- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
The personal information we collect on the website helps us, our affiliates and local unions, and AFSCME-related organizations to efficiently and effectively represent our members. To advance this goal, we may share the personal information that we collect about you with our affiliates and local unions and other AFSCME-related organizations.
Activity That Does Not Require Registration
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.
Activity Requiring Registration
Certain activities on the Website require you to register. To become a registered user, we ask you to provide your last name, member ID, and e-mail address. If you decide to register, we use a “persistent” cookie that stores certain information to make it easier for you to log in when you come back to the Website. However, none of your personal information is stored in that cookie. You may also be asked to provide certain additional information to participate in other activities that we may undertake through the Website. For example, if you sign up to receive information by mail, we will ask for your street address. You may update or correct your personal account information and e-mail preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.
Financial Information and Payments
We use a secure server for processing payments and financial information. AFSCME does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If you choose to make an online purchase or donation, you will have to provide your credit card billing information. This information, which is collected and transferred over the Internet to our secure server, is encrypted using security technology that is designed to protect sensitive information. If you are making a purchase or donation, the credit card information that you provide is used only to process your purchase or donation and will not be used for any other purposes.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. If we receive a subpoena requesting information about you and if you have provided us with your e-mail address, we will attempt to notify you of the subpoena at the e-mail address that you have provided. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website or use of our name, to prevent bodily harm, to enforce our User Agreement or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our members, the public or our union. In the unlikely event that we merge with another entity, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets.