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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Ocean City, NJ is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Ocean City, NJ Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Ocean City, NJ website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

Collection of your Personal Information

Ocean City, NJ collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Ocean City, NJ also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. 

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Ocean City, NJ. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Ocean City, NJ for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Ocean City, NJ Web site. 

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Ocean City, NJ public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Ocean City, NJ does not read any of your private online communications. 

Ocean City, NJ encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Ocean City, NJ so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Ocean City, NJ is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Ocean City, NJ and Ocean City, NJ family of Web sites. 

Use of your Personal Information

Ocean City, NJ collects and uses your personal information to operate the Ocean City, NJ Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Ocean City, NJ also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Ocean City, NJ and its affiliates. Ocean City, NJ may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. 

Ocean City, NJ does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Ocean City, NJ 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 the third party. In addition, Ocean City, NJ may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Ocean City, NJ, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 

Ocean City, NJ does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. 

Ocean City, NJ keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Ocean City, NJ, in order to determine what Ocean City, NJ services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Ocean City, NJ to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. 

Ocean City, NJ Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if 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 Ocean City, NJ or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ocean City, NJ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ocean City, NJ, or the public. 

Use of Cookies

The Ocean City, NJ Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Ocean City, NJ pages, or register with Ocean City, NJ site or services, a cookie helps Ocean City, NJ to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Ocean City, NJ Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Ocean City, NJ features that you customized. 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Ocean City, NJ services or Web sites you visit. 

Security of your Personal Information

Ocean City, NJ secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Ocean City, NJ secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. 

Changes to this Statement

Ocean City, NJ will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Ocean City, NJ encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Ocean City, NJ is protecting your information. 

Contact Information

Ocean City, NJ welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Ocean City, NJ has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ocean City, NJ at bhurst@ocnj.us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.