Collection and Disclosing Information
The SMCC web sites have many sections that are open to all users, with no registration required. For these sections, our Web servers contain no software that automatically tracks e-mail addresses of users. However, our Web server does track domain names, web browser type and version and information regarding the nature and extent of our website's usage.
Member listings are available on our website by accessing the Member Directory. This information is published as a member benefit and is provided by individual members. Member verifications are done periodically throughout the year to ensure we have the latest and most updated information.
We have a third party relationship with our credit card processing companies. Our contract with these companies requires them to comply with Washington law concerning the safeguarding of personal information, and prohibit them from using personal information except for the purpose of providing processing services.
We may share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate with our vendors and partners who agree to use such information for research purposes only, such as analysis of traffic patterns, sales volume, and other site information.
Users are not required to disclose any personal information in order to view our site. The SMCC may gather some personal identifiable information when it is voluntarily submitted by the user. The types of information collected may include your name, email address, phone number, and postal address. This information is used for its intended purpose, and to better serve the users. All personally identifiable information obtained from users is treated with great care in order to protect your privacy and security. The management of the SMCC authorizes only trained and qualified employees to access the information you choose to provide. The information volunteered is used solely by the SMCC and will not be shared with unrelated outside parties.
From time to time, we may use your address, phone number or e-mail address to provide you with updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Your ability to opt out of such information is discussed below.;
We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail. We do not sell e-mail addresses to any third party.
We also collect information volunteered by users in relation to an on-line survey and/or site registrations. This information is kept confidential by the SMCC and is not used for purposes outside of the intent of the survey or registration form.
Should you choose to inquire about an employment opportunity at the SMCC through our on-line job listing, your contact information and/or resume will only be used by the Human Resources Team in considering you for the specified employment opportunity. All information received will be kept confidential.
These sites may contain links to other sites, whose information practices may be different than ours. We strive to protect your information and suggest you read the privacy policies of the site to which you are redirected BEFORE supplying any personal information. In addition, we may have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, those parties.
Some areas of these sites are password-protected for Chamber members, such as members only section.
The SMCC treats all personally identifiable information collected on our Web site as securely as possible. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption on all credit card processing forms that require submission through electronic data transfer. Our staff is trained to treat member and customer information with the utmost confidentiality. Should you feel there has been a breach in the security of this site, please contact us at the telephone number listed below.
If you attend a Chamber event, or supply us with your postal address, phone number, or email address, you may receive periodic communications from the SMCC via the same medium. The communications will provide information on services available, policy positions or upcoming events.
If you do not wish to receive such communications from the SMCC, please use the opt out link at the bottom of the broadcast emails or contact Membership Services (information at the bottom of this page).
If you would like to e-mail us separately, please provide the information mentioned above and type the phrase "Opt Out" in the subject header field.
Event Registration Terms and Conditions
Events Participation Terms & Conditions:
In consideration of being allowed to register for this event, and any related events and activities (collectively, the “Event”), I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that: (i) I knowingly and freely assume all risks associated with my participation in the Event, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; (ii) I willingly agree to comply with the terms and conditions for participation; (iii) if I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and (iv) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce d/b/a the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”), its officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsors and advertisers (collectively “Releasees”) from any and all claims, demands, losses and liability arising out of or related to any personal injury, disability or death I may suffer, or loss or damage to person or property, whether arising from the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Participants may be photographed and/or recorded for the documentary or promotional purposes of Chamber. Payment to the Chamber (including use of coupons) constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. I have read this release of liability, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by agreeing to these terms, and hereby agree freely and voluntarily without any inducement.
Use of coupons
After December 31, 2012, coupons without an expiration date will no longer be accepted when registering for a Chamber event.
Checking Your Data on File with SMCC
SMCC members can request to update their membership information by contacting us via mail, phone, or e-mail (information at the bottom of this page).
Our mailing address is as follows:
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Membership Department
1301 Fifth Ave, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98101
You can also reach us by email or call us at 206-389-7200.