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.

WBC does not endorse, sponsor, or provide preferential treatment to, any third-party websites or persons or other entities associated with third-party websites. WBC does not control third-party websites and, therefore, does not warrant that third-party websites are accurate or reliable or have operational links.  By selecting a link to a third-party website, users leave the website or mobile app and become subject to the terms of use, privacy, and security policies of the owners/sponsors/operators of the third-party website.  By selecting a link to a third-party website, users release WBC from any liability for any injury to any person or property caused by the user's or users' accessing a third-party website via a link on WBC's website.


Privacy Policy


World Business Chicago  (“WBC) is committed to maintaining your online privacy. WBC's online Privacy Policy applies to data collected from the World Business Chicago website.

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.

The following explains WBC's privacy policy for all visitors to WBC websites.

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.

We may use analytic and security tools hosted by third parties or managed within WBC as part of maintaining our web presence. These tools help us measure traffic and usage trends for our web site and help ensure that this service remains available to all users. We use cookies* to deliver website functionality and enhance your experience. For example, cookies allow us to maintain continuity during interactions with the website and collect statistics that help us optimize speed and performance. You may see evidence of these tools stored as cookies on your personal computer after visiting WBC's website.

*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.

On-line Transactions

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 ceo@worldbusinesschicago.com.  For more general information about "phishing" visit the Federal Trade Commission web site.

Data Sharing

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.

Links to other Web Sites

This site contains links to other sites. WBC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. You should check the privacy policy of each of these sites if you have concerns about how they handle personally identifiable information.

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