Privacy Policy

Sevier County does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to title VI of the Civil rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

Sevier County respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit the Sevier County Website located at www.visitmysmokies.com. The Sevier County maintains this Privacy Policy to help you understand the commitment of Sevier County to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to the Sevier County on the Sevier County Website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information which Sevier County will collect from you on the Sevier County Website and how Sevier County will use that information.

Collection of Your Personal Information by Sevier County

The Sevier County’s mission is to provide you with personalized services and offerings designed to enhance your guest satisfaction. To do so effectively, Sevier County collects the following information:

  • (a) Personally Identifiable Information. Sevier County, through the use of the Sevier County Website, only collects personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily provide such personally identifiable information to Sevier County using the Sevier County Website. If you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit it.
  • (b) Information from the Use of “Cookies”. The Sevier County Website employs “cookie” technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the Sevier County Website to track your use of the Sevier County Website as you visit and revisit the Sevier County Website. The use of cookies by the Sevier County Website complies with generally accepted programming standards and practices. Please note that you can choose to block the use of cookies through settings in your web browser but be advised that certain features of the Sevier County Website may not work properly without them.

Use of Your Information by Sevier County
It is the policy of the Sevier County not to sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information you provide to the Sevier County, through the use of the Sevier County Website, without your written consent except as required by operation of the law or in compliance with legal authorities; provided, however the Sevier County may share your personal information with certain third parties (“Target Third Parties”) without your written consent in order to further the purpose for which you voluntarily provide the Sevier County with the information. Additionally, the Sevier County engages third party information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations. Because such information management service providers may access our systems, such information management service providers may have access to your information. The Sevier County does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within Sevier County systems and databases to such information management service providers but requires these information management service providers to sign confidentiality agreements to keep all confidential information and other proprietary information found in our systems confidential.

The Sevier County routinely collects, compiles, and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of the Sevier County Website and information services in order to enhance membership services, advertising services, improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze Sevier County Website usage, improve the Sevier County Website’s content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior and enhance service offerings.   The Sevier County reserves the right to take any action the Sevier County deems prudent or necessary to safeguard the Sevier County Website and your information in the Sevier County systems and databases from malicious or unwarranted attack by viruses, hackers, or other miscreants.

Collection and Use of Your Information by Third Parties
Please note that third parties offer goods and services on and through the Sevier County Website. We assume each such third party has its own internal privacy policy and data collection and use practices. The Sevier County does not have any responsibility for their practices

Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information
You may request the Sevier County change or delete your personal information in Sevier County systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action to the following email address: inquire@smokymountaincabinvacation.com

Please note that after the Sevier County processes a change or deletes your personal information from active Sevier County systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual copies of your information may still exist in Sevier County systems and on archive or backup media.

Your Consent
By using the Sevier County Website, you consent to the collection and use of the above-described information by Sevier County (and Target Third Parties, in which case, once such Target Third Party is in possession of your information, we can not control such Target Third Party’s use of your information). If you do not agree with the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Sevier County Website.

Electronic Newsletters
We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and email reminders 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 share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.

Control of your Password
You are required to control the security of your password. We are not responsible for any damages arising out of the loss or misuse of your passwords. If you have forgotten your password, please go to the appropriate page and enter your email in the appropriate box and resubmit it. Your password will be emailed to you shortly thereafter. Note that we will never ask for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email.

Your Questions and Concerns
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or any of Sevier County’s use of your information, please contact the Sevier County at the following email address: inquire@visitmysmokies.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy
On occasion the Sevier County may amend or change this Privacy Policy by updating or revising this posting, with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting.

Posted: March 19, 2009

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