terms of usage and website privacy policy

Panama City Beach CVB respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit the Panama City Beach CVB Website located at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/. The Panama City Beach CVB maintains this Website Privacy Policy to help you understand the commitment of Panama City Beach CVB to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to the Panama City Beach CVB on the Panama City Beach CVB Website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information which Panama City Beach CVB will collect from you on the Panama City Beach CVB Website, how Panama City Beach CVB will use that information, how you can view your information and update it, and how we keep it safe.Please read this Website Privacy Policy carefully and on frequent occasion when you use the Panama City Beach CVB Website. By accessing and using this Website, mobile application or other Visit Panama City Beach product or service on any computer, mobile phone, tablet, console or other device, you signify that you have read and understand the terms of this Website Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Website Privacy Policy, you may not access or use the Website.

What Information Do We Collect About You? 

The Panama City Beach CVB 's mission is to provide you with personalized services and offerings designed to enhance your travel planning experience. To do so effectively, Panama City Beach CVB collects the following information:

(a) Personal Identifiable Information. Personal identifiable information includes information such as name, address, email, ZIP code, gender, or income. Panama City Beach CVB only collects personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily and knowingly provide such personally identifiable information to Panama City Beach CVB using the Panama City Beach CVB Website, e-newsletter forms, online request forms, contests, feedback forms, surveys, personal interest forms, and mobile application forms.. If you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit it.

(b) The Panama City Beach CVB may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our website. We collect the domain name from each site visitor as well as statistical information, such as the number of visitors and the pages viewed. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer being use, and technical information about the user’s means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.

(c) Information from the Use of "Cookies". The Panama City Beach CVB Website may employ "cookie" technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the Panama City Beach CVB Website to track your use of the Panama City Beach CVB Website as you visit and revisit the Panama City Beach CVB Website. 

Our site may use "cookies", tags, or scripts to enhance user experience, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base. You will have the option to choose whether to “opt in” for the use of “cookies” when you access the site. If you do choose to allow the use of the “cookies”, you may, at any time, choose to “opt out” of the use of the “cookies.” Please note that blocking the use of cookies through settings in your web browser may result in certain features of the Panama City Beach CVB Website not working properly.

A user's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The user may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  

(d) User Data/Data Collection: Social Media (Features) and Widgets.  Our website may include social media programs and features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, and the Share button. If you choose to use these features, they may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. The social media programs, features, and widgets we use are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the feature(s).

(e) User Data/Data Collection: Automated Decision Making and Profiling.  The Panama City Beach CVB partners with companies that utilize automated decision-making processes, including user profiling, in order to provide more relevant marketing materials to those users who opt in to receiving emails from us.

Use of Your Information by Panama City Beach CVB

The Panama City Beach CVB does not to sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information you provide to the Panama City Beach CVB unless indicated and when approved by the user for certain third parties ("Target Third Parties") to further the purpose for which you voluntarily provided the information (in other words, if the user opts-in to sharing information) or unless required to do so by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, court orders, legal process from law enforcement agencies, or similar legal proceedings.  Additionally, the Panama City Beach CVB engages third party information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations. Because such information management service providers may access our systems, such information management service providers may have access to your information. The Panama City Beach CVB does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within Panama City Beach CVB systems and databases to such information management service providers but requires these information management service providers to sign confidentiality agreements to keep all confidential information and other proprietary information found in our systems confidential.

Consistent with this Privacy Policy, the Panama City Beach CVB routinely collects, compiles, and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of the Panama City Beach CVB Website and information services in order to enhance membership services, advertising services, improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze Panama City Beach CVB Website usage, improve the Panama City Beach CVB Website's content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior and enhance service offerings.

The Panama City Beach CVB reserves the right to take any action the Panama City Beach CVB deems prudent or necessary to safeguard the Panama City Beach CVB Website and your information in the Panama City Beach CVB systems and databases from malicious or unwarranted attack by viruses, hackers, or other miscreants. 

Collection and Use of Your Information by Third Parties

Please note the Panama City Beach CVB Website contains links to other websites and also that third parties offer goods and services on and through the Panama City Beach CVB Website. We assume each such third party has its own internal privacy policy and data collection and use practices. The Panama City Beach CVB does not have any responsibility for their practices. 

Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information

You have the right to review your information at any time.  If you would like to review the information about you that is within the Panama City Beach CVB database or you would like to know how it is being used, send a request to info@visitpanamacitybeach.com. You also may request the Panama City Beach CVB change or delete your personal information in Panama City Beach CVB systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action to info@visitpanamacitybeach.com.  If you would like to be removed from or change your subscriptions to any of our newsletters or marketing materials, there is a link at the bottom of every newsletter that allows you to do so or you may submit a request to info@visitpanamacitybeach.com.  The Panama City Beach CVB will comply with any such requests within 30 days. 

Please note that after the Panama City Beach CVB processes a change or deletes your personal information from active Panama City Beach CVB systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual copies of your information may still exist in Panama City Beach CVB systems and on archive or backup media. 

Electronic Newsletters

We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and e-mail reminders as a service to our registrants, based upon your voluntary subscription. You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in). We do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners. 

Remarketing/Retargeting Policy

This Website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our Website or similar platforms. 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 Visit Panama City Beach website. 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.

Security of Personal Information Collected

We understand the importance of safeguarding the personal information we collect from you. We therefore take reasonable measures to protect your personal information that is under our control in an effort to prevent its loss, misuse or unauthorized access, alteration or disclosure, including established electronic and administrative safeguards designed to make the information we collect secure. You should take care not to send us personal information in email, which is an inherently insecure form of communication.

Although we strive to keep your information secure, no policy or system can perfectly guard against the risk of intentional intrusion or inadvertent disclosure and we do not and cannot guarantee that your information may never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Policy and applicable laws. Any personal information you provide to us is at your own risk. You should understand the limits to privacy and security on the Internet and use common sense in all of your online activities.

Business Transitions

In the event that Panama City Beach CVB are ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our user databases together with any personal information contained therein to a third party acquiring Panama City Beach CVB or any of its assets.


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Changes to this Website Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion without prior notice to you. Please check the Panama City Beach CVB Website regularly for updates. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here or by notice on our home page. The most recent version is reflected by the version date below. All such updates and changes are effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means, including posting a revised version on this Website.

This Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.

Your Questions and Concerns

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or any of Panama City Beach CVB 's use of your information, please contact the Panama City Beach CVB at the following e-mail address: info@visitpanamacitybeach.com