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The terms “you” and “User” as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this website for any reason.
When you visit one of Local 653’s websites, we automatically obtain information about your usage, including, for example, the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer that you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you view and the date and time of those page views. We use this information on an aggregate basis to gather data about activity on our websites, which we use to improve the usefulness of our websites. We do not use this information on any kind of individual basis. 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.
Local 653 provides opportunities for you to provide your contact information in order to engage in activities such as online activism, to place orders for products or services, to correspond with the Local 653 or to submit a testimonial (i.e., share your story). 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 Local 653. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features.
Local 653 makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using different industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, including SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
Local 653 does not sell your personal information to any third party.
The personal information that we collect on the website helps us to efficiently and effectively represent union 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 UFCW-related organizations, as well as third parties that perform services on behalf of the UFCW and Local 653. 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 e-mail address to communicate with you about our activities and offerings, unless you opt-out from receiving such messages. We also will use your e-mail 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, you may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedures described below.
When you send e-mail 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.
We also provide an opportunity for users to sign up on our websites to receive text messages from us about issues that may be of importance to them. You only receive mobile texts if you check a box indicating interest in mobile alerts or take some other action to specifically opt in. Depending on an individual’s phone plan, message and data rates may apply for text messages. A user may opt out of the continued receipt of text messages at any time by texting OPTOUT to MYUFCW. We never share or sell the mobile numbers we collect.
People who subscribe to e-mail lists via the website will receive periodic updates from Local 653 by regular mail, fax ore-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail messages you receive.
We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to speak with your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. Local 653 does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under thirteen (13). If you have any concerns about any information that your child may have provided to us via one of our websites, please contact us at 763-252-1500.
You may be able to purchase items or convey money through our websites. These payments may be made through third-party providers such as Paypal. Though Local 653 makes every effort to only partner with reputable vendors, Local 653 is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of those third parties. We encourage our users to review the Privacy Policies of those third parties before completing any transactions.
Local 653 has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information within our control. These measures 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.
Please recognize that if you send us an e-mail, the information contained in the e-mail is not secure against interception. So if your communication includes sensitive information, such as your credit card information or Social Security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms, contact us by mail or by telephone rather than by e-mail.
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.