Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce

Privacy Policy

Effective: September 1, 2015 (Reviewed September 1, 2016)

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to protecting your privacy. The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of aurorachamber.com (the “Site”). This privacy policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to us or that we may collect offline or through other means (for example, via telephone or through the mail).

By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. We may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future; in that case we will post the changes to our Privacy Policy on the Site and update the effective date to reflect the date of the changes. If you use the Site after we post any changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

This Site provides information designed to help users cope with their own legal, business, financial, and other needs. This information is not the same as retaining experts in those fields for advice. Although we go to great lengths to ensure the information is accurate, we strongly recommend you consult an expert, including but not limited to a lawyer, accountant, financial services consultant, or other professional as appropriate. Nothing contained in this Site is to be considered as the rendering of legal, financial, professional, or other advice for specific cases. Users are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal, financial, or other counsel. The information contained on this site is intended for educational, background, and informational purposes only.

How We Collect and Use Information

Internally, any financial information you provide via the event registration section of our Site is only used for billing purposes related to the event for which you've registered. The Aurora Regional Chamber does not keep any credit card information on file manually or electronically.

You do not have to identify yourself or provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (“Personal Information”) to use the Site.

If you should choose to give us your Personal Information, you decide how much information to provide. At various points we ask for your e-mail address, thoughts, and comments. We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about the Aurora Regional Chamber.

Our general policy is not to make your Personal Information available to anyone other than our staff and agents. We may make Personal Information available to organizations with similar political objectives and viewpoints for the purpose of advancing our own political objectives.

We treat your first name, city, state, and any comments as Public Information. We may make your comments along with your first name, city, and state available to the public.

Non-identifiable website visitor data may be collected and used in aggregate to help shape, direct, and improve content of the Site.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small data file that websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as user ID that the Site uses to match with the registration you already provided to us. The only information that a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The Site uses cookies to authenticate the user and tailor your experience on the Site according to the preferences you specified.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

The IP address is the location of your computer or network on the Internet. We log your IP address for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the Site. There is no Personal Information collected in our log files.

Changes to Your Information

The Aurora Regional Chamber retains the option to sell our membership list with your contact information (e.g., name, company name, company address, phone, and fax) at any time to active members who are in good standing within the organization. We do not disclose members' financial information. We do not sell members’ email addresses.

Periodically throughout the year we update our members via email newsletters. If at any time you want to opt out of receiving our email newsletter, each newsletter includes instructions for doing so.

Members may choose to opt out of lists by contacting the Membership Department at (630) 256-3180.

Children’s Privacy Statement

To help ensure the safety and privacy of children, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its amended rules. We do not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site. The Site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed it to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.

Security

The Site has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.

Links

The Site may provide links to a limited number of other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. The Aurora Regional Chamber, which pays for and authorizes this Site, is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of other websites. When you access another website through the links on this Site, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting, so please be sure to read the privacy statements for each website you visit.

Social Networking

We maintain presence on several social networking and blogging platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.  We also incorporate some third party social networking features onto our Site that allow you to share and/or publicly post content or information from our Site to your profile on a third party social network.  Through these platforms and features, we receive some Personal Information and some Site Usage Information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to that information as well.  In addition, third party social networking platforms and blogging platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information.  If you choose to use the third party social networking features on our Site, we may suggest language for you to post on your social network.

Questions

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us.

 

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