Last Updated: September 15, 2023
IUPAT provides a platform and application for its members (“members”) to share information with the union and so that its members and other individuals to learn more about the Union’s operations and activities, find new members, and engage in political campaigns. At times, the IUPAT website and/or application may redirect members to other affiliated websites (like the IUPAT Pension Fund), district councils or third-party providers.
When this policy mentions “we” or “us,” it refers to the controller of your information under this policy, IUPAT. Despite this, you alone control and are responsible for providing and sharing your information..
You authorize us to transfer, share, store, and use your information in the United States and Canada, and any other country necessary for IUPAT to conduct its business. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live.
02. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information:
We may collect information from or about you in a number of ways, including: (i) when you give it to us; (ii) when you give us permission to obtain it; (iii) when we obtain it from other sources; and (iv) automatically when you use our Services, including Unite and the MMP.
Visiting Our Website, Unite, or the MMP
IUPAT, and our third-party service providers, may automatically collect information from visitors to our Website, including individuals who do not register as members, the following information:
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address;
- The web page from which you entered our Website;
- The type of web browser or operating system you are using;
- The name of your internet provider; and
- Your activity while using the Website (including access times, new and repeat visit information, which of our web pages you visit, how long you spend on each page, and exit page information).
How We Use Cookie Technology
Most popular Internet browser applications will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the Website to function improperly or more slowly.
Using Our Services
We can obtain your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) when you provide us by using an online form on the IUPAT website, through the general use of the website, through Unite, or MMP. The Personal Information IUPAT collects can include the following:
- Mailing address
- Member identification number
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Social Security Number
- Beneficiary Information
Use of Services without a Member Profile
Third-Parties and Affiliates
We may receive and share information about you from third parties, including your District Council, your Local Union, and other third party sources. We use certain third parties to support the IUPAT website, such as Google, JotForm, and Unite. We may also collect Personal Information from third-parties if they receive a notification that your account information in our database is inaccurate and needs to be changed..
How We Use and Disclose Personal Information Collected When You Visit Our Website, Use Unite, or MMP
IUPAT will not sell and/or rent your Personal Information provided to IUPAT. IUPAT may share Personal Information with the IUPAT Pension Fund, district councils, and/or local unions. Further, we may share your Personal Information with our Service Providers (any person or company with whom we have entered into a legal arrangement for joint provision of or shared responsibility for provision of the Website or Services we provide) or business associates who assist us in administering our Website or Services. Accordingly, we may use and disclose Personal Information collected when you visit our Website or use our Services for certain purposes, including:
- To contact our member;
- To notify our members about IUPAT services;
- To verify changes you have made to your Personal Information;
- To facilitate your registration on our Website and to resolve issues relating to your IUPAT member data;
- To resolve a problem related to a transaction related to our Services;
- To verify your identity;
- To test, correct and improve our content and services;
- To analyze how the Website is being accessed and used;
- To improve the Website’s performance and delivery;
- To customize your user experience;
- To develop new products and services;
- To comply with applicable laws and legal requirements (e.g. subpoena, court order, etc.);
- If it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us (such service providers or agents being required to maintain the confidentiality of your information with equal or greater protections than those provided by us);
- If it is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing and dispute resolution;
- If it is necessary as part of a merger, divestiture or acquisition; and /or
- If it is necessary for us to provide it to our attorneys, accountants, regulators, auditors or other advisors.
IUPAT may use and disclose automatically collected internet data primarily for purposes of administering, testing, protecting and improving our Website or Services or any other Service we provide, analyzing how the Website or Services is being accessed and used, to better understand the preferences of our visitors and members, identifying server problems, measuring effectiveness of our communications and success of our information campaigns, and personalizing your experience on our Website or Services.
We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States, and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as JotForm and Google Analytics. We may share your Personal Information with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Notice and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.
Non-Personal, Aggregated, or Device-Level Information
We may also create or compile aggregated and de-identified data, which is data that is derived from various sources, including accounts and transactions. This information, which does not identify individuals, is used by IUPAT for its business purposes, which may include offering services, research, and other purposes consistent with applicable laws.
We may, however, share non-personal, aggregated, or device-level information through partnerships with entities that may use data in their possession (including data you may have given them) to link your name, email address or other personal information to the information we provide them. You can control whether IUPAT shares your information under these partnerships by changing your user settings.
User Consent or Direction
We may share or disclose your information at your direction to access your account or when you direct us to, to perform our services, assist affiliated entities like the IUPAT Pension Fund, or assist your district council or local union.
Disclosure pursuant to law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request
Business Transfers and Affiliates
03. Additional Information:
Not for Children
Our Website and Services are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18. If you have reason to believe that we collected or are in possession of Personal Information from someone under 18 years of age, please let us know.
If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for the Website or Services, or send any information about yourself to us. By using the Website or using the Services, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.
Do Not Track
Our Website does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals. We do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services nor do we allow other parties to do so.
Our Security Safeguards
We take reasonable measures to safeguard your information, including technical, administrative and physical security controls to protect from unauthorized access, disclosure, or use. However, despite even our best efforts, the security of data transmission over the Internet cannot be completely guaranteed. You should always take precautions regarding how you handle and disclose your personal information and should avoid sending it through unsecure channels.
Linking to Third Party Websites
We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and member applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Reviewing and Updating Your Information
Keeping your IUPAT profile information, Personal Information, and email addresses/mobile numbers, accurate and up-to-date is very important. If your member profile information is incomplete, inaccurate or not current, please update your information by logging into your IUPAT profile, updating it on Unite, and/or MMP.
While you may be able to deactivate and/or delete your member account, IUPAT cannot, in accordance with Federal law, permanently delete your member data. When deactivated, your account, including your name, username, and public profile, is no longer viewable by the member.
Please note that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information, even after you have deleted the information from the IUPAT Services, IUPAT member information, or deactivated your account.
05. International Users:
06. Privacy Notice Changes:
07. Entire Agreement:
06. Choice of Law:
07. How to Contact Us:
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Hanover, Maryland 21076