Privacy Policy

CPD Action:
https://cpdaction.org/privacy-policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is very important to the Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD Action). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that CPD Action collects, and the ways in which CPD Action uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

CPD Action may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website,
  • information that you provide when registering on the website to receive emails from CPD Action,
  • information about transactions carried out over this website; and
  • any other information that you send to CPD Action via the website.

Using personal information

CPD Action may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website,
  • personalize the website for you,
  • enable your access to and use of the website services,
  • send you products that you purchase;
  • provide you services that you purchase;
  • send you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

When CPD Action discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, CPD Action may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

CPD Action will take all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

CPD Action will securely store all the personal information you provide.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that CPD Action collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which CPD Action operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

SMS Messaging Terms

By providing your mobile phone number, you agree to receive recurring calls and text messages from — CAN, Membership Drive LLC, Center for Popular Democracy, Center for Popular Democracy Action, and their affiliates. Message frequency may vary. Text STOP to end and HELP for help. No purchase is necessary. Message and data rates may apply.

Updating this statement

CPD Action may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

CPD Action is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact CPD Action

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or CPD Action’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

  • by email to info@CPDAction.org; or
  • by post to CPD Action, 449 Troutman Street, Suite A, Brooklyn, NY 11237.

Communication Workers of America:
https://cwa-union.org/pages/privacy_policy

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CWA WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Effective April 11, 2014

CWA has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. CWA may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. The type and amount of information received depends on how you use the site.

Website Usage/Information Collection

When you visit the CWA website, we automatically obtain information from you about the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors. For example, we use this information to track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole. We do not track the pages you or any individual visitor may look at during a visit to our site and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number, unless you provide that information.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

CWA provides web forms so you may provide your contact information to engage in CWA activities such as online activism (i.e., contact Congress), to place orders for products or services or to correspond with CWA. Any information we collect, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, type of request you are making and any additional information you provide, is collected and stored by CWA. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features. CWA makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR PARENTS

CWA does not collect, use or distribute children’s personally identifiable information to any third parties. We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. When using our apps or websites, please do not enter names, ages, or other personal information of individuals under age 14. If you have any reservations, questions or concerns about your child’s access to this site or how information that your child provides is used by us, please contact us.

CWA’s Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

CWA may share personal information with other labor organizations if we believe you would be interested in receiving communications from these organizations, for example, the AFL-CIO, Union Privilege, or your Local Union.

We also provide personal information for third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable a third party to perform certain tasks, such as maintain a membership database or send E-mail alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will not utilize your information for any other purpose but to provide the services which we contract for.

The CWA website will not post your personal contact information, including e-mail address, street address and phone numbers, without your consent. Without such consent, website staff will withhold posting personal contact information for that individual.

Financial Information and Payments

We use a secure server for processing payments and financial information. CWA staff retrieve the encrypted information from the secure site and transmits it to the bank via the software that the bank provides for this purpose. CWA does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The CWA website uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular Web pages and other information. CWA will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data that you provide for online activism activities so that you will not need to resubmit certain information. CWA does not use cookies to track what specific pages an individual site visitor views.

Geolocation Data

If you choose to provide location data via a location-based service feature on our website or to enable location services for a CWA mobile application we may collect and use location data as you provide, or as sent from your device, to provide and improve location-based products and services. For mobile applications, you can turn off this functionality at any time by disabling location services in the settings for the application on your device. Note that some parts of the mobile application may not function properly if location services are disabled.

Opting Out of E-mail Lists

People who subscribe to e-mail lists via the website will receive periodic updates from CWA by regular mail, fax or e-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail message.

Outside Links

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. CWA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. You are on a secure page when the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer become locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just “surfing.”

If you send us an e-mail, you should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information like your bank account, charge card, or social security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online complaint forms, contact us by mail or by telephone rather than by e-mail.

Corrections/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information changes (such as your ZIP code), or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, contact us and we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that personal data provided to us.

Changes to the Policy

If this policy is materially changed in the future, app users will be informed of such changes via a push notification.

Contact Us

If you experience technical problems with the operation of this web site, contact us.


Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/elections/privacy-policy

Privacy Policy

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Planned Parenthood local organizations (“Affiliates”) (collectively “Planned Parenthood”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) respect and are committed to protecting the privacy of users of our websites, applications, and other online and electronic services (collectively, the “Online Services”). We want our Online Services to be safe and helpful, and to help make you aware of our data practices we drafted this Privacy Policy, which describes the ways in which Planned Parenthood uses, discloses, and collects information from or about you through www.plannedparenthood.orgwww.plannedparenthoodaction.org, and all other Online Services that link to this policy. Please be aware that your use of the Online Services is not guaranteed to be anonymous, and Planned Parenthood may collect, use, and disclose information about your use of the Online Services as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Important note: This Privacy Policy does not apply to information you may share with Planned Parenthood in connection with your receipt of healthcare services online or via in-person visits at facilities operated by Planned Parenthood Affiliates. Such information is protected by state and federal law.

For your convenience we present below important highlights of the Privacy Policy, which briefly summarize: (1) how we use your information, (2) to whom we disclose your information, (3) how we collect information from or about you through the Online Services, (4) the choices you have with regard to the information we collect, and (5) how you may contact us. The full Privacy Policy governing our data practices follows the highlights section. We encourage you to read both the highlights and the full Privacy Policycarefully to understand how we will treat your information.

PRIVACY POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

How We Use Your Information

We and our affiliates may use the information we collect from or about you through the Online Services for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:

  • providing you with products, services, or information you request;
  • processing any transactions you have authorized;
  • following up on services or information we provided to you;
  • contacting you about fundraising campaigns or advocacy efforts;
  • delivering advertisements targeted to your interests;
  • conducting research;
  • promoting Planned Parenthood’s services;
  • processing an employment, internship, or volunteer application;
  • providing you with information about the Online Services or required notices;
  • allowing us to improve the Online Services and the services we provide;
  • generating and analyzing statistics about your use of the Online Services; and
  • detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of law, or other misuse of the Online Services.

We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Online Services or elsewhere for any of these purposes, including for the delivery of Targeted Advertisements.

Read more about how we use your information

To Whom We Disclose Your Information

We may disclose the information we collect from or about you through the Online Services:

  • to our affiliates;
  • to service providers who work on our behalf;
  • to other organizations that work with us for the provision of co-branded communications about Planned Parenthood and those organizations’ products or services;
  • to other organizations with whom Planned Parenthood participates in exchanges of supporter or donor information (e.g., donor list rental) and the service providers that facilitate such exchanges;
  • as required by law;
  • when required to protect our rights or your safety or the safety of others, or to detect, prevent, or respond to misuse of the Online Services; and
  • to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets.

In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties, including researchers.

Read more about to whom we disclose your information

How We Collect Information From or About You

We and our service providers collect information that you provide when you use the Online Services, including, but not limited to, when you:

  • create an account;
  • make a donation;
  • contribute content to the Online Services;
  • use interactive features on the Online Services (e.g., tools, apps, or the chat feature);
  • make a purchase;
  • sign an online petition;
  • apply for a job or for a volunteer or internship opportunity;
  • sign up to receive updates and other communications from Planned Parenthood;
  • enter a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion;
  • participate in polls or surveys; or
  • otherwise contact us with a question, comment, or request.

The information that you provide us can include, but is not limited to:

  • your name;
  • your photograph;
  • your contact information;
  • your account information;
  • demographic information such as your age, gender, and ethnicity;
  • transaction-related information, such as credit card information;
  • information you provide when submitting an employment/volunteer application; and
  • information you provide when you request information or contact us.

We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different websites when you use the Online Services using cookies or similar technologies, such as your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the Online Services, etc. This information allows us and our service providers to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the Online Services, to improve the Online Services and the services we provide, and to provide you with advertisements targeted to your interests.

Read more about how we collect information from or about you

Your Choices

If you do not want the Online Services to collect information through the use of cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from the Online Services.

If you wish to review or correct the contact information we have on file for you or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact our staff using the contact information below.

Read more about your choices

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about our data practices regarding the information we collect through the Online Services, please contact us at:

Member Services

Planned Parenthood National Office

123 William Street New York, NY 10038

member.services@ppfa.org

1-800-430-4907

FULL PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes the ways in which Planned Parenthood uses, discloses, and collects information from or about you through the Online Services. By using the Online Services, you consent to the processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, now and as amended by us.

How do we use your information?

We and our affiliates may use the information we collect from or about you through the Online Services for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:

  • providing you with products, services, or information you request;
  • processing any transactions you have authorized;
  • following up on services or information we provided to you;
  • contacting you about fundraising campaigns or advocacy efforts;
  • delivering advertisements targeted to your interests based on your previous activity on the Online Services (commonly referred to as “Targeted Advertisements”) as well as other marketing communications, promotional materials, or advertisements that may be of interest to you;
  • conducting research;
  • promoting Planned Parenthood’s services or illustrating the importance of reproductive health and rights;
  • processing an employment, internship, or volunteer application;
  • providing you with information about the Online Services or required notices;
  • allowing us to improve the Online Services and the services we provide, such as by better tailoring our content to our users’ needs and preferences;
  • generating and analyzing statistics about your use of the Online Services; and
  • detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of law, or other misuse of the Online Services.

We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Online Services or elsewhere for any of these purposes, including for the delivery of Targeted Advertisements.

To further demonstrate how we and our affiliates may use the information we collect from or about you through the Online Services, we provide the following examples:

  • If you make a donation via the Online Services, your information will be added to one or more of our supporter lists and databases, and you may be contacted about other Planned Parenthood activities, news, and/or fundraising campaigns.
  • If you join or opt-in to our activist network, you will receive informational updates and action alerts about reproductive health and rights issues. In addition, your information will be added to one or more of our supporter lists and databases, and you may be contacted about other Planned Parenthood activities, news, and/or fundraising campaigns.
  • If you view certain content on the Online Services, we or a service provider of ours may later display an advertisement related to that content on a different webpage that you visit through the Online Services or on another non-Planned Parenthood website that has a relationship with the service provider.
  • If you use our website to submit your resume or materials for a paid or volunteer position, your information will be stored in a centralized database and may be accessible to our separately incorporated affiliates, who may be seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, or volunteer positions.

Under what circumstances do we disclose your information?

We may disclose the information we collect from or about you through the Online Services:

  • to our affiliates;
  • to service providers who work on our behalf and who have agreed to keep the information confidential and use the information solely to carry out the services that they are performing for us, including, but not limited to, service providers who process credit card transactions, facilitate our fundraising activities and campaigns, and deliver Targeted Advertisements on our behalf;
  • to other organizations that work with us for the provision of co-branded communications about Planned Parenthood and those organizations’ products or services;
  • to other organizations with whom Planned Parenthood participates in exchanges of supporter or donor information (e.g., donor list rental) and the service providers that facilitate such exchanges;
  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, a court order, or government reporting obligations;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary (a) to protect our rights, the integrity of the Online Services, or your safety or the safety of others, or (b) to detect, prevent, or respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of law, or other misuse of the Online Services; and
  • to service providers, advisors, and other third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets.

In addition, we may share de-identified information, such as reports on user demographics and traffic patterns, with third parties, including researchers.

The Online Services also may contain links to third-party websites and applications for your convenience and information. Planned Parenthood does not control those third-party websites and applications or their privacy practices, which may differ from ours, and we do not endorse or make any representations about those third-party websites and applications. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by third-party websites and applications that are not under our control, and such information is not governed by this Privacy Policy. Remember that we cannot protect your privacy once you leave the Online Services, so when you visit third-party websites and applications, we encourage you to review their privacy policies and be careful about the information you submit or share.

What information do we collect?

Information You Provide – We and our service providers collect information that you provide when you use the Online Services, including, but not limited to, when you:

  • create an account;
  • make a donation;
  • contribute content to the Online Services, such as when you “Share Your Story” or comment on an article;
  • use interactive features on the Online Services, such as our tools and apps or the chat feature;
  • make a purchase (e.g., purchase products from the Planned Parenthood Marketplace);
  • sign an online petition;
  • apply for a job or for a volunteer or internship opportunity;
  • sign up to receive updates and other communications from Planned Parenthood;
  • enter a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion;
  • participate in polls or surveys; or
  • otherwise contact us with a question, comment, or request.

The information that you provide us can include, but is not limited to:

  • your name;
  • your photograph;
  • your contact information, such as your physical address, email address, and phone number;
  • your username, password, and other account information;
  • demographic information such as your age, gender, and ethnicity;
  • transaction-related information, such as credit card information;
  • information you provide when submitting an application for employment, internship, or volunteer opportunities; and
  • information you provide when you request information or contact us.

You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal or financial information online.

