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Privacy Policy

    Welcome to ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online. The ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL is the leading membership association for the human resource profession. Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features is restricted to ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL members.

    Throughout ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online, there are forms for visitors to request information, products, and services. These forms may ask for contact information (such as your phone number or e-mail address), unique identifiers, or demographic information (for example, your age, location, PHR/SPHR designation, etc.). Contact information from these forms is used to provide the products, promotional materials, or memberships that you request. Unique identifiers are collected from website visitors to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the site.

    This Online Privacy Policy discloses ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL's privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:

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

    All products and services on ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online 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:

    Alabama SHRM State Council
    1500 1st Avenue N
    Unit 4
    Birmingham, AL 35203
    PH: 205.202.0205
    admin@alshrm.org

    ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online will update this policy from time to time, so please check back periodically. When such changes occur, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Policy link on each page on ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing them.

    Frequently-Asked Questions

    What information of yours does ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online 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, ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online 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. ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL collects some information each time a visitor comes to a ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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 ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). You do not have to register with ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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.
    • ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL collects personal information in the following ways from different parts of its website:
    1. ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Membership Applications: You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL.
    2. Other Registration: You may be asked for personal information when registering for specific services. For example, if you subscribe to an e-mail newsletter, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address.
    3. Online Purchases: We also ask for personal information when you make a purchase using the ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL site for events.

    What are "cookies" and how does ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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 ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL computers whenever you visit ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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 ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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, ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL generally uses cookies to:

    • Identify return visitors. Cookies let us remember your web browser so we can provide personalized member services such as My ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL and ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL search agents. Cookies also allow us to identify ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL members who are returning to the site.

    How does ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL use the information it collects?

    ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL collects information to provide you with the services you request and to improve our website. ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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 ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately. ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL 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, ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

    How can ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL members modify their personal information?

    ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL members have the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

    • E-mail: Alabama SHRM State Council admin@alshrm.org
    • Send mail to the following postal address: ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL, 1500 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203
    • Call:  205.202.0205

    What is the opt-out policy for ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online?

    ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL provides members and customers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners. If you no longer wish to receive specific communications or services, you have the following options:

    • E-mail: Alabama SHRM State Council admin@alshrm.org
    • Send mail to the following postal address: ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL, 1500 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203
    • Call:  205.202.0205

    What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

    ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online 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.

    How does ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL Online use bulletin boards, discussion lists, and moderated chats?

    This site makes bulletin boards, discussion lists, and moderated chats available to its members. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Although users may post messages that will appear on the message boards anonymously, ALABAMA SHRM STATE COUNCIL does retain a record of who posts all notes.

    Privacy Policy Effective July 2012.