Privacy

TasteOfBlueRidge.com and Taste of Blue Ridge are committed to protecting your privacy on this Web site.

We collect personal information from our visitors on a voluntary basis only. Personal information may include email address, name, address, phone number and other relevant data. We do not require this personal information to obtain access to most of our site.

In order provide travel planning service and to respond to communication you initiate, we do collect personal information from visitors to our site. For example, we may collect limited personal information for the functionality of the travel planner profile element, blogging features, the contact us feature, any contest offerings, surveys, e-mail newsletters, or any other features that may require two way communication with you. The information gathered by us is used to understand your interests and to provide you with services including promotional materials. Any information we collect may be shared with our affiliates, advertisers, and vendors. Your participation in these activities or communications is entirely optional and at your own discretion.

TasteOfBlueRidge.com and Taste of Blue Ridge may provide you with current and future information about travel opportunities in the regions by using personal information provided by you. If you provided us with personal information through this web site, you have the option to request that we not contact you in the future. To opt out of any future communication, you may contact us using the contact information on the contact us page of this website.

Please remember that any information provided by you to public elements of our site such as blogging features, message boards, or news groups, or forums becomes public information. You should use caution when deciding to disclose information on those public forums.

Use of portions of this site requires you to establish and use a personal ID and password. You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that information and any activity to that account that may occur as a result of failure to protect the confidentiality of your ID and password.

The TasteOfBlueRidge.com website contains links to other sites. Links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience for our site visitors and do not constitute endorsement or control of their content. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of information compiled on our site from outside sources and from our business and organization partners. Visitors are advised to contact individual businesses or organizations to obtain the most current information before traveling.

Our web servers may also collect aggregated information to measure number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, and other relevant statistics. We collect this information to measure the use of our site, to improve the content of our site, and to evaluate technical performance and to identify problem areas.

Cookies are essential to the proper functioning of portions of the TasteOfBlueRidge.com website. Cookies are small text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, by using our travel planner. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience on our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site). We also may use cookies to provide you tailored offers of products and services. If you want to control which cookies you accept, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you every time a website’s server offers a cookie. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser.

This policy may be changed or updated from time to time. Please refer back to this notice to be informed of current policy. Additional questions or concerns about these policies should be directed to the contact page of this site.