Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
This Privacy Policy, along with the City of Bakersfield policy, regulates the manner in which the Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (Bakersfield CVB) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users of its Web site. 

User privacy is important to the Bakersfield CVB. The Bakersfield CVB is dedicated to safeguarding the information users provide to the Bakersfield CVB. In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by government agencies. At the same time there are exceptions to the public's right to access records provided by both state and federal laws. These exceptions include the privacy of individuals. 

The Information We Collect 
The Bakersfield CVB may collect non-public personal information from users in a variety of ways, including online forms for ordering materials, and other instances where users are invited to volunteer such information. The type of information the Bakersfield CVB collects from users includes, but is not limited to: First Name, Last Name, Company Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country, Home Phone, and Email Address. The Bakersfield CVB may also collect information about how users use our Web site. While not all of the information collected by the Bakersfield CVB from users is non-public personal information, it may be associated with non-public personal information that users provide the Bakersfield CVB through its Web site. 

How We Use Information 
The Bakersfield CVB collects non-public personal information from its users in order to send them requested information such as a vacation Guide, meeting planners guide, or they may elect to receive the Bakersfield CVB's periodic online Newsletter and other CVB generated material. The Bakersfield CVB may also use information collected through its Web site for research regarding the effectiveness of the web site and the Bakersfield CVB's marketing and advertising efforts. By clicking the "Register" or "Submit" button on the web form, users consent to the disclosure of their non-public personal information for the above stated use and purpose. 

User Generated Content 
Sections of the Bakersfield CVB web site allow most local businesses owners/operators to register and post information about the establishment, a logo, a video, and post upcoming events on the events calendar. Through the web site, the Bakersfield CVB staff will approve all content before it can be viewed publicly on the web site. Content will not be made public if it is, but not limited too: vulgar, obscene, illegal, spam, misleading, offensive or abusive of another person, business, or city entity. Bakersfield CVB staff will also determine what events will appear on the events calendar. 

Disclosure of Information to Nonaffiliated Third Parties 
The Bakersfield CVB will not sell, share, or use the users' information in anyway other than for the use and purpose outlined above, and as provided by law. 

Maintenance of Information & Security 
The Bakersfield CVB uses reasonable safety measures to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure using industry standard security measures. Due to the nature of the Internet, computer networks, systems and other factors, the Bakersfield CVB cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. 

Use of IP Addresses 
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address does not contain any non-public personal information about you. Bakersfield CVB uses IP Addresses to send the requested pages to users. In addition, the Bakersfield CVB may also use it to gather broad demographic information about its users in general. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. 

Opt Out Notice and Opportunity to Opt Out 
The Bakersfield CVB, at the users' request, will remove any and all user information from its database or permit them to "opt-out" of any further e-mail or contact. 

Outside Links 
The Bakersfield CVB site has links to other Internet pages, which are deemed informational to potential Bakersfield visitors and convention members. 

The Bakersfield CVB and the City of Bakersfield, however, do not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does The Bakersfield CVB guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. In addition, the Bakersfield CVB has no control over the privacy practices of external Web sites. The user should read and understand the policies of all Web sites with respect to their privacy statements. These links are provided for your general information only. 

The Bakersfield CVB and the City of Bakersfield are neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of this Site or with respect to the material contained on this Site, including without limitation, any material posted on this Site or links there from. This Site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The City of Bakersfield is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, this Site and/or the materials contained on this Site whether the materials contained on this Site are provided by the City of Bakersfield or a third party. 

This document may be subject to change at any time without notice. Check this web page periodically for any changes. Last updated 2-28-2008.