At Visit Big Sky, we protect the privacy of those who use our technology and website. The following privacy statement provides details about how your personal and business information is collected and used.


This is a web site of Visit Big Sky. All contents © 2020, Visit Big Sky. All rights reserved. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact Visit Big Sky.


The purpose of the 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 e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at 406-995-3000. Our postal address is:

Visit Big Sky | PO Box 160100 | Big Sky, Montana 59716

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online, including:

  • (a) 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;
  • (f) unique identifying information that an internet service provider or a government website operator collects and combines with any information described in subsections (6)(a) through (6)(e).

Personally Identifiable Information Not Routinely Collected

Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to access the Visit Big Sky Web site 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 Visit Big Sky.

The information you voluntarily submit is used by Visit Big Sky 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 submit information which can be used in the manner above. 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 anytime of any communication updates from Visit Big Sky.

Visit Big Sky Monthly e-Newsletter

If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it online. If you wish to receive the Visit Big Sky Monthly e-Newsletter, we may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested monthly emails.

Log Files and User Tracking

For each visitor to our Web page, 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 Web site.

We use a variety of technologies on our web site. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our website provides to your browser when you visit our site. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our online program. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. This website also uses third-party cookies to track data; this provides additional opportunities to engage with on the world wide web. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within it.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Visit Big Sky is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information by this Web site.

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 Visit Big Sky.

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 from 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 on-line will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding specific requests they have placed on-line 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.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by contacting Visit Big Sky. Upon request we provide site visitors with access to all information [including proprietary information] that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by contacting Visit Big Sky. Consumers can have this information corrected or changed by contacting Visit Big Sky.


We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged on our site. We have appropriate security measures in place at our physical site to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our site.