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Data Protection and Privacy Policy

The following document describes the policies and procedures related to the collection, storage, and protection of data obtained through the Galveston Chamber of Commerce (http://www.galvestonchamber.com) website.   Data Collection

For the purposes of tracking our visitorsÂ’ interests and technology trends, this website incorporates a common statistical tracking system to collect and report information about resources accessed.   If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.  Information that is automatically collected and stored for statistical tracking includes:

The IP address from which you accessed resources on our web site
The Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) you used to view our web site
The date, time, and documents you accessed

Data Collection Forms

Certain website functions like event registrations and our member sign up form require you to enter personal information about yourself and your company.  If you choose to provide us with personal information on these forms, this information is used exclusively for the purposes you have provided it for.  This information is not shared with any organizations, services, or marketing agencies. 

Credit Card Information

When necessary, credit card information is collected only through SSL (Secure Server Layer – https://) enabled web connections which encrypts sensitive information as it passes across the Internet between your web browser and the server.  If you are ever asked to provide credit card or other highly sensitive information over a non-SSL encrypted connection (regular http://) on this website, please contact the website administrator immediately.

Links

Our web site includes links to outside organizations for a variety of reasons.  These links do not constitute an endorsement of their policies or products.  If you follow a link to another website you are no longer protected by the policies described within this document.  Instead, you are subject to the data collection and privacy policies outlined by that site.

Security

Our web site is hosted by a 3rd party provider who is responsible for the security of the hardware, data, and connection to the web site.  The server is protected by a firewall, anti-virus software, and the latest software and security patches.  It is located in a secured facility with strict access permissions.

 

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