Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

We have created a Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. St. Louis Employee Relocation Council, Inc. (STLERC) will not divulge personal information of any kind to any 3rd parties with the following exceptions:

Online Invoice Payment
If you pay for STLERC Membership or Guest Meeting Registration directly from the STLERC website, we will use the personal information you provide only to process that payment. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

Responses to Email Inquiries
When visitors or members send email inquiries to STLERC, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. STLERC does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party. E-mail inquiries may be directly auto-forwarded to an authorized STLERC Board member for efficient and prompt response.

Membership Directory
All STLERC Members who are paid and in good standing will have access to a protected area of the web site via User Name & Password. This private area is a feature which will provide access to the active STLERC Membership directory, discussion forums, event-archived presentations and additional featured information which will be added as necessary.

Voluntary Membership Surveys
We may periodically conduct both business and individual membership surveys. We encourage our members to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us provide answers to your questions. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in our membership surveys is voluntary.

STLERC Policy of Non-Solicitation
The St. Louis Employee Relocation Council (STLERC) is an organization which is dedicated to the education and support of professionals actively engaged in the business of relocating employees. The success of the organization and attainment of its purpose is dependent on its members' strict adherence to the policy that Service Provider members respect the STLERC meetings & events as informal and will refrain from any form of solicitation of corporate member business. Any Service Provider who joins STLERC is automatically in agreement and must comply with this policy.

Special Cases
It is STLERC's policy not to use or share the personal information about Visitors of Members in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, STLERC may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Web site for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect STLERC and our Members.

Additional Privacy Related Issues
"Cookies" and how STLERC Uses Them: A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites. STLERC may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the products and services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks. If you are an STLERC Member, we will use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable membership information. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your membership information. Additionally, be aware that if you visit non-STLERC web sites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. Advertisers and web hosting memberships may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

 Public Forums
Please remember that any information you may disclose in STLERC forums, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas. STLERC's Commitment to Data Security
Services and Web sites we maintain have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.

How to Access or Modify Your Information
STLERC offers Members the opportunity to access or modify information provided. To access or modify such information, visit the STLERC site or contact an STLERC Board Member.

STLERC Cancellation Policy
STLERC Membership dues & pre-paid guest fees are non-refundable. Memberships for STLERC members are owned by the member’s employer as they are typically paid by the employer on behalf of the member. Any STLERC member who terminates employment with their employer must renew their membership with STLERC with a new paid registration. The former employer maintains the right to assign the paid membership to another designated representative from the organization. All transferred or re-assigned memberships must be in writing to an STLERC Board Member.

Acceptable Use Policy
STLERC's Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is intended to help enhance the use of the Internet by preventing unacceptable use. All users of STLERC's web site access some areas of the site but do not have accounts ("Visitors"), as well as those who pay a membership fee to access to the member area ("Members")-must comply with this AUP. We support the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet and do not actively monitor use of the Services under normal circumstances. Similarly, we do not exercise editorial control over the content of any Web site, electronic mail transmission, news group, or other material created or accessible over or through the web site, except for certain proprietary areas. However, in accordance with our Internet Service Agreement, we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP. STLERC may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of STLERC Membership account or other actions as detailed below. This AUP should be read in conjunction with our Internet Service Agreement and other policies.

The following constitute violations of this AUP:

Illegal use. Using the STLERC Membership to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.

·        Harm to minors. Using the STLERC Membership to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.

·        Threats. Using the STLERC Membership to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.

·        Harassment. Using the STLERC Membership to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another.

·        Fraudulent activity. Using the STLERC Membership to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi schemes," and "chain letters."

·         Forgery or impersonation. Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation. Using deliberately misleading headers ("munging" headers) in news postings in order to avoid spam email address collectors is allowed.

·        Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email. Using the STLERC Membership to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether or not that email is commercial in nature are prohibited.

·        Unauthorized access. Using the STLERC Membership to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of STLERC's or another entity's computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.

·        Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the STLERC Membership to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software.

·        Collection of personal data. Using the STLERC Membership to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent. · Network disruptions and unfriendly activity. Using the STLERC Membership for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or systems to use STLERC Services or the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DoS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, network services or network equipment is prohibited. It is the Member's responsibility to ensure that their network is configured in a secure manner. A Member may not, through action or inaction, allow others to use their network for illegal or inappropriate actions. A Member may not permit their network, through action or inaction, to be configured in such a way that gives a third party the capability to use their network in an illegal or inappropriate manner.

STLERC requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to an STLERC Board Member or e-mail: STLERCinfo@STLERC.com If available, please provide the following information:

·        The IP address used to commit the alleged violation

·        The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT

·        Evidence of the alleged violation

·         Email with full header information provides all of the above, as do syslog files. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information.

STLERC may take any one or more of the following actions in response to complaints:

·        issue warnings: written or verbal

·         suspend the Member's account

·        terminate the Member's account

·        bill the Member for administrative costs and/or reactivation charges bring legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by violations.

        Copyright Statement All software, graphics, and content used on this site is the property of ArcStoneTechnology, Inc., its memberships,or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.   The St. Louis Employee Relocation Council, Inc. owns the rights to the STLERC name, logo, presentations and all references to the organization & membership lists.

Where to Direct Questions about STLERC's Terms of Use:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact:
St. Louis Regional Employee Relocation Council
P.O. Box 410066
St. Louis, MO 63141

Revisions to the Terms of Use:  STLERC reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify these policies, our Email and Web Hosting Service Terms and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner.