Privacy Policy


Last Updated: Sept 9, 2019

This page informs you of our policies at the Rutland Chamber Of Commerce regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information (“Personal Information”) when you use our services or participate in marketing outreach through us.

We gather Personal Information from users of our services, including our website, in order to provide and build a better quality service to you and our Chamber members. We are committed to gathering, using and handling personal nonpublic information in a way that is respectful and consistent with our desire to help you and our members. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the services we provide to you and others like you. By using the services of the Chamber, you agree to the collection and use of Personal Information in accordance with this policy.

How Do We Collect Information.

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

We may also ask you to provide us with certain identifiable, personal and/or business information that can be used to contact or identify you, and to create marketing information for Chamber members. Personal Information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, website or domain name and address, phone number, postal address, and other information able to be gleaned from your contact with us.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service's functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

How Do We Use The Information.

We collect this information for the purpose of providing services to you, our Chamber members, and for potential referral requests from you or others like you seeking service or information from the Chamber and our members. We use this information to communicate to you and to communicate to those who might be interested in you and your business or interests. We also use the information to create and further marketing strategies for the Chamber and our members.

Behavioral Remarketing: The Chamber uses remarketing services to advertise on third party web sites to you after you visited our Service. We, and our third party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Service Providers: We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications: We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

International Transfer: Your Personal Information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Vermont or other governmental jurisdictions where the data protection laws may differ than those from Vermont or the United States. If you are located outside Vermont and choose to provide information to us, please note that we may transfer the information, including Personal Information, to service providers within and outside of Vermont, the United States and your country.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and transferred to your device. We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.

If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Security And Disclosure Of Your Information
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we collect and store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you. When we use service providers to help us conduct our business, we expect the service providers to maintain the security of the
information provided to them and to abide by all applicable privacy laws that pertain to them. You should know that an “opt-out” option is not required in order for us to conduct these usual and necessary business activities.

In addition, our employees are required to protect your Personal Information and access information only when there is an appropriate need to do so. We also maintain electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information.

For information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit ""titled "Google Privacy & Terms".

Children's Privacy: Although our site and members are age appropriate for most any age user, only persons age 18 or older should to access our Service. Our Service is not intended to address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your children have accessed our site and you wish to address and Personal Information gathered as a result, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child, we take steps to remove that information from our servers. However, we do not ask for parental or guardian verification or age of user when our site is accessed. We count on you to alert us if this has occurred.

Links To Other Sites
Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, such as a Chamber member site, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Other Things You Need To Know
Changes To This Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date below and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right and sole discretion to update or change this Privacy Policy at any time with or without notice to our users. We count on you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Questions Or Claims: We encourage you to bring to our attention any grievance or question you may have about this Policy or our use of your Personal Information. As a chamber of commerce, we are here to serve you and answer your questions.

This Privacy Policy and our use of your Personal Information is governed by the laws of Vermont and, if applicable, federal law. Should you have any claim it must be brought exclusively within the state or federal court in Rutland Vermont.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

Mary Cohen
Executive Director
Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce
50 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701

Effective Date: November 1, 2017

Google and Related Tools
Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the "Google Ads Settings". Google also recommends installing the "" titled "Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on" Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

Funding for this marketing initiative was made possible in part with a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA Rural Development and by financial support provided by local area businesses, towns and cities.

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