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    Fair use is a doctrine in U.S. copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders. It provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test:

    1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
    2. The nature of the copyrighted work;
    3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
    4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

    SHRS does not endorse products or services. Therefore, SHRS will not grant permission for our publications and materials to be quoted in marketing or sales materials.

    Privacy Policy

    Welcome to soonerhr.shrm.org, owned and produced by the Society of Human Resources Management for Sooner Human Resources Society (SHRS). SHRS is the leading membership association for human resource solutions in the Norman, Oklahoma area. Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to SHRS members.

    Throughout soonerhr.shrm.org, there are forms for visitors to request information, attend meetings, and conferences. These forms may ask for contact information (such as phone number or e-mail address), unique identifiers, or demographic information (for example, age, location, PHR/SPHR designation, etc.). Contact information from these forms is used to provide the registration, educational materials, or memberships as requested. Forms on our site that request financial information does so in order to bill for meetings, conferences or membership ordered. Unique identifiers are collected from website visitors to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the site.

    All meetings, conferences and educational services on SHRS 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: mfontenot@towcaps.com

    SHRS will update this policy from time to time. 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.

    This Privacy Policy discloses SHRS’s privacy practices and contains detailed information about the following:

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

      Our goal is to become your destination for HR-related information by providing information and services that are most relevant to you in the most convenient way. To achieve this goal, SHRS 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. SHRS collects some information each time a visitor comes to the SHRS website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, SHRS 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 SHRS Online are most popular and how many visitors come to our site. You do not have to register or become a member with SHRS 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 become a member of SHRS through our website. SHRS collects personal information in the following ways from different parts of its website(s):
      1. SHRS Profile: You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join SHRS.
      2. Other Registration: You may be asked for personal information when registering for specific meetings or conferences. 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 an SHRS publication through our website. The number and variety of useful services on SHRS that may require collection of personally identifiable information will continue to grow in the future.
    1. What are "cookies" and how does SHRS 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 SHRS computers whenever you visit SHRS 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 SHRS 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, SHRS generally uses cookies to:
      1. Identify return visitors. Cookies let us remember your web browser so we can provide personalized member services such as My SHRS and SHRS search agents. Cookies also allow us to identify SHRS 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.
      2. Display advertisements. SHRS uses an outside ad company to display SHRS-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 SHRS to manage the delivery of ads and do not collect personally identifiable information.
         
    2. What information does SHRS collect and who has access to it?
      Data collected through SHRS's website is generally collected and maintained solely by SHRS. More specifically:

       
      1. Personally identifiable information. When you provide personally identifiable information on SHRS Online to register for a service, buy a product, or take advantage of a promotion, that information is collected and maintained solely by SHRS, unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. SHRS 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 wish to opt out of mail list sales at any time you may do so by opting out in your profile. SHRS does not sell member e-mail addresses to third-parties.
      2. 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.
      3. Be aware that SHRS'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 SHRS Online, you are linked to another site. Please note also that links to other websites are provided throughout SHRS for users' information and convenience. SHRS hopes that all third parties involved adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our users. However, SHRS's Online Privacy Policy does not cover third-party data collection practices, and SHRS Online does not assume any responsibility for any actions of third parties.
    1. How does SHRS use the information it collects?

      SHRS collects information to provide you with the services you request and to improve our website(s). As mentioned above, SHRS 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). SHRS 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 SHRS Online; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of SHRS Online are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately. SHRS 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, SHRS may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.
    1. How can personal information be modified?

      SHRS has the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. You may login to modify your profile directly. 
    1. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

      SHRS 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 SHRS member ID and password. You may not share your SHRS member ID and password with colleagues or friends so they can access content or features on SHRS Online that are restricted to SHRS 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 January 2018.