Privacy Policy

Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Privacy Policy
To: All Users of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Web Site

The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers’ personal information. This statement applies with respect to the information that we collect from visitors to our websites, located at www.winstonsalem.com and www.winstonunder40.com. This statement also applies to information we collect in order to process commercial transactions initiated by customers on our website or by third-party providers (including the purchasing or renewing of memberships online).

By your use of our website you signify your assent to this privacy policy. If you do not assent to this privacy policy, you are not permitted to use this website. By your use of this website following posted changes to this privacy policy, you signify your assent to those changes.

Information Collected

We collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways. The information we collect depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our website to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our website and to help us make our website more useful to visitors.

On your own initiative, you may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, you may choose to include such information in an electronic mail message or you may subscribe to our e-mail list. Additionally, there may be times when we request that you provide us with personally-identifying information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, organization name, products/services sold.

Whether or not you provide such information is completely your own choice. But if you choose not to provide the information that we request, you may be unable to purchase products or access certain services, offers, and content on the Chamber’s website.

Use of Information

In general, we will only use the information you provide to us for the purpose for which such information was provided. We may also use this information to contact you when necessary; deliver to you information about our company and/or promotional material from some of our partners; and/or perform trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration.

We may use personally-identifying information from you to respond to your inquiries or for other internal business purposes, but we do not sell or rent that information to third parties. However, you should be aware that although we have security measures in place (see Section V below), the possibility exists that others will illegally access such information and use it-though any such use would be without our consent.

The Chamber shall have the right to distribute your personally-identifying information to outside processors (e.g. our member database and/or banking service providers). Both the Chamber and its outside processors may (i.) use the information you provide as necessary to process your online purchases; (ii.) maintain the information as long as necessary or as required by law and used internally for record keeping, internal reporting, and support purposes; and (iii.) provide the information as required by law or court order, or to defend our rights in a legal dispute.

Use of IP Addresses

We may use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.

Cookies

When you view our website we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to a visitor’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is a widespread-industry practice and many major websites use cookies.

We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to prevent you from reentering all of your registration data at each connection. Cookies facilitate web surfing by saving visitor preferences and other information. Using a cookie allows record-keeping while you are visiting a website and saves you the extra effort of entering certain information multiple times in one website.

Most browsers are configured initially to accept and process cookies. You can configure your browser to refuse cookies. We reserve the right to use cookies in connection with your use of the website. The web site may write one or more cookies to your computer while you are browsing the website.

Our website may display advertisements. Although we do not have access to the information that would confirm whether or not our advertisers use cookies, you should be aware that these advertisements may contain cookies.

Security

Our website has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information.

Other Web Sites: Links

Our website may contain links to other websites. The Chamber is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Correct or Update Your Information

The Chamber allows its users the option to change or modify information previously provided. This may be done by e-mailing the corrected or updated information to [email protected].

Unfortunately, to the extent that such information is also stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will reach the other databases. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from or corrected in our records.

Public Forums

This website may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Source: Events Manager

We use Google services to generate maps and provide autocompletion when searching for events by location, which may collect data via your browser in accordance to Google’s privacy policy.

We collect and store information you submit to us when making a booking, for the purpose of reserving your requested spaces at our event and maintaining a record of attendance.

We collect and store information you submit to us about events (and corresponding locations) you would like to publish on our site.

We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations. 

Source: Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.

Source: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Requesting Your Information

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at 336-728-9211 or [email protected]. Our physical address is 411 West Fourth Street, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.