Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (“1199”) strongly believes in the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how 1199 treats the personal information we collect through the 1199 website (the "Website") and what we do with that information. By using or viewing the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online through the 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. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

How, When, and Why We Collect Information

• What we collect about you when browsing our website. You can view content on the Website without registering or providing any personal information. When you enter the Website via a computer, tablet, application, mobile phone, or other internet portal, we 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. The information sent to us through the Website includes, but is not limited to, data about the pages you view, computer IP address, statistics on page views, and other information.

• Contact list. You may provide us with your address, e-mail address, and phone number if you wish to receive information from us via mail, e-mail, telephone or text message. This personal information is always voluntarily submitted by you.

• Usage Information. We may record information about your usage of the Website, such as when you use the site and the areas of the site you click on and/or participate in.

• Polls and Surveys. From time to time, we may conduct polls and surveys. Information collected through our polls, surveys, and questionnaires is used in the aggregate, unless we contact you to request permission to use your individual responses for a particular purpose.

We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Uses of Personal Information

• The personal information that 1199 collects on the Website helps us to represent our members efficiently and effectively, to pursue our advocacy agenda, and to provide valuable member benefits.

• In order to advance these goals and activities, we may share the personal information that we collect about you with third parties that perform services on our behalf. Additionally, subject to applicable law, we may share any of the personal information that we collect about you with certain third parties that share our interests.

• We may use your contact information to communicate with you about 1199's activities and offerings, unless you opt-out from receiving such messages. We may also use your email 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, if you don't, you can always unsubscribe.

• When you send email 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 the anonymous usage data that we gain from you 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.

Other Disclosures

We may be required to disclose information that we retain 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 email address, we will attempt to notify you of the subpoena at the email 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 using the 1199 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 1199. In the unlikely event that 1199 (or substantially all of its assets) is merged with another entity, information we have gained through the Website would be among the transferred assets.

Information Security and Data Integrity

1199 takes security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. Your privacy could be compromised in the unlikely event of a hardware failure or network attack. We will take all reasonable precautions against – but assume no liability in the event of – such occurrence.

More Information

Our Website may also link to other websites. It is important to remember that, if you link to a non-1199 site from our Website, that party's privacy policy and its user agreement apply to you. We encourage you to learn about each third party's privacy policy before giving personal information to them.

1199 reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this page, so we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of this Website following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the Website, or your account, please feel free to contact us.

Effective Date: September 18, 2015


Terms of Service

User Agreement

Welcome to the website of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (“1199”). Please carefully review our User Agreement before you begin using the site. Thank you.

A. Your Acceptance

Welcome to 1199SEIU.org (the “Website”). By using and/or visiting this Website, you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "User Agreement") and(2) 1199's Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Website.

Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this User Agreement, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. 1199 may, in its sole discretion, modify this User Agreement at any time. By continuing to use this website following our posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by this User Agreement, as modified.

Through our Website, 1199 provides users with access to a rich array of educational resources. We hope you find our Website useful. We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website or any related sites, or any part of them, at any time, for any reason without prior notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.

Any personally identifiable information that you provide us about yourself on our sites, is subject to our Privacy Policy.

B. General Use of the Website -- Permissions and Restrictions

1199 hereby grants you permission to view and use the Website as set forth in this User Agreement, provided that:

1. You do not collect any personally identifiable information of others, including user names or email addresses, from the Website.

2. You do not use the Website for any commercial purposes without the prior written authorization of 1199. You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising, promotional information, bulk e-mail or other solicitation. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to material they post on the Website.

3. You do not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the 1199 servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, 1199 grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. 1199 reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.

4. You do not transmit or otherwise make available any content containing any "virus," "worm," "trojan horse," or any other computer code, file, or program designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

5. You do not alter or modify any part of the Website.

6. You do not circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or our sites or servers (or networks connected to our Website).

