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  • » CalChamber Logo Usage

    CalChamber members are entitled to use the CalChamber logo on your intranet or where appropriate on your public Web site.

    In downloading the logo you agree to the following:

    - You will display or use this logo only if you are a current CalChamber member.

    - Use of the CalChamber logo is authorized only to indicate current membership in CalChamber. CalChamber Membership or use of its logo may not be used to indicate an express or implied endorsement of a business, product or service. Any other use of the CalChamber logo is prohibited without express authorization.

    Download Logo, with linking instructions (page requires membership login.)
  • » Secure Shopping

    We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and VeriSign to encrypt your credit card number, name and address before transmission, so only CalChamber is able to decode your information.

    To be sure your connection is secure, look at the bottom status bar of your browser window. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser), the SSL is active and your information is secure. Most browsers offer additional security alerts as well.

    With regard to overall security, we always use industry standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data exchanged with our site. The facilities that house our servers are physically secured to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of all data and information collected.
  • » Site Use Terms and Conditions

    The California Chamber of Commerce ("CalChamber") owns, operates and maintains the following Web sites: CalChamber.com, CalBizCentral.com, HRCalifornia.com, and HRCaliforniaExpress.com, hereinafter referred to as "Web sites." The Web sites, all of the pages and screens on the Web sites, including the content contained therein and any accompanying documents, are owned and controlled or licensed by CalChamber, except as otherwise expressly stated, and are protected by U.S. copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties.

    License Agreement

    CalChamber grants you a nonexclusive, non-assignable, nontransferable license to access and use the Web sites and content contained therein for internal business purposes only.

    Subscribers and members are further granted the right to access username and password-protected Web pages and content. The transfer or assignment of the subscriber and/or member's username/password, in any form, to any third-party, including without limitation employees or subcontractors who do not have CalChamber's express permission is strictly prohibited.

    CalChamber reserves the right to revoke the license conferred herein at any time without warning and without cause.

    Limited Warranty and Disclaimer

    The Web sites are offered on an "AS IS" basis. CalChamber makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the Web sites or the content contained therein, including their quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. CalChamber does not warrant that the Web sites are error or virus free and makes no representation or warranty as to the speed or performance of the Web sites.

    The information contained on the Web sites is being provided by CalChamber as a service to the business community. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, CalChamber and its employees, contributors and reviewers cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions, nor for any governmental agency's interpretations, applications and changes of regulations described herein.

    The Web sites are designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in a highly summarized manner concerning the subject matter covered. They are provided with the understanding that CalChamber and others associated with it are not engaged in rendering legal, technical or other professional advice or service. If legal and other expert assistance is required, the services of competent professionals should be sought.

    Limitation of Liability

    In no event will CalChamber be liable to you, or any member or subscriber, whether in contract or in tort or under any other legal theory (including, without limitation, strict liability and negligence) for lost profits or revenues, loss or interruption of use, or any other economic loss, or for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or similar damages, arising out of or in connection with the performance or non-performance of the Web sites and this Agreement, or for any claim made against any user, including without limitation, a member or subscriber, by any other party.

    In no event will CalChamber's total liability under any claim made by a member or a subscriber exceed the cost of a one-year membership or subscription paid by the member or subscriber at the time the alleged conduct occurred. For all other users, in no event will CalChamber's total liability under any claim exceed the cost of a one-year subscription to the Web sites published at the time the alleged conduct occurred.


    Unless expressly stated otherwise, all of the content and graphics contained on the Web sites are protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties and may not be copied, reproduced, republished or distributed without the express permission of CalChamber. Copying, displaying, distributing, transferring, linking to, reproducing, licensing, altering, creating derivative works of or republishing all or any portion of the Web sites for any commercial or public purpose without CalChamber's permission is strictly prohibited. CalChamber does not allow reproduction of the content and graphics contained on the Web sites, unless the content is expressly labeled with a grant of permission to reproduce and the content is presented in its original state with reference to CalChamber.

    For a grant of permission, please e-mail grantofpermissions@calchamber.com.


