HOW AND WHEN WE COLLECT INFORMATION
You can view content on the Website without registering or providing any personal information. When you visit in this manner, we automatically obtain information from you about the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer you are using and the website that referred you to us. In addition, we use a “session” cookie to identify you while you are on the Website, if cookies are enabled on your computer. This session cookie terminates once you finish using the Website and close your browser.
Mailing list. You may provide us with your e-mail address if you wish only to join our mailing list.
Activity for Joining the union. Certain activities on the Website, — for example, inquiring about joining the union, — require you to submit personal information To become a member, we ask you to provide your name, e-mail address, employer and job title. You may also be asked to provide certain additional information to contact us through the Website.
Usage Information. For the purpose of improving the user experience for visitors to our Website, we may track information about usage of the Website—such as when the site is visited, areas of the site that are clicked.
USES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The personal information that we collect on the Website helps us to efficiently and effectively represent our members, to pursue our advocacy agenda and to provide valuable member benefits.
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 will also 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 specified on the e-mail message.
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.