Better Business Bureaus


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Better Business Bureaus

(BBBs), agencies devoted to promoting ethical practices on the part of business through voluntary self-regulation. BBBs are supported by businesses in communities throughout the United States. They provide a number of services to consumers, including monitoring advertising for truth and accuracy, screening advertising that involves products for children, providing information to consumers and businesses to help them make informed purchasing decisions, settling consumer complaints, and offering a philanthropic advisory service on the ethical standards of charitable organizations.
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(NYSE: GPN) has announced agreements with Better Business Bureaus across Canada, offering payment technology services to their more than 15 thousand accredited businesses, the company said.
and President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) Steven J.
Sheila Adkins, the associate director of public affairs for the Council of Better Business Bureaus (www.bbb.org), says consumers should further protect themselves by choosing to opt out of having their personal information sold or passed on to data brokers or certain third parties.
Those offices comprise the Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus (CCBBB), a subsidiary of the (original) Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in the United States.
"DAV already had met the standards of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Foundation's Philanthropic Advisory Service that were in place before the merger of these two groups.
Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) make it fast and easy for realtors with web sites to prove they adhere to ethical business practices and privacy protection standards.
(NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., the advertising industry's national forum for voluntary self-regulation, is referring the Forging Industry Assn.
"We felt it is very important that, as this market opens up, claims about the environment be very clear and very specific," said Andrea Levine, director of the national advertising division at the Council of Better Business Bureaus in New York.
The national advertising division of Council of Better Business Bureaus held that Whirlpool had provided reasonable argument for many claims but several visual and copy claims "could not be supported by Whirlpool's service-incidence research." Whirlpool said it "respectfully disagrees" with some of the group's conclusions, but would not use the ads in question after the print schedule concludes this month.
And two national watch-dog groups, the Philanthropy Advisory Service of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, based in Virginia, and the National Charities Information Bureau, based in New York, keep data on many large national charities.
In 2001, when BBB WGA formed it represented one of the highest forms of collaboration - a merger of the two of the oldest charity monitoring organizations that had served donors nearly 85 years: the National Charities Information Bureau (NCIB) and the Philanthropic Advisory Service (PAS) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, which had been reporting on charities under various names since the 1920s.

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