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Privacy Policy

    Welcome, this website is owned and produced by the Prescott Area Human Resources Association (PAHRA). PAHRA is the leading membership association for the human resource profession in the Prescott area. Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to PAHRA members.

    Throughout PAHRA 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. Forms on our site that request financial information do so in order to bill you for products or services ordered. Unique identifiers are collected from website visitors to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the site.

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

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

    All products and services on PAHRA 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:

    PAHRA 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 PAHRA 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

    1. What information of yours does PAHRA 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, PAHRA 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. PAHRA collects some information each time a visitor comes to a PAHRA website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, PAHRA collects the visitor's IP address, browser, and platform type (e.g., a web 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 PAHRA online are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). You do not have to register with PAHRA 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).

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

    1. PAHRA Membership Applications: You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join PAHRA or renew your PAHRA membership through our website(s). PAHRA members are given a PAHRA membership number, and this member ID and password enables members to take advantage of restricted content and features on PAHRA online.
    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 or when you subscribe to a PAHRA publication through our website. The number and variety of useful services on PAHRA online that may require collection of personally identifiable information will continue to grow in the future.

    2. What are "cookies" and how does PAHRA 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 PAHRA computers whenever you visit PAHRA 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 PAHRA 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, PAHRA generally uses cookies to:

    • Identify return visitors. Cookies let us remember your web browser so we can provide personalized member services such as My PAHRA and PAHRA search agents. Cookies also allow us to identify PAHRA members who are returning to the site, so you will not have to re-enter a member ID and password the next time you visit.
    • Display advertisements. PAHRA uses an outside ad company to display PAHRA-approved ads on our website. While we use cookies on other parts of our website(s), the cookies received with banner ads are collected by our ad company. These cookies allow PAHRA 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 PAHRA's website(s) is generally collected and maintained solely by PAHRA. More specifically:

    • Personally identifiable information. When you provide personally identifiable information on PAHRA online to register for a service, buy a product, or take advantage of a promotion, that information is collected and maintained solely by PAHRA, unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. PAHRA 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 PAHRA or renew your membership through our website, you provide personally identifiable information on the membership application. PAHRA sells mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) of members to selected third-parties. If you wish to opt out of mail list sales at any time during your PAHRA membership, you may do so by following the directions in Item 6 below. PAHRA does not sell member e-mail addresses to third-parties.

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

    4. How does PAHRA use the information it collects?

    PAHRA collects information to provide you with the services you request and to improve our website(s).

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

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

    5. How can PAHRA members modify their personal information?

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


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

    PAHRA 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 PAHRA member ID and password. You may not share your PAHRA member ID and password with colleagues or friends so they can access content or features on PAHRA online that are restricted to PAHRA 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.

    Privacy Policy effective July, 2011