Policies of the ISACA Harrisburg Chapter


Privacy Policy

In order to provide an open forum for the expression and exchange of ideas related to the IS auditing community, the ISACA Harrisburg Chapter publishes, through its website and newsletter, various articles, training opportunities, advertisements, and other information that may be of interest to IS auditors and other interested parties. All statements and opinions included in ISACA Harrisburg publications are those of the author and not necessarily those of ISACA Harrisburg. Similarly, the publication of advertisements does not constitute endorsement of the product or service by the ISACA Harrisburg Chapter, unless specifically stated in the ad.


ISACA Harrisburg is committed to protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information that anyone provides to us. This web site does not collect personally identifiable information, such as through the use of "cookies", unless you provide such information to us. Information communicated to ISACA Harrisburg, such as monthly meeting reservations and seminar requests, is sent via e-mail and not stored on our site. ISACA Harrisburg will not sell or otherwise transfer or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties without your prior consent (except as may be required by law).

This site contains links to third party sites that may be of interest to ISACA Harrisburg members and the IS audit community. These third party sites may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all and ISACA Harrisburg assumes no responsibility for the privacy policy or practices of these sites since ISACA Harrisburg has no control over the content displayed on such sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of user information. You will know that you are leaving the ISACA Harrisburg site when a new window appears after clicking a link.

If you have any privacy questions or concerns about this site please contact us.

Event Policy

If an event is cancelled for any reason, the Chapter's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

Cancellation by registrants is allowed. Please see the Cancellation and Refund Policy for further details. Advance registration for events is required. This enables the Chapter to properly plan events and determine if sufficient interest exists to proceed with an event. Payment is expected at or prior to the time of the event. See event notifications for further details. Substitutions are allowed and may be made at any time until the event. Substitutions of a nonmember for a member will result in additional nonmember fees being charged.

The speakers, topics and events are correct at the time of publishing and if unforeseen circumstances occur, the Chapter reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program. The presenters have prepared this material for the professional development of ISACA members and others. Although they trust that it will be useful for this purpose, neither the presenters nor the Chapter can warrant the use of this material would be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of members in the conduct of their practices.

Please register online using the link provided in the event notifications.

Payment Policy

All Chapter event registrations are to be made online through the Harrisburg Chapter website www.isaca-harrisburg.org. For registrants interested in paying during the online registration process, payment can be made by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), via our payment service provider, PNC Bank. For registrants interested in paying on the day of the seminar, and for walk-up registrations, payments can be made by Cash; Check (Company, Government, or Personal); or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). The Chapter incurs costs for events based upon anticipated attendance. Therefore, payment is due to the Chapter for all active registrants, regardless of attendance.

ISACA Harrisburg Chapter will attempt to collect amounts owed from registrants to events who did not pay in full. Registration to future events may be prohibited until all balances are paid. If balances are not paid timely, ISACA Harrisburg Chapter membership may be revoked.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund for registrations is allowed if cancellations are provided in writing to registration@isaca-harrisburg.org within 10 days of the date of the event. Any cancellation that occurs less than 10 calendar days prior to the date of the event may incur a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees will be based on the price of the event and timing of the cancellation request. Attendee substitutions may be available. To inquire about substitutions, the registrant should contact a member of the board.

Social Media Policy

Policy Statement

ISACA Harrisburg Chapter promotes and encourages the Chapter Board and its members to utilize the Chapter’s social media locations to connect and learn about ISACA. The Chapter’s goal is to provide useful interesting content that fosters open respectful dialogue through posts and communications relating to ISACA issues. The ISACA Harrisburg Chapter Social Media Policy directs the Chapter Board and its members (collectively referred to as “users”) in the appropriate and official use and communication of social media.  The social media guidelines establish what users should and should not do on the Chapter’s social media locations.  The Chapter communicates to its members through information, pictures and video concerning initiatives and programs

ISACA Harrisburg Chapter reserves all rights relating to the Chapter’s social media channels, including but not limited to: (i) adding, removing, or modifying any content, (ii) blocking disruptive users; and (iii) discontinuing any of our social media channels at any time.  The Chapter does not guarantee the information on its social media channels is accurate, complete, reliable, useful, timely or current. A person reads all content at their own risk.

The Chapter has the sole discretion to delete irresponsible content or content that is otherwise inconsistent with the purpose of the Chapter or ISACA; for example, dissemination and sharing off-topic  or inappropriate content.

