Michiana SHRM Online Privacy Policy


The Michiana SHRM website is maintained by the chapter, which is affiliated with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to our members only.

This Online Privacy Policy discloses the Michiana SHRM privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:

1. What information does the website collect?
2. What are “cookies” and does the website use them?
3. What organization collects the information and who has access to it?
4. How does Michiana SHRM use the information it collects?
5. How can you modify your member information?
6. What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

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

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to:

Michiana SHRM
P.O. Box 1921
South Bend, IN 46634-1921

1. What information of yours does the website collect?

You don't want your personal information to fall into the wrong hands. Neither does Michiana SHRM. When you visit the Michiana SHRM web site, we may collect and store information about your visit on an anonymous, aggregate basis. This information may include the time and length of your visit, the pages you look at on our site, and the site you visited just before coming to ours. We may also record the name of your Internet service provider. We use this information only to measure site activity and to develop ideas for improving our site.

The Michiana SHRM website may also collect personally identifiable information, including contact information (such as your phone number or e-mail address), unique identifiers (usually your SHRM membership number, if one is available), financial information (such as your credit card number), or demographic information (for example, your age, location, PHR/SPHR designation, etc.). The chapter collects this information from different parts of the website for membership applications, registration for events, special recognition nominations and online purchases. Contact information from these forms is used to provide the service or memberships that you request. Forms on our site that request financial information does so in order to bill you for products or services ordered. You are only required to provide such information if you want to take advantage of services on the website.

There are also several opportunities on our web site for you to provide us with information about you and your interests, such as your name, mailing address and e-mail address. If you choose to share any personal information with us, we may store it and use it for marketing research and other marketing purposes, which may include sharing it with the Society for Human Resource management and our business partners (unless you have told Michiana SHRM not to share certain information). We will never sell your information to any other company.

Unique identifiers are collected from website visitors to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the site.

2. What are "cookies" and how does Michiana 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 the chapter computers whenever you visit the website. 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.

Some of our web site may make use of "cookie" technology to measure site activity and to customize information to your personal tastes. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit. While the chapter 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.

3. What organization collects the information and who has access to it?

Data collected through the Michiana SHRM website is generally collected and maintained solely by the chapter.

Personally identifiable information. When you provide personally identifiable information on the Michiana chapter website to register for a service or event that information is collected and maintained solely by the chapter, unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. The Michiana Chapter will inform you at the point of collection if your personal data is being shared with another organization. If you do not want to share your information with that company, you can choose not to use that service. If you join Michiana SHRM or renew your membership through our website, you provide personally identifiable information on the membership application. The chapter does not sell mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) of members to third-parties.

Anonymous information. We may 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 Michiana SHRM 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 the website, you are linked to another site. Please note also that links to other websites are provided throughout the site for information and convenience. Michiana SHRM hopes that all third parties involved adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our users. However, the Michiana SHRM Online Privacy Policy does not cover third-party data collection practices, and the chapter does not assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.

4. How does the Michiana Chapter of SHRM use the information it collects?

The chapter collects information to provide you with the services you request and to improve the website.

If you join Michiana SHRM or renew your membership through our website, we use the personally identifiable information you provide in the membership application to send you publications, information about member benefits and events, and other information that the chapter believes is relevant and useful to its members. The chapter may also sell or provide mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) of members to selected HR service providers. You may opt out of mail list sales at any time during your membership, as described in Item 6 below. Michiana SHRM does not sell member e-mail addresses to third-parties.

As mentioned above, the chapter may use 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). Michiana SHRM also may use 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 website; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of the website are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately.

Michiana 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, the chapter may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

5. How can Michiana SHRM members modify their personal information?

Members have the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

E-mail: [email protected]

Send mail to the following postal address:
Michiana SHRM, P.O. Box 1921, South Bend, IN 46634-1921.

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

Michiana 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.|

You are ultimately responsible for the security of your member ID and password. You may not share your member ID and password with colleagues or friends so they can access content or features on the website that are restricted to chapter members only. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

Michiana SHRM reserves the right to alter our privacy principles as business needs require. Any alterations to these principles will be posted on our web site in a timely manner.

Privacy Policy effective July 2018.