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Privacy Policy

    Welcome to the Delaware State Council website, which is available to all visitors. This page explains our Online Privacy Policy.

    Our website has no forms to request information, products or services. We do not ask for or collect personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells us specifically who you are (e.g., your name and postal address).

    Anonymous information. We collect anonymous information, which is data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Council collects some information each time a visitor comes to the Council website, so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. For example, SHRM 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 the Council's website are most popular and how many visitors come to our site(s). You do not have to register with the Delaware State Council or SHRM before we can collect this anonymous information.

    Use of cookies. 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 SHRM computers whenever you visit SHRM 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 SHRM and the Council do 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.

    The Council displays advertisements. To help serve you better, SHRM and the Council generally use cookies to display advertisements. An outside ad company is used to display 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 SHRM to manage the delivery of ads and do not collect personally identifiable information. For more information about our third party ad company, their cookies, and how to "opt-out" of those cookies, please click here.

    Disclosure of information. SHRM and the Council 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 the Council's and SHRM's sponsors, advertisers, and third-party content providers may have links on our site(s) that take you to other websites. For example, when you click on an ad displayed on the home page, you are linked to another site.

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

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

    Updates to the Online Privacy Policy. The Council will update this policy from time to time, so please check back periodically.

    Questions. If you have questions about our Online Privacy Policy, please refer to the  SHRM Online Privacy Policy or contact Tricia Clendening, Delaware State Council President.

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