Last Modified: July 14, 2022
WHO WE ARE
The Mississippi Blues Trail (msbluestrail.org) is administered by Visit Mississippi, the official tourism office for the state of Mississippi (visitmississippi.org). Visit Mississippi (Mississippi Tourism) is a division of the Mississippi Development Authority (ms.gov), 501 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201 • 601-359-3297
Because ms.gov values its visitors, we only collect the minimum amount of information necessary to serve our customers. Ms.gov will collect no personal information about you when you visit its web portal unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information by entering information in an online form, sending an e-mail, participating in a contest or other promotion.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Mississippi Blues Trail web portal to read web pages or download information, the website will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. Your web browser software transmits most of this information to us; however, this information does not identify you personally.
We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
• The numeric IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access the msbluestrail.org web portal.;
• The type of browser and operating system used to access the web portal;
• The date and time you access the msbluestrail.org web portal;
• The pages you visit, including graphics loaded from each page and other documents you download; and
• If you were referred to the msbluestrail.org portal from another website, msbluestrail.org captures the address of the referring website.
Msbluestrail.org uses this information to make the web portal more useful to visitors–to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology visitors use.
We do not use information to track or record information about individuals and their visits.
• A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online “shopping cart” to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie transmits this information back to the website’s computer which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most consumers do not know that “cookies” are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a “cookie” on your computer.
VOLUNTARY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMISSION
If you choose to identify yourself by sending Msbluestrail.org an e-mail, participating in a contest or other promotion, or by using online forms, some personal data may be collected; however, that data will only be used for limited purposes.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
Msbluestrail.org will only send personally identifiable information about you to other companies, agencies, or people when:
• We have your consent to share the information;
• We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested.
• We are required to do so by law, subpoena, court order or legal process; or
Agreement or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.
• Ms.gov is not directed to children under 13 and does not knowingly collect personal information from children.
• In the event children unknowingly provide information through the ms.gov web portal, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer and not to create profiles of children.
• Ms.gov is committed to ensuring the integrity of the information and systems it maintains. As such, ms.gov has instituted security measures for all information systems under our control so that information will not be lost, misused, or altered.
• For site security purposes and to ensure that our Internet services remain available to all users, ms.gov uses software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
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