Paramount’s Great America settles lawsuit
Paramount’s Great America settles lawsuit

San Jose – Two businesses agreed to pay thousands of dollars to settle a civil lawsuit alleging they violated state law by including customers’ credit card information on electronically printed receipts.

Paramount’s Great America, owned by Paramount Parks, and the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, owned by Light Tower Associates, were investigated by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office following consumer complaints. The businesses were printing the full credit card number of customers, as well as the card’s expiration date, violating a 1999 state law passed to protect privacy and prevent identity theft and credit card fraud, according to the DA’s office.

Paramount Parks will pay $40,184 in civil penalties and costs, while Light Tower Associates will pay $20,480.

Credit card receipts that are printed electronically may not contain the card’s expiration date or more than the last five digits of the card number.

Leadership Gilroy welcomes new class

Gilroy – A new group of area residents looking to make good things happen in the community have entered the 2005 class of Leadership Gilroy, a nine-month class that trains people to organize events and programs to improve life in the city.

“We’ve selected 24 motivated individuals with diverse backgrounds for this year’s class,” said Deb Smith, president of the Leadership Gilroy Foundation board of directors.

The program consists of three major components: skills training, community awareness, and personal development. Topics for the leadership training sessions will include team building, communications, management skills, values and ethics, and diversity and conflict resolution. Leadership Gilroy is a nine-month program designed to develop an informed and diverse group of leaders who will build Gilroy’s future.

Details: Leadership Gilroy, c/o Gilroy Chamber of Commerce at 842-6437.

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