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  • Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to https://hickorynutchamber.org, and The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge include https://hickorynutchamber.org and The Chamber. The The Chamber website is a news, information, and ecommerce site. By using the The Chamber website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 
      
    Collection of your Personal Information 
    In order to better provide you with products and services offered, The Chamber may collect personally identifiable information, such as your: 
      
     - First and Last Name 
     - Mailing Address 
     - E-mail Address 
     - Phone Number 
      
    If you purchase The Chamber's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. 
      
    We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. 
      
    Use of your Personal Information 
    The Chamber collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested. 
      
    The Chamber may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Chamber and its affiliates. 
      
    Sharing Information with Third Parties 
    The Chamber does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. 
      
    The Chamber may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Chamber, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 
      
    The Chamber may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Chamber or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Chamber; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Chamber, or the public. 
      
    Automatically Collected Information 
    Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by The Chamber. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Chamber website. 
      
    Links 
    This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. 
      
    Security of your Personal Information 
    The Chamber secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Chamber uses the following methods for this purpose: 
      
     - SSL Protocol 
      
    When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. 
      
    We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed. 
      
    Right to Deletion 
    Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will: 
    Delete your personal information from our records; and 
    Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records. 
      
    Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to: 
    Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us; 
    Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity; 
    Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; 
    Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law; 
    Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act; 
    Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent; 
    Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us; 
    Comply with an existing legal obligation; or 
    Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information. 
      
    Children Under Thirteen 
    The Chamber does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. 
      
    E-mail Communications 
    From time to time, The Chamber may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. 
      
    If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from The Chamber, you may opt out of such communications by emailing info@hickorynutchamber.org. 
      
    External Data Storage Sites 
    We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. 
      
    Changes to this Statement 
    The Chamber reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy. 
      
    Contact Information 
    The Chamber welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Chamber has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Chamber at: 
      
    The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge 
    PO Box 32 
    Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 
      
    Email Address: 
    info@hickorynutchamber.org 
      
    Telephone number: 
    8286252725 
      
    Effective as of January 01, 2022