We designed our websites to allow visitors – clients and partners, potential clients and partners, and prospective employees – to learn about and interact with the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau (F-M CVB). No matter how you use our site, we’ll protect your right to privacy.
We generally don’t collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) about visitors to fargomoorhead.org. We may, however, collect anonymous information. For example:
- Your IP address (a unique number assigned to every computer that connects to the Internet)
- Your domain type (e.g., .com, .net, .edu)
- Standard information included with every communication sent on the Internet, such as browser type, operating system, browser language, service provider and local time.
We do gather personally identifiable information when you volunteer to provide it. If you submit your resume, for example, we’ll ask you to provide your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number as well as your resume and cover letter. If you choose not to disclose such information, we may be unable to provide the information you seek or consider you for employment at F-M CVB.
F-M CVB may enlist outside vendors to process personally identifiable information for us. These vendors are obligated to keep such information confidential, to keep it only for F-M CVB’s benefit and to refrain from releasing it to any third parties.
We will provide personally identifiable data to government authorities only as required by law. F-M CVB ensures the quality and confidentiality of our data, and we take appropriate security pre-cautions to ensure the safety of our data.
We will contact you by e-mail only if you’ve given us permission to do so, which we assume to be the case when you ask us for information, subscribe to the newsletter, articles or apply for employment. We will not provide your e-mail address to any third parties, except to third-party agents acting on our behalf or to our vendors as noted above.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just “surfing”. Learn more about SSL.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information offline. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.