App Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using the IBEW Government Affairs Department Website (“website”) and application (“app”).

What Information Do We Collect?

For certain functions on our website and app, you may need to provide us with your first and last name, email, or other information.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Activist Information.

When you use the website or app to participate in activist activity, such as sending letters to legislators, you will provide us information about yourself such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. This information may be used to contact you about similar activity in the future.

Donor Information.

When you make a donation through our website or app you may be required to give personal information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and your IBEW member number.

News/ Updates Information.

If you opt to receive news and updates from our website or app, you will have to provide an email address that we will retain.

Additional Email Information.

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Website and App Use Information

Similar to other commercial websites and apps, our website and app utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website or app, and the websites visited just before and just after our website or app. 

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of making sure you receive the appropriate information through the website or app. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes and new content added to the website or app.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you use a website or app, that website or app’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. A website or app can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website or app to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.  Some of our business partners use cookies that originate from their sites. We have no access or control over those cookies.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies and Similar Technology?

As you use our website or app, the website may use cookies or similar technology to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from requiring you to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our website/app users. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

Notice of New Services and Changes

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website or app, new services, and new content we think you will find valuable. You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

We implement commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  We restrict access to personal data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the personal data you transmit to us, or to or from our sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Data security measures include making website users’ profiles private and requiring secure logins to access certain areas of website/app.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect and maintain in our database.

Certain Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our website/app, the users of our website/app, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our website, us, or third parties.

What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website/App?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or apps linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites/apps are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website/app.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website/app to another website or app, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website or app, including websites or apps which have a link on our website, is subject to that website or app’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website/app to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

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