Privacy Policy

Welcome to the U.S. Tourism Overlay Bureau (USTOB), a project by Destinovate LLC. We are currently in the research phase of developing our services, which include various subdomains and pages aimed at enhancing the tourism experience in the United States. At USTOB, we take your privacy seriously and want to be transparent about our data practices. This Privacy Policy outlines how we handle your information during this phase.

Cookies and User Data Collection:
Unlike many other platforms, USTOB does not collect any information on users who are simply browsing the site. We do not employ cookies for users in this capacity. Our commitment to privacy extends to every aspect of our service. However, we understand the convenience of tools like our itinerary planner. When users opt to utilize this feature, we offer a separate opt-in for cookies. These cookies are used solely to store the necessary information to seamlessly integrate your itinerary across pages, enhancing your experience without compromising your privacy. Rest assured, your trust and privacy are of utmost importance to us at USTOB.

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 store both the total aggregate number of views per page as well as individual timestamps for the most recent visit. This means that while we maintain overall usage statistics, we do not track every time in the past at which each page was viewed.

In addition to our own in-house traffic analysis, we leverage Google Analytics, a service provided by Google LLC, to analyze website traffic. Although our website does not use cookies, Google may track your browsing history through its own cookies, apps, and browser technologies while visiting our website and others. This process collects non-personally identifiable information such as IP address, browser type, and visited pages, which is stored on Google servers worldwide. This data helps us comprehend user interactions, enhance website performance, and refine marketing strategies. Your use of our website signifies consent to Google processing your data in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy.

Information Sharing:
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.

We use HubSpot, a reputable customer relationship management (CRM) platform, to manage and store the data you provide. HubSpot adheres to stringent data protection standards and has its own privacy policy in place to ensure the security of your information.

All submitted form data, including personal and business details, will be retained indefinitely on the HubSpot platform in accordance with their privacy policy. This allows us to maintain a record of interactions and provide you with the best possible experience and support.

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,, VRBO, 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.

Changes to Privacy Policy:
As we continue to develop the USTOB project, there may be updates to our Privacy Policy. Any changes will be communicated on this page, and we encourage you to review this policy periodically.

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.