    Trademarks of the California Chamber of Commerce, including but not limited to CalChamber, HRCalifornia and Where Advocacy Meets Compliance, may not be used without prior, written permission. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Other identified trademarks are the trademarks of the associated companies.

    Policy Guidelines for Editorial Content

    CalChamber is committed to a policy of editorial neutrality. Although the content on the Web sites contain information about state and federal laws and regulations, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice.

    Content from External Sources and Links to External Sites

    The Web sites may contain content from and links to external Web sites controlled or offered by third parties unaffiliated with CalChamber. Content from external sources will be identified when the information is not generated by CalChamber. Links to external sites do not constitute as an endorsement of the linked content, and CalChamber does not guarantee the accuracy of the linked content.

    CalChamber hereby disclaims liability for the content, products, privacy policies or security of a third party's Web site. Any advice, opinions or recommendations provided by a linked Web site are those of the third party and not of CalChamber. Participation in any linked Web site, including payment for and the delivery of goods or services, is based solely on the agreement, if any, between you and the third party.

    Corrections and Clarifications

    CalChamber is committed to correcting any factual errors or errors in interpretation. Editorial staff will address any errors brought to their attention and make appropriate corrections in a timely manner.

    Corporate or Educational Distribution

    To reproduce CalChamber editorial content for corporate distribution or educational use, please contact grantofpermissions@calchamber.com and specify the title of the article and the number of copies you would like to distribute.

    Governing Law

    This License Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.


    If any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision of this Agreement.
  • » Privacy Policy​

    Copyright © 1995-2016 by California Chamber of Commerce.
    CalChamber.com is a wholly owned entity of the California Chamber of Commerce ("CalChamber"). All Rights Reserved.

    Your privacy is one of our primary concerns. CalChamber makes every effort to provide you with a safe and private environment. This Privacy Policy tells you what information we gather and how we use it. It applies to the following CalChamber sites: Calchamber.com, CalchamberStore.com, HRCalifornia.com, and HRCaliforniaExpress.com (collectively referred to as "CalChamber Sites"). This Privacy Policy does not apply to those affiliate websites that have published their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy also does not apply to the websites of our business partners or to any third parties, even if their websites are linked to CalChamber Sites. We recommend you review the privacy policies of the other parties with whom you interact.

    For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Business Partners" means any subcontractor, vendor or other entity with whom we have an ongoing business relationship to provide products, services or information.

    Information We Collect

    We may ask you to provide personal information when you:

    • - Use CalChamber Sites;
    • - Request services, support or information;
    • - Place orders for products or services;
    • - Participate in surveys, sweepstakes or other promotional activities;
    • - Share CalChamber content through social media;
    • - Subscribe to newsletters, download white papers or other materials or;
    • - Contact us.

    Information we may request includes your email address, name, title, address, telephone number, social media public profile or business/company information ("Personal Information"). If you make a purchase, we may ask for your credit card number and billing information. Forms that you may fill in will indicate whether information requested is required or optional.

    We may collect information about your visits to CalChamber Sites, including the pages you view, the links and ads you click, search terms you enter, and other actions you take in connection with CalChamber Sites and services. We may also collect certain information from the browser you used to access a CalChamber Site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and language, access times, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website that referred you to the CalChamber Site and to which website you browse away from a CalChamber Site.

    In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with CalChamber Sites, information collected through one source may be combined with information obtained through other CalChamber resources. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other parties.

    Some CalChamber offerings may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such offerings, both CalChamber and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services, and may use the information according to each company's privacy policy and other agreements with you.

    Information Usage

    CalChamber uses your personal information to:

    • - Deliver the services and support or carry out the transactions you have requested;
    • - Send communications to you, such as your transaction status (for example, order confirmations), information about products and services, promotional offers, and surveys;
    • - Customize, analyze and improve our products, services, technologies, communications and relationship with you;
    • - Protect the security or integrity of CalChamber Sites, our business, or our products or services; or
    • - Otherwise, as disclosed to you at the point of collection.

    Disclosing Personal Information

    CalChamber may share your Personal Information with third parties to carry out the transactions you request. We may also disclose your Personal Information to Business Partners to provide you with information you may find useful (for example, partner discounts and upcoming activities), so that you can share through social media, and to update our records. In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information when legally required or to protect our rights.

