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Privacy Policy

Web Site Information Collection and Use Privacy Policy

The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit the Tennessee State Parks website are important to us. No personal information is collected at this site unless it is provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information. The following paragraphs disclose the information gathering and usage practices for the website.

What information do you collect about me?

The State only collects the personal information that is necessary to provide the information or services requested by an individual. "Personal information" refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. This is the same information that an individual might provide when visiting a government office and includes such items as an individual's name, address, or phone number.

We also collect statistical information that helps us understand how people are using the web site so we can continually improve our services. The information collected is not associated with any specific individual and no attempt is made to profile individuals who browse the web site. You may be asked to participate in surveys at this site. Participation is optional, and the choice to participate or not to participate will have no effect on your ability to use other features of the site.

How do you use this information?

Information that you provide is used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to contacting you regarding services or information you have requested or processing payments you have submitted.

Information that is automatically collected is used to optimize web site performance, retrieve user preferences, and ensure data integrity as well as to provide third parties with usage statistics in an aggregated form not identifying individual users.

Automatically collected information is also used by third party vendors to help us with online tracking and to provide you with targeted display advertisements, also known as behavioral advertising, on other web sites that you visit. We and third party vendors, including Google and Facebook, use cookies, web beacons and other storage technologies to provide measurement services and targeted ads.

The cookies that we and third party vendors, such as Google and Facebook, use to provide you with ads based on your past visits to our web sites include both first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie). These are used together to report how the ad impressions and advertisements that you are provided and interact with are related to visits to our web sites.

Website Security

The State of Tennessee is committed to the security of the information that is either available from or collected by this website. The State has taken multiple steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.

What are cookies?

Any web page or application at this site that uses cookies will identify itself as such. Cookies are short and simple text files that are stored on a user's computer hard drive by web sites. They are used to keep track of and store information so the user does not have to supply the information multiple times. The information that is collected through cookies at this site is handled in the same manner as other information collected here. You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when a web site attempts to send you a cookie. You can also check your hard drive for cookie files and delete them from your computer.

What choices do I have regarding your use of information about me?

You can set your browser to notify you before you receive cookies so you have a chance to accept the cookies, and you can set your browser to turn off cookies by updating your privacy settings in your browser. Please note that if you choose to reject or disable cookies, your access to certain areas of our web sites may be limited.

If you provide your email address to opt in to receiving future commercial marketing emails from us, then we may send information to you about our products or services. To opt out from receiving commercial marketing email communications from us, please click on the opt out (unsubscribe) link in the message you receive from us. 

Links to Other Sites

This web site has links to many other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. The State of Tennessee is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites and suggests you review their privacy statements. 

What happens when this information collection and use policy changes?

From time to time we may change our information collection and use policy. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. 

Who can I contact if I have questions regarding this website use policy?

Questions regarding this web site information collection and use policy should be directed to us by email to or by writing to us at Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, ATTN: Ask TN State Parks, William R. Snodgrass Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Second Floor Nashville, TN 37243.