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  • Privacy Policy for The Business Forum

    Effective Date: April 22, 2024

    1. Introduction

    Welcome to https://thebusinessforum.wildapricot.org ("Site"). This privacy policy outlines the types of personal information received and collected by the Site and how it is used, with a specific focus on the protection of your payment information.

    2. Information We Collect

    In order to provide our services, we collect several types of information for various purposes. Personal identification information may include, but is not limited to:

      • Name
      • Email address
      • Phone number
      • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
      • Images (as provided by members)
      • Payment Information (such as credit card details, bank account numbers)
      • Cookies (Please see Cookie Policy)

    3. How We Use Your Information

    We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

      • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
      • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
      • Understand and analyze how you use our website
      • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
      • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
      • Send you emails
      • Find and prevent fraud

    4. Payment Information

    When you make a payment through the Site, your payment details are processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any third parties. Payment information is processed and stored by our payment processors, which adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council. This is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, ensuring the secure handling of payment information.

    5. Information Sharing

    We do not share any personal identifying information publicly or with third parties, except when required to by law.

    6. Security of Your Information

    The security of your personal information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    7. Data Retention

    We retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

    You have the following data protection rights:

  • 8. Data Protection Rights

    You have the following data protection rights:

    • The right to access, update, or delete the information we have on you.
    • The right of rectification.
    • The right to object.
    • The right of restriction.

       9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. 

    10. Contact Us

    If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at:

    Email: tbf@thebusinessforum.org

    The Business Forum, Inc.

    P.O. Box 8532, Madison, WI 53708-8532

    PH: 608.838.1019    EM: tbf@thebusinessforum.org

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