Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Matters to Us

Welcome to www.discoverPHL.com, your source for Philadelphia information. Because we are committed to protecting your privacy, we hope you will take the time to read this policy, which explains what information we collect from you and how we use that information. By using our Web site or sending an e-card, you agree to be bound by this policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. Please check back periodically!

What information we collect and how we discard it

To send an e-card, you must provide us with your name and e-mail address and the name and email address of the recipient. This is the only personally identifiable information that you are required to submit to us in order to send an e-card. Once the e-card is sent from our server to your designated recipient, we immediately discard your name and e-mail address and those of your intended recipient. We do not charge any fee for you to send an e-card, regardless of the number of them that you send. We do not ask for, and you are not required to submit, your address, telephone number, credit card number, billing address, or any other information.

Google Analytics Remarketing and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

Users can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings.

How we protect your information

We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related Web site information to third parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. Put simply, we will not tell our business partners that you sent an e-card, but we may tell them how many users sent e-cards.

Opting Out of Communications

Users are given the choice to opt-out of certain optional communications from the PHLCVB and their affiliates and marketing partners. To “opt-out” you may send an opt-out request marketing@discoverPHL.com with the word “unsubscribe” in the email subject line. You may also click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email communications the PHLCVB deploys. Please allow for a reasonable amount of time for the opt-out request to be processed.

Links to other Web sites

Our Web site contains links to other sites, operated by third parties, that we think may be of interest to you. We encourage third parties to follow appropriate privacy standards and policies, but are not responsible for the actions of those parties, the content of their Web sites, or any products or services they may offer.

Cookies

We sometimes use "cookies" to collect anonymous information from visits to our Web site to help us provide better service. We may use this data to analyze trends and statistics to help us provide better service, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which then may be stored on your system. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies.

Children's privacy online

We understand that children's privacy is important. Except in connection with surveys and contests, we do not monitor the age of our user audience. However, if you are under age 13, you should not submit personal identifying information to us without the consent of your parent or guardian. If you are a parent and want to limit your children's access to material you believe may be harmful to them, you may want to look into commercially available hardware, software and filtering devices.

How to contact us

We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please send email to webmaster@discoverPHL.com. You can also contact us at the address below:

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
1700 Market Street, Suite 3000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability

You expressly agree that your use of the Web site is at your sole risk. Neither we, nor our affiliates, nor any of our or their officers, directors or employees, agents, third party content providers, sponsors, licensors or the like warrant that the Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do we or they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Web site, or as to the accuracy, reliability or currency of any content, information, product or service provided through the Web site.

THIS WEB SITE, AND THE E-CARD SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DISTRIBUTING THE E-CARD BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM YOUR SENDING OR RECEIPT OF ANY E-CARD OR E-MAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OUR RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

Third Party Web sites

As a convenience to you, on this Web site we provide links to web sites operated by other entities, including without limitation users, advertisers, affiliates, sponsors, and vendors. If you use these sites, you will leave our Web site. If you decide to visit any site you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. You should refer to the policies posted by other Web sites regarding privacy and other topics before you use them. We make no warranty or representation regarding, and do not endorse, any linked Web sites or the information appearing or any of the products or services described thereon. If you choose to purchase any product or service from a third party, your relationship is directly with the third party. You agree that we are not responsible for (i) the quality of third-party products or services, and (ii) fulfilling any of the terms of your agreement with the seller, including without limitation the delivery of products and services and warranty obligations related to purchased products or services. You agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage you may incur by reason of any dealing that you may have with a third party. Links do not imply that we sponsor, endorse, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links or that any linked site is authorized to use any of our trademarks, trade names, logos or copyrights or those of our subsidiaries or affiliates.

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