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LASHRM Online Privacy Policy

    Overview

    Welcome to LASHRM Online, owned and produced by the La Crosse Area Society for Human Resource Management (LASHRM). LASHRM is an affiliate of SHRM, the leading membership association for the human resource profession. Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to LASHRM members.

    Throughout LASHRM 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 (usually your LASHRM membership number, if one is available), or demographic information (for example, your age, location, PHR/SPHR designation, etc.). Contact information from these forms is used to provide you with the materials that you request. Unique identifiers (specifically, your LASHRM member number) are collected to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the site.

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

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

    All products and services on LASHRM 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:

    The La Crosse Area Society for Human Resources Management
    La Crosse, WI

    lashrm.info@gmail.com 
     

    LASHRM Online will update this policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

    Frequently-Asked Questions

    1. What information of yours does LASHRM Online collect?
    Our goal is to become your destination for local HR-related information by providing information and services that are most relevant to you in the most convenient way. To achieve this goal, LASHRM 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. LASHRM collects some information each time a visitor comes to a LASHRM website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, LASHRM 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 LASHRM Online are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). You do not have to register with LASHRM 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).

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

    1. LASHRM Membership Applications: You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join LASHRM or renew your LASHRM membership through our website. LASHRM members are given a LASHRM membership number, and this member ID and password enables members to take advantage of restricted content and features on LASHRM Online.
    2. Other Registration: You may be asked for personal information when registering for specific services.

    2. What organization collects the information and who has access to it?
    Data collected through LASHRM's website is generally collected and maintained solely by LASHRM. More specifically:

    1. Personally identifiable information. When you provide personally identifiable information on LASHRM Online to register for a service, that information is collected and maintained solely by LASHRM, unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. LASHRM 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 LASHRM or renew your membership through our website, you provide personally identifiable information on the membership application. LASHRM does not sell mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) of members to third parties, however may send applicable information to members via the LASHRM Chapter Secretary.

    3. How does LASHRM use the information it collects?
    LASHRM collects information to provide you with the services you request and to improve our website.

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

    LASHRM 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, LASHRM may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

    4. How can LASHRM members modify their personal information?
    LASHRM members have the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

    Contact Communications Director or lashrm.info@gmail.com

    What is the opt-out policy for LASHRM Online?
    LASHRM provides members and customers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners. If you no longer wish to receive communications or services, you have the following options:

    Contact Communications Director or lashrm.info@gmail.com

    Instructions for opting out of any LASHRM e-mail newsletter you receive are included with each e-mail.

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

    You are ultimately responsible for the security of your LASHRM member ID and password. You may not share your LASHRM member ID and password with colleagues or friends so they can access content or features on LASHRM Online that are restricted to LASHRM 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.

    7. How does LASHRM 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, LASHRM does retain a record of who posts all notes.

    Privacy Policy Effective February, 2008.