VCB. Third parties will not contact our users through the use of our email lists.

Our site uses cookies to deliver content specific to users’ interests and to honor their preferences. This information is used to assist us in creating a site that will serve the needs of our users and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertisements.

Upon request, the VCB will remove users (and their information) from our database or permit them to —opt-out” of any further email or contact. If users wish to opt out of cookies that allow the VCB to serve advertisements while users are in the area, and collect aggregate information on arrivals, click here.

General

The VCB is not responsible for the content or the privacy polices of websites to which it may provide links or the Web sites of its advertisers or clients.

The VCB uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to responsible third parties after permission from the user.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with the VCB, please feel free to contact us.