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PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

Updated: July 10, 2023

 

Welcome to our community at American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 685, protecting the rights of union members employed by the L.A. County Probation Department.  (“We,” “us,” or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy when you visit or engage with us on our website www.afscmelocal685.com.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the information collected through our website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our website.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR WEBSITE AND DO NOT PROVIDE US WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we may collect.

SECTION 1. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, with an individual (e.g., you) or household. Personal Information (“personally identifying information”) does not include de-identified data or publicly available information. Personally Identifying Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.

The Personal Information we collect about you depends on your interactions and engagement with us. You control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our website. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. The information we receive depends on what you do when visiting our site.

Section 2. HOW WE MAY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect, use, and disclose Personal Information for all lawful purposes in the operation and conduct of our legitimate business interests.

Directly From You

We collect Personal Information that you provide to us. We may collect Personal Information through your use of our website and in the course of us providing you services. With any personal information that you provide, you are authorizing us to have access to this information.

Information Collected

We may collect the following information from you: 1) Personal contact information; 2) Personal Information you upload to or through our system; 3) Usernames, passwords or other authentication information. All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Information Automatically Collected

Some information is collected automatically when you use our website, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and devise characteristics, and usage data regarding use of our website, including logins and other actions taken.

Website Visitors

As a Visitor, you can browse our website to find out more about us, and our MEMBERSHIP and BENEFITS. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor. When you enter our website, we may use a variety of tracking tools to collect information such as your browser and operating system type and IP address to optimize your experience on the website, and to track aggregate website usage.

Sensitive Personal Information

We do not process Sensitive Personal Information unless you have voluntarily consented by providing such information when necessary for us to provide services.   

“Sensitive Personal Information” includes, but is not limited to, Personal Information that reveals a Consumer’s: 1) Social security, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport number; 2) financial account number, debit card number, or credit card number in combination with any required security to access to the individual’s account; 3) Precise geolocation; 4) Racial or ethnic origin; 5) Sexual orientation; or 5) Religious beliefs.

SECTION 3. HOW WE MAY USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not process Sensitive Personal Information unless you have voluntarily consented by providing such information when necessary for us to provide services.   

We use personal information collected via our website for the business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to provide you information and services. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

We use the information we collect or receive:

  1. To facilitate account creation and logon process. We may use your personal information to create your account and logon process when you sign-up.

  2. Fulfill and manage your account. We may use your personal information to fulfill your requests, payments, donations, provide you services, and for purposes of managing your account and keeping it in working order.

  3. To respond to inquiries. We may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries and to resolve any potential issues you might have with the use of our website or services.

  4. Payment data. We may use your personal information necessary to process your payment, donation, etc., such as your credit card information or other payment method information, billing address, expiration date and security code associated with the credit card.

  5. To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and/or our third-party vendors may use your personal information for marketing purposes, if this is accordance with your marketing preferences. We may also send you other information that may interest you. You can opt-out of marketing communications at any time, SEE Section 6 of this Privacy Policy.

  6. For other business purposes. We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our website and services. We store this information in aggregated and anonymous form so that it is not associated with individual users and does not include personal information.

  7. To protect our organization and our users. We may use your personal information as part of our efforts to keep our website and your account safe and secure (for example, for identify theft, fraud monitoring and prevention).

  8. For legal, security, or safety purposes. We may also disclose your Personal Information: (i) where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, government requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or subpoena; (ii) as permitted by law; (iii) to investigate and to protect the legitimate rights, privacy, property, interests or safety of our organization, its members, customers, business partners, employees or the general public; (iv) to pursue available remedies or limit damages; (v) to enforce our Terms of Use; and (vi) to respond to an emergency.

Data Aggregation

We retain the right to collect and use any Non-Personal Information collected from your use of our website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our website and Service as well as for use or resale to others. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.

How Long We May Keep Your Information

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, business record exceptions, or other legal requirements).

SECTION 4. HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may will share your Personal Information within our organization or affiliates, with data processors, employees, and other staff members for accounting, tax, legal and other administrative purposes. We may disclose your Personal Information to such professional consultants as accountants, lawyers, and financial advisors.

We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the website, or administer activities on our behalf.

 

These services may include:

 

  1. Processing payments;

  2. Processing donations;

  3. Providing customer service;

  4. Sending sales and marketing communications;

  5. Sending Newsletters;

  6. Fulfilling our services;

  7. Website hosting;

  8. Conducting research and analysis; or

  9. Personalizing user experiences

Sharing Personal Information with Third-Parties for Marketing Purposes

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Third-Party Websites

We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-parties that we may link, but are not affiliated with our organization. We do not make any guarantee regarding any such third-parties, and we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the use of such third-party websites, services, or applications. The inclusion of a link towards a third-party website, service, or application does not imply an endorsement by us. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third-parties. Any data collected by third-parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third-parties, including other websites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from our services. You should review the policies of such third-parties and contact them directly to respond to your questions.

In relation to an organizational transaction

We may disclose and transfer your Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control (whether in whole or in part), including negotiation and diligence of such transaction.

SECTION 5. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We use cookies and similar automatic tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information.

Cookies

Our website uses "Cookies" to identify the areas of our website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. When you visit our website, our servers and/or those of our service providers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends, such as your web request, IP address, browser, referring / exit URLs, number and types of clicks, pages viewed, time and date of use, and other information. We use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our website.

Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. Cookies generally may be disabled or removed using tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. The choices available, and the mechanism used, will vary from browser to browser. You may also be able to reject mobile device identifiers by adjusting the appropriate setting on your mobile device. Such browser settings are typically found in the “options,” “tools” or “preferences” menu of your browser. You may also consult your browser’s “help” menu.

