Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) Delivering Community Power Web Site Privacy Policy

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is a trade union devoted to promoting the interests of workers throughout Canada, including those of postal workers and service workers, promoting public services and the interests of Canadian residents as a whole. This Website is intended for Canadian residents. Our Delivering Community Power campaign aims to improve and expand the services offered through our public postal system and focuses on greening the post office as we transition to a post-carbon economy.

Our Delivering Community Power Website is a key component of our campaign – allowing us to provide people with information and to collect information from people to help them stay informed, participate in the campaign, and take action.

This document outlines this Website’s privacy policy, related conditions, and information practices for this Website and related services, which is operated by CUPW through NationBuilder™ and NationBuilder’s™ infrastructure. It is intended to provide visitors with an accurate basis for making informed decisions when choosing to use this site and communicate with the Delivering Community Power campaign, CUPW and CUPW’s official and unofficial partners via this site. This privacy policy (including the site Terms and Conditions and External Links Disclaimer) applies to both the English and French variants of the Delivering Community Power Website (including or its French equivalent (collectively, “”), related Services and Applications).

CUPW is committed to upholding and defending your privacy rights, whether online or offline. Regardless of the extent to which CUPW is subject to federal and provincial privacy laws in Canada, it respects your privacy rights as provided in this policy. This site is not intended for use by visitors from outside Canada, such as those residing in and visiting the site from the United States of America or the European Union. We believe this policy is reasonably consistent with the rights and protections that may exist for users, personal information collectors and processors in those jurisdictions. 

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We strongly suggest that you review it carefully with each visit to the site to ensure that you are familiar with its contents.


Your Consent

We want to keep you informed and engaged with our Delivering Community Power campaign. To facilitate this, we use the NationBuilder™ platform to tell you about our campaign, collect information, communicate with you, advocate for our cause and to help us organize our community of volunteers, CUPW members, supporters, prospects and others within the campaign.

By using this Website or the services we provide in any manner (including those of NationBuilder™, other third parties and third-party websites, applications and services generally described below, subject to their own privacy policies, terms of use, conditions, other policies and practices which are not controlled by CUPW), you agree that we may collect, store, transfer, disclose, process, share and otherwise use the information that you provide via the site, email, text message, social media, phone, application, other electronic channels or from imported data within the context described in this privacy policy and other relevant CUPW policies, Terms of Use and External Links Disclaimer.

NationBuilder™ is a third-party host and software platform, with its own privacy policies and other policies that CUPW does not control. We also use additional third-party tools and integrations that have their own privacy policies and other policies, as noted below in this document, that CUPW does not control. We strongly encourage site users to review the 3dna Corp. dba NationBuilder site features and policies at and the policies of our noted third-party tools to ensure that you can make an informed decision regarding your consent to continue to use our Website and related services on this platform.

It also is important to note that CUPW’s NationBuilder™ account allows for the creation and use of numerous Websites, services and properties that all connect to a common database and related set of tools in NationBuilder™. This privacy policy applies to the Delivering Community Power Website, but as is explained below, it allows us to contact you about other CUPW related activities and campaigns using the contact information you provide.

We are constantly working to improve our Website and Services, so we may need to change this privacy policy from time to time. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice. Unless otherwise indicated, the use of information we collect and have collected from you or about you is subject to our most current privacy policy in effect (and all site policies, terms and disclaimers) and applies to all of the information that we have about you. We encourage you to review the policy for changes as they may occur.


If you do not agree with these conditions, policies and practices, we ask that you not use this Website or related services.



Privacy Policy Table of Contents

  • What does this Privacy Policy Cover?
  • Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
  • How We Use Your Information
  • How We Share Your Information
  • Your Consent to Our Disclosure/Assignment of Your Personal Information
  • Additional Website Access
  • Social Media and Social Media Plugins
  • Automatic Data Collection Technologies
  • Cookies Overview
  • Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  • Third-Party Applications
  • Notices; Opting Out
  • Account and Information Removal
  • Retention of Your Information
  • Security
  • Individuals under the Age of [18]
  • Additional Information about Personal Information Collection, Transmission, Sharing, Processing and Storage
  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy
  • How to Contact Us



What does this Privacy Policy Cover?

