No Collection of User Data or Cookies:
During this research phase, neither the U.S. Tourism Overlay Bureau nor its parent company, Destinovate LLC, collects or stores any user data or utilizes cookies via ustob.org or subodmains associated with ustob.org. We do not gather personal information, track user activity, or engage in any data collection methods that could compromise your privacy.
Traffic Analytics Data:
Our hosting server Digital Ocean retains semi-anonymous ingress data including IP addresses, ISP hostnames, and timestamps, for a duration of up to 90 days. This data allows us to gather basic traffic analytics while preserving the privacy of personally identifiable information. Please be assured that this information helps us understand our website's performance and usage patterns, and it aligns with our commitment to respecting user privacy.
The collected page view statistics are stored indefinitely on our secure servers. It is important to note that we only store the total aggregate number of views per page and do not retain individual timestamps for each visit. This means that while we maintain overall usage statistics, we do not track the specific times at which each page was viewed.
Since we are not collecting any user data, we have no information to share with third parties. Rest assured, your online interactions with our service remain private and untracked at this time.
Location Information Gathering:
When using our listings pages, your location information is solely used within your browser to calculate your distance from various points of interest. Rest assured that this data is never transmitted to our servers or any third-party servers, and USTOB does not retain or store your location information in any manner.
Data Submitted Using Contact Forms:
When you submit a contact form or add listing form on our website, certain personal data and business details will be collected and processed. This includes your first name, last name, email address, company name, market category, zip code, and Google Maps URL. We understand the importance of safeguarding your information and assure you that your data will be treated with the utmost care and respect for your privacy.
Sponsored Content and Third-Party Links:
USTOB may display sponsored content in the form of affiliate links, logos, and promotional materials from partners such as Expedia, Hotels.com, VRBO, Amazon.com and other affiliate companies. While these sponsored content pieces are visible on our site, no user data is transmitted between the USTOB site and our third-party sponsorship partners. However, it's important to note that if users click on any third-party links provided on our site, they may be subject to tracking by those third-party companies. Users are advised to review the privacy and cookie policies of these third-party websites before interacting with them. USTOB does not take responsibility for the data practices or policies of these external websites.
Thank you for your interest in USTOB. We look forward to providing you with an innovative and privacy-respecting platform that enhances your exploration of the diverse destinations the United States has to offer.