Information Automatically Collected From You – We and our service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device over time and across different websites when you use the Online Services, such as your Internet Protocol address, your geographic location, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view on the Online Services, the pages you view immediately before and after you access the Online Services, and the search terms you enter on the Online Services. This information allows us and our service providers to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return to the Online Services, to improve the Online Services and the services we provide, and to provide you with Targeted Advertisements. We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that many websites save on your computer when you visit and access when you return, or similar technologies. We also collect this information by setting a unique anonymous identifier called User ID, set by Universal Google Analytics. User ID helps identify unique users across multiple devices and browsers. Clearing your cookies does not ensure that you will not be recognized as the same unique visitor even after you cleared them. Website visitors who do not want their data collected with Google Analytics in this way can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

If you are accessing this website from a country in the European Union, please note that this website and the information contained in it is not provided for or directed to you.

When using the Online Services, you may be asked if you would like to share certain personal health information collected by Apple’s HealthKit with Planned Parenthood, If you grant Planned Parenthood access to Apple’s HealthKit Database, Planned Parenthood will import your relevant data from the HealthKit Database into the selected Planned Parenthood application. Planned Parenthood cannot read from or write to the HealthKit Database unless you grant access. Planned Parenthood will never sell your data under any circumstance. Data accessed from the HealthKit Database will never be shared with third parties, such as third party service providers and/or advertisers.

Planned Parenthood is in no way responsible for the protection of the information stored within Apple’s HealthKit Database. You and Apple are solely responsible for the protection of such information in the HealthKit Database. Please review Apple’s applicable policies and procedures before syncing and backing up your information with the HealthKit Database. See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/terms-use

Online advertisements

Our third-party advertising partners may use cookies and similar technologies on the Online Services and on third-party websites on which our ads appear, which allow the advertising partners to track certain information about user behavior, such as “click-stream data.” The information practices of these advertising partners are governed by their own privacy policies and are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

Where is this information processed?

Information collected through the Online Services will be processed in and subject to the laws of the United States. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to our affiliates and service providers located in other countries. By using the Online Services, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the United States and these other countries.

How is your information secured?

We strive to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information collected through the Online Services. However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Online Services over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks. If you have concerns about the security of sensitive information, do not send it electronically.

Your choices

If you do not want the Online Services to collect information through the use of cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from the Online Services. Each browser is different, so you should check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you reject or block cookies from the Online Services, however, the Online Services may not function as intended.

In addition to the records left on your computer by cookies, your browser and operating system contain other records of your web browsing and other actions (e.g., browser history). As with cookies, you can find information about how to clear these history trails in your browser’s “Help” menu.

We do not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals. If we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so in this Privacy Policy. For more information about do not track, visit www.allaboutdnt.org.

If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact our staff using the contact information below.

To opt-out of Google Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we update this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a new Privacy Policy on this page. If we make any revisions that materially change the ways in which we use or disclose the information previously collected from you through the Online Services, we will give you the opportunity to consent to such changes before applying them to that information.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to us, you may request information once per calendar year about our disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us in writing at the following email address: member.services@ppfa.org

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about our data practices regarding the information we collect through the Online Services, please contact us at:

Member Services

Planned Parenthood National Office

123 William Street

New York, NY 10038

member.services@ppfa.org

1-800-430-4907

When you contact us or otherwise submit content via the Online Services, if you desire to remain anonymous, you should not tell us your name or the names of your friends or any other individuals. To fully protect your privacy, do not provide any information that you think may identify you or others.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 12, 2018.

SEIU:
https://www.seiu.org/privacy

Privacy Policy

SEIU strongly believes in the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how SEIU treats the personal information we collect through the SEIU website (the “Website”) and what we do with that information. By using or accessing the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online through the Website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our website or other entity. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

How, When, and Why We Collect Information

  • What we collect about you when browsing our website. You can view content on the Website without registering or providing any personal information. When you enter the Website via a computer, tablet, application, mobile phone, or other internet portal, we use a variety of tracking tools to collect information such as your browser and operating system type and IP address to optimize your experience on the Website, comply with applicable laws, and to track aggregate Website usage. The information sent to us through the Website includes, but is not limited to, the following: data about the pages you access, computer IP address, device ID or unique identifier, device type, geo-location information, computer and connection information, mobile network information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, and standard web log data and other information. We also collect anonymous information through our use of cookies and web beacons, and other similar technology.
  • Initiation of Contact by Us. We may use any information you provide to us to contact you.
  • Activity Requiring Registration. Certain activities on the Website such as joining SEIU as an associate member require you to register, which are subject to the terms stated here. To become a registered user, we ask you to provide your name, email address, postal code, occupation and employer. If you decide to register, we use a persistent cookie that stores certain information to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the Website. However, none of your personal information is stored in that cookie. Furthermore, SEIU has no access to any payment or financial information provided through this Website. Personal financial information is maintained on a secured server hosted and/or controlled by Direct Connect, and information you provide to them is subject to their privacy policy which you can access here. You may also be asked to provide additional information to participate in certain activities that we may undertake through the Website. In no instance will SEIU sell any personal information provided by you to this Website.
  • Usage Information. We may record information about your usage of the Website, such as when you use the site, the areas of the site you click on and/or participate in, the tags you search for, and whether or not you subscribe to the RSS feed. A persistent cookie may be used to track this information, but will not track financial information entered. We may use pixel tags and/or trackable links in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and/or clicked on by recipients. Furthermore, if you choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties such as social media sites (e.g., Facebook and Twitter), then you must know that the information we receive varies by site and is controlled by that site. By associating an account managed by a third party with usage of the Website you are authorizing SEIU to have access to this information, and you agree that SEIU may collect, store and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • Polls and Surveys. From time to time, we may conduct polls and surveys. Information collected through our polls, surveys, and questionnaires is used in the aggregate, unless we contact you to request permission to use your individual responses for a particular purpose.
  • We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Uses of Personal Information

  • The personal information that SEIU collects on the Website helps us, our state and local affiliates and SEIU-related organizations to efficiently and effectively represent our members, to pursue our advocacy agenda, and to provide valuable member benefits.
  • In order to advance these goals and activities, we may share the personal information that we collect about you with our state and local affiliates and other SEIU-related organizations, as well as third parties that perform services on our behalf. Additionally, subject to applicable law, we may share any of the personal information that we collect about you with certain third parties that share our interests. We will not share any financial information you have entered into this website unless legally required to do so.
  • We will use your email address to communicate with you about SEIU’s activities and offerings, unless you opt-out from receiving such messages. We will also use your email address for administrative purposes, such as notifying you of major Website changes, sending messages related to actions you have taken on the site or for customer service purposes. Although we hope you’ll find these communications informative and useful, if you don’t, you can always unsubscribe by following the simple instructions included in each email.
  • When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
  • We use both your personally identifying information and certain non-personally-identifying information (such as anonymous usage data, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality of your user experience and the design of the Website and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user behavior, preferences, trends, and actions.

