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Greater Galena Marketing Inc. is committed to protecting online users‚ privacy. The purpose of this policy is to inform visitors about the types of information gathered when visiting this website, how that information is used, whether it is disclosed to anyone, and the choices visitors have regarding the use of the information. The following is the privacy policy for the official GGMI Web site (all pages starting with www.visitgalena.org).

Terms of Use
By visiting the GGMI Web site, visitors agree that they will not use the Web site for any unlawful activity or use it in a way that would violate the following terms and conditions. This Web site is governed and construed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Any use of the Web site shall comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Collection of Information
No personally identifiable information is collected about visitors who simply browse this Web site or who download information from it. Information volunteered by visitors participating in a survey will be collected. An e-mail address and contents of the e-mail will also be collected from users sending e-mail. Visitors who request services available through this Web site might be required to furnish additional information which might be required by law or which is necessary to provide the service requested. The additional information collected will be no more specific than if the visitor were requesting the service by any other means, including by telephone or an in-person visit to a GGMI facility.

This Web site automatically collects and stores only the following information about a visit:

  • The total number of visitors to this Web site.
  • Types of computer systems used to access the Web site.
  • Web browser type and version.
  • Date and time of access.
  • The Web site visited prior to coming to this website.
  • Information about possible system security threats.

GGMI does not sell any of the information collected for any purpose. The information is used to help make this Web site more useful to visitors, learning about the number of visitors to this Web site and the types of technology visitors’ use helps improve this Web site and the services it offers.

Occasionally, GGMI might have a survey on this Web site that only allows visitors to vote once. In order to keep track of visitors who have voted, a cookie (a simple text file) will be created and stored on the visitor‚Äôs computer. This cookie is created by voting on the survey. It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise the visitor’s privacy or security. The only information that is contained in the cookie is the name of the survey and how the visitor voted. The cookie will remain on the visitor‚Äôs computer for the duration of the survey. The cookie has an expiration date and will be deleted from the visitor's computer when that date occurs.

All of the products and services, including but not limited to text, data, photographs, maps, images, graphics, audio and video clips, trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively), are owned by GGMI or licensed to GGMI by third parties and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. GGMI shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title, and interest to all copyrighted or protected information created and posted for inclusion in this system. GGMI retains all rights to the information provided by this service, including but not limited to, the right of reproduction. E-mail GGMI’s Marketing Manager for permission requests.

© 2009 Greater Galena Marketing, Inc. DBA Galena Country Tourism and VisitGalena.org. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the author/creator and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

This Web site provides links to other Web sites. These may include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and/or private businesses. This Privacy Policy applies only to the GGMI Web site. Visitors linking to any other Web site are subject to the privacy policy of that Web site and are encouraged to examine the privacy policy of that Web site.

Neither GGMI nor any agency, officer or employee of GGMI warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the Web site, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this Web site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information might be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this Web site does so at his or her own risk.

For questions or concerns about this privacy policy or about the Web site in general, contact the GGMI director of marketing at admin@visitgalena.org.

Policy established 09.25.2017