The Information We Collect
We do not require visitors to supply personally identifiable information when accessing public areas of the site. When you browse the website, you do so anonymously, unless you have submitted an online registration form and selected a password. The following are the types of information that we may collect from you:
•Navigational Information: We may gather navigational information during your visit to the Website. In the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information, such as domain type, browser version, service provider and IP address, may be collected. Such information may be gathered by us to learn more about the technical efficiencies of the Website, such as the time it takes a visitor to connect to the Website or download pages, and the use of the Website by visitors, including the areas of the Website that are most visited or the time of a last visit to a page on the Website. We use this information to better understand and improve a visitor's experience at the Website.
•Personally Identifiable Information: We collect personally identifiable information from you when you join/purchase a membership, access certain restricted site areas, register for Dublin Chamber of Commerce sponsored events, sign up for our email list, request other information, or otherwise communicate with us about our services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable and we collect personal information such as: your name, address, email address, or phone number. From time to time, we receive personal information from business partners and vendors. We only use such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable industry privacy practices consistent with this policy and applicable laws. Personally identifiable information may be merged with other information we already know, such as whether you are a current Dublin Chamber of Commerce member, or whether you or your organization has had past contact with Dublin Chamber of Commerce sales or marketing activities.
•IP Address: We log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. We do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged into our website through registration and a password. We may also log your IP address and analyze it in aggregate form to conduct various reporting and usage statistics.
•Cookies: When you visit our site or complete a registration form, we will place a "cookie" on your computer, which helps us identify you more quickly when you return. Our use of this technology does not mean that we automatically know anything about you. They are used to identify you as a unique visitor to the site and to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and tracking user trends,. We will not use "cookies" or other devices to follow your click stream on the Internet generally but will use them to determine which pages or information you find most useful or interesting at our Web sites.
Most browsers permit you to refuse to accept a "cookie" offered by a Web site. With the exception of password protected areas of the site, you will not be denied access to any other part of our Website because of your refusal to accept a "cookie". However, your transactions through this Website may be delayed due to the time it takes you to re-enter basic information necessary to complete a transaction.
We may also permit companies that show advertisements or that link their services on some of our pages to place and access cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. Such advertisers and other third parties do not have access to our cookies, but we may from time to time share information about your visits to our Website, in combination with non-personally identifiable information about your membership, purchases and interests, and through use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs), in order to utilize targeted marketing strategies in providing you with services and advertising. If you would like more information about the information collection practices of third-party advertising companies, and to know your choices about not having this information used by them, please visit each company's website.
•Social Networking Sites: You may be able to submit comments to social networking tools/sites we host on our Sites. You may include personal information in your comment, and you also may submit your name with your comment. We use your name to identify you as a commenter. You also may subscribe to RSS feeds of our blogs. To do so, we request your email address to provide you access to the RSS feed.
How we use the Information
We collect this information for a variety of reasons, including:
•Providing service and support
•Maintaining and improving our services, and developing new services
•Ensuring the technical functioning of our systems
•Informing you of special offers (including promotions)
•Responding to your inquiries or requests
Sharing your Personal Information
•To provide event hosts with personal information when you register for an event on our Website to enable the event host to provide the event to you
•To respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims
•When we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law
•To authorize.net to handle all credit card transactions.
We take measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take steps to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Unfortunately, we cannot, and do not, guarantee that data transmission over the Internet is secure, or that a malicious third party will not be successful at misappropriating your personal information from our servers. As a result, you provide us with your personal information at your own risk.
Your account with us is password protected so that only you can access it and view the information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. If your password or account has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us to change your password or account.
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Accessing your information
You may view or edit your personal information at any time by logging into your account, as well as editing your preferences for direct email marketing purposes. You make also contact Dublin Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove your email address from our email distributions.
Additionally, at the bottom of each marketing email we send to you, we provide a link to opt-out of the email list. By clicking on this link you will be guided through the automated process that will remove your email address from being included future mailings.
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13.
Questions or Suggestions
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
129 South High Street
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Please provide your full name, email address and phone number so that we may address your concerns appropriately.
Updated as of 12/07/2009