Other Disclosures

We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. If we receive a subpoena requesting information about you and if you have provided us with your email address, we will attempt to notify you of the subpoena at the email address that you have provided. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website or using the SEIU name, to prevent bodily harm, to enforce our User Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our members, the public or SEIU. In the unlikely event that SEIU (or substantially all of its assets) is merged with another entity, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets. Furthermore, SEIU may offer the ability for users to connect with the Website using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The provisions of this Privacy Policy apply to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices. When you download or use our mobile applications, or access one of our mobile optimized sites, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device’s settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device’s location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacture of your particular device.

Information Security and Data Integrity

SEIU takes security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

More Information

Our Website may also permit you to access non-SEIU sites. It is important to remember that, if you link to a non-SEIU site from our Website, that party’s privacy policy and its user agreement apply to you. We encourage you to learn about each third party’s privacy policy before giving personal information to them.

SEIU reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this page, so we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of this Website following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the Website, or your account, please feel free to contact us

Effective Date: August 2, 2018

Terms of Service

User Agreement

Welcome to the SEIU Website. Please carefully review our User Agreement before you begin using the site. Thank you.

  1. Your AcceptanceWelcome to SEIU.org. By using and/or visiting this Website, you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the “User Agreement”) and (2) SEIU’s Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Website.Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this User Agreement, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. SEIU may, in its sole discretion, modify this User Agreement at any time. By continuing to use this website following our posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by this User Agreement, as modified.Through our sites, SEIU provides users with access to a rich array of educational resources, including personalized content. We hope you find our sites useful. We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website or any related sites, or any part of them, at any time, for any reason without prior notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.Your registration information, as well as other personally identifiable information that you provide us about yourself on our sites, is subject to our Privacy Policy.
  2. General Use of the Website — Permissions and RestrictionsSEIU hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in this User Agreement, provided that:
    1. You do not collect any personally identifiable information of others, including user names or email addresses, from the Website.
    2. You do not use the Website for any commercial purposes without the prior written authorization of SEIU. You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising, promotional information, bulk e-mail or other solicitation. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to material they post on the Website.
    3. You do not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers” that access the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the SEIU servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, SEIU grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. SEIU reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
    4. You do not transmit or otherwise make available any content containing any “virus,” “worm,” “trojan horse,” or any other computer code, file, or program designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
    5. You do not alter or modify any part of the Website.
    6. You do not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or our sites or servers (or networks connected to our Website).
    7. You do not harass, threaten, embarrass, or cause distress, unwanted attention, or discomfort to a person or entity on or through the Website or its communication systems.
    8. You do not transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Website any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, as solely determined by SEIU.
    9. SEIU reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, for any reason, and without notice to you.
    10. SEIU reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user’s access to the Website, without prior notice and at SEIU’s sole discretion.
    11. This list of permissions and restrictions, along with the other terms discussed below, is not intended to be complete, but merely illustrative. We reserve the right in our sole and final judgment to determine whether conduct violates conduct requirements for the Website.
  3. Your Use of Content on the SiteThe following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Website.
    1. The content on the Website (other than your User Content), including without limitation the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (collectively “SEIU Content”), is owned by or licensed by SEIU. Similarly, the trademarks, service marks and logos contained on the Website are owned or licensed by SEIU (“SEIU Marks”). Except as otherwise provided in this User Agreement or elsewhere on the website (e.g., in the description of a campaign), the SEIU Content and the SEIU Marks may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of SEIU. SEIU reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the SEIU Content and the SEIU Marks.
    2. The Website is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. As part of such use, you may display, download and/or print pages from the site; you may link to the Website; and you may forward Website materials to others for personal, non-commercial uses that are reasonably related to the Website’s purposes.
    3. You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to SEIU Content, User Content, and other third-party content from a variety of sources, and that SEIU makes no warranty about the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such SEIU Content, User Content, or other third-party content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against SEIU with respect thereto.
    4. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by SEIU. SEIU has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.
  4. Digital Millennium Copyright ActIf you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any SEIU Content or User Content infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing SEIU’s Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
    • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed
    • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit SEIU to locate the material;
    • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are, or are authorized to act on behalf of, the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    • Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
    • A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or that of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
    SEIU’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached at copyright@seiu.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Please use the Contact Us form for any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, or other communications with SEIU.
  5. Warranty DisclaimerThis website is provided to you “as is.” You agree that your use of the SEIU website shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SEIU, as well as its officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “SEIU parties”), disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the website and your use thereof. The SEIU parties cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the site’s content or the content of any sites linked to this site. Nor do the SEIU parties guarantee that the website will be error free, or continuously available, or that the website will be free of viruses or other harmful components. The SEIU parties do not warrant, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or services provided, advertised or offered by a third party through the SEIU website or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising.
  6. Limitation of LiabilityIn no event shall the SEIU parties be liable to you or anyone else for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever, whether or not they are foreseeable, relating to this website, including any damages resulting from any (I) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content, (II) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our website, (III) unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (IV) interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our website, (V) bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our website by any third party, and/or (VI) errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the SEIU website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not SEIU is advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge that the SEIU parties shall not be liable for user content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on or implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. To the extent these laws apply to you, some of the provisions set forth in this agreement may not apply. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SEIU parties against any and all claims, of whatever nature, that arise out of your use of and access to the SEIU website or your violation of any of this user agreement. This indemnification obligation will survive this user agreement and your use of the SEIU website.
  7. Ability to Accept User AgreementYou affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this User Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this User Agreement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the SEIU Website is not intended for children under 13.
  8. MiscellaneousThis User Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of Washington, D.C., without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and SEIU that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Washington, D.C. This User Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by SEIU on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and SEIU concerning the Website and supersedes prior agreements, if any, between you and SEIU relating to any matter dealt with in the User Agreement. If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this User Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and SEIU’s failure to assert any right or provision under this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. This User Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by SEIU without restriction. This User Agreement and the rights and obligations created hereunder shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefits of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended or should be construed to confer upon any other person any right, remedy or claim under or by virtue of this Agreement.You and SEIU agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

This User Agreement is made effective as of August 2, 2018.

SEIU 32BJ:
http://www.seiu32bj.org/privacy/

Privacy and Terms of Use

SEIU Local 32BJ (“Local 32BJ”) strongly believes in the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how Local 32BJ treats the personal information we collect through the Local 32BJ website, microsites, Facebook page(s), online petitions, or other Local 32BJ online activity (collectively the “Website”) and what we do with that information. By using or accessing the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online through the Website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our Website.

How, When, and Why We Collect Information

  • Activity That Doesn’t Require Registration. You can view content on the Website without registering or providing any personal information. When you enter the Website, whether directly or through a shortened link, we may collect usage information, including your browser and operating system type and IP address to optimize your experience on the Website, to track aggregate Website usage, or to better target you with advertising or other information about our campaigns, advocacy or issues and information of importance to SEIU Local 32BJ, its affiliates, partners and its programs. In addition, we may use a “session” cookie to identify you while you are on the Website as well as a retargeting cookie or pixel, if they are enabled on your computer.  Our use of such cookies/retargeting may continue after you have left our website.
  • Mailing list. You may provide us with your email address if you wish to join our mailing list. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.
  • Activity Requiring Registration. Certain activities on the Website — for example, posting comments or participating in surveys – may require you to register. To become a registered user, we ask you to provide your name and other identifying information. If you decide to register, we may use a persistent cookie that stores certain information to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the Website. You may also be asked to provide certain additional information to participate in other activities that we may undertake through the Website. For example, if you sign up to receive information by mail, we will ask for your street address.
  • Usage Information. We may record information about your usage of the Website, such as when you use the site, the areas of the site you click on and/or participate in, the tags you search for, and whether or not you subscribe to the RSS feed. If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your account. A persistent cookie may be used to track this information. We may use pixel tags and/or trackable links in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and/or clicked on by recipients.
  • Comments Posted to Site. Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. When posting comments, you should exercise caution not to provide any personally identifying information or other information that you would not want seen by others. Use of the community functions on the Website is at your own risk.
  • Tell A Friend Information. We may offer you the option of telling a friend about our activities. If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the site on your behalf. This action on your part will not authorize any further contact with your friend, and in fact your friend’s contact information is not retained.
  • Polls and Surveys. From time to time, we may conduct polls and surveys. Information collected through our polls, surveys, and questionnaires is used in the aggregate, unless we contact you to request permission to use your individual responses for a particular purpose or unless you acknowledge on the poll, survey, or questionnaire that Local 32BJ has permission to use your individual responses.
  • Facsimiles, patch through telephone calls, petitions. From time to time, we may ask you to provide your personal information as part of sending facsimiles to third parties, signing petitions, or as part of patching your telephone (cellular or landline) through to a third party via our Website in furtherance of Local 32BJ’s goals. We will only do so with your permission.
  • Purple Points and the Local 32BJ Webstore. Qualifying stewards who accrue sufficient “purple points” in the course of their work with Local 32BJ may be able to purchase items from the Local 32BJ webstore using vouchers and/or coupons. In addition, bargaining unit members and members of the public may be able to purchase items from the Local 32BJ webstore using U.S. dollars. In the event you purchase an item from the webstore, whether you use a coupon, voucher or U.S. dollars, Local 32BJ may need to transmit your name and address, as well as applicable payment information to the third party vendor that supplies merchandise to Webstore. For additional information regarding how the third party vendor uses information, including payment information, please go directly to its website and privacy policy.
  • We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Uses of Personal Information

  • The personal information that Local 32BJ collects on the Website helps us and our Districts and related organizations to efficiently and effectively represent our members, to pursue our advocacy agenda, and to provide valuable member benefits. In order to advance these goals and activities, we may share the personal information that we collect about you with Districts, other Local 32BJ-related organizations, and SEIU as well as third parties that perform services on our behalf or in furtherance of Local 32BJ’s goals. Additionally, subject to applicable law, we may share any of the personal information that we collect about you with certain third parties that share our interests.
  • We will use your email address to communicate with you about Local 32BJ’s activities, updates and offerings, unless you opt-out from receiving such messages. We may also use your email address for administrative purposes, such as notifying you of major Website changes, sending messages related to actions you have taken on the site or for customer service purposes. Although we hope you’ll find these communications informative and useful, if you don’t, you can always unsubscribe by following the simple instructions included in each email.
  • Where you have given have given us permission, we will use your cellular phone number to communicate with you by text message or by telephone, including by robocalls, about Local 32BJ’s activities, updates and offerings. We will send periodic text messages, up to five per month. We may also use your cellular phone number for administrative purposes, such as notifying you of major Website changes, sending messages related to actions you have taken on the site or for customer service purposes. By providing us with your cellular phone number, you understand and agree that while Local 32BJ will never charge you for text message alerts or telephone calls, your cellular phone service provider may charge you for receipt of such text messages and telephone calls and that you, and not Local 32BJ, are responsible for any such charges. Although we hope you’ll find these communications informative and useful, if you don’t, you can always text STOP to 787753 to unsubscribe at any time, and you may text HELP if you would like more information.
  • When you send emails, photographs, information about yourself, worksites, other bargaining unit members, or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We may also capture this content and we may want to re-use and/or republish content you send us on our Website. By sending us content you agree that (i) Local 32BJ reserves the right, but has no obligation, to use such content in any fashion and in any Local 32BJ forum, online or offline; and (ii) Local 32BJ has your permission to alter, condense, correct, edit, delete or change the content as we see fit at any time, without prior notice or permission.
  • We use both your personally identifying information and certain non-personally-identifying information (such as anonymous usage data, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality of your user experience and the design of the Website and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user behavior, preferences, trends, and actions.

Other Disclosures

We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website or using the Local 32BJ name, to prevent bodily harm, to enforce our User Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our members, the public or Local 32BJ. In the unlikely event that Local 32BJ (or substantially all of its assets) is merged with another entity, information on our visitors, including your personal information, would be among the transferred assets.

Information Security and Data Integrity

Local 32BJ, and the third party vendor(s) it uses in the production of our Website, take security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. For information regarding security measures taken by our third party vendor(s) please go to their website(s).

Local 32BJ endeavors to keep information you share with us confidential. However, in addition to the above we may need to share or otherwise release information internally within Local 32BJ or with SEIU, Districts or relevant third parties in order to accurately respond to inquiries, complaints, or to increase or improve service to our bargaining unit members.

More Information

Our Website may also permit you to access non-Local 32BJ sites. It is important to remember that, if you link to a non-Local 32BJ site from our Website that party’s privacy policy and its user agreement apply to you. We encourage you to learn about each third party’s privacy policy before giving personal information to them.

Local 32BJ reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this page, so we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of this Website following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Website please feel free to Contact Us.

Effective Date: August 31, 2012


TERMS OF USE

User Agreement

Welcome to the Local 32BJ Website. Please carefully review our User Agreement before you begin using the site. Thank you.

A. Your Acceptance

By using and/or visiting this microsite, website, Facebook page, Flickr account or other online venue (hereafter, collectively “Website”), you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the “User Agreement”), (2) Local 32BJ’s Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference, and (3) Local 32BJ’s Community Guidelines, also incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement, the Privacy Policy, or Community Guidelines, you are not authorized to use the Website.

Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this User Agreement, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. Local 32BJ may, in its sole discretion, modify this User Agreement at any time. By continuing to use this website following our posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by this User Agreement, as modified.

Through our sites, Local 32BJ provides users with access to a rich array of educational resources, including personalized content. We hope you find our sites useful. We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website or any related sites, or any part of them, at any time, for any reason without prior notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.

Your registration information, as well as other personally identifiable information that you provide us about yourself on our sites, is subject to our Privacy Policy.

B. General Use of the Website — Permissions and Restrictions

Local 32BJ hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in this User Agreement, provided that:

1. You do not collect any personally identifiable information of others, including user names, cellular phone numbers, or email addresses, from the Website.

2. You do not use the Website for any commercial purposes without the prior written authorization of Local 32BJ. You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising, promotional information, bulk e-mail or other solicitation. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to material they post on the Website.

3. You do not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, macros, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Local 32BJ servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Local 32BJ grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Local 32BJ reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.

4. You do not transmit or otherwise make available any content containing any “virus,” “worm,” “trojan horse,” or any other computer code, file, or program designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

5. You do not alter or modify any part of the Website.

6. You do not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or our sites or servers (or networks connected to our Website).

7. You do not harass, threaten, embarrass, defame, or cause distress, unwanted attention, or discomfort to a person or entity on or through the Website or its communication systems.

8. You do not transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Website any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, as solely determined by Local 32BJ.

9. Local 32BJ reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, for any reason, and without notice to you.

10. Local 32BJ reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user’s access to the Website, without prior notice and at Local 32BJ’s sole discretion.

11. This list of permissions and restrictions, along with the other terms discussed below, is not intended to be complete, but merely illustrative. We reserve the right in our sole and final judgment to determine whether conduct violates conduct requirements for the Website.

C. Interactive Functions on the Local 32BJ Website

In order to access some features of the Website, such as, for example, interactive blogs, you may have to become a Registered User, which may also create a user account. If so, you agree to be bound by the following terms:

1. When creating or modifying your account, you must provide accurate, current, and complete information. We reserve the right to disallow use of any user name that we deem offensive or inappropriate. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and for all actions of persons accessing the Website through any username/password assigned to you. You must notify Local 32BJ immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. You may never use another’s account without permission.

2. As a Registered User you may submit comments or images (“User Content”) on to the Website. Local 32BJ reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to delete, move, condense, or edit such User Content for any reason and without prior notice. Local 32BJ also reserves the right to suspend or terminate a Registered User’s access for posting violating the Community Guidelines or these Terms of Use.

3. You are solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. You affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Local 32BJ to use, all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to all User Content you submit to enable inclusion and use of such User Content in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use.

4. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to Local 32BJ, you hereby grant Local 32BJ a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable, perpetual, and transferable license to use, reproduce, store, distribute, prepare derivative works of and display your User Content (and your user name) in any medium in connection with the activities and operations of Local 32BJ, its affiliated entities and successors. You also hereby grant each user of the Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Website, and to use, reproduce, and distribute such User Content for such user’s personal, non-commercial purposes. You understand and agree that Local 32BJ may retain, reproduce, distribute and otherwise use for any purpose copies of User Content that has been removed from the Website. The above licenses granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable.

5. Local 32BJ does not endorse, authorize or ratify any User Content, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Local 32BJ expressly disclaims all liability in connection with User Content. Local 32BJ does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and Local 32BJ reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to remove any content from the Website if notified that such content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights.

D. Your Use of Content on the Site

In addition to the restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Website.

1. The content on the Website (other than your User Content), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (collectively, “Local 32BJ Content”) is owned by or licensed by Local 32BJ. Portions of the trademarks, service marks and logos contained on the Website are owned or licensed by SEIU (“SEIU Marks”) or Local 32BJ (“Local 32BJ Marks”). Except as otherwise provided in this User Agreement or elsewhere on the Website (e.g., in the description of a campaign), the Local 32BJ Content, the Local 32BJ Marks, and the SEIU Marks may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of Local 32BJ or SEIU, as the case may be. SEIU reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the SEIU Marks. Local 32BJ reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Local 32BJ Content and the Local 32BJ Marks.

2. The Website is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. As part of such use, you may display, download and/or print pages from the site; you may link to the Website; and you may forward Website materials to others for personal, non-commercial uses that are reasonably related to the Website’s purposes.

3. You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to Local 32BJ Content, User Content, and other third-party content from a variety of sources, and that Local 32BJ makes no warranty about the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Local 32BJ Content, User Content, or other third-party content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Local 32BJ with respect thereto.

4. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Local 32BJ. Local 32BJ has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

E. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Local 32BJ Content or User Content infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing Local 32BJ’s Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit Local 32BJ to locate the material;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are, or are authorized to act on behalf of, the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
  • A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or that of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Local 32BJ’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached at copyrightagent@seiu32bj.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Please contact us by emailingmobilize@seiu32bj.org for any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, or other communications with Local 32BJ.

F. Warranty Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE LOCAL 32BJ WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. LOCAL 32BJ, AS WELL AS ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE ” LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES”), DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. THE LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE. NOR DO THE LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED, ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE LOCAL 32BJ WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING.

G. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE FORESEEABLE, RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (V) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (VI) ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT LOCAL 32BJ IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OF THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY NOT APPLY. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE LOCAL 32BJ PARTIES AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, OF WHATEVER NATURE, THAT ARISE OUT OF YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY OF THIS USER AGREEMENT. THIS INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATION WILL SURVIVE THIS USER AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

H. Ability to Accept User Agreement

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this User Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this User Agreement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Local 32BJ Website is not intended for children under 13.

