Website Privacy Statement
Information gathered will be used by the Alabama Gulf Coast CVB. The Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau ("AGCCVB"), doing business as Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of gulfshores.com and our related Web sites. We created the following guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users' right to privacy to guide our relationships with our users. We reserve the right to change and update our privacy statement as needed. Any changes will be posted on this site.
AGCCVB is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may provide links or the Web sites of its advertisers or clients.
AGCCVB 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 AGCCVB, please feel free to Contact Us.
Information Collected by AGCCVB
Our web pages may contain electronic images (called "single-pixel GIFs" or "web beacons") that allow us and our vendors to count users who have visited particular pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages users visit, and which links they click on. These features may also be included in our email newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon.
Use of Information
Information will not be sold or distributed to outside third parties. AGCCVB will not reveal email addresses that users provide to us to any third party without their permission. Users may indicate they do wish to receive email from AGCCVB area partners (i.e., attractions, restaurants, hotels and rental management companies).
AGCCVB does periodically survey e-newsletter subscribers on issues that will help us in market research and planning. These surveys may come from a firm employed by AGCCVB to conduct research on our behalf. That firm does not retain information from our database, but uses e-mail addresses on a one-time-only basis on behalf of the AGCCVB.
Using e-mail addresses provided at registration or otherwise, AGCCVB periodically sends out promotional e-mail to our users about services and products offered by AGCCVB. Users can indicate that they do not wish to receive e-mail information from AGCCVB. Third parties will not contact our users through the use of our e-mail lists.
The AGCCVB 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. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally.
Upon request, AGCCVB will remove users (and their information) from our database or permit them to "opt-out" of any further e-mail or contact. You can also opt-out of all partner cookies.
Social Content Policy -
At times the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau may request permission to use images found on social media channels. Collection of images is made possible through software provided by Shuttlerock. Below is a copy of the waiver.
Permission to use social content request:
The Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau DBA Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism recently noticed your post and would like to promote and share your post in conjunction with the promotion of our brand and products.
Please review the below terms to help you determine if you would like to grant us such permission. “Content” refers to all of the text, usernames or handles, hashtags, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, sound recordings, video, audio-video clips, and other material that you posted on the internet and/or social media which prompted our reply to you. We do not claim any copyrights in the Content. However, by agreeing to these terms you are granting us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns a nonexclusive, fully paid, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sub-licensees) to use, copy, modify, distribute, publicly display and perform, publish, transmit, remove, retain, repurpose, and commercialize the Content in any and all media, advertising or form of communication whether now existing or hereafter developed, without obtaining additional consent, without restriction or notification, and without compensating you in any way, and to authorize others to do the same.
In addition, you grant us the right to include the name included with the Content submitted and/or licensed by you; provided, however, we shall have no obligation to include such name with our use of such Content.
We are not responsible for the use or disclosure of any personal information that you voluntarily disclose in connection with the Content that you submit or license to us. You represent and warrant that you are at least thirteen (13) years old and have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted herein, including but not limited to the rights of publicity and privacy for any person featured in the Content and the copyright and photographic rights in the Content. Additionally, if parental permission is required to utilize the Content, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant such permission and hereby do so. You further irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials regarding the Content that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory. Finally, you waive any and all claims against the Alabama Gulf Coastal Convention and Visitors Bureau relating to copyright infringement and/or any invasion or misappropriation of the right of privacy or publicity and warrant that you own or are authorized to grant all rights and permissions granted herein.
IF YOU DO NOT OWN OR HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO GRANT THE RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND/OR DO NOT WANT TO GRANT COMPANY SUCH RIGHTS, DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS.
To request removal of the Content from the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau website or campaign please email [email protected]. You must include a link to the Content you wish to have removed. The Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau will use reasonable efforts to remove the Content within ten (10) business days of your request. Please reply with #yesgulfshores to signify your acceptance of these terms and to grant the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau the rights described above.