UNITE HERE has created this privacy notice to explain how we use the information you may provide while visiting our Website and/or visiting UNITE HERE’s accounts on third-party websites (such as Facebook and Twitter), and to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. UNITE HERE may modify this policy from time to time, so we encourage you to check this page when you return.
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website and for information that we receive from third-party websites. The type and amount of information UNITE HERE receives from you depends on how you use the site(s).
Website Use and Information Collection
When you visit the UNITE HERE 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 in aggregate to generate statistics and measure site activity so we can 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.
Collecting Personally Identifiable Information
UNITE HERE provides web forms so you may provide your contact information to engage in UNITE HERE activities such as online activism (e.g., contacting Congress) or to correspond with UNITE HERE. Any information we collect—such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, type of request you are making, or any additional information you provide—is collected and stored by UNITE HERE. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about how our visitors use these features. If you do provide your e-mail address, we may collect individual information on whether you open e-mails that we send to you.
Our Website and services are not directed to people under age 13. On all areas of our Website, we seek to collect personally-identifiable information only from adults; we do not knowingly collect or store any personally-identifiable information from anyone under age 13. If we become aware that someone under age 13 has submitted any information to us without prior, verifiable, parental consent, we will delete the user’s information. Please contact us if you have any concerns that we have any personally-identifiable information from anyone under age 13.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information from Third-Party Websites
When you provide information on UNITE HERE pages or accounts on third-party websites, that information may be shared with UNITE HERE. For example, when you digitally sign Twitter petitions sponsored by UNITE HERE, and elect to share your name and email address with UNITE HERE, Twitter will send us your name, twitter handle, and e-mail address on the account you have with Twitter.
Any information we collect, including your name, twitter handle, e-mail address, type of request you are making, and any additional information you provide, is collected and stored by UNITE HERE, and may be shared as described below. The information is used to fulfill your requests and track individual and aggregate information about usage of these features. UNITE HERE makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information through password-protected storage of your information.
Our accounts, pages, and services offered on third-party websites are not directed at persons under age 13. We seek to collect personally-identifiable information only from adults; we do not knowingly collect or store any personally-identifiable information from anyone under age 13. If we become aware that someone under age 13 has submitted any information to us without prior, verifiable, parental consent, we will delete the user’s information.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information
UNITE HERE may share personal information with other labor organizations if we believe you would be interested in receiving their communications. An example of this partner sharing would be with your own union Local, for example.
We also provide personal information to third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable a third party to perform certain tasks, such as maintain a membership database or send email 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 use your information for any purpose other than what is necessary to deliver the services we contract with them to provide.
UNITE HERE’s 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.
Finally, while UNITE HERE will object to all requests for access to information about users of our sites that we believe to be improper, we may disclose information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or judicial or administrative order. If we are required by law to disclose your information, we will try to provide you with notice (unless prohibited), to give you an opportunity to object to the request. If you have provided us with an email address, we will attempt to contact you by email if you have given us an email address, or by regular mail if you have given us a mailing address.
Opting Out of E-mail Lists
People who subscribe to e-mail lists via the UNITE HERE Website will receive periodic updates from UNITE HERE. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified in the e-mail.
Opting Out of Text Message Updates
People who subscribe to text message updates will receive periodic updates from UNITE HERE. You may opt out of receiving future information via text message by texting “Stop” to 877877 or replying “Stop” to a text message from UNITE HERE. We will honor such requests within 30 days.
This site contains hypertext links to other sites. UNITE HERE 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.
UNITE HERE has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, including password-protected storage of all e-mail information. If you send us an e-mail or submit your name, email, or zip code through our website, you should know that the form and e-mail are not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information like your bank account, credit or debit card, or social security number, please contact us by mail or by telephone rather than through the website contact form or by e-mail.
Correcting or 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, please contact us and we will correct, update, or remove the personal data provided to us.
If you experience technical problems with the operation of this Website, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITE HERE International Union
1125 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036