Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Scottsdale Economic Development (“us,” “we,” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy applies to the ChooseScottsdale.com website (the Site) and provides details about how your personal information is collected and used by us. Personal information is any information that identifies you or would enable someone to contact you, which may include your name, email address, business name, phone number as well as other non-public information that is associated with such information. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this privacy policy. If you do not agree to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the website or subscription services.

Information we collect and use

For statistical purposes our website will record the following information:

  • The domain name of your Internet Service Provider, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net."
  • Your Internet Protocol address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Website.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website.
  • The date and time you visit our site, and the web pages that you visit on our site.
  • The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.

We use this information for statistical analysis and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. We also may contact organizations visiting our Website to seek interest in doing business with the city of Scottsdale.

Security and Privacy

We employ reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Notwithstanding our efforts, we cannot guarantee absolute or unqualified protection of this information given the open nature and resulting instability of the Internet and World Wide Web, and we make no representations or warranties as to the effectiveness of our security and assume no liability for security breaches or any failure in the security of your computer equipment, your internet service provider or other networks and communications providers.

Sharing of Information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We may share non-personal information with any third party, including the media, vendors, customers, potential customers or partners. For example, we may disclose web traffic statistics, browser statistics, regions visiting our site, mobile search trends, etc.

Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our partners as well as our analytics and other service providers (see Types of Third-Party Website and Applications on this site). These technologies are used in many ways, analyzing trends, administering and improving the Site, tracking users' movements around the Sites (including point of entry), gathering demographic information about our user base, measuring the success of a marketing campaign, providing improved customer service and providing more relevant content. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level.

Choice/Opt-out

You always have the opportunity to opt-out of our email marketing communications by following a link in the footer of email messages sent by us. You may also email us at Business@ScottsdaleAZ.gov and request we remove you from our contact databases.

Third Party Links and Information Collection and Use by Our Partners

The ChooseScottsdale.com website uses several 3rd Party Tools within this site, each with their own Privacy Policy (see Types of Third-Party Website and Applications on this site).

The Site may provide links to other websites or resources over which Scottsdale Economic Development does not have control ("External Websites"). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Scottsdale Economic Development of those External Websites. You acknowledge that Scottsdale Economic Development is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that we not responsible for the content of such External Websites. Your use of External Websites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Websites.

Types of Third-Party Website and Applications on this site

Third-Party Website and Application How It Works
AddThis

AddThis allows you to bookmark and share our content on a variety of social media sites. You do not need to register or provide any personal information. The AddThis service providers collect non-personal data,including aggregate and summary statistics on browsers and usage patterns.

AddThis also uses non-personal data to manage the service efficiently and diagnose server problems. Although AddThis offers some analytics and usage data to Scottsdale Economic Development, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information.

See AddThis Privacy Policy

Lead Forensics

Lead Forensics software implemented on this Site and is being used to identify site visitors as potential leads and may be able to identify visitor contact details such as:

  • Business name
  • Contact Information
  • Demographics 
  • Search behavior 
  • Financial data

Lead Forensics works by looking at site visitor IP addresses and comparing them to an IP address database to assemble available information for lead generation. Lead Forensics uses a small piece of code, much like Google Analytics, which tracks IP addresses visiting a website. Those IP addresses are then matched to data held by Lead Forensics, providing accurate information about unknown website visitors.

Constant Contact

Scottsdale Economic Development uses Constant Contact for email newsletter subscriptions. The privacy policy for Constant Contact is located here.

Constant Contact email marketing is permission based. If you received a mailing from Constant Contact, records indicate that (a) you have expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future ("opt-in"), or (b) you have registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing relationship with Constant Contact.

If you believe you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to abuse@constantcontact.com for review.

Google reCaptcha

The Google reCaptcha is enabled on the Constant Contact signup form to prevent machine bots from entering false subscription requests. This tool may recognize other Google cookies on your PC and link your activity.

Google Analytics

We use cookies on our site for analytics services purposes, including Google Analytics, (the “Analytics Service”). The Analytics Service are web analytics tools that help website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. The Analytics Service customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, the Analytics Service use first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

The Analytics Service collect information anonymously. They report website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of the Analytics Service without affecting how you visit our site. For more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

GIS Planning / Zoom Prospector

ZoomProspector provides the Site Selector tools on this website. This tool may be collecting the same non-personal user data Scottsdale Economic Development collects for statistical purposes.

Children

Our services are not directed to persons under 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without such parent or guardian's consent, he or she should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. When this Privacy Policy is changed, modified or amended, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted on this Website and be included within the Website’s Terms and Conditions. Any revised Privacy Policy will only apply prospectively to Personal Information collected or modified after the effective date of the revised policy. It is your responsibility to periodically check and review our Privacy Policy for changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide to us, please write to us by email to Business@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or by mail to: Scottsdale Economic Development, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, 2nd Floor, Scottsdale, AZ  85251.