Last Updated: March 14, 2010
Opportunity Connection is committed to protecting your privacy.
This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the www.opportunityconnection.net site (the “Site”); it does not apply to other online or offline Opportunity Connection sites, products or services. By accessing the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about Opportunity Connection products and services, entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or service, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing, downloading and/or registering Opportunity Connectionproducts. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, company or organization name, work e-mail, work phone, work or home address, information about your job function, information about your company, and credit card information.
The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and administer the site. Some of our sites collect information about your hardware and software in order to provide a requested service. Windows Update, for example, needs to know information about your computer in order to recommend needed operating system updates.
Opportunity Connection technical communities provide opportunities to interact with Opportunity Connection employees, experts, and your peers in order to share knowledge and news about Opportunity Connection products and related technologies. In order to avoid your e-mail address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for inappropriate or harmful purposes, Opportunity Connection advises that you should be cautious about posting a real e-mail address or other personal information to newsgroups, chats, or other public forums. Read more about guidelines for safe use of Opportunity Connection technical communities.
The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized.
In support of these uses, Opportunity Connection may use personal information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related Opportunity Connection products or services, and to make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular preference or interests. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with Opportunity Connection, information collected by www.opportunityconnection.net may be combined with information collected by other Opportunity Connection services.
We may use your personal information to provide you with important information about the product or service that you are using, including critical updates and notifications. Additionally, with your permission, we may send you information about other Opportunity Connection products and services, and/or share information with Opportunity Connectionpartners so they may send you information about their products and services.
We merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of www.opportunityconnection.net, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data.
When you sign up for a newsletter or agree to receive promotional e-mail, www.opportunityconnection.net may use customized links or similar technologies to track e-mail links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or purchase information. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.
Some services on www.opportunityconnection.net offer individuals the ability to publicly display certain personal information, such as for a Opportunity Connection partner who wishes to publish contact information as part of offering a business service. Participation in such services is always optional.
Opportunity Connection occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as Web site hosting, packaging, mailing and delivering prizes, answering customer questions about products and services, and sending information about our products, special offers, and other services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Opportunity Connection may disclose personal information 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 Opportunity Connectionor the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Opportunity Connectionand our family of Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Opportunity Connectionemployees or agents, users of Opportunity Connection products or services, or members of the public.
Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of Opportunity Connection and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission.
You can review and edit the personal information and contact preferences you provided at this Site by contacting www.opportunityconnection.net
Opportunity Connection is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact www.opportunityconnection.net.
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our Web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
Opportunity Connection welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that Opportunity Connection has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us electronically or via postal mail at the address provided below, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
901 Saginaw Street
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: (989) 893-4567