Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Statement

Information gathered will be used by Destin-Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa County (“Destin-Fort Walton/Okaloosa County”). Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided by users of and our other related Websites. The following guidelines were created with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users.

Information We Collect

Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County collects information about users during their registration – their inquiries and their participation in certain activities on our Website, including contests and polls – through the use of cookies. When users request pages from our Web server, the server automatically collects some information about the users, including their IP addresses. These addresses are used by computers on the network to send the requested pages to users. On this website we collect demographic data from Google’s Interest-based advertising with Google Analytics. Users can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the ads setting.

Our web pages may contain electronic images (called “single-pixel GIFs” or “web beacons”) that allow us and our vendors to count users who have visited particular pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages users visit and which links they click on. These features may also be included in our email newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon.


By accessing or using the Website, you agree and consent to the terms of this Website Privacy Statement.  We may modify this Statement from time to time and will use reasonable means to notify you of such a change.  Revised statements/policies will be posted to the Website with the effective date listed at the top of such statement/policy.  Your continued use of or access to the Website after the effective date of such statement constitutes your consent to the revised statement/policy. 

Use of Information

Information will not be sold or distributed to outside third parties. Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County will not reveal email addresses that users provide to us to any third party without their permission.

Using email addresses provided at registration or otherwise, Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County will periodically send out promotional emails to our users about services and products offered by Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County. Users may opt out of any future email contacts from us at any time.

Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County utilizes users’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. We also use them to gather broad demographic information about our users in general. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally.


This Website contains links to other sites. Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of such other sites.  We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.  Emerald Coast/Okaloosa County uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to responsible third parties after permission from the user.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County, please feel free to contact us.

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The information contained herein is for general information purposes only. Destin-Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa County assumes no responsibility for any errors in the information provided, nor assumes any liability for any damages incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of the Website. Any reliance placed on such information is therefore strictly at the user’s risk.