Chamber Policy

Privacy and the Use of Information


The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce (GSSCC/the Chamber) respects the privacy of users who visit our website. No effort is made to identify individuals without their knowledge. Our sites are not directed to children. The following policy explains how personal information will be treated. Please check back periodically, as this policy may change from time to time.


The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce may collect personal information from you when you become a member or sign up to attend one of our events. The information provided to the Chamber, via our web site or at an event sponsored by the Chamber, is used to contact our current and future members and in keeping with our mission is used to facilitate networking and disseminate valuable business information. Information collected from members is included in the Chamber’s on-line membership directory. All Members have the ability to include or exclude information from the directory, and may change their company’s directory listing at any time. GSSCC is committed to preventing spamming (the unsolicited sending of commercial e-mail) of our members and, as such, the Chamber does not otherwise distribute membership information to third parties.


The Chamber’s web site does use "cookie" technology. When a visitor accesses our web site, our web servers automatically recognize the browser's domain name, IP address, operating system, browser type, and version, as well as the referring URL. The information that is recorded is used to diagnose problems with our server, to track visits to our web site, and to learn what visitors like and dislike about our site. We do not collect e-mail addresses or personal information from individuals browsing our website.


Links -- As a public service, this site maintains links to other web sites. GSSCC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites.


Communicating with Us -- Our privacy policy is subject to change without prior notification. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our organization, our web site, or if you would like to make corrections to the information maintained about you or your company, please communicate with:


Ms. Jane Redicker
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 565-3777


Event Registration Policy


Space is limited for all events, and your timely RSVP is required unless otherwise noted. Payment is due at the time of registration, and unless otherwise specified, your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.


In order to accommodate the planning needs of our breakfast hosts, GSSCC implemented a new registration deadline policy on January 1, 2013.  Members who register by close of business on the Friday prior to the networking breakfast will pay the regular $20 admission price.  Members who register after the Friday deadline will be charged $30.


Future members – representatives of companies that are actively considering GSSCC membership – may attend up to one networking breakfast and business-after-hours at the member rate.


Non-member participation is limited to one networking event every six months at the published non-member price.

Subcontractors, consultants, and representatives of companies that are not Chamber members, and who are not an employed staff member of a member company and/or organization, may not attend events on their clients' behalf. 


Photography & Video


GSSCC captures photo and video at Chamber functions. Images may be used online or in print to promote the Chamber and the greater Silver Spring business community. If you do NOT wish to appear in Chamber photos or video, please notify Chamber staff or email your request to


Online Payments 


You can pay online at with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our customers.


The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks.


The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.


GSSCC is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.



Online Payment Processing