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PAHRA Privacy Policy


    Welcome to the Piedmont Area Human Resources Association Online (PAHRA), an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). PAHRA is the leading membership association for the human resource profession in the Piedmont area of South Carolina. Our websites are 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 (usually your PAHRA 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 the products, promotional materials, or memberships that you request. Unique identifiers (specifically, your PAHRA member number) 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 PAHRA’s privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:

    1. What information does PAHRA Online collect?
    2. Who collects the information and who has access to it?
    3. How does PAHRA use the information it collects?
    4. What is the opt-out policy for PAHRA Online or other communications from PAHRA?
    5. What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
    6. 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:

    Piedmont Area Human Resources Association

    Attn: Judy Whatley

    c/o Greenwood Fabricating & Plating, LLC

    PO Box 3323

    Greenwood, SC 29648

    PAHRA 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 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 Online collect?

    Our goal is to become your destination for HR-related information in the Piedmont area by providing information, services, and product offerings that are most relevant to you in the most convenient way. To achieve this goal, PAHRA Online may collect 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 the 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 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 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 potentially collects personal information in the following ways from different parts of its website:

    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 (if applicable). 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.

    2. 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:

    1. Personally identifiable information. When you provide personally identifiable information on PAHRA Online to register for membership 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.

    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. Further, we are not responsible for the links that we put on our site that may be 3rd party. We make no representation as to what the other sites do with any information that may be gathered.

    3. 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).

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

    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.

    4. What is the opt-out policy for PAHRA Online?

    PAHRA 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:

    You can send an e-mail to:

    You can send mail to the following postal address:

    Piedmont Area Human Resources Association

    Attn: Judy Whatley

    c/o Greenwood Fabricating & Plating, LLC

    PO Box 3323

    Greenwood, SC 29648

    5. 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.

    6. How does PAHRA Online use bulletin boards?

    This site may make bulletin boards 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, PAHRA does retain a record of who posts all notes.

    Privacy Policy Effective January 1, 2009