Privacy Policy

OVERVIEW

Thank you for visiting DiscoverNavajo.com, the official travel website for the Navajo Nation, which is operated by the Navajo Tourism Department (NTD). As part of a commitment to providing an informative and userfriendly website, NTD collects and stores certain information automatically, as well as whatever personal information you choose to provide to NTD during your use of this website. This Privacy Policy details how NTD handles data gathered during your visit to this website. The data gathered on the NTD site is primarily utilized as a marketing tool to promote economic growth on the Navajo Nation. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the data handling practices described in this statement.  

AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED AND STORED DATA

As you navigate this website, for example reading and/or downloading information presented on the website, we automatically gather and store certain information about your visit to help us improve our services and provide a more robust experience for this website’s users. This automatically gathered information does not identify you personally, as your right to privacy is of the utmost importance to the Navajo Nation. The following information is a sample of what is automatically gathered when you use this website:

  • The internet domain, for example company1.com or yourschool.edu, and IP address – the number automatically assigned to your computer when you are surfing the web, from which you access this website; The type of browser and operating system used to access this website;
  • The date and time you access this website;
  • Which pages you visit on this website;
  • The address of another website, if any, from which you linked to our website.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

NTD may also gather personally identifiable information (mailing address, email address, or phone number) to inform you of other products or services available from NTD and its affiliates, and/or to contact you via research surveys requesting your feedback on currently offered services or on potential new services.

NTD does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. NTD may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to these external business partners. Additionally, NTD may share data with contracted external business partners to help perform statistical analyses, send you electronic or postal mail on NTD’s behalf, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such contracted business partners are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these agreed-upon services to or on behalf of NTD, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

INFORMATION COLLECTED FOR TRACKING AND CUSTOMIZATION PURPOSES (COOKIES)

This website uses cookies to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard disk by a web page server, that allows your computer to allow the cookie to remember specific information about your session whenever you are connected to this website. Your computer only shares information in the cookie to the website that provided that cookie, and no other website can request it.

There are two types of cookies: ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies.’ Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open; once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time. NTD uses session/persistent cookies. NTD uses session cookies for technical purposes such as enabling better navigation through this website, or allowing you to customize your preferences for interacting with this website. NTD also uses persistent cookies to gather aggregate metrics on site usage to understand how people are using this website so we can make it better, and to enhance your experience on this website, all while protecting your privacy. Persistent cookies are used to gather anonymous summary demographic information, and to remember your browser when it is used to visit this website again later (for example, to remember you when your browser comes back to the site, so we don’t invite you to take our customer satisfaction survey or receive a newsletter every time you visit).  These persistent cookies uniquely identify a browser on a computer, but never a person. In other words, if the same person uses Chrome and Internet Explorer, two unique sets of browser cookies (session and persistent) will be assigned, one for each browser, so that person will be counted as two different visitors because visits are based on browsers, not computers or persons.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Although using cookies creates a much better experience for you, the basic functions of this website will also work without them, and so you can modify your browser settings to decline the use of cookies if you would prefer. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can edit your browser’s options to stop accepting them or to prompt you before accepting such cookies from the websites you visit. If you choose to decline the placement of this website’s cookies on your hard disk, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features available on this website.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

NTD will disclose personal information gathered from your visit to this website, without notice, only when required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NTD or this website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NTD; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of this website’s users.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through this website’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.   

SENDING US INFORMATION

You may choose to provide us with personal information, for example by e-mail, or through a posted comment or question. We will use any such information to respond to your request or improve this website and NTD’s services in general, but will not share the information provided other than as described in the Personally Identifiable Information and Disclosure of Personal Information sections above.

LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES

This website may contain links to other websites, owned and operated by entities other than NTD and the Navajo Nation. When you click on one of those links, you will no longer be on this website, and as such, are subject to the privacy policies governing that new website. NTD is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of this website.

This policy covers information and data collected while browsing and/or using the services offered on this website. It does not extend to the use of external links that may have directed you to, or be included on this website. NTD does not have access to the information gathered by those websites, nor are we responsible for their content or processing of personal information or data. Please refer to the privacy policies of those websites for further details on their own data protection policies.

SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

NTD takes the security of your personal information seriously, and works to secure it from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. In addition to training NTD staff on the importance of securing customer information, we have administrative and technical controls in place to safeguard your information, and require all contracted business partners acting on NTD’s behalf to keep your information confidential and secure.

AMENDMENTS

NTD may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. As such, NTD encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the most current details of how NTD is collecting and using your information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

NTD welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. Should you have questions or comments regarding this Statement, please contact NTD at info@discovernavajo.com or (928) 810-8501. Thank you.