The Wells Chamber Of Commerce believes that with the growth of E-Commerce and online activity, the information collected from web site visitors should be kept confidential. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure our visitors that furnish information about themselves will be safeguarded and not be made available to third parties.
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of information which identifies the visitor that an individual reasonably expects to be kept private. Information which identifies that visitor is information which can be associated with a specific individual or entity, including, for example, a visitor's name, address, or telephone number, E-mail address, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them.
It is often a necessity for companies, governments, or other organizations to collect visitor identifiable information in order to conduct regular business and offer services to visitors. For example, an E-Commerce store service may collect information which identifies the visitor, such as name, address, telephone number, and a variety of other information in the course of billing and providing delivery of products ordered by a visitor.
Many activities on the Internet follow very familiar methods as physical stores. Similarly, event web sites may ask visitors to supply information about themselves, particularly when information, services or merchandise are requested, but often simply to be able to better target the company's services to the visitor's interests and requirements.
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce policy for protection of visitor supplied / obtained information is as follows:
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any information which identifies that visitor derived from the using of services from The Wells Chamber Of Commerce newsletter service -- including visitor names and addresses -- without the consent of the visitor (except as required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the visitor or others).
Collection and Use:
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce will collect and use information which identifies that visitor for billing purposes, to provide and change service, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, or to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your needs. This means that the Wells Chmaber of Commerce may use your information which identifies that visitor, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market new services to you that we think will be of interest to you, but we will not disclose your visitor identifiable information to third parties who want to market products to you.
A visitor may choose not to receive any marketing communications from The Wells Chamber Of Commerce in connection with The Wells Chamber Of Commerce online storefront. Upon notification of that choice, The Wells Chamber Of Commerce will not contact that visitor directly with marketing messages about The Wells Chamber Of Commerce online web sites, and will not use information which identifies that visitor obtained from that visitor's order forms to contact that visitor with marketing messages about any The Wells Chamber Of Commerce products or services. A visitor may choose not to receive such messages by e-mail, by mail, or by telephone.
Collection of Data:
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce collects data about visitors only in so far as it relates to the business activities between The Wells Chamber Of Commerce Newsletter subscription and the visitor.
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce has implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of the information which identifies the visitor from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
The company will not disclose to third parties Email communications that are sent to The Wells Chamber Of Commerce services except as required to process orders or as otherwise authorized by law.
Inappropriate or Malicious Conduct:
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce may also use information which identifies the visitor to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the server or otherwise violates the visitor agreement for a service provided. Malicious activity of crackers and those wishing to release computer viruses and/or malicious code will be reported to both the FBI and NSA.
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce honors requests from visitors for account information, for example, name, address, or other information, and will correct any such information which may be inaccurate. visitors may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.
Changes in Practices:
Children On The Internet:
The Wells Chamber Of Commerce supports all legislation regarding the protection of children from supplying information about themselves that may be detrimental to their well-being. Also, we shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that young teens and minors, who do not have permission to use their parent's / guardian's credit information, do not offer us that information. At this time, we can only inform young teens and minors that they need such permission to offer us that sort of information. To that extent, we do require all potential visitors to indicate that they are at least 18 years of age or older. We encourage parents and guardians to obtain software, make use of logon passwords, and to safeguard their credit information, from their children and minors in their custody.
WELLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PO BOX 356, WELLS, ME 04090
207-646-2451 voice ~ 207-646-8104 fax