Additionally, the Chapter reserves the right to block any user that fails to follow this policy, guidelines or the social media provider’s “Terms of Use.” Examples of inappropriate or off-topic messages include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Defamatory, malicious, obscene, intimidating, discriminatory, harassing or threatening comments or hate propaganda;

·         Calls to violence of any kind;

·         Activity that violates any law or regulation;

·         Spam directed at ISACA members, including any form of automatically generated content or repeatedly posting the same content;

·         Content deemed to be false or misleading;

·         Any potential infringement upon any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, brand names, trade names, logos, copyrights or trade secrets of any person, business or place;

·         Other content deemed to be off-topic or to disrupt the purposes of the channel, its Followers, and its sense of community and acceptance; and

Content posted by fake or anonymous users.



Chapter members are to follow the guidelines for using or responding on the Chapter’s social media locations. The Chapter’s social medial locations are to be used for professional and personal use. The guidelines below aid users in determining appropriateness of their use or response on the Chapter’s social media location.

·         Is it reasonable? Did the person use reasonable etiquette, the same as you would offline?

·         Did the person represent themselves?  Avoid anonymous profiles which can lead to negative content.

·         Did the member act responsibly?  Ensure statements are factually correct, and also that it doesn’t violate any legal guidelines that prohibit revealing confidential or personal information. 

·         Are the member’s posts respectful?  Online statements are a permanent record, so don’t say anything online you would say in a court of law.

·         Encourage the Chapter’s members to use restraint. If you don’t want particular thought or contribution forever associated with your name, don’t post it.

·         Internet postings should not disclose any information that is confidential or proprietary to a company or to any third party that has disclosed information to the company or user.

·         Regarding any comments on any aspect of a company's business, the person must clearly identify themselves as an employee and include a disclaimer. The disclaimer should be something resembling "the views expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of (your company’s name)."

·         Internet postings should not include company logos or trademarks unless permission is asked for and granted. Internet postings must respect copyright, privacy, fair use, financial disclosure, and other applicable laws.

·         ISACA members should neither claim nor imply that they are speaking on behalf of the Chapter or ISACA unless they have received written authorization from the Chapter President or a designated ISACA representative(s).

       The Chapter and/or ISACA reserve the right to request that certain subjects be avoided, withdraw certain posts, and remove inappropriate comments.



Social Media Locations– Blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking services, user rating services and any other online collaboration, sharing or publishing platform, whether accessed through the web, a mobile device, text messaging, email or any other existing or emerging communications platform.

Social Media Account – A personalized presence inside a social networking channel, initiated at will by an individual. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking channels allow users to sign-up for their own social media account, which they can use to collaborate, interact and share content and status updates. When a user communicates through a social media account, their disclosures are attributed to their User Profile.

Social Media Disclosures – Blog posts, blog comments, status updates, text messages, posts via email, images, audio recordings, video recordings or any other information made available through a social media channel. Social media disclosures are the actual communications a user distributes through a social media channel, usually by means of their social media account.

Chapter’s Account – The Chapter’s social media account profile which can be customized with Chapter specific information and made available to others.

Copyrights – Copyrights protect the right of an author to control the reproduction and use of any creative expression that has been fixed in tangible form, such as literary works, graphical works, photographic works, audiovisual works, electronic works and musical works. It is illegal to reproduce and use copyrighted material through social media channels without the permission of the copyright owner.

Hosted Content – Hosted content includes text, pictures, audio, video or other information in digital form that is uploaded and resides in the social media account of the author of a social media disclosure. If a user downloads content off of the Internet, and then uploads it to their social media account, they are hosting that content. This distinction is important because it is generally illegal to host copyrighted content publicly on the Internet without first obtaining the permission of the copyright owner. Another example is if a user downloads a video from someone else’s social media account without requiring that person to host the source video file. This distinction is important because embed codes are often used by copyright owners to encourage others to share their content via social media channels.

Controversial Issues – Issues that provoke a strong emotional response. Examples include political views, gun control and abortion. Religious beliefs may also be controversial, particularly to those intolerant of beliefs different from their own.

ISACA Official Content – Publicly available online content created and made public by the Chapter or ISACA, verified by virtue of the fact that it is accessible through the website.

Inbound Links – An inbound link is a hyperlink that transits from one domain to another. A hyperlink that transits from an external domain to your own domain is referred to as inbound link. Inbound links are important because they play a role in how search engines rank pages and domains in search results.

Tweets and Re-tweets – A tweet is a 140 character social media disclosure distributed on the Twitter micro-blogging service. Re-tweets are tweets from one Twitter user that are redistributed by another Twitter user.