This privacy policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information. This is information which may be connected to you specifically as the individual to whom the information relates. This may include your name, email address, street address/postal code, phone or mobile phone number, social media information or usernames, actions taken on the site, comments posted, or any other information defined as personally identifiable information (or similar term) by applicable laws (collectively, “Personal Information”).

Personal Information does not include your personally identifiable information that has been deidentified, pseudonymized, anonymized, aggregated and/or otherwise processed so as to be unidentifiable (i) in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific individual, or (ii) in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific individual (by reasonable means) without the use of additional information, and where such additional information is kept separate and under adequate security to prevent unauthorized re-identification of a specific individual such that one could not, using reasonable efforts, link such information back to a specific individual (the foregoing being referred to as “De-Identified Personal Information”).


This privacy policy applies to: 

  • Personal information that was collected, whether online or offline, for the purposes of this campaign and related CUPW activities, where you have provided it to us with your consent. This includes personal and other information provided at the time of registering to use our Website and related services, filling out and submitting online forms, subscribing to our services, updating information, posting material or requesting further information or purchasing our goods.

  • Personal information provided in an email, text message, by other electronic method or phone message between you and us about the Delivering Community Power campaign.

  • Personal information you have provided directly to an CUPW-authorized member of the CUPW Delivering Community Power campaign structure.

  • When and where available, personal information provided through mobile and desktop applications (‘App’), which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and us.

  • Personal Information that is about you, but individually does not identify you, such as, time and date of visits to our Website, etc.; and/or, about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details, where third-party analytics software used complies with this policy.

We are not responsible for the practices of sites linked to from the Services, and you are advised to review their site rules and policies before interacting with any of these sites or providing them with any private information. See our External Links Disclaimer for more information.


Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We gather various types of Personal Information from our users, as explained in more detail in this policy, and we use this Personal Information internally in connection with our Services, including to personalize and improve our services.


Personal Information we collect through information you provide to us:

With your consent, if you choose to sign up to the campaign to receive emails or text messages, and provide your personal information, we typically collect:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Postal code
  • Users are also given a choice to opt-in to communications


With your consent and via the appropriate forms or channels (online or offline), we may also collect:

  • Additional Phone Number(s)
  • Full address
  • Volunteer information
  • Event registration and attendance information
  • Petition signatures
  • Signatures on electronic letters to legislators
  • Correspondence notes regarding your interactions with the Delivering Community Power campaign
  • Feedback and survey responses
  • Comments, whether posted publicly or sent privately to the campaign
  • Campaign endorsement information
  • Electoral district information
  • In the event anything is for sale on the site or for accepting donations, the details of transactions you carry out through our Website or related App and of the fulfillment of your requests or orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.
  • Website related date such as search queries, and navigation paths, if applicable.
  • Other information as is required on the forms and/or Apps and/or Services used for this campaign


How we collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us. When you sign up for the Services or use and App associated with the Services through your input of information (examples noted above) and responses in other form fields that are part of forms and pages available within NationBuilder™ (more information is below under NationBuilder™ Pages). Further, we may automatically collect and link information from your public social media accounts if they are associated with a supplied email address.
  • Directly from you, but external to the website. For example, this would include methods such as printed sign-up forms, petitions, event sign-ups, chats, phone calls, surveys, canvass notes, organizing drives, social networking and outreach apps, Facebook and/or Instagram Lead Advertising forms, peer-to-peer texting apps, phone banking apps, canvassing apps, etc.
  • From CUPW-authorized people working on this campaign, such as campaign coordinators, organizers, volunteers, and also those working within the CUPW structure or who are employed by CUPW, are contractors for CUPW or are retained by CUPW.

