Ames Chamber of Commerce

Policies and Privacy

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given when an event is cancelled by the Ames Chamber of Commerce or Ames Economic Development Commission OR if the individual participant calls to cancel their reservation no less than 7 days prior to the event.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 1, 2007

Ameschamber.com values the users of our website (the "Website"). Your privacy and trust are very important to us. We recognize that you may be concerned about our collection, use, and disclosure of the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we collect when you use the Website and the services offered on the Website ("ameschamber.com Services"). This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at 515-232-2310.

Does ameschamber.com ever make changes to its Privacy Policy?

We may make changes to the Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by sending you an email, posting a notice on the home page of the Website. If you receive notification of a change in our Privacy Policy, you must review the new Privacy Policy carefully to make sure you understand our practices and procedures. You may not be able to receive notices from us if your cookies are not set to accept and/or are disabled.

What types of information does ameschamber.com collect from me?

Personal Information - we collect Personal Information that you provide to us, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, and financial information.

How and when does ameschamber.com collect this information?

Providing information to us - we collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you purchase a ticket for registration or pay an invoice, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, and email address.

Communications with us - if you communicate with us regarding the Website or the ameschamber.com services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.

How does ameschamber.com use my information?

Personal Information - we use Personal Information for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Ameschamber.com Services and the Website, fulfilling requests for information, providing alternate opportunities for payment processing, and providing customer support.

Non-Personal Information - we use non-personal information to track the use of the website and the ameschamber.com services and for other internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the ameschamber.com services and the website.

Does ameschamber.com protect my personal information?

Personal Information - whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number and/or social security number on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Does this Privacy Policy apply when I access third party websites?

You may be able to access third party websites directly from the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply when you access third party websites. We cannot control how third parties may use personal information you disclose to them, so you should carefully review the privacy policy of any third party website you visit before using it or disclosing your personal information to its provider.

Chamber Events & Health Policy

The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and increased personal protection efforts, including frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings at all times outside the home.

The Ames Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) has put in place precautionary measures aimed at preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 among attendees of the Chamber’s event; however, the Chamber cannot guarantee that you (or those you come in close contact with) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Chamber’s event (including your travel to and from such event) could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

By registering for and attending the Chamber’s event:
You acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume all risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death to you or those with whom you come into close contact.

You further acknowledge and agree to accept sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, to you or those with whom you come into close contact (including your household members)(“Claims”). You hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Chamber, its employees, board of directors, and representatives, of and from any Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.

You further understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on actions, omissions, or negligence of the Chamber, its employees, board of directors, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Chamber event.

You agree to abide by posted rules, warning or instructions by the Chamber, the venue where the event is held and any government authority with respect to social distances, adherence to any dress code (including mandatory face coverings) and sanitation guidelines.

You further agree not to attend the event if you are diagnosed with or suspect that you may have been infected by COVID-19, and in the event you become ill or suspect you have been infected with COVID-19, you agree to immediately discontinue your participation in the event and alert the Chamber via e-mail or telephone.

If you cannot agree to or accept the foregoing, DO NOT ATTEND THE AMES CHAMBER’S EVENT. Failure to agree to or abide by any of the foregoing may result in denial of entry or immediate expulsion from the event, in the Ames Chamber’s sole discretion, in addition any and all remedies which may be available to the Ames Chamber, in equity or at law.

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