Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to and Illinois Business Education Association and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Illinois Business Education Association include and IBEA. By using the IBEA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products or services offered on our site, IBEA may collect personally identifiable information from you when you register on our site by starting or renewing your membership dues, registering for the IBEA Fall Conference and/or other IBEA-sponsored events, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form on our website.

When registering for or renewing membership on our site, by signing up for fall conference events, or signing up for other IBEA-sponsored events, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, employer, job title, other pertinent information for event registration, or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) registering for an event on our Site; (c) sending us an email message through our Site contact form; (d) completing a form on our Site to apply for a scholarship; be a session presenter, etc; (e) submitting your credit card information when ordering and purchasing products or services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of Your Personal Information

IBEA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

IBEA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from IBEA and its affiliates.

Sharing of Information With Third Parties

IBEA does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

IBEA may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on IBEA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IBEA; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IBEA, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by IBEA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the IBEA website.

Use of Cookies

The IBEA website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize IBEA pages, or register with IBEA site or services, a cookie helps IBEA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same IBEA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the IBEA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the IBEA services or websites you visit.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our uses to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of Your Personal Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you start or renew your membership, register for an event, or access your personal information.

Our site employs Google Invisible ReCaptcha and Google NoCaptcha in order to help prevent against spam bots accessing our site and using it to send e-mails to our site users as well as protect our forms from unwanted submissions. 

Our entire website uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all data being transferred between our server and your Internet-connected device. All our membership dues and event registration fees processed online are completed through PayPal. Their site also employs SSL technology to keep your data safe as it travels the Internet. All supplied credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider's database (PayPal) only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. All information accessible to IBEA through PayPal will be kept confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit card numbers, expiration dates, CVV codes, etc.) will not be stored on IBEA's server. Any transactional information will reside with PayPal.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect agains unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records (if applicable).

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for the the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of an agreement in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect agains malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy law, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal oblication; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

IBEA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, IBEA may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from IBEA or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from IBEA, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Changes to this Statement

IBEA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modification will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contacting Us

IBEA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that IBEA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact IBEA at:

Illinois Business Education Association
3610 Hennepin Drive
Joliet, IL 60431

Email Address:
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Effective as of: July 12, 2020