    Collection and Use of Children’s Information

    CalChamber Sites are not directed toward children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 through CalChamber Sites. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not submit any Personal Information through CalChamber Sites without the express consent and participation of a parent or guardian.

    Cookies and Tracking

    CalChamber Sites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to track your traffic patterns. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies help us personalize and make improvements to CalChamber Sites so that you can have a pleasant and productive experience. You can set your browser to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies. Check your browser for instructions on how to handle cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of CalChamber Sites.

    Online Behavioral Advertising by CalChamber and Others

    CalChamber also works with third party advertising and personalization partners that use cookies to help us display personalized content and appropriate advertising during your visits to CalChamber Sites and other websites. These cookies identify the pages you view, the links and ads you click on, other actions you take on those web pages, and the site from which you came before arriving at a web page. This also helps us measure the performance of our advertising campaigns.

    Similarly, third parties use cookies to deliver advertising for companies other than CalChamber to you on the Internet, whether you are on CalChamber Sites or other websites, based on your visits to CalChamber Sites and other websites. These cookies assist the third parties in identifying the pages you view, the links and ads you click on, other actions you take on those web pages, and the site from which you came before arriving at a web page.

    If you would like to opt out of this program, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page located at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices​.

    "Do Not Track" Signals

    Please note that while you may have the ability to opt-out of targeted advertising through the http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices link above and you may be able to control the use of cookies through your web browser as described in the “Cookies and Tracking” section above, some web browsers may give you the ability to enable a “do not track” setting that sends a special signal to the websites you encounter while web browsing. This is different from disabling certain forms of tracking by declining cookies in your browser settings, as browsers with the “do not track” setting enabled still have the ability to accept cookies. CalChamber does not respond to web browser “do not track signals” at this time. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in this Privacy Policy.

    Email Marketing

    Some marketing you receive, including email marketing, may also be personalized based on your visits to CalChamber Sites. In addition, when you click on some links in the email marketing, our email service provider may place a cookie on your browser. This cookie would be linked to your email address and used to gather information about the products and services you view on CalChamber Sites. Information gathered may be used to personalize and customize future email marketing messages you receive. You may opt out of receiving email marketing by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in the email message you receive from CalChamber.

    Notification of Privacy Changes

    CalChamber reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. When changes are made they will be posted to CalChamber Sites immediately with a revised Effective Date. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy.

    Third Party Sites

    Please be aware that other websites that may be accessed through CalChamber Sites may collect personal information about you. The information practices of those third-party web sites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. CALCHAMBER DOES NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRACTICES OF ENTITIES, WEBSITES AND/OR OTHER SITES NOT OWNED BY THE CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

    Credit Card Data

    CalChamber recognizes your concerns about web commerce and transactions using bank and credit card information. Therefore, CalChamber is committed to keeping personal information secure during commerce transactions by using a secured SSL encryption with all direct transactions that involve using credit card or banking information.

    Effective Date

    Fabruary 9, 2016

    Editorial Guidelines

    Policy Guidelines for Editorial Content

    The goal for editorial content on Calchamber.com.com is to be accurate, fair, complete and ethical. We are committed to a policy of editorial neutrality. Although content on HRCalifornia.com contains information about legal issues, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice. Users who have specific questions about legal issues should consult with legal counsel.

    Content from External Sources and Links to External Sites

    Content from external sources will be labeled to indicate the source of the information when the information was not generated by the Website's editorial staff. Content on the site may contain links to non-Calchamber.com content. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the linked content and Calchamber.com does not guarantee the accuracy of the linked content.

    Corrections and Clarifications

    We are committed to quickly correcting any factual errors or errors in interpretation. Editorial staff members will address any errors brought to their attention and make an appropriate correction as soon as possible. This includes misspellings as well as factual or information errors identified in archival articles after they have been published. The goal is to correct all content so no errors remain in our permanent archive. We also will provide clarifications in cases where, in our judgment, the wording or the headline on an article may lead to misinterpretation.

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