Effingham County Chamber Privacy Policy

Date of Last Revision: August 24, 2021

The following states the Effingham County Chamber’s policy regarding the privacy rights of our Members, visitors, and users of the Effingham County Chamber website. The Effingham County Chamber respects concerns over the right to privacy and for a secure online experience.

By accessing effinghamcountychamber.com you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected at effinghamcountychamber.com

The information collected from the various users of the Effingham County Chamber website allows the Effingham County Chamber to continually improve the user’s online experience by making it easier and more enjoyable. The following identifies the types of information gathered:

Site Usage Information

As is the case with many websites, the servers automatically collect the IP addresses of web visitors and may associate that IP address with the visitor’s domain name or Internet access provider. The mobile-optimized version of the Effingham County Chamber site provides data from or about the mobile phone or device that is used to access the site, including the type of device and mobile carrier. The mobile version may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to a visitor’s site usage. Clickstream data includes, for example, but is not limited to, information about the user’s computer or device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked the user to the Effingham County Chamber site, the pages, content or ads viewed or clicked on during a visit and when and for how long a visitor does so, items downloaded, the next website visited when a visitor leaves the site, and any search terms entered on the site or a referral site.  If a visitor chooses to have an Effingham County Chamber password remembered when visiting the Effingham County Chamber website, cookies are utilized for this password-related functionality. Cookies are pieces of data the user’s web browser stores on the visitor’s hard drive to enable the Effingham County Chamber systems to recognize the visitor and its browser. Most web browsers automatically accept these cookies, but will also allow the visitor to instruct the visitor’s browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if this feature is disabled, the described password-related functionality and certain other aspects of the Effingham County Chamber website may not function properly.

User-Provided Information

The Effingham County Chamber may receive and store any information visitors enter on the Effingham County Chamber websites or is given to the Effingham County Chamber in any other way. At times, the Effingham County Chamber will specifically ask for information about a visitor when a visitor registers for or uses certain services, when you register for an event, or when you join the Effingham County Chamber. The Effingham County Chamber may require certain information such as name, internet address or screen name, billing address, credit card number, or other required information to provide the requested service or product.

Information from Other Sources

To improve the personalization of the Effingham County Chamber’s service, it might receive/collect information from other sources and use it to supplement account information.

Does Effingham County Chamber Share the Information It Receives/Collects

The Effingham County Chamber may share a visitor’s personal information with its affiliates and/or subsidiaries if any. The Effingham County Chamber may also share the information it collects with the Effingham County Chamber advertisers and business partners. The Effingham County Chamber does not share email addresses. The Effingham County Chamber is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of our advertisers or business partners and encourages visitors to read the posted privacy statement and user terms and conditions whenever interacting with, and prior to providing any personal information to, any third party website.

The Effingham County Chamber may use third parties to manage activities available on its websites such as web hosting, database management, order processing, and authentication. These third parties may have access to personally identifiable information submitted by Members who participate in those activities. The Effingham County Chamber instructs these third parties to use personally identifiable information only for the specific purpose for which it is collected, and not to sell, market, or transfer such information to other entities except as needed to provide the specifically requested services.

The Effingham County Chamber posts and displays certain personally identifiable information about its Members on its websites and in the Effingham County Chamber Membership directory.

The Effingham County Chamber may use personally identifiable information in aggregate form to make its websites better and more responsive to the needs of both visitors and Members. This statistical compilation and analysis of information may also be used by the Effingham County Chamber or be provided to others, in aggregate, for marketing, advertising, or research purposes.

As the Effingham County Chamber continues to develop its business and services, it might be involved in an acquisition, sale, or other transaction. If such a transaction occurs member information generally is one of the transferred business assets.  If substantially all of the Effingham County Chamber’s assets are acquired or otherwise transferred to another entity, member information may be one of the transferred assets.

The Effingham County Chamber releases or discloses account and other information when it believes its release is appropriate or required to comply with any law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other applicable agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of the Effingham County Chamber, its Members, or others. This includes, but is not limited to exchanging information with other companies or organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


The Effingham County Chamber makes efforts to safeguard and ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted, by visitors to the Effingham County Chamber’s websites, and periodically reviews and updates its security measures and apply current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Although the Effingham County Chamber attempts to protect your personal information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information a visitor transmits or provides to the Effingham County Chamber through its online products and services. Once the Effingham County Chamber receives a visitor’s transmission, however, it makes reasonable efforts to ensure its security on the Effingham County Chamber’s systems.

About Children

The Effingham County Chamber is concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet. Pursuant to the Children’s Online Protection Act of 1998, the Effingham County Chamber will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.

“Linked-To Web Sites”

The Effingham County Chamber’s website may contain links, banners, widgets, or advertisements that lead to other websites. The Effingham County Chamber is not responsible for these other sites and so the other website’s posted privacy policies (not this policy) will govern the collection and uses of information submitted to them. The Effingham County Chamber encourages website users to read the privacy statements of each website visited after leaving the Effingham County Chamber site to learn about how information submitted is used and or protected.


The Effingham County Chamber provides website visitors with several options, to be used at any time, for altering or removing a visitor’s information from the Effingham County Chamber contact databases. If a visitor would like to be removed from the Effingham County Chamber’s promotional list they may contact the Effingham County Chamber in any of the following ways.

Social Networking

The Effingham County Chamber maintains a presence on several social networking and blogging platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Effingham County Chamber also incorporates some third-party social networking features onto its website that allows it to share and/or publicly post content or information from its website to a visitor’s profile on a third-party social network.  Through these platforms and features, the Effingham County Chamber may receive some Personal Information and some Site Usage Information about a visitor, and this privacy policy applies to that information as well. Third-party social networking platforms and blogging platforms also have their own privacy policies which explain how those third parties will use and protect the information submitted. A visitor is encouraged to review these third parties’ individual privacy and user policies.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

All uses of the Effingham County Chamber website(s) are subject to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and shall be interpreted under Illinois law. Any concerns about privacy while at the Effingham County Chamber website(s) or with the Effingham County Chamber, in general, should be put in writing and contain a thorough description/explanation of the issue and be sent to info@effinghamcountychamber.com. The Effingham County Chamber will try to resolve any issue expeditiously. This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use policy may change at any time without notice. Use of any information collected is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of each use. Please check the website frequently for recent changes or additions.