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Privacy Policy


    Welcome to HRMAWNE Online. Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to only HRMAWNE members.

    The HRMAWNE website is mainly used as an information tool: meetings, latest news, newsletters, job openings, student chapter information and a membership listing.

    Seldom do we ever ask website visitors for information and when we do, it is only used to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the site. Those users are only allowed access by a special user name and password

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

    1. What information of yours does HRMAWNE Online collect?

    2. What are "cookies" and how does HRMAWNR use them?

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

    4. How does HRMAWNE use the information it collects?

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

    All products and services on HRMAWNE 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:

    Human Resource Management Association of Western New England
    P.O. Box 1070
    Agawam, MA 01001-6070


    HRMAWNE 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 HRMAWNE 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 HRMAWNE 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, HRMAWNE 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. HRMAWNE collects some information each time a visitor comes to a HRMAWNE website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, HRMAWNE 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 HRMAWNE Online are most popular and how many visitors come to our site. You do not have to register with HRMAWNE 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).

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

    a. HRMAWNE Membership Applications: You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join HRMAWNE or renew your HRMAWNE membership through our website. HRMAWNE members are given a HRMAWNE user name and password that enables them to take advantage of restricted content and features on HRMAWNE Online.

    b. 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.

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

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

    3. What organization collects the information and who has access to it?
    Data collected through HRMAWNE's website is generally collected and maintained solely by HRMAWNE. All information collected for meeting attendance purposes will be maintained  for 3 years from the date of the event and will only be accessible by the Certification Chair Person, the Vice President and the President.   

    a. Personally identifiable information. When you provide personally identifiable information on HRMAWNE Online to register for a service, buy a product, or take advantage of a promotion, that information is collected and maintained solely by HRMAWNE, unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. HRMAWNE 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 HRMAWNE or renew your membership through our website, you provide personally identifiable information on the membership application. HRMAWNE does not sell mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) of members to selected third-parties.

    b. Anonymous information. We do not disclose to third-party sponsors/advertisers aggregate statistics (i.e., impressions and click-throughs on a company's advertisement). Also, we do not share aggregate website statistics with the media or other third parties.

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

    If you join HRMAWNE through our website, we use the personally identifiable information you provide in the membership application to send you HRMAWNE publications, information about member benefits and special offers, and other information that HRMAWNE believes is relevant and useful to its members. HRMAWNE does not sell member e-mail addresses to third-parties.

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

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

    You are ultimately responsible for the security of your HRMAWNE user name and password. You may not share your HRMAWNE user name and password with colleagues or friends so they can access content or features on HRMAWNE Online that are restricted to HRMAWNE 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 May, 2007.