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Privacy Policy

We know. The lawyers made us do it.

The www.explorelawrence.com site is owned by eXplore Lawrence (dba Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau) At eXplore Lawrence, we care about your privacy and have implemented a privacy policy that clearly outlines the policies and terms of use applicable to this site and your use thereof.

WEBSITE 

Information We Collect
There are three types of information that can be collected on this site: (i) usage information; (ii) non-personal information; and (iii) personal information.

  • Usage Information: Our web server automatically recognizes and saves the domain name and IP address through which you arrive on the site. Other aggregate site information we may collect includes entry page, time on site and number of page views. We use this data for internal review of traffic patterns to and on our site, and to help us improve users’ experiences. This information will only be used to learn how site visitors use our services and the site.
  • Non-Personal Information – which means data in a form that does not include direct or indirect association with an identifiable individual but can be used to identify a user of the site, such as a unique device id for a mobile phone or tablet, zip code, area code, state and country. We use this data to help us advertise and market our services, analyze the effectiveness of advertisements, and to better understand visitors to our site.
  • Personal Information – (name, address, email address, phone number) – If you request information from eXplore Lawrence by filling out a form on the site, we may need your e-mail address, street address and/or phone number in order to respond. This information is added to the eXplore Lawrence database, but its use is limited to responding to your requests.
  • Explore Lawrence does not collect or store any personal information that you do not expressly provide, nor will it send you any additional emails beyond satisfying your request unless you expressly agree to receive these emails.

Cookies
We use cookies on this site. A cookie is a text file placed on your computer or mobile device by some web pages that you visit. When you visit the site again, the web server retrieves the cookie and reconfigures itself based on your profile and preferences, such as previous pages you visited and any information you provide via a form.

Cookies generated by sites such as explorelawrence.com provide users with a personalized and an enhanced online experience. By assigning and storing a unique user name cookie on your computer or mobile device, we are able to offer you personalized collection, filtering, and delivery of information, including serving advertisements to you while you are visiting Lawrence, Kansas that we feel will be of the greatest interest and value to you. Also, overall, aggregated usage information derived from cookies helps us improve our offerings by showing us how different areas of the site are being used. We also utilize cookies that record your general location based on your IP address and your interactions with our media in order to monitor how effective our media is at inspiring you to visit Lawrence, Kansas. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to reveal or discover the identity of the individual user. Your acceptance of our cookies will not compromise your anonymity while using our site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can control cookies through your browser preference settings. If you choose to reject cookies, certain functions and applications on the site may be disallowed as a result, and you will not benefit from any personalized and enhanced services that are available. If you wish to opt out of cookies that allow us to serve eXplore Lawrence advertisements while you are in Lawrence, Kansas and collect aggregate information on arrivals, click here.

Links to Third Party Sites
There are a few sections on the eXplore Lawrence site that are hosted by various partners of eXplore Lawrence. Some of these partners maintain the look and feel of our site or a segment of our site, and sometimes it may not be evident when a user is on one of these sections. These pages are governed by the partner’s privacy policy and terms and conditions of use.

Electronic Newsletters
We offer free, electronic newsletters as a service to our registrants, based upon your voluntary subscription. You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in). We do not allow third parties, including advertisers or partners to send emails to our list. You may opt out of receiving promotional and newsletter emails from eXplore Lawrence by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails.

Disclaimer and Release With Respect to Any Linked Site or Other Third Party
Any transaction that you enter into with any linked site or other third party via or as a result of viewing our site is solely between you and such linked site or other third party. By using this site, you understand and agree that eXplore Lawrence has no responsibility for any other sites or third party content or transactions. You further agree that you will hold eXplore Lawrence harmless and not liable, and release eXplore Lawrence from any all suits and/or claims, should you have any dispute over or problem with any such sites, site content or transactions.

General Legal Notice and Disclaimer
References herein to any product or service offered by a linked site or other third party do not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by eXplore Lawrence. While eXplore Lawrence makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, eXplore Lawrence does not approve or certify such information nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of such information.

