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Privacy Policy


The www.TravelKS.com site is owned and operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (collectively referred to herein as "the KDWPT," "us" or "we"). The KDWPT is a governmental entity created to conserve the state's natural resources and to identify and market the diverse recreational, entertainment, cultural and historical attractions in the state of Kansas. The KDWPT is dedicated to serving your needs. We care about your privacy and have implemented a privacy policy that clearly outlines the policies and terms of use applicable to this site and your use thereof.

Information We Collect
There are three types of information that can be collected on this site: (i) usage information; (ii) non-personal information; and (iii) personal information.

  • Usage Information: Our web server automatically recognizes and saves the domain name and IP address through which you arrive on the site. Other aggregate site information we may collect includes entry page, time on site and number of page views. We use this data for internal review of traffic patterns to and on our site, and to help us improve users' experiences. This information will only be used to learn how site visitors use our services and the site.
  • Non-Personal Information - which means data in a form that does not include direct or indirect association with an identifiable individual but can be used to identify a user of the site, such as a unique device id for a mobile phone or tablet, zip code, area code, state and country. We use this data to help us advertise and market our services, analyze the effectiveness of advertisements, and to better understand visitors to our site.
  • Personal Information - (name, address, email address, phone number) If you request information from the KDWPT by filling out a form on the site, we may need your e-mail address, street address and/or phone number in order to respond. This information is added to the KDWPT database, but its use is limited to responding to your requests.
  • KDWPT does not collect or store any personal information that you do not expressly provide, nor will it send you any additional emails beyond satisfying your request unless you expressly agree to receive these emails.

We use cookies on this site. A cookie is a text file placed on your computer or mobile device by some web pages that you visit. When you visit the site again, the web server retrieves the cookie and reconfigures itself based on your profile and preferences, such as previous pages you visited and any information you provide via a form.

Cookies generated by sites such as travelks.com provide users with a personalized and an enhanced online experience. By assigning and storing a unique user name cookie on your computer or mobile device, we are able to offer you personalized collection, filtering, and delivery of information, including serving advertisements to you while you are visiting Kansas that we feel will be of the greatest interest and value to you. Also, overall, aggregated usage information derived from cookies helps us improve our offerings by showing us how different areas of the site are being used. We also utilize cookies that record your general location based on your IP address and your interactions with our media in order to monitor how effective our media is at inspiring you to visit the state of Kansas. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to reveal or discover the identity of the individual user. Your acceptance of our cookies will not compromise your anonymity while using our site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can control cookies through your browser preference settings. If you choose to reject cookies, certain functions and applications on the site may be disallowed as a result, and you will not benefit from any personalized and enhanced services that are available. If you wish to opt out of cookies that allow us to serve KDWPT advertisements while you are in Kansas and collect aggregate information on arrivals, click here.

Links to Third Party Sites
There are a few sections on the KDWPT site that are hosted by various partners of the KDWPT. Some of these partners maintain the look and feel of our site or a segment of our site, and sometimes it may not be evident when a user is on one of these sections. These pages are governed by the partner's privacy policy and terms and conditions of use.

Electronic Newsletters
We offer free, electronic newsletters as a service to our registrants, based upon your voluntary subscription. You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in). We do not allow third parties, including advertisers or partners to send emails to our list.

Disclaimer and Release With Respect to Any Linked Site or Other Third Party
Any transaction that you enter into with any linked site or other third party via or as a result of viewing our site is solely between you and such linked site or other third party. By using this site, you understand and agree that the KDWPT has no responsibility for any other sites or third party content or transactions. You further agree that you will hold the KDWPT harmless and not liable, and release the KDWPT from any all suits and/or claims, should you have any dispute over or problem with any such sites, site content or transactions.

General Legal Notice and Disclaimer
References herein to any product or service offered by a linked site or other third party do not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the KDWPT. While the KDWPT makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, the KDWPT does not approve or certify such information nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of such information.

Use of such information is voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its applicability, accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness with regard to the user's specific needs and purposes. The KDWPT (including its employees and agents) is not responsible for and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on the information available through this site. No approvals, recommendations, endorsements, guarantees or warranties, including, but not limited to, any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular use or purpose of products or services named on this Internet site are made by the KDWPT.

Terms of Use
By visiting, using and/or submitting information to this site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy and conditions of use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions you should not use this site or any products or services offered by the KDWPT, a linked site, or other third party discussed herein.

You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy and conditions of use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the State of Kansas. 

A Special Note about Children
This site is directed to adults, not children. While the KDWPT does not encourage children to use the site, it takes its responsibility to protect children's privacy seriously. In compliance with the Children's Privacy Protection Act, the KDWPT does not, knowingly, collect personal information from children under 13.

Notices and Changes to Our Privacy Policy
As our services change from time to time, this Privacy Policy and conditions of use are expected to change. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy and conditions of use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Policy and conditions of use at this site.

It is your responsibility to check our site frequently to see the current Privacy Policy and conditions of use that are in effect and any changes that may have been made to them. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and conditions of use in effect at the most recent time of use. The provisions posted on this site and contained herein supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this site.

Questions Regarding Our Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy and conditions of use or the use of this site generally, please contact us via one of the following methods:

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
1020 S Kansas Ave., Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612 USA
Attention: Webmaster
Email: tourism@travelks.com
Office: (785) 296-2009

Fax: (785) 296-6988