Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce (CHAMBER) collects and uses the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our products and services. In general, you can visit the CHAMBER Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.

What Information is Collected?

When you visit our Web Site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web Site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site. If you are making a purchase, we, or a third party working in partnership with us, will collect your credit card, billing address, and other verifying information. In addition, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you provide content to us for display or use on the CHAMBER Web Site.

What other information does the CHAMBER collect and how is it used?

Cookies: The CHAMBER Web Site may use cookies to store and track your preferences to provide you with a more personalized user experience. A cookie is a message that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most Internet sites use cookies. You can set your browser preferences to reject all cookies but then you may not be able to participate in most customized services, and you may be required to repeatedly log in to participate in various services, promotions, or product offerings. Cookies make your experience easier by saving your preferences and passwords.

Email: The CHAMBER Web Site may periodically send you promotional e-mail about services or events. Additionally, any e-mail address provided by you to the CHAMBER may be used by the CHAMBER to contact you. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Log Files: Log data is only used in aggregate to analyze usage of our Web Site.

Who does the CHAMBER share information with?

The CHAMBER is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. User information is shared only within the CHAMBER and its affiliated entities in order to provide you with a more integrated and customized user experience. We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third parties. However, we reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web Site.

What else should I know about my privacy?

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors and registered users. If you disclose personal information in a publicly accessible place on the CHAMBER Web Site, you do so at your own risk and you understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes.

Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any personal information, and you should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing that information online.

Privacy Protection for Children.

The CHAMBER Web Site is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under the age of thirteen (13). In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly provide access to the CHAMBER Web Site to persons under the age of thirteen (13). If the CHAMBER later learns that any user is under the age of thirteen (13), we will take appropriate steps to remove the user's information from the database and we will restrict this individual from future access to the CHAMBER Web Site. Except where otherwise disclosed, we will not collect or use any personal information from children we know to be under the age of thirteen (13) without obtaining express parental consent.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the CHAMBER Web Site and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy Statement, your only remedy is to discontinue use of the CHAMBER Web Site. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If we materially change how we use your personal information we will notify you either by email or through a prominent notice on the Web site. Your continued use of any portion of the CHAMBER Web Site following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please contact us through our web site.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web Site.