Use of such information is voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its applicability, accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness with regard to the user’s specific needs and purposes. Explore Lawrence (including its employees and agents) is not responsible for and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on the information available through this site. No approvals, recommendations, endorsements, guarantees or warranties, including, but not limited to, any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular use or purpose of products or services named on this Internet site are made by eXplore Lawrence.

Account Information & Retention: You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by emailing us at visinfo@explorelawrence.com. We will retain your personal information as long as your account is active.

Terms of Use
By visiting, using and/or submitting information to this site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy and conditions of use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions you should not use this site or any products or services offered by eXplore Lawrence, a linked site, or other third party discussed herein.

You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy and conditions of use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the State of Kansas.

A Special Note about Children
This site is directed to adults, not children. While eXplore Lawrence does not encourage children to use the site, it takes its responsibility to protect children’s privacy seriously. In compliance with the Children’s Privacy Protection Act, eXplore Lawrence does not, knowingly, collect personal information from children under 13.

Notices and Changes to Our Privacy Policy
As our services change from time to time, this Privacy Policy and conditions of use are expected to change. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy and conditions of use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Policy and conditions of use at this site.

It is your responsibility to check our site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy and conditions of use that are in effect and any changes that may have been made to them. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and conditions of use in effect at the most recent time of use. The provisions posted on this site and contained herein supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this site.

Questions Regarding Our Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy and conditions of use or the use of this site generally, please contact us via one of the following methods:

eXplore Lawrence
Attention: Webmaster
Email:admin@explorelawrence.com
Office (785) 856-5282
Fax 785-856-5303
 

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY 
eXplore Lawrence engages with our guests on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. These social media channels provide us an opportunity to engage with our followers by sharing the great things that Lawrence has to offer and to have a dialogue with our followers. This will give you a better idea about how to engage with us in social media, what you can expect from us, and where to find more information.

If you are a member of the media, please see our Media page for access to high resolution photographs and more information.

eXplore Lawrence’s Twitter Engagement Guidelines
Through our Twitter account eXplore Lawrence engages with our users to help provide an extraordinary experience during a visit and to listen to what is happening in our community to share with our followers. We aim to respond to you as much as possible in real time, but will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours during regular business hours. If you need to speak to one of our staff members, you may contact eXplore Lawrence directly at 785-856-5282.

Here are a couple of things you should know about our Twitter engagement:

  • We strive to have conversations with our followers. We ask that you use @ messages in a way that helps to promote a healthy dialogue. If you have a questions, or concern, please feel free to direct message us or contact our offices at 785-856-5282.
  • We try and respond to any and all questions and comments that you may have. However, we do reserve the right to use our best judgment in selecting the message to which we respond.
  • Following a Twitter account or including an account in a Twitter list does not constitute an endorsement; the same applies to re-tweeting messages posted on accounts that eXplore Lawrence does not own, or marking them as “favorites.”

The posting and presence of content on Twitter and on our Website does not necessarily mean that eXplore Lawrence agrees with the content, ensures its accuracy or otherwise approves of it. Nothing in any Twitter page constitutes a binding representation, agreement or an endorsement on the part of eXplore Lawrence. Please review Twitter’s terms of use carefully when engaging on the site.

eXplore Lawrence’s Facebook Engagement Guidelines
Explore Lawrence’s Facebook page provide us an opportunity to engage with our followers by sharing all the great things that Lawrence has to offer and to have a dialogue with our followers.   Please adhere to the following Facebook user guidelines when engaging on this channel.

