Data Protection and Privacy Policy

This Data Protection and Privacy Policy sets out how the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce uses and protects any information that you give us.  The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was updated on May 6, 2014.

  1. WHAT WE COLLECT
    1. We may collect the following information:
      1. Name and job title.
      2. Contact information including email address.
      3. Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
  2. WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
    1. We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and in particular for the following reasons:
      1. Internal record keeping.
      2. We may use the information to improve our products and services.
      3. Send information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. iv. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  3. ONLINE LEGAL POLICY
    This site was created to be informative. Accordingly, we will permit you to download or photocopy material displayed on this site for your non-commercial personal use. Any content or graphics extracted from the site must prominently display copyright and other proprietary notices.
  4. SECURITY
    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Do not send confidential information, email may be intercepted and is not necessarily a secure environment for confidential information. If you are concerned with issue you can use other methods such as fax, phone or regular mail. Review information security and privacy policies of any third party websites you access via our online services.
  5. HOW WE USE COOKIES
    The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce does not monitor visitor activity via cookies
  6. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
    Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
  7. SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING POLICY
    For the purpose of this section, “Social Media” includes but is not limited to:

    1. Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter
    2. Professional networking websites such as LinkedIn
    3. Location based social networking website such as Foursquare

    We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed, ask questions about Chamber events, activities and membership, and share your Chamber stories. We expect comments to generally be courteous. Therefore, we have established the following policy for posted comments. We will remove comments that:

    1. Contain obscene, indecent, harassing, threatening or profane language or libelous or defamatory statements;
    2. Contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
    3. Promote or endorse services or products. (“non-commercial” links relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)
    4. Attack Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce employees;
    5. Contain links or advertisements;
    6. Violate the terms and conditions of the host site (Facebook, Twitter, etc..)
    7. Contain spam or are intended to cause technical disruptions to this page.

    In addition, we will remove form letters with the same content from multiple users. Relevant comments or likes on previous published posts are always welcome. We reserve the right to delete excessive wall postings to improve the overall visitor experience. Anyone repeatedly posting material that violates these guidelines will be banned from participating on this Facebook page.  To protect your privacy, please do not include information (e.g., an e-mail address or phone number) in the text of your comment that identifies you.

  8. CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
    You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

    1. If you have previously agreed to let us use your personal information you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@fairmontchamber.org.

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you information which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 323 East Blue Earth Avenue, Fairmont, MN 50631. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.