Who we are

This website address (https://greatamericanwest.co.nz) is managed by Davidson Communications (http://www.davcomm.com.au/). Davidson Communications is contracted by Rocky Mountain International (http://www.rmimarketing.com/) to provide up to date tourism information and inspiration about the US five-state region of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming – collectively known as The Great American West – to interested tour operators, trade, media, and consumers in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Some personal data is collected indirectly, for example when you fill out our contact form to receive customer support. We use the information submitted to us through these forms to respond to a direct customer inquiry, but we do not otherwise store or process this personally identifiable information.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track our website performance and make continual improvements to this website as a resource for trade and consumers interested in travel to the five-state region of Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Personally identifiable information is not collected through this service, data we do collect includes but is not limited to: web visits, sessions, bounce rate, and time on site. Google Analytics has their own privacy policy and is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Who we share your data with

Personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties. The general, non-personally identifiable data we do share is provided to the state tourism offices of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to track performance of their tourism-related efforts in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Each state tourism office has their own privacy policies which can be viewed here: Idaho (https://visitidaho.org/terms-and-privacy/), Montana (https://www.visitmt.com/about-us/privacy-policy.html), North Dakota (https://www.ndtourism.com/information/privacy-policy), South Dakota (http://sd.gov/privacy.aspx), Wyoming (https://www.travelwyoming.com/privacy-policy).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For any user that visits out website, data retention for Google Analytics is 26 months.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We bring a higher level of security to your data through data encryption, or HTTPS encryption across this website. This helps to keep your browsing safe by securely connecting your browser with this website you visit.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our website involved a more secure system, continuously monitoring our services and underlying infrastructure to protect from threats, including span, malware, viruses, and other forms of malicious code.

What third parties we receive data from

We use Google Analytics to track our website performance and make continual improvements. Data we collect includes but is not limited to: web visits and sessions, bounce rate, and time on site. Google Analytics has their own privacy policy and is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Contact information

If you would like to request, modify or delete the information you have provided us, please contact us at: