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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the web site of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, its affiliates and partners (ACCOC) and reviewing our privacy statement. This Privacy Statement sets forth the current ACCOC policy regarding what information we gather from our web site and how we use it. This policy is provided to you for informational purposes only. Please be advised that this policy may be changed by ACCOC at any time.

ACCOC is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations.

Collection of your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are requesting tourism or relocation information, ordering e-mail newsletters, registering for an event or training, or when purchasing ACCOC products. Personal information collected by ACCOC often is limited to e-mail address or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

ACCOC also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of AddisonCounty.com.

ACCOC also collects information about which pages our customers visit within AddisonCounty.com. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.

Use of your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
  • To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, training, or products that you request or purchase.
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services from ACCOC, if you so request.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and will advise them they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose

ACCOC may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ACCOC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ACCOC and its family of Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of ACCOC employees, users of ACCOC products or services, or members of the public.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which ACCOC or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. ACCOC abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

Control of your Personal Information

When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, ACCOC will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

Security of Your Personal Information

ACCOC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Opt Out of ACCOC Communications

If you submit information and decide that you do not want this information to be used by ACCOC, third parties, or for secondary purposes beyond the purpose for which you submit the information, you may opt out by contacting ACCOC by postal mail, email or telephone. In addition, upon request to the ACCOC by postal mail, email or telephone, ACCOC will provide to a visitor a summary of any personal information retained by ACCOC, and the visitor may modify, correct or update their personal record, or direct their personal record be deleted from ACCOC's databases. ACCOC will only send personal records to the email address on file for the visitor name associated with it.

Protection of Children's Personal Information

ACCOC is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Use of Cookies

When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. One use of cookies is to assist in the collection of the site visitation statistics described above.

We also use cookies to collect information on which newsletter links are clicked by customers. This information is used to ensure we are sending information customers want to read. It is collected in aggregate form and never linked with your personal information.

Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on an AddisonCounty.com Web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on AddisonCounty.com; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about ACCOC.com Web site usage. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.

If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the AddisonCounty.com Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact ACCOC at info@addisoncounty.com.

Changes to this Statement

ACCOC will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date of the privacy statement.

Contact Information

ACCOC welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement; please contact us by e-mail at info@addisoncounty.com, or postal mail.

Last Updated February 25, 2009


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