7. You do not harass, threaten, embarrass, or cause distress, unwanted attention, or discomfort to a person or entity on or through the Website or its communication systems.

8. You do not transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Website any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, as solely determined by 1199.

9. Your use of the Website does not violate the rights of third parties, including but not limited to rights of publicity, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property rights.

10. You do not provide false information or attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender, replier, or the origin of a communication facilitated by 1199.

11. You do not distribute data containing hyperlinks to sites that contain content prohibited on the Website.

12. 1199 reserves the right to delete user comments for violations of any of the above conditions, for divisiveness or lack of relevancy, or for any other reason, without prior notice to you and at 1199’s sole discretion.

13. 1199 reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, for any reason, and without notice to you.

14. 1199 reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user's access to the Website, without prior notice and at 1199's sole discretion.

15. This list of permissions and restrictions, along with the other terms discussed below, is not intended to be complete, but merely illustrative. We reserve the right in our sole and final judgment to determine whether conduct violates conduct requirements for the Website.

C. Your Use of Content on the Site

The following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Website.

1. The content on the Website (other than your User Content), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (collectively, "1199 Content") is owned by or licensed by 1199. Similarly, the trademarks, service marks and logos contained on the Website are owned or licensed by 1199 ("1199 Marks"). Except as otherwise provided in this User Agreement or elsewhere on the website, the 1199 Content and the 1199 Marks may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of 1199. 1199 reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the 1199 Content and the 1199 Marks.

2. The Website is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. As part of such use, you may display, download and/or print pages from the site; you may link to the Website; and you may forward Website materials to others for personal, non-commercial uses that are reasonably related to the Website's purposes.

3. You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to 1199 Content, User Content, and other third-party content from a variety of sources, and that 1199 makes no warranty about the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such 1199 Content, User Content, or other third-party content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against 1199 with respect thereto.

4. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by 1199. 1199 has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the availability, content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

D. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any 1199 Content or User Content infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing 1199's Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

• Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
• Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit 1199 to locate the material;
• A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
• A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are, or are authorized to act on behalf of, the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
• Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
• A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, or that of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

1199's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached at copyright@1199.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Please use the Contact Us page for any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, or other communications with 1199.

E. Warranty Disclaimer

This website is provided to you "as is." You agree that your use of the 1199 website shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, 1199, as well as its officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the "1199 parties"), disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the website and your use thereof. The 1199 parties cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the site's content or the content of any sites linked to this site. Nor do the 1199 parties guarantee that the website will be error free, or continuously available, or that the website will be free of viruses or other harmful components. The 1199 parties do not warrant, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or services provided, advertised or offered by a third party through the 1199 website or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising.

F. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the 1199 parties be liable to you or anyone else for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever, whether or not they are foreseeable, relating to this website, including any damages resulting from any (I) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content, (II) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our website, (III) unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (IV) interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our website, (V) bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our website by any third party, and/or (VI) errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not 1199 is advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge that the 1199 parties shall not be liable for user content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on or implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. To the extent these laws apply to you, some of the provisions set forth in this agreement may not apply. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the 1199 parties against any and all claims, of whatever nature, that arise out of your use of and access to the 1199 website or your violation of any of this user agreement. This indemnification obligation will survive this user agreement and your use of the 1199 website.

G. Ability to Accept User Agreement

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this User Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this User Agreement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Website is not intended for children under 13.

H. Miscellaneous

This User Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and 1199 that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the County of New York, State of New York. This User Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by 1199 on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and 1199 concerning the Website and supersedes prior agreements, if any, between you and 1199 relating to any matter dealt with in the User Agreement. If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this User Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and 1199's failure to assert any right or provision under this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. This User Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by 1199 without restriction. This User Agreement and the rights and obligations created hereunder shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefits of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended or should be construed to confer upon any other person any right, remedy or claim under or by virtue of this Agreement.

You and 1199 agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

This User Agreement is made effective as of September 18, 2015.

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