  • In the case of CUPW members, from CUPW-authorized CUPW volunteers (to whom you consent to provide your information at the time of collection), via Apps, online and/or offline means using similar methods to those noted above.
  • Through records and correspondence with people in the campaign structure by email, text message, chat, phone, or App we may retain the content of your email messages, text messages, chats, phone messages, transcripts or conversation notes, your email address, phone number and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through You may also provide us with such information via user content you post to
  • Through analysis of the information you provide to us or information automatically obtained information and updating or adding it to contact records. For example, through contact notes, we may obtain relationships you may have with others who are part of the campaign, or noted as potential campaign prospects for further follow up.

  • From third parties, with your consent, for example, partners, agents, contractors, external websites, Apps and/or internet services, business partners or external organizations who provide information during, for example, but not limited to, sign up campaigns, social media campaigns, surveys, canvassing, outreach initiatives or events.

  • We may collect some information automatically based on the information you have already provided. For example, if you have provided a valid Canadian address or postal code, we can automatically determine your electoral districts and polling information.
  • We may apply administrative tags to a user record to be able to audit or filter records and to see what actions have been taken.
  • We may ask you for information when you report a problem with our Services.


This privacy policy does not apply to information collected by any external third party, including through any website, application or content (including advertising) that may be linked to or be accessible from or on our Website that CUPW does not control and also as per this Website’s External Links Disclaimer.


NationBuilder™ Pages

For clarity, the main page types users will encounter on the site include basic information pages, blogs, calendars, events, petitions, FAQs, sign-up pages, surveys, volunteer sign up pages and page redirects. As noted above, some of these pages may request your personal information.

In addition, there are some more complex features of NationBuilder™ that may be used publicly, as required, or used only by site administrators. These include site activity streams, directories, endorsements, feedback pages, find your social media friends, Nation followers, followers of signed-in users, leaderboards, political capital, media releases, recruiting, site rules, suggestion box pages, and vote pledges. In addition to NationBuilder’s™ own features and pages, we can embed New Mode’s Engagement tools (detailed below) and may use other third-party tools and Apps as required to display data, input, store, process and transfer data into and from our Nation.


Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

We may collect social media profile information through monitored social media feeds and import publicly available information related to them as campaign prospects for further outreach. For example, this could include automatically importing followers or those who interact with our Twitter feed.

We may also collect and publicly display campaign-related social posts from social media users’ public posts or public social feeds.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns (‘Analytics’) including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including, but not limited to, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies, analytics data, traffic data, navigation habits, geolocation data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.

  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

We may also use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).  For more information on how to opt-out of advertiser tracking mechanisms, please visit

The Analytics information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include Personal Information. We may associate it with Personal Information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties for further analysis.


How We Use Your Information

We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

  • To present our Website, related Services and their contents to you.
  • To allow for communication from CUPW-authorized members of the campaign structure (including CUPW elected officers and union representatives, campaign coordinators, CUPW employees, CUPW internal and external organizers, campaign volunteers and canvassers, NationBuilder™ or CUPW-authorized partner organizations, agents and/or business agents of CUPW, contractors or third parties working with/for CUPW) with those who sign up, or sign on to participate in, support, endorse or otherwise engage with the campaign where contact information has been provided (for example, supporters, prospects, event attendees, endorsers and others).
  • To contact you about volunteer opportunities, events, activities, endorsements and/or your participation in them.

  • To reach out to or to contact you about our union, campaigns, or send you any other information we feel may be of interest to you.

  • To publicly post your endorsements, your comments, and/or your site actions (where applicable) or to repost publicly available posts from social media accounts with related content.

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.

  • To use in conjunction with third-party Apps for the purposes of outreach, canvassing or other ways as noted below in the section about Third-Party Applications.

  • To find campaign prospects among those who are on social media and interact with our social media feeds.

  • To determine your electoral districts and poll information.

  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.

  • To provide you with notices about your account, including expiration and renewal notices, notifications of activity on our Website, and changes to features of our Website.

  • To operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service.

  • To notify you about changes to our Website, our policies, terms or any products or services we offer or provide though it.

  • For analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing content.

  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.

