Southwest Montana Privacy Policy Statement Rights


This is a website of Southwest Montana Tourism. All contents ©2018. All rights reserved. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact Southwest Montana. Southwest Montana Tourism is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization.


The purpose of this statement is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information. If you have further questions we can be reached via email at or you can reach us by telephone at 1-800-879-1159. Our postal address is:

Southwest Montana
1105 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online, including: (a) first and last name; (b) a residence or other physical address, including a street name and name of a city or town; (c) an e-mail address; (d) a telephone number; (e) a social security number; or (f) unique identifying information that an internet service provider or a government website operator collects.

Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected

Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to access Southwest Montana’s website or to download information. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (name, address, telephone number, email address) unless you provide it voluntarily.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected Guest Book

If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it online. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office. The information you voluntarily submit is used by Southwest Montana to notify consumers about updates to our website, used to contact consumers for marketing purposes and shared with reputable Montana businesses and organizations to contact consumers for marketing purposes. Individuals are provided with the option to not have their name shared. None of the information we collect will be used for a purpose other than the express purposes set forth in this statement, except as required by law. Individuals will be provided with the ability to “opt out” at any time of any communication regarding new service updates from Southwest Montana.

Email This Page to a Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask for the friend’s name and email address. Southwest Montana will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Southwest Montana does not store this information.

Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information, and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes and may also be shared with Montana businesses and organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes. Survey information will be used for purpose of monitoring and improving the usability and satisfaction of this site and will not be shared with Montana businesses or organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.

Log Files and User Tracking

For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name and IP address. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We collect the domain name and IP address of visitors to our site, browser type and version, operating system, aggregate information on what pages consumers’ access and how long they stay on each page and information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations and e-mail. This information is used to enhance and position the content on our website.

Google Analytics

User information from the Southwest Montana website is collected primarily to provide a more efficient user experience. uses “cookies” “pixel tags” and “spotlight tags,” to provide more relevant content and advertisements, as well as to improve the website experience. These may be small text or graphic files which are put on your computer. Information provided through these methods is anonymous in nature. If you wish, you may set your browser to refuse cookies. Some cookies may remain on your computer until you manually delete them.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google offers opt-outs for analytics and for Google’s remarketing services.

Google’s use of your IP address and other data held by Google is governed by your preferences within Google’s product suite and Google’s privacy policies. Visit Google’s website for to view their privacy policies and opt-out options.

In addition, this website may use third-party and partner advertiser cookies, pixel tags, or spotlight tags on select web pages. The purpose of these types of cookies, pixels, and tags is to collect and aggregate statistics about your visit to our website and/or to provide relevant re-marketing to you. These companies and partners may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.


We use tracking tools such as cookies, and other technologies or methods of integration that may be placed in the browser of your device (e.g., computer or mobile phone) to collect non-personally identifiable information about the user. The information may be analyzed to create summary statistics, recognize trends, gather broad demographic data and personalize information for visitors to the website using customer preferences as well as visitor’s location. The information may also be used for retargeting ads.


The website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Southwest Montana and the State of Montana are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information by this website.

Changing or Removing Personal Information

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by contacting Southwest Montana. If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us at the above address or writing to us at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will also remove your name form the list we share with other organizations. We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding specific requests they have placed online or in the case of winning prizes from our online contests. From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use only data collected from the time of the policy change forward.

Consumers may prevent their information from being used by contacting Southwest Montana. Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to all information maintained about them. Consumers can access this information by contacting Southwest Montana.


We utilize reasonable security procedures to safeguard your personal information and to protect your privacy, but we are not liable for any failure to safeguard your information.