Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Who we are

Discover Cincinnati is run by a local family who has decided that the Cincinnati needed a different kind of website. One that can show the true spirit of the Cincinnati Region and allows local residents free to low cost promotion.

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.

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. Any media uploaded to this site becomes the property of Discover Cincinnati and can be used for our promotional materials.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you 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. We are not responsible for the other third party websites that we have no control or affiliation with.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We are very protective of our visitors data. For that reason we absolutely will not share, disclose or distribute your account or contact information with any other third party knowingly. We are only using it for internal operation of our directory. We will do our best to protect any data that is collected on this site.

How long we retain your data

Certain listings like Places or Professionals remain indefinitely. Also if leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are also 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, 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). The authorized Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

We have the right to deny, modify, or delete any data left on this site for any reason. We also have the right to use your materials for our marketing endevours including social media. If we feel you are adding content that is not in the best interest of our directory we may remove, modify or contact you with a warning. If you are spamming, adding data in categories that do not belong or acting in a manner that is not in the best interest of our directory we may also ban you. For the most part, we want to provide a great resource for our local Queen City residents and visitors. If you contribute to that benefit we likely will have no issues. Just be reasonable and offer something of value. That’s all we ask.

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. Our stat counter collects random data used by our staff and our visitors to see how many visitors they receive. These stat offer random generic stats and do not personally identify you. Unlike other major online companies our tracking footprint is little to none.

Additional information

How we protect your data

For the best online security, all payments are processed off-site through Paypal servers. We do not collect or store any sensitive financial information directly on this site. Since your sensitive payment information is not stored by this site, and we use encryption and a security certificate, we feel our visitors financial information is as about safe as it can be in this age. Since no information is stored on this site, there is nothing to take if a security breach ever occurs.

We also have extra security software and programs installed to help prevent unauthorized use and to track snooping visitors up to no good. If someone is abusing our site or lurking around files where they shouldn’t be, we can detect their address and ban that IP’s from using our resource.  We also have automated software that will keep banning their new IP’s if they use an IP rotator, preventing them from having enough time to find any possible vulnerabilities.

Nobody’s perfect but at Discover Cincinnati we will always do our best to protect your account information.