Updated June 15, 20222
Information Collection & Treatment
When you use the Pacific Grove Chamber website, or participate in our sponsored programs, promotions, sweepstakes, games, raffles or contests, we collect information that you submit to us and via "cookies" and other technologies as described below.
Specifically, the Pacific Grove Chamber, its partners and affiliates may collect "personally identifiable information" about you, which means any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as name, postal address, telephone, email, zip code, gender and income level. "Personally identifiable information" does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records. The information collected is used for statistical reporting; to determine the effectiveness of the website's content, programs and advertisements; to "personalize" your experience on the Pacific Grove Chamber’s website, http://www.pacificgrove.org by providing targeted advertising and/or promotional campaigns; and to contact you or send you promotional materials. We do not collect any personally identifiable information that you do not provide.
Registration areas on our site may require users to provide personally identifiable information, which is subject to usage as described in "Information Collection & Treatment," above.
Personally identifiable information provided with a consumer's order via our online event registrations is subject to usage as described in "Information Collection & Treatment," above. Financial information provided by the consumer will not be shared and will be used for the sole purpose of billing the consumer for products purchased from the store. We implement reasonable security measures to protect the financial information you provide to us in conjunction with your purchases from our online store. (See "Security," below.)
Online Survey Information
The Pacific Grove Chamber may occasionally conduct surveys on its website, to participate the user may be required to supply personally identifiable information. The Pacific Grove Chamber utilizes the information provided subject to usage as described in "Information Collection & Treatment," above, and to send that user any compensation promised in exchange for completing the survey.
Cookies and Other Technologies
To help us serve you better, we collect non-personally identifiable information, including traffic data and information that identifies your computer or browser. Cookies are pieces of information placed in the settings of your web browser by a website server to identify your computer when you return to a website. Whenever a site welcomes you and tailors data to your specifications, it is reading a cookie left in your browser and identifying information that you may have registered during previous visits, such as your viewing preferences.
We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information collected via our website and under our control so that you can feel comfortable and secure when using the site. We also use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving orders in our online event registrations. Notwithstanding the precautions that we take, we cannot guarantee the security of information that you transmit to us, and shall not be liable for any failure to safeguard your information, whether inadvertent or otherwise.
Personal information is stored with our third-party web service agency in Nisswa, MN and our third-party email service in Walthum, MA.
Disclosure for Legal Purposes
We may be required to share your personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information pursuant to judicial or governmental subpoenas, warrants or orders. If we are legally required to do so, or, in good faith believe that we are legally required to do so, we will obey the law. In addition, we reserve the right to use, disclose and share your personal and non-personal information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or as otherwise required by law.
Disclaimer Concerning Third Parties
We may provide certain personally identifiable information to our partners. Furthermore, we may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include financial institutions, consumer e-mail service providers, and web data tracking specialists. Such third parties may be provided with access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any other purpose. Click on the correlating links to specific privacy policies from our providers: Constant Contact. GrowthZone by ChamberMaster.
You may choose to remove yourself from our mailing list by following the instructions stated on our promotional communications, or by sending a request to our Customer Support. (See "Contact Us," below.)
Special Note Concerning Persons Under The Age of 18
Our online services are not directed toward persons under the age of 18, and we request that persons under the age of 18 not provide personally identifiable information to us.
We welcome your feedback. If you have questions, complaints, or if you would like to express a concern, remove yourself from our mailing lists, change your personally identifiable information, or have your personally identifiable information removed from our systems, please contact us by email or mail:
Mail: Privacy Issues, P.O. Box 167, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Please note that any requests to remove your personally identifiable information from our mailing list, or to change your contact information, may take a certain amount of time to process.