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Privacy Policy

    Welcome, this website is owned and produced by Rockford Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Rockford Area SHRM is an affiliated chapter for the Society for Human Resource Management and is an association for the human resource profession. Our websites are available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to Rockford Area SHRM members.

    There are forms for visitors to request information and these forms may ask for contact information (such as your phone number or e-mail address), unique identifiers (usually your national SHRM membership number, if one is available), or demographic information (for example, your location, PHR/SPHR designation, etc.). Contact data from these forms is used to provide the information you request.

    This Online Privacy Policy discloses Rockford Area SHRM's privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:

    1. What information of yours does Rockford Area SHRM Online collect?
    2. What are "cookies" and how does Rockford Area SHRM use them?
    3. What organization collects the information and who has access to it?
    4. How does Rockford Area SHRM use the information it collects?
    5. How can you modify your Rockford Area SHRM member information?
    6. What is the opt-out policy for Rockford Area SHRM Online?
    7. What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
    8. How does Rockford Area SHRM Online use bulletin boards, discussion lists, and moderated chats?

    All products and services on Rockford Area SHRM are made available subject to this Privacy Policy. By using the products and services, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

    Questions regarding this statement should be directed to:

    Rockford Area SHRM
    P.O Box 2453
    Loves Park, IL  61132

    Rockford Area SHRM Online will update this policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

    Frequently-Asked Questions

    1. What information of yours does Rockford Area SHRM collect?
    Our goal is to become your destination for HR-related information by providing information, services, and product offerings that are most relevant to you in the most convenient way. To achieve this goal, Rockford Area SHRM collects information about site visitors.

    Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable.

    Anonymous information refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. Rockford Area SHRM collects some information each time a visitor comes to a Rockford Area SHRM website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, Rockford Area SHRM collects the visitor's IP address, browser, and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Windows platform). Gathering this data helps us to learn what browsers we need to support. Other anonymous information helps us determine what sections of Rockford Area SHRM Online are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). You do not have to register with Rockford Area SHRM Online before we can collect this anonymous information.

    Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells us specifically who you are (e.g., your name and postal address). You are only required to provide such information if you want to take advantage of optional products and services provided through our website(s).

    Rockford Area SHRM collects personal information in the following ways from different parts of its website(s):

    1. Rockford Area SHRM Membership Applications: You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join Rockford Area SHRM or renew your Rockford Area SHRM membership through our website. Rockford Area SHRM members may be given a Rockford Area SHRM membership number, and this member ID and password may enable members to take advantage of restricted content and features on the Rockford Area SHRM website.

    2. What are "cookies" and how does Rockford Area SHRM use them?
    A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer. This unique number identifies your web browser-but not you-to RASHRM computers whenever you visit Rockford Area SHRM Online. A cookie will not provide personally identifiable information about you, such as your name and address. The use of cookies is now an industry standard and cookies are currently used on most major websites. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you have received a cookie. You can also set your browser to refuse to accept cookies altogether. While Rockford Area SHRM does not require you to use cookies, keep in mind that certain services will not function properly if you set your browser to refuse all cookies.

    To help serve you better, Rockford Area SHRM generally uses cookies to:

    • Identify return visitors. Cookies let us remember your web browser should we provide personalized member services. Cookies also allow us to identify Rockford Area SHRM members who are returning to the site, so you may not have to re-enter a member ID and password the next time you visit.
    • Display advertisements. Rockford Area SHRM may use an outside ad company to display Rockford Area SHRM-approved ads on our website. While we use cookies on other parts of our website, the cookies received with banner ads may be collected by our ad company. These cookies allow Rockford Area SHRM to manage the delivery of ads and do not collect personally identifiable information.

    3. What organization collects the information and who has access to it?
    Data collected through the Rockford Area SHRM's website(s) is generally collected and maintained solely by Rockford Area SHRM.

    Anonymous information.

    We disclose to third-party sponsors/advertisers aggregate statistics (i.e., impressions and click-throughs on a company's advertisement). Also, we may share aggregate website statistics with the media or other third parties. No personally identifiable information is disclosed to these sponsors/advertisers or other third parties as part of this process-only information in an aggregate form.

    Be aware that Rockford Area SHRM's sponsors, advertisers, and third-party content providers have links on our site(s) that take you to other websites. For example, when you click on an ad displayed on Rockford Area SHRM Online, you are linked to another site. Please note also that links to other websites are provided throughout Rockford Area SHRM Online for users' information and convenience. Rockford Area SHRM hopes that all third parties involved adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our users. However, Rockford Area SHRM's Online Privacy Policy does not cover third-party data collection practices, and Rockford Area SHRM Online does not assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.

    4. How does Rockford Area SHRM use the information it collects?
    Rockford Area SHRM collects information to provide you with the services you request and to improve our website(s).

    If you join Rockford Area SHRM or renew your Rockford Area SHRM membership through our website, we use the personally identifiable information you provide in the membership application to send you Rockford Area SHRM publications, information about member benefits and special offers, and other information that Rockford Area SHRM believes is relevant and useful to its members

    As mentioned above, Rockford SHRM uses the aggregate, anonymous data collected to let our sponsors/advertisers know the number of impressions or views and the number of "click throughs" on their advertisement(s). Rockford Area SHRM also uses this aggregate, anonymous data to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our site visitors; to measure user interests regarding specific areas of the Rockford Area SHRM Online; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of Rockford Area SHRM Online are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately.

    Rockford Area SHRM may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide information on individual users to the appropriate governmental authorities. In matters involving a danger to personal or public safety, Rockford Area SHRM may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

    5. How can SHRM members modify their personal information?
    Rockford SHRM members have the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

    E-mail: rockfordshrm@rockford

    Send mail to the following postal address:

    Rockford Area SHRM                                                                                                                               
    P.O. Box 2453
    Loves Park, IL  61132

    You can send an e-mail to:

    6. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
    Rockford Area SHRM has security measures, such as firewalls, in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur; we take reasonable precautions to prevent such unfortunate occurrences. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as your credit card number, collected for a commerce transaction is encrypted prior to transmission.

    Privacy Policy Effective September 2012.