Social Media Policy and Privacy Policy

Social Media Policy

The social media sites of the Port Authority and its managed entities serve as a limited public forum and all content published is subject to monitoring. The Port Authority reserves the right to reject or remove user-generated posts when the content:

  • is off-subject or out of context
  • contains obscenity or material that appeals to the prurient interest
  • contains personal identifying information or sensitive personal information (HIPAA violation)
  • contains offensive terms that target protected classes
  • is threatening, harassing or discriminatory
  • incites or promotes violence or illegal activities
  • contains information that reasonably could compromise individual or public safety

Public Records Law

The social media sites of the Port Authority and its managed entities are subject to applicable public records laws. Any content maintained in a social media format related to Port Authority business, including communication posted by the Port Authority and its managed entities and communication received from citizens and tourists, is a public record. The department maintaining the site is responsible for responding completely and accurately to any public records request for social media content.

Privacy Policy

Statement of Policy

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 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 Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority collects personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 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 the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring web site addresses. This information is used by the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s web site so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use, and share your information. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s web site.

Use of Your Personal Information

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority collects and uses your personal information to operate its web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other available products or services. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. From time to time, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority may 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, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 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 the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s web site, in order to determine what Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s web site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s web site 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 the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s web site, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority web site uses “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 Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority pages, or register with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s site or services, a cookie helps the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 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 Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 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 Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority services or web sites you visit.
Security of Your Personal Information

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority 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

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at info@cincinnatiport.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.