Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 20, 2009

Information Gathered By

As a business membership group, gathers information from both its members and visitors to its website, found online at Regardless of the source of the information, considers all information to be of a personal and confidential nature. This means that will never sell any the information it gathers.

The information collected from members includes basic contact and company information, including, but not limited to, names, physical and electronic addresses, company size, and area of business. There are several specific pieces of information that will not ever collect from its members; these include financial information such as tax ID numbers and business profit margins or volume.

Information gathered from website visitors, regardless if those visitors are members or not, includes information necessary to track how the website is utilized. Such information encompasses each visitors IP address, technology and browser capabilities, information inputted into any form located on the website, and how the visitor's time on the website was spent.

How Gathers Information gathers information through the use of tracking applications, such as internet cookies and sessions, and through information inputted by website users into electronic forms.

Cookies are small text files sent by a website to the visitor's internet browser and then are stored on the visitor's hard drive. Cookies are a way that internet browsers "remember" specific bits of information. The use of cookies by is limited to functions relating to the visitor's navigation through and use of the webpage. The information stored within a cookie can be read only by the web server that originally sent the cookie. Web servers cannot read cookies sent by other web servers.

There are multiple sections of's website that give website visitors the opportunity to enter information into a form on a voluntary basis, including an online forum. All information entered into any form on the website is gathered by

How Uses Information Gathered maintains relationships with other nationally recognized companies and businesses at a professional and contractual level. Some of the information gathered by is shared with these partners. This includes the basic contact and company information provided by members. All partners are contractually obligated to follow and conform to's restrictions on the use of this information. and its partners do use company and contact information gathered through for marketing purposes, however, these marketing efforts each come ample opportunity to have this information removed from this use of company and contact information. The marketing efforts undertaken by's partners must be approved in advance by If a partner uses this information in ways other than those approved by, they will be held accountable.

Information acquired from website visitors is used for tracking the website's usability and to determine areas that are of the greatest interest or concern to website visitors. If you should have any questions on how uses the information they gather, please contact

Storage of Information stores the information it gathers using secure internet protocol methods. All raw information data gathered is only available to current employees.

Third Party Websites's website contains links to third party websites, including vendor website, which may or may not maintain the same policies as Although is constantly monitoring and reviewing the websites they link to, the information furnished to these third websites is not monitored by nor does it fall within the bounds of's responsibility. Once you leave the website, please consult the privacy policy contained on the site being visited to determine how your information is handled.


Use of the website and discount programs serves as acceptance of this Privacy Policy in its entirety. The website is administered by reserves the right to modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at its discretion at any time, the dates of updates to this policy are available at any time online. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or the usage of your information, please contact at