PRIVACY POLICY

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Members

The Member Information you provided to us will be included in the online Membership Directory. This is viewable to members only. When you apply for membership, you have the option to give WCBC permission to share your Member Information with third parties. We will share your Member Information with PR agencies, restaurants, and brands for the purpose of inviting you to events, or connecting you with a collaboration opportunity. If you do not give permission for WCBC to share this information with third parties, we will not. You may change your mind at any time by emailing kit@windycitybloggers.com.

Members & Nonmembers

Any information you post in the comments will be publically available online. Please refrain from posting your personally identifiable information in the comments. Posts containing personally identifiable information may be removed by the moderator. Any information posted in the comments may be used by WCBC in presentations, blog posts, and other materials.

Members Site & Forums

Members have access to members-only pages and forums. Members are responsible for creating their own passwords to access these areas of the site. Members are not to share their passwords. The nature of conversation within the forums should be based on contributing to the community in ways that are both kind and helpful. Meanness will not be tolerated. Mean comments will be removed and the members may loose access to the site and/or be removed from WCBC.

Acceptable Use

We reserve the right to remove comments that are offensive, obscene, rude, profane, spam, off topic, or otherwise inappropriate.

Membership Cancellation

Upon request made via email to windycitybloggers@gmail.com, WCBC can remove you from the member list and delete your information from the Membership Directory. Upon request, we can also anonymize your blog information by removing any references to your first and last name.

Membership Rules

The WCBC reserves the right to revoke membership to anyone who doesn’t abide by our Membership Rules. We sincerely hope that we never have to do this. WCBC is a positive online forum and cattiness will not be tolerated.

Collaboration with Brands

This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owners of this blog may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owners of this blog receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Dues Payment Information

Dues payments are processed by Stripe, Inc. WCBC will not be collecting or storing your payment information.

Payments to Members

WCBC works to develop projects with brands for our members. To streamline the process, WCBC receives payment directly from the brand and then WCBC pays our members. To receive payment, our members are required to submit and invoice including the project name and links to their completed work, along with their W9. Members receive payment from WCBC via check, and their W9s are kept on file for tax purposes. Payment terms are given with the project description.

Definitions:

Member Information: This is the information shared with us by accepted members in their membership application, including, but not limited to: first and last name, email address, blog name, twitter handle, and Instagram handle.

Membership Directory: The members only section of the site listing Member Information.
Rules of Membership: The official rules for members. All members members agree to the Rules of Membership upon applying to join WCBC. Membership may be revoked for violating these terms.