Privacy Policy

Visit Howard County (Tourism Council of Howard County, Inc.) is a public-private partnership dedicated to enhancing the economic benefit of tourism for Howard County's businesses, attractions, local governments, and residents. Membership is open to businesses and individuals interested in promoting tourism in Howard County.

Use of Personal Information

Visit Howard County is the sole owner of the information collected on Visit Howard County collects information from our users at several different points on our website. On this website we collect demographic data from Google's Interest-based advertising with Google Analytics.

Use of Non-Personal Information

We use tracking tools such as cookies, or other technologies places in the browser of you device (e.g. computer or mobile device) to collect non-personally identifiable information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses to provide us with general location data, sometimes across multiple devices. We may share this information with our service providers to monitor how effective our advertisements are at inspiring you to visit Howard County, Maryland. If you wish to opt out of cookies that allow us to serve our advertisements while you are in Howard County, Maryland, and collect aggregate information on arrivals, click here

Tracking Clicked Links

Visit Howard County uses third-party advertising technology to serve ads on sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to the sites upon which we advertise (not including your name, address, or other personal information) to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we use clear GIFs, or pixel tags, provided by our ad serving company to help manage our online advertising. These clear GIFs allow our ad server to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website. The information we collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.

Communications from the Site/Opt-Out Policy

While on the Visit Howard County website you may voluntarily choose to be added to Visit Howard County email lists. When you choose that option, Visit Howard County places you on lists to receive information about Visit Howard County through email newsletters with information of general interest to individuals who live in or visit Howard County, Maryland. Email newsletters are generally sent out on a monthly basis. There are times when additional emails will be sent out for special events and promotions. Each email communication always contains instructions on how to discontinue receipt.


This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline. The servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility. Further, only authorized staff members have access to specific areas of consumer information.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Visit Howard County, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware that when they leave our site, they are encouraged to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the website listed above.

Copyright Statement

Visit Howard County creates original content for this site. Images used on the Visit Howard County site are either original or used by special permission of the photographers.

Use of the content and/or images, either edited or as-is, is permitted, but requires permission from Visit Howard County. Visit Howard County reserves the right to disallow the use of content by any party at any time and without explanation or cause. For permission to use content or images, contact the administrator at


By using this web site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and the use of the information we receive and collect as stated herein and in ways we may notify you of it in the future. By providing any personal information to this site, you acknowledge that you fully understand and consent to the collection and processing of such information. We reserve the right at our discretion to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.

How Can You Contact Us?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, contact us via email at