Privacy Policy

Welcome to this official website of the Chicago NATO Host Committee (the “Committee”), a committee of World Business Chicago (“WBC”; collectively, the Committee and WBC shall be referred to herein as the “Company”).  Read this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) in its entirety, as it is designed to help you better understand what types of personal information the Company collects through this website and what we do with that information.

Each time you use this website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy.  You also signify your acceptance of the Privacy Policy when you submit information to this site.  Check often for updates as we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.  This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected online through this website (and any other website we expressly tell you this Privacy Policy is applicable to) and does not include information collected by phone or through regular mail, e-mail or fax.


If you are under the age of 18, please get your parent’s or guardian’s permission to visit this site, and, if you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to this site.  We will not knowingly collect personal information from any individual under 13 years of age.


The information we collect at this site falls into two categories:

  • personal information voluntarily supplied by visitors to the site and
  • internal tracking information that is "passively" and anonymously gathered as visitors navigate through our website, using various technologies, such as "cookies" (discussed further below), Internet tags or web beacons and navigational data collection (such as log files, server logs, and clickstream).

E-mail that you send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information.  For that reason, we ask that you not send confidential information such as credit card information, Social Security, driver’s license or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.

Please note that any comments or suggestions provided to the Company shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary.  The Company shall be entitled to use and distribute such comments and suggestions to any other parties and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing and improving services and opportunities offered through this site.

We may use information collected via this site for a variety of purposes, including providing you with the information and links you request, improving the content of our site, utilizing such information for our internal research purposes and as otherwise consistent with this Privacy Policy and with any further information provided at the point of information collection.  If you provide us with your name and your e-mail address, we may e-mail you regarding updates or send you newsletters or reminders.  You have the opportunity to opt out of receipt of such e-mails from the Company through a link at the bottom of such e-mail or by contacting us as discussed below.

The Company may also share personal information with third parties to the extent the Company reasonably deems it necessary to (a) protect the security and integrity of our site, (b) comply with our legal obligations, (c) respond to judicial or other legal process, (d) respond to requests or inquiries from regulators and applicable governing bodies, including, without limitation, the Internal Revenue Service, (e) protect the personal safety or property of users of this site or the public or (f) as otherwise permitted under law.  We may make full and unrestricted use of any information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form.

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website to your computer's browser and possibly saved on your hard drive.  The cookie allows the website to recognize your browser and remember you when you return to the same website.  Cookies at this site do not collect personally identifiable information, but they may collect anonymous statistical information on usage of the website.  This information is then sent back to the website so that the owner can make the website more responsive to users' needs.  The Company uses information collected by cookies for tracking purposes and to enhance users' experience with the site.  We may also use such information to analyze traffic patterns on our site.

We have implemented what we judge to be reasonable and appropriate technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect against unlawful access to or use of the personal information in our possession.  However, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable.  We cannot guarantee the security of our servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

For your convenience, our site may offer a variety of links to third party websites that we do not operate.  These links may provide access to products and services offered by third parties.  Remember that when you use a link to go from our site to another site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.  These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all, and the Company is not responsible for the ways in which these sites and services use the personal information you provide to them.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

The Company reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.  By continuing to use this site following the posting of changes, you expressly accept and agree to the terms set forth in the amended Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or comments concerning our Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at