This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce and our website yschamber.org.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected about our members. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via our online or paper application process; email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to communicate with you about YS Chamber business, events and activities. We do provide member mailing labels to other members who purchase them but we don’t provide email addresses or any data via shareable spreadsheet.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Membership Application and Renewal
In order to use the online application and payment process, a user must first complete the membership form. During application a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the services in which you have expressed interest. We also ask for information about your business or organization so that we can provide the optimum service to you as a member.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
We may share aggregated demographic information in various reports. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person or business. We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We partner with another party to provide communication services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide the services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
From time-to-time we will request information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether to participate. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving YS Chamber activities as well as the status, needs and concerns of our members and the Yellow Springs business community.