Privacy Policy

The Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (“Think Iowa City”) respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit the Think Iowa City website located at www.ThinkIowaCity.com (“the Think Iowa City Website”).  Think Iowa City maintains this Privacy Policy to help you understand the commitment of Think Iowa City to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to Think Iowa City on the Think Iowa City Website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information, which Think Iowa City will collect from you on the Think Iowa City Website and how Think Iowa City will use that information.

Collection of Your Personal Information by Think Iowa City: When you engage in certain activities on the Think Iowa City Website, such as signing up to receive our newsletter, purchasing products on the Think Iowa City Website, or providing feedback on the Think Iowa City Website, we may ask you to provide personal and other information. The Think Iowa City’s mission is to provide you with personalized services and offerings designed to enhance your travel experience. To do so effectively, Think Iowa City collects the following information:

  1. Personally Identifiable Information: Think Iowa City, through the use of the Think Iowa City Website, only collects personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily provide such personally identifiable information to Think Iowa City using the Think Iowa City Website. In order to engage in some of the activities on the Think Iowa City Website, you will be required to provide information that lets us know the specifics of who you are, such as your first name, last name, mailing address, zip code, email address, travel information, credit card and other information. It is optional for you to engage in these activities. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity or you limit your ability to use all or a portion of the Think Iowa City Website. If you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit it.
  2. Information from the Use of “Cookies”: The Think Iowa City Website employs “cookie” technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the Think Iowa City Website to track your use of the Think Iowa City Website as you visit and revisit the Think Iowa City Website. The use of cookies by the Think Iowa City Website complies with generally accepted programming standards and practices. Please note that you can choose to block the use of cookies through settings in your web browser but be advised that certain features of the Think Iowa City Website may not work properly without them.

Use of Your Information by Think Iowa City: It is the policy of Think Iowa City not to sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information you provide to Think Iowa City, through the use of the Think Iowa City Website, without your written consent except as required by operation of the law or in compliance with legal authorities; provided, however Think Iowa City may share your personal information with certain third parties (“Target Third Parties”) without your written consent in order to further the purpose for which you voluntarily provide Think Iowa City with the information. Additionally, Think Iowa City engages third party information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations. Since such information management service providers may access our systems, such information management service providers may have access to your information. Think Iowa City does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within Think Iowa City 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.

Think Iowa City routinely collects, compiles, and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of the Think Iowa City Website and information services in order to enhance partnership services, advertising services, improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze Think Iowa City Website usage, improve the Think Iowa City Website’s content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior and enhance service offerings.

Think Iowa City reserves the right to take any action Think Iowa City deems prudent or necessary to safeguard the Think Iowa City Website and your information in the Think Iowa City 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 that third parties offer goods and services on and through the Think Iowa City Website. We assume each such third party has its own internal privacy policy and data collection and use practices. Think Iowa City does not have any responsibility for their practices. You should review the privacy policy and data collection and use practices prior to submitting information to such third parties.

Further to third parties offering goods and services: We may have functionality on the Think Iowa City Website that is provided, in whole or in part, by a third party service provider. You can usually identify such third party functionality by the use of a trademark not owned by us on or otherwise provided near the functionality. In that case, when you use the functionality, you become subject to the terms of use and privacy policy of this third party in addition to the Privacy Policy of the Think Iowa City Website. In some cases, you may need to visit that party’s web site and locate the terms of use and privacy policy.

Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information: At any time, you may request Think Iowa City change or delete your personal information in Think Iowa City systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action to the following email address: info@thinkiowacity.com. Please note that after Think Iowa City processes a change or deletes your personal information from active Think Iowa City systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual copies of your information may still exist in Think Iowa City systems and on archive or backup media. It is our policy to securely maintain your information until you instruct us otherwise.

Your Consent: By using the Think Iowa City Website, you consent to the collection and use of the above-described information by Think Iowa City (and Target Third Parties, in which case, once such Target Third Party is in possession of your information, we cannot control such Target Third Party’s use of your information). If you do not agree with the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Think Iowa City Website.

Electronic Newsletters: We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and email 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) and provided us with your email address. We use your email address to send electronic newsletters, but do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.

Control of your Password: You are required to control the security of your password. We are not responsible for any damages arising out of the loss or misuse of your passwords. If you have forgotten your password, please go to the appropriate page and enter your email in the appropriate box and resubmit it. Your password will be emailed to you shortly thereafter. Note that we will never ask for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.

Your Questions and Concerns: If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or any of Think Iowa City’s use of your information, please contact Think Iowa City at the following email address: info@thinkiowacity.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy: On occasion Think Iowa City may amend or change this Privacy Policy by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting.

Posted: June 11, 2018