Last Updated: May 10, 2022
While the use of our Website is mainly intended for users in the United States, we understand that some of our visitors may reside elsewhere. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that by using our services and website, you may be transferring your personal information to a country that does not have the same data protection laws as your home country.
Personal Information means any information that, when used alone or combined with other personal or identifying information, can be used to identify an individual, family, or household.
Aggregate Information means data derived from Personal Information and obtained by us from other sources in aggregated, anonymous form that does not identify any individual. Subject to applicable laws and regulations, we use Aggregate Information to understand our customers and to develop, improve and/or market our Services. We may provide Aggregate Information to Third Parties.
Third Parties means vendors, agents, contractors, or affiliates that provide service to or on behalf of the Chamber.
You means any Chamber customer, consumer seeking Chamber goods or services, or Website visitor.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Information You Provide
The Chamber is committed to collecting only the information that is necessary to provide goods and services to you or to comply with applicable law. We receive, store, and process information, including Personal Information, that you make available to us based on our business relationship (or our potential business relationship) with you, or by using or accessing our Website or other online services.
- The information you provide to us when you visit the Website, such as your name, address, phone number, and email address;
- Billing and payment information you provide to our third-party payment processor in order to pay for goods or services, including your financial information (such as bank account and/or credit/debit card numbers), and Social Security Number;
- Information used to visit, register for, manage, or access your Chamber account, such as your Chamber account number, name, address, phone number, email address, and other unique identifiers such as a username and password;
- Information you give us when you communicate with the Chamber and/or any of its representatives; and
- Information you give us when you respond to surveys or participate in promotions.
Automatic Collection and Cookies
When a visitor to our Website requests pages from our server, our Web server automatically collects some information about a visitor’s computer, including IP addresses. These addresses are used by the computers on the network to send requested pages to visitors.
The Chamber uses visitors’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website. We also use IP addresses to gather broad demographic information about our Website visitors in general. This information does not contain anything that could identify any visitor personally.
Like many other websites, the Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Site. Cookies are small text files that websites can send to your browser for storage on your computer. Some cookies make your internet use easier by saving your status and preferences about a website.
These cookies may be used anonymously to document analytics about pages visited on our Website for statistical usage. Additionally, if your activity on the Website is initiated by clicking on a link from a marketing email or if you have submitted a form on the Website in order to download digital materials, information about your activity and the pages you visit are collected so that we can more effectively display information to you that is relevant to your needs, interests, and preferences. We have never and will never sell any of this data to third parties.
Most web browser software automatically accepts cookies, but you can change your browser settings to prevent that if you do not wish to store the information on your computer. How to turn off all cookies differs for each web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) so you may wish to consult your browser's "Help" menu for additional information. Note that if you choose to turn off our cookies using the features of your web browser, it may prevent certain features of the Website from operating optimally for you. We do not link cookies to other personally identifiable information about you.
Our web pages may contain electronic images (called “single-pixel GIFs” or “web beacons”) that allow and our vendors to count visitors who have visited certain pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages visitors visit, and to learn which links they click. These features may also be included in our email newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon.
Online Tracking How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
Online tracking is the collection of data about an individual’s Internet activity used to deliver targeted advertisements and for other purposes. Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (DNT) or similar feature that signals to websites that a visitor does not want to have his/her online activity and behavior tracked. If an online service elects to respond to a particular DNT signal, the service may refrain from collecting certain information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and there is currently no industry consensus as to what constitutes a DNT signal. For these reasons, many website operators, including the Chamber, do not take action to respond to DNT signals. For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
How we use the information we collect
We use your information to provide the goods or services you requested and support our business functions. For example, we may use your information to:
- Fulfill your requests and communicate with you about those requests;
- Help you quickly find and/or receive information about the Chamber;
- Register and service your account;
- Provide customer service;
- Provide promotional emails to alert you to services and products offered by the Chamber;
- Send you newsletter content and surveys;
- Improve the content of our Website for your use; and
- Protect the security of our Website and our business.
We do not use techniques that collect personal information without your knowledge, or sell email addresses to any third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you choose to withhold personal information from us, we may not be able to provide you with the services you request.
How We May Share the Personal Information We Collect with Third Parties
In particular, we do not share the Chamber’s member list with third parties.
However, in order to provide you with services or to complete transactions requested by you, we may provide your Personal Information to Third Parties who act on our behalf.
We may disclose Personal Information in certain circumstances, such as:
- to third parties who are providing service(s) to the Chamber (for example, third-parties performing credit card processing, credit reporting agencies, electronic bill payment services, debt collection services, and to conduct research and surveys). These companies are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us. In some instances, these third parties may collect Personal Information directly from you, rather than by means of the Chamber providing that information to third parties;
- undergoing business transitions; in the event the Chamber experiences a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition, or selling a portion of its assets, Personal Information will, in most instances, transfer as part of that business transition;
- when the Chamber has formed a good-faith belief that disclosure of information is necessary to protect the rights and property of the Chamber, or other Chamber customers;
- assisting emergency responders in situations of immediate threat to life or property;
- when allowed or required by law or regulation or when our legal counsel has a good-faith belief that a warrant, subpoena or court order requires the disclosure; or
- with your consent.
Links to Other Websites
The Chamber makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through links from this Website. In addition, a link to a website does not mean that the Chamber endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website.
Obtaining and Correcting Information
If you wish to know the Personal Information we have collected from you through your use of our Website or otherwise, or if you believe we have obtained inaccurate information about you, please contact us using the information provided in the "Contact Information" section below.
In some cases, we may contact you to let you know about new products or services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to be contacted by us for this purpose, you may “opt-out” of receiving such information by contacting us using the information in the "Contact Information" section below.
Marketing emails you receive from us include an unsubscribe instruction (usually found at the bottom of the email) that you may use to opt out of receive future marketing-related emails.
(please use “Privacy” in the subject line)
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
100 2nd Avenue North, #150
St. Petersburg, FL 33701