However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our website correctly or at all.

Third-Party Cookies

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, and service providers is not covered by this Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, and service providers may use cookies to:

  1. Provide website function and features;

  2. Personalize your experience;

  3. Analyze which pages our visitors visit;

  4. Measure advertising effectiveness; and

  5. Track which areas of our website you visit

Third-Party Tracking Tools

We also use third-party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of our website. These third-party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third-parties or how such third-parties use and protect that information.

Do not track

Our Site does not respond to web browser "Do Not Track" requests. If, in the future, we create a program or protocol to respond to such web browser signals, we will update this Privacy Policy to share details of how it works.

Cookies and web trackers: Although you are not required to accept cookies, web trackers or mobile device identifiers, if you block or reject them, you may not have access to all features available through our services. If you change computers, devices, or browsers; use multiple computers, devices, or browsers; or delete your cookies, you may need to repeat this process for each computer, device, or browser. Your ability to limit browser-based tracking technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.  

SECTION 6. RIGHT TO ACCESS, OPT OUT OR DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marketing Emails: If you do not wish to receive marketing-related emails from us, you can opt out. Please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a marketing email or email us at local685@afscme685.com.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

California residents have the additional privacy rights listed below with respect to their Personal Information.

 

The California Code of Regulations defines a "resident" as:

 

Every individual who is in the State of California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose; and

Every individual who is domiciled in the State of California who is outside the State of California for a temporary or transitory purpose. All other individuals are defined as "non-residents."

If this definition of "resident" applies to you, the following rights apply regarding your personal information.

  1. Right to Know: You have the right to request to know (i) the specific pieces of Personal Information that we collected about you; (ii) the categories of Personal Information that we collected about you in the past twelve (12) months; (iii) the categories of sources from which that Personal Information was collected, (iv) the categories of your Personal Information that we sold or disclosed in the past twelve (12) months; (v) the categories of third-parties to whom your Personal Information was sold or disclosed in the past twelve (12) months; and (vi) the purpose for collecting and selling your Personal Information in the past twelve (12) months. You may exercise your right to request to know twice a year, free of charge.

  2. Right to Delete: You have the right to request that we delete the Personal Information that we collect from you.

  3. Right to Correct. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate Personal Information that we maintain about you.

  4. Right to Opt Out of Sale or Sharing. You have the right to opt out of the sale or sharing of your Personal Information.

  5. Right to Data Portability. You have the right to obtain a copy of the data concerning you in a readily usable format, enabling you to transmit it to another entity.

  6. Right to Non-Discrimination: If you choose to exercise any of your rights, we will not discriminate against you in any way. If you exercise certain rights, understand that you may be unable to use or access certain features of the services.

 

To make a privacy rights request, please submit your request in writing to us at local685@afscme685.com.

CALIFORNIA’S “SHINE THE LIGHT” LAW

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individual California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information regarding our disclosure of certain categories of Personal Information (if any) to third-parties for those third-parties’ direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third-parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us at local685@afscme685.com.

Deleting your personal information from our Database

If you wish to delete your personal information from our database, please submit your request in writing to us at local685@afscme685.com.

Please email us from the email associated with your account, so that we can verify and authenticate you are who you say you are. We only use your information from this request to comply with the request. After verification and authentication, we can delete your personal information, and you can opt-out of further collection of personal information. We complete requests within 45 days.

 

Verification: Only you or your authorized agent may submit a request to delete your personal information from our database. In order to respond to your request, we will take steps to verify your identity before processing your request. To the extent possible, we will use our existing account authentication practices to verify your identity. Where necessary, we may request additional information about you so that we can verify your identity. Where we did not already hold that information, we will use it only for the purpose of verifying your identity and to process your request. If we cannot verify your identity based on the information provided, we will let you know that we are unable to fulfil your request.

If you delete your Personal Information, then we may no longer be able to provide you with services. In some cases, we may deny your request to delete all or certain Personal Information if the law permits, or if a business records exception applies, or such as when we are unable to adequately verify your identity.

SECTION 7. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

Our website may include links to third-party websites and services that we do not operate and are not under our control. We accept no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for your convenience and information.  If you visit a third-party website or service via a link on our website, you do so at your own risk and are subject to that third-party’s privacy practices and policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites, or any Personal Information that you provide to third-party websites or services. A link to a third-party website or service does not mean that we endorse that third-party or the quality or accuracy of the information presented on its website or service. In addition, these websites may contain a link to other websites which are not subject to our Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information.

SECTION 8. SECURITY

We take reasonable precautions intended to help protect Personal Information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse; however, no system or online transmission of data is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to or through our website or the services. Any transmission is at your own risk. Please use security measures to protect your Personal Information.

SECTION 9. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The online content and services are not directed to or intended for use by minors, consistent with the requirements of the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If we learn that we have received information directly from a child under age 16 without his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that they cannot use the services. Subsequently, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information.

SECTION 10. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Effective Date of this Privacy Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage. As business needs change, we will review our practices regarding the collection and use of your Personal Information, and we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time as appropriate. The amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Updated” date to this Privacy Policy, and you waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change. It is your responsibility to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be subject to and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of this website after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted. Your continued use of the services after the posted “Updated” date constitutes your acceptance of the revised or amended Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy on this website or any revisions to the Privacy Policy, you agree to immediately stop accessing and using this website.

SECTION 11. CONTACT US

We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Policy.  You may contact us by email at local685@afscme685.com, by phone at 1-213-386-5860, or by mail to:

AFSCME Local 685

3375 E. Slauson Ave., Suite 151

Vernon, CA 90058

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