Privacy Statement

The Society of Research Administrators International respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. The Society of Research Administrators International strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the Society of Research Administrators International has implemented the following:

What Information Does The Society of Research Administrators International Collect?

Most data the Society of Research Administrators International collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy statement changes, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the website.

From General Users. The Society of Research Administrators International does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Website. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From the Society of Research Administrators International’s Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on srainternational.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. The Society of Research Administrators International asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, address and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to the Society of Research Administrators International through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by the Society of Research Administrators International to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, the Society of Research Administrators International will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. The Society of Research Administrators International only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does The Society of Research Administrators International Use Data Collected?

The Society of Research Administrators International uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

The Society of Research Administrators International Member Services and Products. Generally, the Society of Research Administrators International and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. The Society of Research Administrators International also makes member contact information available through the Society of Research Administrators International Membership Directory to other members using its website and to those who register for its conferences. On occasion, the Society of Research Administrators International may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or e-mail addresses. Users may request the Society of Research Administrators International refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact the Society of Research Administrators International at communications@srainternational.org or 703-741-0140 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), the Society of Research Administrators International or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this website. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow the Society of Research Administrators International (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.

Credit Card Account Information. The Society of Research Administrators International does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the Society of Research Administrators International submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does The Society of Research Administrators International Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). The Society of Research Administrators International uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This website contains links to other web sites. The Society of Research Administrators International has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects the Society of Research Administrators International has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to communications@srainternational.org or by calling 703-741-0140.