TWU Local 556 Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:
Transport Workers Union, Local 556 (“TWU Local 556“) operates twu556.org and may operate other websites. It is the Local’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from various sources, including our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, TWU Local 556 collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. the Local’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the Local’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TWU Local 556 may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

TWU Local 556 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on twu556.org blogs/sites. TWU Local 556 only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Collection of your Personal Information
TWU Local 556 collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, date of birth, home and/or work address and/or telephone number. TWU Local 556 also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by TWU Local 556. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by TWU Local 556 for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the TWU Local 556 Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through TWU Local 556 public message boards, if any, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: TWU Local 556 does not read any of your private online communications.

TWU Local 556 encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from TWU Local 556 so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. TWU Local 556 is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the TWU Local 556 and TWU Local 556 family of Web sites.

Aggregated Statistics
TWU Local 556 may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. TWU Local

556 may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TWU Local 556 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

TWU Local 556 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Local’s behalf or to provide services available at the Local’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Local’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. TWU Local 556 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, TWU Local 556 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TWU Local 556 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TWU Local 556, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an TWU Local 556 website and have supplied your email address, TWU Local 556 may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with TWU Local 556 and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. TWU Local 556 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of your Personal Information
TWU Local 556 collects and uses your personal information to operate the TWU Local 556 Web site and deliver the services you have requested. TWU Local 556 also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from TWU Local 556 and its affiliates. TWU Local 556 may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

TWU Local 556 does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. TWU Local 556 may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, TWU Local 556 may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to TWU Local 556, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

TWU Local 556 does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

TWU Local 556 keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within TWU Local 556, in order to determine what TWU Local 556 services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within TWU Local 556 to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

TWU Local 556 Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TWU Local 556 or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TWU Local 556; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of TWU Local 556, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The TWU Local 556 Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize TWU Local 556 pages, or register with TWU Local 556 site or services, a cookie helps TWU Local 556 to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same TWU Local 556 Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the TWU Local 556 features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the TWU Local 556 services or Web sites you visit.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, TWU Local 556 may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the Local’s sole discretion. TWU Local 556 encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a twu556.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Security of your Personal Information
TWU Local 556 has taken steps to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure though does not guarantee or warrant against unauthorized intrusions. TWU Local 556 secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

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