I. About Destination DC and Privacy
About Destination DC
Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation with a membership of approximately 850 businesses and organizations that support the Washington, DC travel and tourism sector.
Washington.org is the official web site of Destination DC.
Our postal address is:
901 7th Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-3719
We can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].
Your privacy is important to Destination DC, and we will treat any of your information with care.Our Privacy Statement lets you know how we handle personally identifiable information you share with us through our digital and printed communication vehicles.
II. Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”)
Personal Information Collection
Any personal information you provide to us is maintained on Destination DC’s secure servers and our internal systems. We collect information when you register online or update your account, log-in, place an order, communicate online with our customer service representatives, opt-in to receive our emails, shop online, participate in a sweepstakes, contests, promotions or surveys, or join our social networking sites. We may also collect information from other marketing material. This information may include, but is not limited to, your contact information (for example, your first and last name, email address, billing and shipping addresses and phone number) and billing information (such as credit card number, cardholder name, and expiration date). We may also request information about your hotel room preferences, and frequent flyer, hotel award program and car rental program information. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general most of the information we request from you is required in order for you reserve a hotel; register as a member; book travel; complete a traveler profile; participate in a survey, contest, or sweepstakes; ask us a question; or initiate other transactions on our site.
Travel Companion Information
When you make a reservation for someone else through this website, we will request personal information and travel preferences about that individual. You should obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing us with their personal information and travel preferences, as any access to view or change their information will be available only through your account.
Personal Information Uses
Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
You may occasionally get cookies from our partners, sponsors or other third parties. We have no access to or control over these cookies.
The offers provided on these pages are the sole responsibility of the vendors making the offers. Destination DC makes no representation as to the accuracy or reliability of the offers being made, or of the values represented herein. Consumers wishing to take advantage of these offers are urged to use diligence in doing so and to understand that they do so at their own risk.
Destination DC provides its users with the ability to create a new account, or sign-in to an existing account using their Facebook credentials – rather than having to establish a separate, Destination DC username and password. If you choose to use Facebook Connect to sign in to Destination DC, the first time you select this option you will be prompted by Facebook to allow Destination DC the privilege of being able to post content to your Facebook Wall and to your friends’ News Feeds. Facebook will also ask if you want to allow Destination DC access to your email address. Accepting both of these requests allows you to use your Facebook credentials to access Destination DC, and also signals your acceptance of Destination DC’sTerms of Service. If you choose to revoke these privileges from Destination DC, you can do so at any time by accessing the Applications Settings under the Account menu in Facebook.
Links to Outside Web Sites
This site may contain links to third party sites not controlled by Destination DC, which therefore are not covered by this Privacy Statement, such as those belonging to Destination DC partners and sponsors. We recommend that you check the privacy statement of other sites you visit before providing any personal information.
Security of Information
Destination DC recognizes the importance of safeguarding personal information in our possession from theft, inappropriate use, or improper distribution. It should, however, be recognized that no company can perfectly protect personal information.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
If you have concerns or questions regarding Destination DC’s consumer privacy practices, please forward them to [email protected].
We do not want to send you information you do not want to receive. If you no longer want us to contact you, please click here to be removed from our mailing list.
Changes to Privacy Statement
Destination DC retains the right to change this Privacy Statement. For your benefit, we will post changes to this page in a timely manner. Your continued use of our web sites after any changes to this Privacy Statement signifies your agreement to the changes.
This Privacy Statement was updated on 10/25/2012.