World Business Chicago ("WBC) makes no representation, warranty or guarantee regarding the use of WBC's website or mobile app and the information and materials accessed through either; WBC's website and mobile app and materials and information accessed through either are provided on an “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” basis, without any representations, warranties, guarantees, or conditions of any kind, express, implied or statutory. WBC does not guarantee that access to WBC's website and mobile app will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or mobile app is free of viruses, bugs, or other harmful components.
WBC may change, modify, substitute, suspend, or remove without notice any features on, or materials and information accessed through, WBC website or mobile app from time to time. Access to WBC's website or mobile app and/or its services may also be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new information or services. WBC will attempt to restore such access as soon as is reasonably possible.
We do not collect personal information without your permission. Any information that you volunteer, or that we send to you in response, is transferred using industry standard encryption technologies. For more information about being safe online, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stop. Think. Connect.
Information Gathering and Cookies
If you visit WBC's website to read or download information, such as events, reports or news, we only capture and store the domain name of your computer (for example, gmail.com) and other related information to speed up the performance of web page delivery. We collect no other personal information.
*A cookie is a very small text file inserted onto your computer by a website that you visit. When you return to the website, the cookie is then read by the site's web server. Cookies are used for many things, from making web sites more personal to tracking your web browsing habits.
For online transactions conducted on WBC's website, you will be asked to enter certain information about yourself and/or the organization with which you are affiliated. The specifics of this information will vary as required by the type of transaction (e.g., online job applications, event forms and online payment of donations).
In each case, any information submitted online for these activities is subject to the same safeguards as if you had engaged in these activities in person rather than over the Internet. Information collected in the course of the transaction is used in order to conduct the online transactions with WBC, to communicate with you about your transaction, or provide information that may be useful to you. Our goal is to collect only enough information as is reasonable to perform our Services and to let you know when providing personal information is optional.
If you sign up for regular newsletter communications, you may receive an email asking you to confirm that sign up.
Please be aware that fraudulent email scams called "phishing" have been increasing in frequency. "Phishing" involves a victim receiving an e-mail appearing to be from a legitimate business. The "from" line is often forged and the e-mail usually contains authentic looking graphics making it appear to be legitimate. The email may also contain what appears to be a legitimate link to that organization (e.g., wbc.org or worldbusinesschicago.net). When the victim clicks on this link, they are then taken to what appears to be a legitimate looking website. Criminals can even make your browser's address bar contain the address of the legitimate organization despite the fact that the website is a forgery. Victims are then encouraged to enter personal information including credit card numbers and expiration dates.
WBC will not request confidential personal or financial information from our customers via an unsolicited email. WBC will also never send you an unsolicited e-mail containing a link to a WBC website where confidential personal or financial information is requested. If you receive such an email, purportedly from WBC, you are encouraged to immediately contact email@example.com. For more general information about "phishing" visit the Federal Trade Commission web site.
WBC understands the value of personal information and works to protect the personal information we collect from the public. WBC does not sell or rent data, including personally identifiable information. We occasionally will share this information with other nonprofit organizations or governmental entities to support the transaction or service.
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