Collection and disclosing information
The website for the Portland Metro Chamber has many sections that are open to all users, with no registration required. For these sections, our web servers contain no software that automatically tracks e-mail addresses of users. However, our web server does track domain names, web browser type, and version and information regarding the nature and extent of our website’s usage. In select cases we may add cookies, in order to track users and to serve them appropriate information in the future.
Member listings are available on our website by accessing the Member Directory. This information is published as a member benefit and is provided by individual members. Member verifications are done periodically throughout the year to ensure we have the latest and most updated information.
We have a third party relationship with our credit card processing companies. Our contract with these companies requires them to comply with state and federal law concerning the safeguarding of personal information, and prohibits them from using personal information except for the purpose of providing processing services.
We may share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate with our vendors and partners who agree to use such information for research purposes only, such as analysis of traffic patterns, sales volume, and other site information.
Users are not required to disclose any personal information in order to view our site. The Chamber may gather some personal identifiable information when it is voluntarily submitted by the user. The types of information collected may include your name, email address, phone number, and organization affiliation and postal address. This information is used for its intended purpose, and to better serve the users. All personally identifiable information obtained from users is treated with great care in order to protect your privacy and security. The management of the Alliance authorizes only trained and qualified employees to access the information you choose to provide. The information volunteered is used solely by the Alliance and will not be shared with unrelated outside parties.
From time to time, we may use your address, phone number or email address to provide you with updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Your ability to opt out of such information is discussed below.
We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email. We do not sell email addresses to any third party.
We also collect information volunteered by users in relation to an online survey and/or site registrations. This information is kept confidential by the Alliance and is not used for purposes outside of the intent of the survey or registration form.
Links to outside websites
This site may contain links to third-party websites, whose information practices may be different than ours. We strive to protect your information and suggest you read the privacy policies of the site to which you are redirected BEFORE supplying any personal information. In addition, we may have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, those parties.
Some areas of these sites are password-protected for Alliance members, such as members only sections.
The Chamber treats all personally identifiable information collected on our website as securely as possible. Our staff is trained to treat member and customer information with the utmost confidentiality. Should you feel there has been a breach in the security of this site, please contact us.