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Privacy Statement

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to your privacy. We appreciate that you’ve trusted us with personal information and we treat it as if it were our own. By this we mean The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce does not sell, rent, lease, or give away personal information such as your email address, phone number, name, home address, etc. Your information will only be used for internal The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs purposes. By giving us your email address, you have given us permission to send you email periodically unless you specifically request otherwise.

If you feel we are not abiding by our posted privacy policy, email chamber@atlanticiowa.com

Information Collection and Use

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Registration

In order to use certain sections of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information, but it is encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

Order

We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number & expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers’ orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. A cookie is used to remember your log-in number when you revisit our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Some of our partners may use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

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.

Sharing

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we may share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and 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 Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce.

Newsletters

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or daily email service, we ask for contact information such as your name and email address.

Surveys

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this organization.

Tell a Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce does not store this information.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry: SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing.’

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information offline. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only people who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Anytime new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to chamber@atlanticiowa.com

Special Offers

We send all new members a welcome email to verify username and password. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove that user’s personal data. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our Customer Support or calling 712.243.3017

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances–if any–we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from what was stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users with an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.