Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy Updated May 25, 2018.

Welcome to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the leading membership association for the human resource profession.  

This Cookie Policy applies to Society for Human Resource Management ("SHRM", "we", "our" or "us").  The SHRM Foundation, HR People + Strategy, and Council for Global Immigration, subsidiaries of SHRM, have also adopted this Cookie Policy.  Where your data is being collected and used by the SHRM Foundation, HR People + Strategy, or the Council for Global Immigration, all references to SHRM herein shall refer to the SHRM Foundation, HR People + Strategy, or the Council for Global Immigration, as applicable.

Like most businesses, we employ "cookies" or similar technologies. This Cookie Policy tells you about the use of Cookies and similar technologies on the websites which link to this Cookie Policy from their site (collectively, "SHRM Websites"). 

When you first access SHRM Websites you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By closing the message or continuing to browse the SHRM Website, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the SHRM Websites that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.

1.   What are cookies?

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit a SHRM Website.  When you visit the SHRM Website again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, SHRM) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the SHRM Website (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).

2.  The Cookies We Use

Cookies make the use of SHRM Websites easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of our SHRM Websites to Personal Data that you previously submitted.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of SHRM Websites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you. 

The specific types of first party and third-party cookies placed by our SHRM Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Type of Cookies Who serves these cookies How to Refuse

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of SHRM Websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing.

  • SHRM

 

These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the SHRM Websites and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings, however (see How to Control Cookies, below).

 

Performance and Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognize you when you return to SHRM Websites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of SHRM Websites.

  • SHRM
  • Formstack
  • Storify
  • IBM

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

 

Analytical or Customization Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users access and move through SHRM Websites. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way SHRM Websites work, or to personalize SHRM Websites to your interests.

  • SHRM
  • Google Universal Analytics
  • ClickTale

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out:

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the SHRM Websites more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.

  • Quantcast
  • Doubleclick

 

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out:

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into SHRM Websites and may also be used for advertising purposes.

  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

Alternatively, please follow the links below to opt-out:

 

3. How to Control Cookies

When you first access a SHRM Website you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By closing the message or continuing to browse the website, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on SHRM Websites. You can do this by clicking the appropriate opt-out provided in the cookie table above or by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

4.  Web Beacons

In addition to cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to SHRM Websites. A web beacon (also known as a "tracking pixel" or "clear GIF") is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance.

We do not use technology that recognizes a "do-not-track" signal from your web browser.

5. Targeted Advertising

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and service that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will update this Cookie Policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

The provisions contained in this Cookie Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our use of cookies and similar technology on SHRM Websites.

We encourage you to check the SHRM Websites frequently to see the current Cookie Policy so that you understand how SHRM is committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on SHRM Websites in order to enhance your experience.

7. Contact us

If you have any questions or complaints regarding this Cookie Policy please contact gcoffice@shrm.org.  If you have any questions about the SHRM Websites, please contact us at shrm@shrm.org, by phone at 703-548-3440 or 800-283-7476 or send a letter to:

Society for Human Resource Management
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314


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