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Privacy Policy


THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER (GVC) tries to be responsible when gathering your personal information and tries to protect your privacy. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER developed this privacy policy statement in order for you to understand how THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER collects, uses, discloses, and otherwise processes your personal information.

This privacy policy statement is applicable to the GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Web Site and its internal pages. This privacy policy statement also covers what we may do with certain information collected, in furtherance of THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER's objectives and to promote members' interests. The GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Web Site home page is located at In order to understand privacy issues related to links please pay careful attention to the information on links referenced below.

This privacy policy statement is not a contract and does not create any legal rights. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER reserves the right to change this privacy policy statement at any time and will notify users of any material changes by updating the statement here and by including an "UPDATED" label with the "PRIVACY STATEMENT" link on the Web Site governed by this statement for 30 days after any material changes are made.


The "THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Website", whose home page is located at, is owned and operated by:

1111 Main Street, Suite 201
Vancouver, WA 98660 USA
Tel:  (360) 694-2588

If you have question or concerns about matters related to this Website please contact the Chamber at (360) 694-2588 or email

How we Collect Information

In order to facilitate your application or registration for THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER programs, we collect and maintain personal information about you. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER collects your company and contact information from many sources to understand and meet your needs. We may collect personal information about you from:

You, when you voluntarily provide us with information, including when you voluntarily provide us with information during your application process;

Your browser, when you visit our Web Site and your browser interacts with us;

Your interaction with any of the organizations associated with THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER;

Other sources, in connection with providing you THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER program services.

The personal information we collect about you through these various sources may include, but is not limited to:

Name, addresses and telephone numbers;

Email addresses, fax numbers and pager numbers;

Transactional and online activity data pertaining to your application or request for THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER services;

Personal/Company information provided via survey, consultation, interview, seminars, or other Outreach or data gathering efforts;

Personal/Company information provided to THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER representatives to research and resolve questions;

Employer and/or other corporate affiliation (i.e. employer name, title, address and contact information).

Aggregate Information

In addition to obtaining your personal information, when you use our Web Site, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your Internet service provider, and pages visited on the Web Site. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER gets this information by using technologies, including cookies and web beacons to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our Web Site and to better tailor our Web Site to our visitors' needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors meet the criteria required to process their requests. None of this tracking information identifies you personally; we collect it for reporting onsite activity in the aggregate. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our Web Site or which pages or features get the most attention.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies on this Web Site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Web Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

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.

Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, (see discussion below) may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our Web Site. This technology is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about Web Site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER.ORG web page, blog or a newsletter. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies.

Accept or Decline Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies through most web browsers. 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.

Use of Web Beacons web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

Some of these web beacons may be placed by third-party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or e-mail communications. These web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or e-mails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER.ORG prohibits web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.

Purposes for Which Data is Received

To obtain information needed to process requests for THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER programs and services, and to otherwise support THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER’s objectives.

Purposes for Which Data is Processed

To determine eligibility for programs and services;

To provide information necessary to respond to an audit, federal or other, of THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER programs and services;

To provide needed data for internal program tracking;

To determine performance results;

Collect needed aggregate data for state or federally mandated reports of results and disbursements.

Ways in Which Data may be Disclosed to a Third Party

Information will be disclosed to authorized third parties in the following manner:

To help maintain funding for our programs and services, and otherwise further our objectives, information gathered from participants in THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER programs or projects and from our Web Site, including sales and marketing expense information and information about participation by city, may be reported in aggregate (where it is not identifiable by the specific company) to our Board of Directors, Congress, and other parties interested in THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER’s mission or your capabilities. Your contact information may also be shared as part of this process.

We will also provide your contact and product information to third parties as requested by you;

We may disclose information required to respond to an audit, federal or otherwise, of THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER programs and services; and

We may disclose information as required by law.

THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER may from time-to-time publish Success Stories regarding a company's specific success or recent achievements. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER may also receive requests for product and market information from THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER's member states, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and other parties interested in THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER's mission or your capabilities. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER may include certain pieces of your information in a Success Story, or when responding to such a request for information. However, before releasing any information in a manner where the information could be linked back to you, THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER will provide you with an opportunity to review and approve of any such release. In some cases THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER will simply be asked for contact information, without any other information about you, which THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER may provide without first confirming with you.

Request for Access

To obtain a copy of your personal data you need to follow the instructions below:

Contact THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER at (360) 694-2588 or email

Request for Rectification or Erasure

To correct incorrect data you need to follow the instructions below:

Contact THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER at (360) 694-2588 or email

To have data erased that is no longer needed you need to follow the instructions below:

Contact THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER at (360) 694-2588 or email

Links to Other Sites

The THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Web Site may provide hyperlinks or references to other web sites. While THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER endeavors to provide links only to web sites that are reputable and safe, we take no responsibility for the information, products, or services obtained on such other web sites and will not be liable for any damages arising from your access to such web sites. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER provides any such links to other web sites merely for your convenience and our inclusion of such links and frames in the THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Web Site does not imply an endorsement of the linked or framed web sites, their content, or the persons or entities operating those web sites. Therefore, you assume sole responsibility for using links or pointers to third parties.

THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER specifically denies you permission to hyperlink or provide references to the THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Web Site, unless you are allowed to do so under permission from THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER. You are also denied permission to use any trademarked or copyrighted material to provide such hyperlinks or references, unless you are allowed to do so under permission from THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER. THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER bears no responsibility for web sites that provide hyperlinks or references to the THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER Web Site unless those web sites are operated by THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER.

Do Not Track

Our Web Site does not track your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services, and so does not respond to browser "Do Not Track" signals. As described below, our Web Site may contain links to other websites not owned or operated by THE GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER. These web sites may set cookies that obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited the web site from a certain IP address. These web sites are not authorized to collect any other personal data from our Web Site unless you provide it to them directly.

Security of Your Data

We use commercially reasonable security measures to reduce the risk of your personal information being accessed, acquired, disclosed, processed, modified, or destroyed without authorization. Unfortunately, no data storage system, or system of transmitting data over the internet or wireless network, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and no security system can prevent all security incidents. As a result, we do not and cannot guarantee the security of our servers or any personal data provided to us in connection with your use of the Web Site or when you interact with us.