Privacy Policy and Community Etiquette Guidelines

Our Privacy Policy governs how personal and other sensitive information is handled and used by the club. 

The purpose of our Community Etiquette Guidelines is to help create and foster a trusted community for our members and the greater Wharton community. 

For questions on any of our policies, please contact the Wharton Club of Houston President.


Privacy Policy

The Wharton Club of Houston holds the privacy and security of our Internet Web site visitors and members in the highest regard. 

We can be reached via email at [email protected] if you have any concerns or questions. Please bring to our attention any instance where you feel that privacy and/or security have been compromised. 

What information is collected? 
You can visit the public parts of our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.  All new membership applicants are asked to provide personal contact information that assists the Officers and Board in running the organization.

What levels of security does the website have? 
Certain web site areas are password protected and can be accessed only by a valid user login. Members can update their contact information and view member only data when logged in. 

What is our anti-spam policy? 
Spam is unsolicited email also known as junk mail or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email).  The Wharton Club of Houston has a "no tolerance" spam policy. Every general broadcast or event invitation email contains an opt-out link; contacts on our mailing list can opt-out of email distribution list at any time. By sending email to only those who have requested to receive it, we are following accepted permission-based email guidelines.


Community Etiquette Guidelines

An essential part of the Wharton Club of Houston's mission is to provide a forum for establishing relationships and networking among members.   Rather than writing complex rules to define every potential offending behavior, examples of appropriate and unacceptable behaviors are provided below. The Board will consider the spirit of individual actions and feedback from offended members. If there is any doubt whether an action might be inappropriate, individuals should contact the Club President for guidance before engaging in the uncertain conduct. Members who are offended by the conduct of a fellow member of the community should also contact the Club President (even if specific action is not requested, this assists the Board in raising awareness throughout the Club). The Board reserves the right to take appropriate action to maintain a community that encourages trusted networking and relationships. 

Examples of encouraged conduct: 

  • You become aware of two members who would benefit from knowing each other. Ask one of the members if they would like you to share their contact information with the other and then follow through to make the referral, but do not provide any contact information without this prior consent. 
  • Contact a member to request information about, offer to buy, a product or service they sell. 
  • Contact a member believed to be able to offer advice on a matter of business or personal interest. 

Examples of inappropriate conduct: 

  • Mass mailing or mass e-mailing of any nature 
  • Blind contact or cold calls
  • Contacting another member in an effort to sell a product or service, unless the member has specifically requested information