  • Don’t do anything that breaks the law.
  • Be polite and courteous, even if you disagree. Excessive name calling, profanity, fighting words, discriminatory epithets, sexual harassment, bullying, gruesome language or the like, will not be tolerated.
  • Stay on topic. Keep the conversation relevant to the community and contribute to the dialogue. We reserve the right to remove content that is off-topic, out of context, spam, promotional or links to third party sites.
  • Keep it real. All wall postings should come from a real person and Facebook profile. Postings from fake or anonymous profiles will be deleted when discovered.
  • There is a place for customer service-related questions, complaints, concerns or ideas from guests. If you a have a guest service comment, complaint, concern or idea, we encourage you to use Facebook messaging or contact our offices at 785-856-5282.
  • We reserve the right to remove content posted to Facebook that violates these guidelines.

eXplore Lawrence’s Pinterest Engagement Guidelines
Explore Lawrence loves the creative and collaborative nature of Pinterest. Our pins and boards are meant to celebrate Lawrence in all of its diversity and inspire pinners to learn more about what Lawrence has to offer. Our Pinterest page is open to the public. While you are able to comment on our pins, we expect conversations to follow the rules of polite discourse and we ask that participants treat each other, as well as our employees, with respect. We may delete comments or posts that do not follow our community guidelines.

  1. Keep it Family Friendly. Profane, obscene, inappropriate, disruptive or unrelated comments will be deleted.
  2. Be nice. Threats, personal attacks, abusive comments, defamatory or discriminatory comments will also not be tolerated.
  3. Be honest. No false, inaccurate, libelous or otherwise misleading claims will be tolerated
  4. Keep it real. All postings need to come from a real person; no spam will be allowed.
  5. Stay on topic. Keep the conversation relevant to the community and contribute to the dialogue. We reserve the right to remove content that is off-topic, out of context, spam, promotional or links to third party sites.

Please keep in mind that our Pinterest page is a place to promote and celebrate Lawrence, Kansas. It is not to be considered a substitute for general inquiries or questions. Please email us at admin@explorelawrence.com or call 785-852-5282 if you have specific questions about planning a visit to Lawrence or concerns about a pin. Please remember we may not be available to respond during non-business hours.

If you are a member of the media, please see our media page for access to high resolution photographs and more information on our pins and attractions.

Please adhere to all Pinterest Community guidelines on our site.

eXplore Lawrence’s Instagram Engagement Guidelines
eXplore Lawrence’s Instagram account provides a snapshot of daily life and highlights special events in Lawrence, Kansas.   From time to time we may share visitors’ and partners’ photos with the appropriate photo credits. We strive to make Instagram a place for dialogue and collaboration. Please @ mention us in a way that promotes healthy dialogue. We try to respond to questions posed on our feed, but we do reserve the right to use our best judgment in selecting the messages to which we respond. If you have an immediate question or concern, please call our offices at 785-856-5282 or email us at admin@explorelawrence.com. Please remember we may not be available immediately during non-business hours and will respond to your questions or concerns when we return to the office.

Please share our photos as long as you give credit to the eXplore Lawrence Instagram page and adhere to our community guidelines.

  • Don’t do anything that breaks the law or advocates breaking the law.
  • Be polite and courteous, even if you disagree. Excessive name calling, profanity, fighting words, discriminatory epithets, sexual harassment, bullying, gruesome language or the like, will not be tolerated.
  • Stay on topic. Keep the conversation relevant to the topic/picture and contribute to the dialogue. We reserve the right to remove content that is off-topic, out of context, spam, promotional or links to third party sites.
  • Keep it real. All photo comments and shares should come from a real person and Instagram account. Postings from fake or anonymous profiles will be deleted when discovered.
  • There is a place for customer service-related questions, complaints, concerns or ideas from guests. If you a have a guest service comment, complaint, concern or idea, we encourage you to email us at admin@explorelawrence.com or contact our offices at 785-856-5282.
  • We reserve the right to remove content that violates these guidelines.

The posting and presence of content on Instagram and on our website does not necessarily mean that eXplore Lawrence agrees with the content, ensures its accuracy or otherwise approves of it. Nothing in any Instagram posts constitutes a binding representation, agreement or an endorsement on the part of eXplore Lawrence. Remember, all standard Instagram guidelines apply.