The Williamsburg Marketing Group (WMG) and WilliamsburgVisitor.com are committed to ensuring the privacy of visitors to its website. WMG has adopted data protection policies with respect to your privacy and security. The following statement discloses our information collection and dissemination practices for WilliamsburgVisitor.com
If you have questions or comments about this statement or how we treat personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of processing
Which data are processed?
Personal information about minors
Access to the information
Data processors and transfer of data to other countries
Safeguarding of the information
Consent, governing law, venue
Changes to the declaration
1. ABOUT WilliamsburgVisitor.com
WilliamsburgVisitor.com is the destination travel and hyperlocal website for Williamsburg, VA and the Historic Triangle and is published by the Williamsburg Marketing Group. This Privacy Statement applies to all WMG sites, including subdomains such as Williamsburg-Local.com.
2. PURPOSE OF PROCESSING
No personal information is required to access this site. However, in order to request a Guide or book a hotel room, certain information may be required. It is entirely voluntary for those visiting the website to provide personal information in connection with services to receive newsletters, order information material and book hotel rooms.
We will use information about you for any of the following purposes:
- To make it easy for you to find destinations, events and other information about Williamsburg as a tourist destination.
- To send out Visitor Guides and other physical materials via our websites and other channels.
- To provide information about news, events and WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com promotions.
For statistics, aggregation and management of sites and services. Information is obtained in order to allow WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com to get further information about website users, including how users come to the site, as well as tracking general usage patterns of users on the WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com websites. We use this information to manage and enhance the site.
3. WHICH DATA IS PROCESSED?
We process both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information about you. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you as an individual. Non-personally identifiable information is information and any other details that do not reveal your personal identity.
Personally identifiable information
We collect and process the following information:
You can subscribe to newsletters so that you receive emails from WMG, WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com on current news. For us to send email to the appropriate subscriber, you must register your first and last names, as well as an email address.
If you direct a request to WMG or WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com via the web, such as sending us an email, relevant information could be stored, such as name and email address.
If you sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter with updates and special deals and later change your mind, simply click the unsubscribe link in any of our e-mail updates.
When you fill out the form to receive our Travel Guide, you have a choice to opt-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, The Williamsburg Traveler. This is a double opt-in process.
On Williamsburg-Local.com, you can order Travel Guides and other information and materials by providing your name, business, email and postal address. Personal information we receive for processing orders of such material will not be used for any purpose other than to effectuate the order, unless you have explicitly indicated that you want to receive e-mail from us.
When you visit WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com your IP address is recorded. We do not link this information directly to you as a user. The information is used to manage and maintain our sites. Examples of information that this data provides: How many people visit different sites, how long the visit lasts, what websites users are coming from and which browser is used. This enables us to develop better and more user-friendly services. See more about web analytics and cookies below.
We do not edit user reviews published on TripAdvisor and can not be held responsible for such user reviews, or any further use, distribution, or republication of them. WMG, WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com neither confirms nor endorses opinions or attitudes expressed in user reviews as individuals personal beliefs. Any decision made on the basis of reviews or comments that are on WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com, is at your own risk.
WMG may use Survey Monkey and/or Google Forms user surveys. It is voluntary to participate in user surveys, and we collect your explicit consent.
Web analysis and cookies
WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com collects and WMG processes data about visitors to WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com and other WMG websites. We use common Internet technologies, including Google Analytics and “cookies” to collect information about users so that at any time we can provide the best possible functionality and develop our information services. This information is taken from the computer’s web browser and may include your IP address, operating system, browser, screen resolution and previous website.
To read more about cookies, including how to opt out of accepting cookies on your computer, see for example: allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ and
Your consent applies to the following domains: WilliamsburgVisitor.com and Williamsburg-Local.com, reservations.
