Privacy Policy


HRAcademia has developed this policy statement (“Privacy Policy”) to assist end users (referenced herein with “you” or “user” or with “your”) of HRAcademia’s Web site in understanding the personally identifiable terms used herein, includes information that can identify a specific individual, such as, without limitation, a name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. HRAcademia reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time to address changes to its information collection, disclosure, or use practices or changes in law. If HRACADEMIA makes changes to this Privacy Policy, HRACADEMIA will post those changes at this location and provide notice of any material changes. Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis. By using the Site, you signify your unqualified agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What Information Does HRACADEMIA Collect?
Below, we provide specific examples of the types of information HRACADEMIA may collect through the Site.
Contact Information: HRACADEMIA may request or require contact information, such as your name, address, phone number, facsimile number, e-mail address, and date of birth when you seek access to certain portions of the Site, register for human resource certification (or recertification) examinations (“HR Certification”), and/or pay for anything available for purchase on the Site (including, without limitation, examination preparation materials, accessories, and HR Certification applications).

Demographic Information: HRACADEMIA may collect and compile demographic data (e.g., general employment or military information such as duration of employment or service, organization, service branch, title, rank, and position) when your seek access to certain portions of the Site.
Transactional Information: HRACADEMIA may create and maintain a database of aggregated information about the transactions that occur on the Site (e.g., tool or feature (and related database) utilization, registration information, and activity, navigation, or content selection data).
Financial Information: HRACADEMIA may use credit card account information to facilitate payments for anything available for purchase on the Site (including, without limitation, examination preparation materials, accessories, and HR Certification applications).
Technical Information: HRACADEMIA may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from all users of our Site as well as the date and time of access and the Web page(s) accessed. HRACADEMIA may also catalog your log-in information and the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by the user.

How Does HRACADEMIA Use that Information?
To operate the Site and provide and/or enhance certain of its features, tools, and functionality and to otherwise provide and improve the quality of the programs, solutions, and services HRACADEMIA may offer or make available, HRACADEMIA may collect INFORMATION from different parts of its Site. HRACADEMIA gathers INFORMATION during the registration or content submission (for example, and without limitation, when submitting comments or questions) processes available on the Site. But, HRACADEMIA may collect or request INFORMATION at other times, including, but not limited to, when you create an account on the Site. Below, is more detail on how HRACADEMIA may use your INFORMATION.

Contact Information: HRACADEMIA may use your contact information in connection with the provision of its services, software solutions and content and to enable you to participate in any HR Certifications, events, programs, and/or offerings available through the Site. HRACADEMIA may also use your contact information to (i) facilitate registration for a particular HR Certification, event, program, or service, (ii) advertise its HR Certifications, events, programs, or services, (iii) create a personalized experience for you when using the Site, (iv) provide you with news and information, (v) contact you regarding a survey, (vi) assist with security or fraud prevention or response measures, and (vii) to get in touch with you with respect to transactions conducted through the Site, material changes in our Site’s policies and agreements, new programs, HR Certifications, events or services HRACADEMIA may offer, or otherwise. In addition, HRACADEMIA may (i) supplement the INFORMATION collected from you with information about you obtained from other sources, such as, without limitation, from HRACADEMIA’s advertisers, business partners, (ii) engage in cross-border transfers of INFORMATION in order to provide or enhance our ability to provide or advertise our HR Certifications, programs, events, services, or software solutions and/or the programs, events, services, or software solutions of others, and (iii) to otherwise tailor the Site. We also may share, license, and/or sell your contact information with or to third parties including, without limitation, HRACADEMIA’s agents, contractors, advertisers or business partners, to (i) provide or improve our HR Certifications, programs, events, services, or software solutions, and (ii) to allow for on-line registration for HR Certifications, programs, events, or services, the online provision of software applications, and/or for other internal business purposes.

Demographic Information: HRACADEMIA may use demographic information for marketing, administrative, management, and monitoring purposes both in order to continue to provide or improve the Site as well as to provide or improve any software solutions, programs, HR Certifications, events or services HRACADEMIA may offer. In addition, HRACADEMIA may share, license, and/or sell survey results and aggregated demographic data collected through the Site with or to third parties, including, without limitation, its affiliates, advertisers, business partners, the general public, the news media, not only as may be required by law, but also for advertising purposes, for release to third parties, and/or to participate in government programs and initiatives. But, such survey or aggregated information will not identify any particular user.

Transactional Information: HRACADEMIA may use transactional information for marketing, administrative, and support purposes in order to provide or improve any software solutions, programs, HR Certifications, events or services HRACADEMIA may offer. In addition, HRACADEMIA may also share, license, and/or sell such transactional data for such purposes on an aggregated basis (which will not identify any particular user) with or to third parties, including, without limitation, advertisers or business partners.

Financial Information: HRACADEMIA may use credit card or online payment information to process payments anything available for purchase on the Site (including, without limitation, examination preparation materials, accessories, and HR Certification applications. But, HRACADEMIA does not store your credit card information.

Technical Information: HRACADEMIA may use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze Site usage trends, track user movements on the Site, and to otherwise manage and monitor our Site.

Business Transactions: In the event that HRACADEMIA goes through a business transaction, such as a bankruptcy event, merger, investment transaction, or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of its assets, please note that the INFORMATION collected and retained by HRACADEMIA may be among the assets transferred or reviewed. In the event a transaction of this kind occurs that results in the transfer of INFORMATION to a purchaser of all or a portion of the assets or ownership interests of HRACADEMIA, HRACADEMIA will notify you via e-mail and/or place a prominent notice on the Site for thirty (30) days of any such change in ownership or control and the possibility of changes being made to this Privacy Policy.

Legal Action
HRACADEMIA may disclose INFORMATION when legally required to do so in accordance with subpoenas, government requests or regulations, or legal proceedings. HRACADEMIA may also disclose INFORMATION to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend our rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of other end users or customers.

What About the Use of Cookies and Other Data Collection Techniques?
HRACADEMIA or its contractors may use cookies, web beacons, tags, log-in files, and/or other similar data collection or tracking techniques to enhance and/or monitor your experience while using our Site. Cookies and other related techniques are generally pieces of information, which HRACADEMIA uses for record-keeping purposes and which the Site may transfer to us and/or your computer’s Web-browser for storage on our server(s) or your computer’s hard drive. Cookies and other related techniques enable HRACADEMIA to manage and/or customize your experience on the Site, including available advertisements. Cookies and other related techniques also make Web-surfing or site review easier by automatically performing certain functions such as saving your personal preferences and by providing targeted content. HRACADEMIA, however, will not use cookies to record passwords or credit card or other financial information.

Many consider the use of cookies and such identifiers to be an industry standard measure. Consequently, your Web browser is likely set to accept cookies or allow other identifiers. If you would prefer not to receive cookies or allow identifiers, however, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies or surf anonymously. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies or surf anonymously, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

What About External or Third Party Web Sites?
To the extent hyperlinks or gateways are utilized to access external or third party sites, you should be aware that these external or third party sites may collect INFORMATION and are not controlled by HRACADEMIA and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site and will not apply to (i) any other web sites or entities that HRACADEMIA does not own or control, or (ii) persons that are not employees of HRACADEMIA. HRACADEMIA suggests that you check the privacy policies of other web sites to determine how the proprietors of these third party sites will utilize your INFORMATION.

What About Security and Data Integrity?
As is appropriate for the nature of INFORMATION collected and stored by HRACADEMIA, the Site uses industry standard security measures or safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the INFORMATION under HRACADEMIA’s control. With respect to any stored INFORMATION, HRACADEMIA will also use commercially reasonable efforts to preserve such INFORMATION in its original form to the extent possible and as consistent with any processing that is directed by you or necessary for HRACADEMIA to provide the Site or its related solutions, programs, or services. Although HRACADEMIA has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, however, the confidentiality or integrity of any communication, data, or material transmitted via the Internet or stored with HRACADEMIA cannot be 100% guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit INFORMATION via the Internet.

What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?
At any time, you may go to the Site and access your account (using your username and password) to correct, modify, or delete the information stored in connection with your user profile. Moreover, when you cease to use HRACADEMIA’s services or no longer wish to be included in HRACADEMIA database, you may contact HRACADEMIA at info@HRAcademia.org to request to have your information removed from the HRACADEMIA database. In the event that HRACADEMIA receives such a request or change, HRACADEMIA may require you to confirm or verify any change to your record. Please note, however, that the collection and uses of certain INFORMATION is necessary to provide certain solutions or services through the Site and the deletion of such necessary information, e.g., an e-mail address, may render a particular solution or service or HRACADEMIA’s ability to provide it inoperable.

What About Any Other Questions?
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the INFORMATION collection and use practices of the Site, you can contact HRACADEMIA at info@HRAcademia.org, (866) 856-7442 (U.S. Toll Free Phone Number),


Updated Nov 2017