Chamber Email Policy
The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce frequently receives requests from our members and others to sell or otherwise provide them with our membership email list so that they can market to you with low-cost eblasts.
It is our policy to not share your email address in this manner. This is for two good reasons. First, most of our members object to receiving unsolicited advertising messages on their business email. Second, the Chamber itself sends a number of emails each month announcing our many events, and we find that as we add more in a given week, the “open rate” begins to drop significantly. Therefore, we’ve learned to be very judicious in the number we transmit.
The sole exception to this policy is our Gem Level Partner membership levels which include 1-3 eblasts as part of their annual package of benefits. Members of some other local Chambers often receive several emails every day, the majority of which are not Chamber related, but simply sales pieces. While this is an income source for their organization, we believe it comes at the members’ expense and have elected to forego that practice.
However, as part of your membership benefits, we will gladly post any upcoming community event on the Community Bulletin page of our website.
This policy describes the ways we collect, store, use, and protect your personal information. You accepted this policy when you signed up for our Service. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. In addition, if the revised version includes a substantial change, we will provide you with 30 days’ prior notice by posting notice of the change on the homepage of our website. We last modified this Policy on April 1, 2010.
How we collect information about you
When you visit the PayPal website, we collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website.
Additionally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contact with our office staff, or your experience at a Chamber Event, or store results when you respond to a survey.
When you access our website, we, or companies we hire to track how our website is used, may place small data files called “cookies” on your computer.
We send a “session cookie” to your computer when you log in to your account. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we don’t need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has any effect.
We do not collect or store personal information
The definition of “personal information” as applied to this policy is information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.
All credit card information used to make a payment on our website is directly sent to our merchant services provider. Our website does not record, store, or retain in any way this credit card information.
How you can contact us about privacy questions
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by using the “Contact Us” feature on our site or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to us at The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, 545 West 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008.
Refunds are treated on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to request a refund, please contact the Chamber Office in writing either by email to email@example.com or by postal service mailed to
The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
545 West 19th Street
Houston TX 77008
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