Cookie declaration last updated on 7/5/2019 by Cookiebot:
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
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|f5_cspm||pubmatic.com||Saves the address and port number of the web server that is managing the session. Used to improve the website’s performance security.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
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|__qca||williamsburgvisitor.com||Collects anonymous data on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|_dc_gtm_UA-#||williamsburgvisitor.com||Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|_ga||williamsburgvisitor.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|_gid||williamsburgvisitor.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|_pinterest_cm||pinterest.com||Used by Pinterest to track the usage of services.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|v.gif||visualwebsiteoptimizer.com||Used to optimize the website for conversions using A/B testing||Session||Pixel Tracker|
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
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|_kuid_||krxd.net||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|_li_ss||liadm.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|_rxuuid||1rx.io||Used for ad tracking purposes||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
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|_vwo_uuid_v2||williamsburgvisitor.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|AA003||atdmt.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|ab||agkn.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|ActivityInfo2||serving-sys.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|adaptv_unique_user_cookie||advertising.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|ad-id||amazon-adsystem.com||Used by Amazon Advertising to register user actions and target content on the website based on ad clicks on a different website.||222 days||HTTP Cookie|
|ad-privacy||amazon-adsystem.com||Used by Amazon Advertising to register user actions and target content on the website based on ad clicks on a different website.||222 days||HTTP Cookie|
|ads/conversion/#||google.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|ads/user-lists/#||google.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|anj||adnxs.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|APID||advertising.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|apnid||sojern.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|ATN||atdmt.com||Targets ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|audience||spotxchange.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|avlcnt||dc.arrivalist.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||5 years||HTTP Cookie|
|avlukey||dc.arrivalist.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||5 years||HTTP Cookie|
|B||yahoo.com||Collects anonymous data related to the user’s website visits, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used to categorise the users’ interest and demographical profiles with the purpose of customising the website content depending on the visitor.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|CFID||mapexplorer.simpleviewinc.com||Used for location awareness for mapping||30 years||HTTP Cookie|
|CFTOKEN||mapexplorer.simpleviewinc.com||Used for location awareness for mapping||30 years||HTTP Cookie|
|cid||sojern.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|cmd||rfihub.com||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|CMDD||casalemedia.com||Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|CMID||casalemedia.com||Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|CMPRO||casalemedia.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|CMPS||casalemedia.com||Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|collect||google-analytics.com||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|conv||stackadapt.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|cookies.js||williamsburgvisitor.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|cu||ipredictive.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|demdex||demdex.net||Via a unique ID that is used for semantic content analysis, the user’s navigation on the website is registered and linked to offline data from surveys and similar registrations to display targeted ads.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|DigiTrust.v1.identity||digitru.st||Used for ad tracking and measurement||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|dpm||demdex.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|ecm3||amazon-adsystem.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|eud||rfihub.com||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|euds||rfihub.com||Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|ev_sync_enc||everesttech.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|everest_g_v2||everesttech.net||Used for targeted ads and to document efficacy of each individual ad.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|fr||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|getuid||adnxs.com||Used by Sojern for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|gid||sojern.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|GPS||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|Used for personalization and interest targeting||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|gscs||williamsburgvisitor.com||Used for personalization and interest targeting||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|gscv||williamsburgvisitor.com||Used for personalization and interest targeting||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|i||openx.net||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|id||mookie1.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|idSync/AdX||pixel.sojern.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|idSync/apn||pixel.sojern.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|impression.php/#||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|KADUSERCOOKIE||pubmatic.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|khaos||rubiconproject.com||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|KRTBCOOKIE_#||pubmatic.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|LB-Persist||williamsburgvisitor.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|lidid||liadm.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|MAPEXPLORER-INSTRUCTIONS-CLOSED||mapexplorer.simpleviewinc.com||Used for location awareness for mapping||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|mc||quantserve.com||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.||13 months||HTTP Cookie|
|mdata||mookie1.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|MUID||bing.com||Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|MUIDB||bing.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|NID||google.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||6 months||HTTP Cookie|
|OT_1848||serving-sys.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|OT2||serving-sys.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|pixel||doubleclick.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|PREF||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.||8 months||HTTP Cookie|
|PUBMDCID||pubmatic.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|PugT||pubmatic.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|put_#||rubiconproject.com||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|qcbid||smartadserver.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|r/collect||doubleclick.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|rpb||rubiconproject.com||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|rpx||rubiconproject.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|rt||stackadapt.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|rud||rfihub.com||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|RUN_ID||rundsp.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|sa-user-id||stackadapt.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||5 years||HTTP Cookie|
|sa-user-id-v2||stackadapt.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||5 years||HTTP Cookie|
|ServerPool||tripadvisor.com||Used for viewing embedded content from TripAdvisor, including payment of referral commission fees and user tracking across websites.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|sess||adnxs.com||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|site/#||bluekai.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|smd||rfihub.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|svAnalytics-gaMapExplorer||mapexplorer.simpleviewinc.com||Used for location awareness for mapping||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|svAnalytics-gaMapExplorer_gid||mapexplorer.simpleviewinc.com||Used for location awareness for mapping||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|syncd||bidswitch.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|t_gid||taboola.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|taboola_usg||taboola.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|taboola_vmp||taboola.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|TACds||tripadvisor.com||Used for viewing embedded content from TripAdvisor, including payment of referral commission fees and user tracking across websites.||2 months||HTTP Cookie|
|tap.php||rubiconproject.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|TASession||tripadvisor.com||Used for viewing embedded content from TripAdvisor, including payment of referral commission fees and user tracking across websites.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|TAUnique||tripadvisor.com||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|tr||facebook.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|tuuid_lu||bidswitch.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|u||agkn.com||Collects data on user visits to the website, such as what pages have been accessed. The registered data is used to categorise the user’s interest and demographic profiles in terms of resales for targeted marketing.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|u2||serving-sys.com||Collects data related to the user’s navigation visits to webpages in order to assess the efficacy of ads that are displayed on the website.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|uid||turn.com||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|UID||stickyadstv.com||Unique user ID that recognizes the user on returning visits||29 days||HTTP Cookie|
|UTID||undertone.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|UTIDBKUP||undertone.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||221 days||HTTP Cookie|
|UTZ||undertone.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|uuid2||adnxs.com||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|V||contextweb.com||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|vampid||videoamp.com||Used for ad tracking and measurement||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|w/1.0/ri||openx.net||Used for ad tracking and measurement||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
4. PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT MINORS
WilliamsburgVisitor.com does not gather information about your age and does not purposely process information about children under 15 years of age.
5. ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION
To ensure that the processing of information is carried out in a safe manner, only specifically authorized persons at WMG and our subcontractors and system suppliers will have access to the information you provide us. The number of employees with such approval is limited. Access to information is secured by access mechanisms.
We will not disclose, sell, distribute, rent, license, share or pass details or personal information to any third parties other than those who deliver and are contracted to deliver services to us, unless we have your express consent to do so.
Explore Asheville has signed an agreement with various distribution partners who distribute our newsletters, brochures and other materials, so-called “routing.” Distribution partners are:
- Amazon AWS/ SES for email newsletter
- Amazon AWS SNS for txt messaging
- MailChimp for email newsletter
- Distribion for partner and meetings/conventions communications
We will not share personal information with our distribution partners to a greater extent than is necessary to complete the purpose, such as sending out visitor guides and newsletters.
By contract, our suppliers may not use or disclose your personal information for other purposes, without your permission.
6. DIRECT MARKETING
It is voluntary to subscribe to newsletters. Newsletters contain current information about Asheville, but may also contain commercial information about products and services from suppliers in Asheville. The newsletters are sent out 1-2 times a month. You can unsubscribe at any time via a link in the newsletter.
We do not allow any third party to use your personal data for marketing or communication purposes.
7. DATA PROCESSORS AND TRANSFER OF DATA
Explore Asheville has signed an agreement with Liquid Web All WMG sites are currently located on servers in USA, but our data processors have reserved the right to transmit information to servers or subcontractors in other countries.
8. SAFEGUARDING OF THE INFORMATION
We have established rules and procedures for the protection of personal data and privacy.
When we treat “non personally identifiable information” combined with “personally identifiable information” (for example your name combined with geographical location) the collected information is treated as personally identifiable information.
If we share your personal information with a third party, we will ensure that there are arrangements and agreements in place to ensure the safety of the information and prevent that the third party uses the personal information for purposes other than what was agreed.
We shall use all reasonable precautions to ensure that our employees, data processors and third parties who have access to information about you have adequate information to ensure that they treat such information in accordance with this statement and our obligations under privacy legislation.
9. YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to know how your personal information is processed by our organization. WMG has given this information in this statement.
If WMG handles personal information about you, you are entitled to access your own information. If personal information is inaccurate, incomplete or inaccessible, you can ask WMG to correct the information or to remove it. See contact information in the introduction to this declaration.
WMG may use the information that we collect about you when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities that may harm you, us or others. We may also disclose your information when we believe it is required by law.
11. CONSENT, GOVERNING LAW, VENUE
This privacy statement applies to all users of our website. We require that users agree to comply with the declaration as part of our relationship.
WMG operates from USA and is subject to US law.
12. CHANGES TO THE DECLARATION
WMG reserves the right to change or update the privacy statement. All changes are valid from the time of being posted, and will include information gathered from that date, as well as existing information held by williamsburgvisitor.com. You can find out when these guidelines were last revised by referring to the date given by “last updated” on this page.
All content including copy, images and other materials is copyrighted. This website is designed and maintained by the staff of WMG. The images on this site are owned by the WMG (unless otherwise stated) and may not be used without permission.
We appreciate the time you have spent reviewing https://williamsburgvisitor.com/ We hope that we can continue to build a long-term relationship with you and encourage you to contact us with your questions or comments. Thank you.
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2020