Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifying Information (PII) is potentially being used by the Countryside Chamber of Commerce on our website. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how the CCC (hereafter “we,” “us,” “our,” etc.) collects, uses, protects, and handles your information in accordance with our website.

Information We Collect

Businesses who join the Countryside Chamber of Commerce are asked for the name, email, and phone number of one or two contact persons on both our online and print membership forms. The online version of our membership form is offered as a convenience, and therefore this personally identifying information is not publically accessible on our website. This information is collected solely for the purpose of being able to contact our members through email and offline.

The CCC requires new members to provide any applicable information on their business, including business name, email, website, address, phone number, and social media links. Your business information is shown publically on our website as part of our member directory, in order for local residents and other members of the CCC to learn more about your business and potentially contact you. Members can modify this publically displayed information at any time by logging into their account and editing their profile.

Your first and last name and email address may be required if you wish to use other forms on the site, such as our contact form. This information is necessarily in order for us to better respond to your requests.

The CCC website handles information securely over HTTPS. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. Any online purchases related to the CCC (e.g. for tickets, event sponsorships, etc.) are handled through a third-party PayPal® gateway. Therefore, we do not collect or store your credit card or other payment information on our own site.

Use of Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to gather non-personally identifying information on our users. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies, your anonymized IP address, and the user agent string sent by the browser in order to collect information on how visitors arrive at and use our site. Visitors are uniquely identified using two randomly generated 32-bit integers for the purpose of tracking repeat visits. We use this data to make informed decisions about design, content, and marketing. Read more about how Google Analytics uses your data.

For users who wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, there are a variety of tools with which to do so, such as Google’s Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

WordPress, the software used to run the CCC website, stores a username and double-hashed password cookie for logged in users.

Third-party Websites

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may promote third-party services, events, and offers from other CCC members on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site users and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Updates

This privacy policy may update at any time, without notice and at our discretion. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.