Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.  We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us. Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing the Ohio Chamber of Commerce with your personal information is an act of trust. The following Privacy Policy was developed to assure you that we take seriously our responsibility to protect customer information, and use it only in ways that are consistent with your wishes.

Our Policy

At our site we don’t collect personally identifiable information about individuals unless they knowingly provide it to us. So, if you just want to browse and learn about our services, programs, and benefits, we invite you to do so. As a casual, unregistered visitor to our site we’ll recognize your home server, but not your e-mail address or any other personal or system information.

Our Lists

If you register to receive information, such as an e-Newsletter, we add your name to our customer list. Once you provide us with personal or professional information, that data remains confidential and will only be used by Ohio Chamber of Commerce and/or our affiliate the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. We will not share any information you provide to us with any other organization. We will never rent, sell or share information that personally identifies you for marketing purposes.

Communications from Us

We use our customer lists for follow-up contacts with you. This is our way of keeping you up to date on our services, programs, and benefits. This also enables you to receive current information about state-wide policy related issues. We maintain e-mail mailboxes in an effort to support customers who visit us online. We read every e-mail message that we receive and do our best to respond within 48 hours, if a response is required. We do not record your e-mail address unless you have voluntarily provided it to us when you register to receive follow-up information or an e-newsletter. If you do provide us with your e-mail address, and register your interest in receiving follow-up information, we may notify you from time to time about Ohio Chamber of Commerce updates, events & benefits. At all times, we include “opt-out” or unsubscribe instructions with the e-mail that is sent to you. You can update or delete your account information and preferences or “opt-out” at any time.  In addition, you can choose to “opt-out” of any mailings that we may send, simply by communicating with us via email.

Cookies

We use “cookies” (small pieces of information stored on your computer) on certain parts of our website. The cookies allow us to track your session, particularly what pages of our website or links you click. We do not use cookies to collect any type of personal information or to extract any information from your computer.

On-line Security

When using our forms to register or receive information from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, we use secure pages to ensure that the information sent between your computer and our system is secure. We use the Secure Service Layer (SSL) encryption method for all secure submissions. This method is generally accepted to insure that the transmission of personal information is secure. Some common browsers, i.e. Internet Explorer, make it obvious when information is being passed in a secure manner by displaying either a completed key or a closed lock on the screen.

Copyright & Trademark Notice

Copyright of the text contained in this website is owned by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. All rights are reserved. All text, images, graphics, and other materials on this website are subject to the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated companies. These materials may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed for commercial purposes, nor may these materials be modified, or uploaded, downloaded or reposted, in whole or in part to other websites. All graphic designs and visual/audio content included on this site, such as photographs, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, and software, is the property of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate companies and is protected by U.S. patent and copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all software material on this site is the exclusive property of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce or its software suppliers and is protected by U.S. copyright and patent laws. The content and software on this site may be used as a resource only. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this site is strictly prohibited. The names, trademarks, logos, designs, and trade dress shown on this site are owned by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and are protected by the trademark laws of the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Any use of “Ohio Chamber of Commerce”, its logo, or text, or graphic materials contained in this website in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, or association of the user with or by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, is strictly prohibited unless permission has been granted. Partner organizations that are the recipient of a contract or partnership agreement should contact the Chamber for information about publicizing any information and use of the logo.

Web Links to Our Site(s)

You may establish a hypertext link to this site from your website, so long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by the Chamber. Without prior written consent of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, you may not create a link to this site that incorporates or relies upon, in whole or in part, any content from any page on this website, or that incorporates any copyrighted or otherwise intellectual property of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Links to Other Sites

As a service to you, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce may provide links to websites, blogs of various philanthropic, partner and nonprofit organizations. A link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or providers. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the third party and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.  When leaving http://ohiochamber.com/ , we recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.

Notice to Parents/Guardians

We want to help you protect your child’s privacy.  We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet, including using parental control or web filtering technology to supervise children’s access to the internet.  Our websites are general-audience websites and are not directed to anyone under the age of thirteen.  We do not seek to solicit information from children.  If children submit information to us and we know that the individuals submitting the information are children, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, and will not use the information for any purpose or disclose it to any third parties.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update and/or change our privacy policy as needed.  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy please contact us at occ@ohiochamber.com or 614-228-4201.