Terms & Conditions/ Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.jekyllisland.com. The Jekyll Island – State Park Authority (“JIA”) strives to provide online resources in a safe, secure manner that respects your privacy when you visit our site. These terms and conditions and privacy statement address the collection, use, disclosure, and security of information that may be obtained by JIA through the use of its website.

Third-Party Content Disclaimer

In an effort to foster confidence in government through openness to the public, the Jekyll Island – State Park Authority (“JIA”) provides opportunity through this website for viewing information or comments related to JIA activities that are submitted by third-parties who are not associated with the JIA.

All such third-party submissions posted on, transmitted through, or linked from this web-site are the sole responsibility of the persons from whom the content originated. The JIA shall not be liable for such third-party content, including situations where it may be erroneous, offensive, or controversial.

The JIA reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove third-party content from this website at its sole discretion. However, the JIA is not obligated to remove third-party content and is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing.

Any third-party submission that is removed from this web-site is available for public inspection at the JIA’s offices in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act.

Information We Collect

If you visit the JIA website to read or download information, we may collect some or all of this information:

  • The name of your domain (for example, “xyzcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account)
  • An IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
  • The pages you visit within the JIA site
  • The links made to other websites through this site

This information is collected for statistical analysis using third-party or proprietary software programs to create summary statistics. The statistics are used to determine what information is of most and least interest to all visitors and identifying system performance or problem areas. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes. If, during your visit to the JIA website, you voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, we will collect such information. Examples of personally identifiable information may include:

  • An e-mail address if you are communicating to us through e-mail
  • Information you voluntarily submit to the JIA for the purposes of completing or submitting an application or form online
  • Other information volunteered, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information, or content of e-mail

In general, please note the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and other graphic formats you send us. Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

Public Disclosure

As a general rule, the JIA does not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online except where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Georgia Open Records Act O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq., or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by The State of Georgia on its website may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.

Cookies

The JIA may occasionally use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website, and allowing customized features such as a “shopping cart” feature for online purchasing. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods.

Links Disclaimer

The JIA website may contain links to other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities. Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website. Once you link to a website not maintained by JIA, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on the JIA website is intended to allow the public convenient access to state government services and information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information we cannot guarantee that the information will be error-free. Therefore, the State of Georgia, the JIA, and their respective employees, officers and agencies expressly deny any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published through their websites and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

Tracking Clicked Links

In order to create a better electronic community, we track patterns of use on this site. We note which links are clicked to tell us what areas are of most interest to our visitors. A “referrer” is the information passed along by a web browser that references the web URL you linked from, and is automatically gathered by our web server. This information is used to identify broad demographic trends that may be used to provide information tailored to your interests. You will not be personally identified from this information.

Surveys

Occasionally our site may request information from users via surveys or polls. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys, they may not use our users’ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

Opt-Out Policy

The JIA will use email addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we email visitors who provide us with their email addresses for specific purposes such as receiving our email newsletters. After gathering any user information, JIA offers users the opportunity to remove their information from our database so as not to receive future communications or to no longer interact with the website until they later choose to.

Each email communication always contains instructions on how to discontinue receipt. If a visitor at any time chooses to no longer receive such information and opt-out from any future mailings, they have the opportunity to do so within each individual mailing.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Web Linking Policy

The JIA welcomes links to our site. We believe strongly in the utility of hyperlinks, which allow you to point directly to content, whether on the same site or an external site.
The JIA website contains links to other sites that we do not control; therefore, we are not responsible for these other sites. We provide these links for your reference and convenience, but we do not endorse the content of these other sites.

Please Do NOT:

  • Use the Jekyll Island Authority’s logo or any other logo/subsidiary logo images, including but not limited to the JIA logo, without prior written permission. For specific questions regarding Jekyll Island Authority brand standards and logo usage, please contact reception@jekyllisland.com or 912.635.4000. To request permission to use other information or graphics on this site, please contact reception@jekyllisland.com.
  • Copy editorial content and paste directly on to your site.
  • Attribute a link on your site to the JIA website and then link to another site.
  • Frame the JIA website content or otherwise present it as your own.
  • Use any images or content from the JIA website without permission.