privacy policy

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), or State of Hawaii. By visiting and using this web site, its sub pages, and content, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Access and Use described and incorporated herein.

Introduction

This privacy policy covers all pages starting with www.mahalomonth.com, www.hawaiitourismauthority.org, and www.travelsmarthawaii.com. It includes information regarding the collection and use of "personally" identifiable information, which is any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual, such as your name, address, and phone number.

The Collection of Information

This site reserves the right to collect navigational information about users such as:

    The name of the domain from which the site was accessed;
    The date and time the site was accessed; and
    The web site address (also called the URL) of the link clicked to access the site.

This information is collected to assist in further developments and improvements to the web site. Unless otherwise noted, this site does not employ the use of ""cookies".

To ensure site security we monitor all unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise conduct criminal activity.  In connection with authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to required legal process, navigational information may be used to assist in obtaining personally identifiable information.  See, SECURITY AND MONITORING NOTICE in the Terms of Access and Use.

Use and Maintenance of Personally Identifiable Information

To conduct some transactions online it may be necessary for users to provide personally identifiable information to the HTA. Any personally identifiable information voluntarily provided by you will be used for the purpose of which the information was provided and may be shared with HTA staff, its contractors, and other state agencies in order to process your request, respond to your e-mail, or otherwise ensure a proper response to your request.  Each agency and contractor makes reasonable efforts to maintain accurate, complete, timely, and relevant personally identifiable information as necessary to assure fairness when using that information to make any determination regarding the individual.

Your personally identifiable information will not be disclosed or used for purpose other than those specified, without your consent, except as authorized by law. Please note that the fact that information provided by you is personally identifiable does not mean that it will remain private in all circumstances.

Personally identifiable information includes "personal record" and may be a "government record" as those terms are defined in Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statues, incorporated herein.  Access, including public access, to government records is controlled primarily by Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statues.

Non-State Web Sites

A State of Hawaii web site including this web site, may contain hypertext link to web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and may not be subject to Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statues, or other laws.  If you decide to visit those linked sites, you should check the privacy statements of those sites.  The State of Hawaii and Hawaii Tourism Authority are not responsible for the content provided on those sites.

Further Information

For information regarding identifiable information you have provided, please contact directly the agency or department you provided it to.  For questions about the State of Hawaii web site privacy policy and access to government records generally, visit the Office of Information Practices' web site: www.hawaii.gov/oip.