I. Miscellaneous

This User Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Local 32BJ that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York. This User Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by Local 32BJ on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Local 32BJ concerning the Website and supersedes prior agreements, if any, between you and Local 32BJ relating to any matter dealt with in the User Agreement. If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this User Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Local 32BJ’s failure to assert any right or provision under this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. This User Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Local 32BJ without restriction. This User Agreement and the rights and obligations created hereunder shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefits of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended or should be construed to confer upon any other person any right, remedy or claim under or by virtue of this Agreement. You and Local 32BJ agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

This User Agreement is made effective as of August 31, 2012.


COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Effective August 2, 2011

Our goal is to maintain a community where members, non-members and the general public can feel free to express themselves.

We encourage this kind of feedback:

  • “On topic” and responds to the content in the article or post
  • Responds to comments left by other followers
  • Brief and to-the-point
  • Positive/constructive tone
  • Offer opinions without insulting individuals, companies, or other organizations

We reserve the right to delete comment(s)/image(s), without notice, that violate the spirit of these guidelines. Repeated violations may result in a user being banned from posting.

Please do not post this kind of content:

  • Uses foul, discriminatory, libelous or threatening language, racially or ethnically objectionable language, or harassing language
  • Contains advertising, solicitations or spam
  • Invades the privacy of others
  • Violates trademark or copyright laws or other laws
  • Attacks individuals, companies, or other organizations

Note: While social media is a 24/7 medium, our moderation capabilities are not. We may not see every comment right away, and we trust in the dignity of our community to respond to negative content politely or to simply ignore it. In addition, the Website is a venue for discussion only, for the most up to date information about 32BJ activities or if you have questions or concerns about your rights under the Union contract or benefits funds, please check directly with your field representative, grievance representative or the Building Service 32BJ Benefit Funds by calling 212-388-3500 or coming to the Union hall.

If you have any questions regarding the moderation of this page, contact us at mobilize@seiu32bj.org.

The comments posted do not reflect the opinions of 32BJ SEIU or its officers and employees.

Sierra Club:
https://www.sierraclub.org/privacy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last revised March 1, 2016.

We are strongly committed to letting you know how we will collect and use your personal information.  The policies below are applicable to the Sierra Club’s network of websites, including sierraclub.org and its affiliated websites (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet device); all email newsletters published or distributed by the Sierra Club; all apps published by the Sierra Club; and all other interactive features, services, and communications provided by the Sierra Club (“Sites”), however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us, or produced and maintained by the Sierra Club (collectively “Sierra Club” or “we”, “us”, or “our”).  We have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to these Sites, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.

This Privacy Policy is part of the terms and conditions which are set forth in our Terms and Conditions By using our Sites, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Sites. The Sierra Club reserves the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you. If you continue to use our Sites after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively or to personal information already in our possession, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, you should contact us by email at privacy@sierraclub.org.

We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Sites, personal information and non-personal information.  Personal information is information that you may supply to us, as described more fully below, i.e., when you subscribe, place an order, complete a survey, register for a Site or any part thereof, enter a contest, upload content, participate in a community, or provide your e-mail address.  Personal information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, among other things, your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, credit card, billing and contact information.  Non-personal information includes information that does not personally identify you, but it may include tracking and usage information about your location, demographics, use of the Sites and the Internet.

NORMAL WEBSITE USAGE

The Sierra Club has a firm commitment to internet privacy. You can visit most portions of our Sites without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.

Collection of Personal Information From or Through Social Media Sites

When you interact with any Sierra Club property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or “handle.” However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.  If you choose to link or login to your Sierra Club account with or through a social networking service, Sierra Club and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. With your consent, we also may share information about your activities, including what you view on the Sites, with that social network’s users.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information 

The Sierra Club may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about you when such data is voluntarily submitted to our Sites. There are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personal information.  The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.

  • Registration for an account on the Sites
  • Sign up to receive e-mail newsletters or e-mail alerts from us
  • Request for customer service or other assistance
  • Participation in surveys, panels, or market research
  • Participation in special events and promotions
  • Purchases on the Sites, including subscriptions to the Sierra Club publications and services
  • Placing an order
  • Making a donation, joining, or renewing your Sierra Club membership
  • Entry in contests or sweepstakes
  • Participation on social media accounts involving the Sierra Club, our Sites and our brands
  • Participation in communities, chat rooms and comment threads, other fora, and other interactive services
  • Submission of user generated content on any part of the Sites that permit it
  • Any other place on the Sites where you knowingly volunteer personal information

For example, our Sites may require submission of personally identifiable data for visitors to request information, products, and services, or to become a member of the Sierra Club or join other Sierra Club activities or programs (such as AddUp). Such information is used to send orders and information about the Sierra Club to our visitors. Financial information is used to bill visitors in connection with their orders. Some of the activist functions of our site also require registration of personal information. We use this information to make these functions more effective and provide participants with additional information about conservation issues.  If you submit personally identifiable information to the Sierra Club some information, such as your name and mailing address, may be exchanged with other organizations. Members may opt out of such membership list exchanges by following the Opt-Out Procedures, below

Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually and our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Sites (“Non-Personal Information”). We may collect and store any of the following categories of Non-Personal Information:

  • Non-identifiable demographic data such as age, gender, and five digit zip code as part of collecting personal information
  • Device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Sites.  This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, device type, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
  • Analytics and usage information about your use of the Sites.
  • Additional “traffic data” and log files such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.
  • Other information regarding your use of the Sites.

Collection of Your Source IP Address/Location Information 

We may also collect and store location information about you on the Sites and associated with your account that you volunteer on the site or enable through the site.  We also collect and store your computer’s source IP address which may disclose the location of your computer at the time you access the Sites. 

Google Analytics

We also use Google services, including Google Analytics and Google AdWords which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to collect information about Site use anonymously and reports website trends, without identifying individual visitors. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

ExactTarget Services

We also use ExactTarget services which collect personal information in connection with Sierra Club emails and newsletter campaigns, including email delivery and click through data. This information may be aggregated and/or associated with your other personal information. You can learn about ExactTarget’s practices by going to http://www.exacttarget.com/privacy-policy.

Is Personal Information Collected From Children?

