Updated May 17, 2021

Social Media Policy and Privacy Policy

Social Media Policy

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) reserves the right to remove any posts on its social channels that:

  • Contains obscenity or obscene material.
  • Contains personal identifying information (PII) or sensitive personal information.
  • 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.
  • Advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual.
  • Promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates.

Public Records

The Port’s social media sites are subject to applicable public records laws. Any content maintained in a social media format that documents Port business, including communication posted by The Port and communication received from external stakeholders is a public record. The Legal Team, working closely with Communications and Marketing, is responsible for responding completely and accurately to any public records requests for social media content.


Privacy Policy

Statement of Policy

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

Collection of Your Personal Information

The Port collects personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. The Port 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. 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 for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Port web site.

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

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

Use of Your Personal Information

The Port collects and uses your personal information to operate its web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Port also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other available products or services. The Port 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 does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. From time to time, The Port 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 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, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

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

Use of Cookies

The Port 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 pages, or register with The Port’s site or services, a cookie helps The Port 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 web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use The Port 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 services or web sites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

The Port secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Port 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 will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Port encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Port is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Port welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Port 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.