Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com Website Privacy Statement
This document was last updated on May 23, 2009.
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com, you acknowledge and fully understand Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.
2. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com collects certain information from and about its users directly from our Web Server logs, the user, with Cookies, and through Web Beacons.
a. Web Server Logs.
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
• Your Internet protocol address.• The kind of browser or computer you use.• Number of links you click within the site.• State or country from which you accessed the site.• Date and time of your visit.• Name of your Internet service provider.• Web page you linked to our site from.• Pages you viewed on the site.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com a site that relies on third-party cookies).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.
c. Use of Web Beacons or GIF Files
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site. Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
d. Third Party Advertisers
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
5. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
6. CONTACTING Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please Contact Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com.
Midwest-Vacation-Ideas.com will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.