Unless otherwise disclosed during collection and with parent or guardian consent (for instance, in some of the educational areas on our Sites), Sierra Club does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not provide personally identifiable information to the Sierra Club without providing us with consent from your parents. If the Sierra Club discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided the Sierra Club with personally identifiable information and we do not have parental consent, the Sierra Club will immediately delete that child’s information from the Sites.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Sites.  We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:

General Uses

  • Provide you with the content, products and services you request
  • Track your purchases and donation information
  • Post your user generated content to our Sites as you request
  • Communicate with you about your account or transactions with us and send you information about features and enhancements on or to our Sites
  • Communicate with you about changes to our policies
  • Communicate with you about your comment to a story or topic
  • Personalize content and experiences on our Sites, including providing you recommendations based on your preferences
  • Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by e-mail, text, or other another medium
  • Provide you with advertising including advertising based on your activity on our Sites or activity on third party sites and applications
  • Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys
  • Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Sites and their purchasing patterns

Combination of Your Personal Information

We use the information from one portion of the Sites on other portions of Sites in our network of Sites, all of which are owned and operated by the Sierra Club, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Sites into a single user record.  We also use and/or combine information that we collect off-line or we collect or receive from third party sources to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of your records.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We occasionally have third parties perform services on our behalf, such as data processing, marketing, analytics, advocacy and outreach, hosting, billing, social media integration, fraud protection, etc. These third parties have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their services for the Sierra Club and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal information.

We sometimes partner with other advocacy organizations on Sierra Club endorsed activities. When we do, we shall endeavor, but shall not be required, to present you with the option to “opt-in” by sharing your email and personal information with the partner organization, or to opt-out of such program(s).  We may also share your Personal Information with third parties that provide products and services that we think you may be interested in.  Although our treatment of your Personal Information is governed by this Privacy Policy, the business partner or third party’s treatment of your Personal Information will be governed by the business partner or third party’s privacy policy.  You may withdraw your consent to our sharing of your Personal Information with business partners and third parties at any time by following the opt-out process described below. We may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or this site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, this site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, site users, or the public.

We may disclose or share Non-Personal Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose Non-Personal Information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the site and who our users are so we can improve our site.  We will also disclose Non-Personal Information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the site.

Retention of User Information

Following termination or deactivation of your account, Sierra Club, its affiliates, or its service providers may retain information (including your profile information) and any submitted for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. 

Security

The Sierra Club uses industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies in an attempt to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information. While we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

“Remember me” feature

On some of our forms, we offer an optional “remember me” feature that can recall your information for greater ease on subsequent visits to the site.

Use of cookies and tracking technology

When clicking on links on the Sites, third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser for the purposes of tracking users referred by Sierra Club, and using web beacons or other tracking technology. A “cookie” is a small string of text that is sent to your computer or device that can collect data regarding your operating system, browser type, device type, mobile device ID, screen resolution, IP address and other technical information. These cookies are placed in connection with our participation with third party affiliate networks (such as AvantLink, Commission Junction, Google, Facebook and LinkShare). These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information; however, by clicking on a logo or link for a third party offer or website, you will leave the Sierra Club Sites and will be redirected to that party’s site, where you will be subject to that site’s terms of use and privacy policy. You can remove, block, or disable cookies using the settings in your web browser.  For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org

YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO KEEP YOUR ACCESS RIGHTS SECURE

You promise to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted by a Site’s registration form, order form or otherwise (such information being the “User Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the User Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or the Sierra Club has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Sierra Club has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites (or any portion thereof).  You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password(s) and account(s). Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account(s).

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I LINK TO OR FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE?

These Sites may contain links to other websites operated by affiliates of Sierra Club or third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other websites. 

WHAT ABOUT CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES, OR GAMES?

When we run a contest or sweepstakes or game relating to our Sites, it will be accompanied by a set of rules. The rules for each contest, sweepstakes or game will specify how the information gathered from you for entry will be used and disclosed if it is different than as described in this Privacy Policy.  In conjunction with your entry in such contest or sweepstakes, Personal Information will be collected only if you voluntarily submit it to. 

PUBLIC AREAS, CHAT ROOMS, REVIEWS, AND COMMUNITY AREAS

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards, feedback sections or campaign sites such as Addup.org, becomes public and anyone may take and use that information.  Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any Personal Information that you expect to keep private.  Please consult the applicable guidelines, if any, for use of our chat rooms and other community areas for more information.

GOVERNING LAW

These Sites are published in the United States. We attempt to protect the Personal Information of all users of our Sites and we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to the Sierra Club services, but our family of Sites are located and targeted to United States citizens and our policies are directed at compliance with those laws.  If you are uncertain whether this privacy policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your Personal Information to the Sierra Club. 

NOTICE TO NON-US USERS

If you are located outside the United States of America, you should be aware that your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by the your country to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States of America.

ASSIGNMENT

We may change corporate organization while providing the Sites and services.  We may also sell certain assets associated with the Sites.  As a result, please be aware that in such event we may transfer some or all of your information to a company or other entity acquiring certain of our assets.  Under such circumstances we would, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.  Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring company or entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

As our Sites continue to develop, we may add new services and features to our Sites. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy will be updated appropriately.  We will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.  We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our Sites in case you missed our notice of changes to the Privacy Policy.  We will not, however, materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of Personal Information we have previously collected from you without your express consent.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. In turn, businesses (including the Sierra Club), must respond to such requests unless they have a comprehensive privacy policy that gives residents an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of their personal information by third parties for their direct marketing purposes and a cost-free means to exercise that right.

This Privacy Policy is intended to provide you a comprehensive overview of how we collect, use and share your information.  The following section explains the choices you have with respect to how your information is used and shared, including opting out of the use of your personal information by third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

OPT-OUT, CORRECTION, AND “UNSUBSCRIBE” PROCEDURES

To opt out of having your information exchanged with other organizations, or to correct any information, send us email or postal mail as follows:

Email to membership.services@sierraclub.org.

Send postal mail to:

Sierra Club

2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300

Oakland, California 94612

In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:

  • Full Name
  • Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
  • Indication that you do not wish to have your membership information exchanged with other organizations,  or correction instructions.

You can also call Member Services at (415) 977-5500

The Sierra Club may contact you by email to communicate advocacy and educational messages, and other information that may be of interest to users of this site. There are several ways in which you can opt-out of receiving such future email communications from us:

We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out at the point where we request information from you, such as when you take action through our site.

When you set up an account on our Member Center, you also have the opportunity to specify the email subscriptions that you wish to receive or not receive. You can update your email subscription preferences through your account at the Member Center at any time. We also permit you to correct or update certain personal information that you have provided by editing your profile on your account at the Member Center.

You also have an opportunity to opt-out of receiving future email communications from us by following the “unsubscribe” or “remove” instructions contained in emails we send you.

We may continue to contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of your account, renewal of your membership, contests you have entered or other transactions you have undertaken.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn’t comply with the Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mailing an explanation to privacy@sierraclub.org.