  • We may use it to allow you to set up a user account and profile, to contact you and allow CUPW-authorized users to contact you.

  • We may allow other users to receive notifications and information about what you post or the actions you take on the site.

  • We may allow for communications between you and others who sign up to this campaign using personal information you have provided and sharing it for that purpose, including through the use of additional Apps and/or Services beyond those that are part of NationBuilder™.

  • We may use your personal information to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to provide and improve the Services, and to analyze how you use the Services.

  • In certain cases, we may also share some Personal Information with third parties, but only as described in this policy.

  • We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you.

  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it and in any other way we may describe when you provide the information.


We may also use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your Personal Information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

We may use cookies, clear gifs (see the Cookies section below), and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses; (f) help you efficiently access your information, if you have an account, after you sign in to the Website; (h) track User Content and users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with copyright protection, to the extent required; and (i) enhance our Website security. 


How We Share Your Information

Personal Information

For the purposed noted under use of your information, we may share the personal information you provide with CUPW-authorized members of the Delivering Community Power campaign structure, in compliance with this policy’s allowed uses of information, to help further the goals of the campaign.

We may also share your Personal Information with CUPW-authorized third parties for the purpose of providing the Services to you or to help us improve the Services we provide. We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases located or co-located with hosting providers).

We do not disclose, rent or sell your Personal Information that we collect to others outside of the CUPW-authorized structure noted above and CUPW-authorized third parties 1) unless you have chosen to publicly display such information (see Posting of User Content), or 2) have consented to share it, or 3) other than as noted under Your Consent to Our Disclosure/Assignment of Your Personal Information.


Posting of User Content

In some cases, you may also provide information (such as your name, contact information, comments, actions taken, survey answers, endorsements, site reactions, sign ups, volunteer information, event sign ups, donations and other relevant information submitted by you) to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website with your permission, or transmitted to other users of the Website (collectively, “User Content”).

You consent that any User Content you submit or post may be displayed publicly in accordance with site features or page options – unless you are given and choose the option not to display it publicly. Examples of permission-granting mechanisms would include an online check-box consent option, written consent or consent notice prior to form submission, or through other means of providing consent when it is collected offline or outside of the Website and related services (e.g. for paper-based petitions, sign up lists, emails, letters of endorsement, etc.).

Be advised that any User Content you post or transmit to others is done at your own risk.

Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for public posting to or its related services becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or Website customization settings. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Content. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

We reserve the right to monitor any user content posted on our Website. Users must ensure that any information they submit is in full compliance with site rules and policies, applicable copyright protections and legislation, and that they will not post unauthorized material. CUPW reserves the right to remove non-compliant, inappropriate and/or unauthorized material from its Website. CUPW also reserves the right to remove publicly posted user submitted content for any reason or no reason. If you (or we) remove information that you posted to or its related services, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

You agree to be bound by this privacy policy and agree that any User Content you submit or post will also comply with our Terms of Use and applicable legislation.


Public Content from Social Media Posts or Feeds

We may also automatically repost or share content from your public social media posts or feeds if it mentions or links to our campaign and/or our social media feeds.


De-Identified Personal Information

We may share de-identified personal information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain Services.


Providing Information Directly to Third Parties

From time to time, we may run contests, special offers, or other events or activities (“Events”) on the Service together with a third-party partner. If you provide personal information to such third parties, you give them permission to use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use to which you consent. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.


Your Consent to Our Disclosure/Assignment of Your Personal Information

Except as otherwise described in this privacy policy, we will not disclose Personal Information to any unauthorized third party unless required to do so by law, court order, legal process, or subpoena, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates or partners, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our privacy policy (including for billing and collection purposes), take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of NationBuilder™, our users or others.

You consent to our disclosure of your Personal Information and other information to a potential buyer or other successor for the purpose of considering a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred. You agree to and do hereby consent to our assignment, conveyance, or transfer (whether by contract, merger or operation of law) of rights to your Personal Information and other information, with or without notice to you and without your further consent.


Additional Website Access

If you have an account that you can log in to, through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:

  • name and password
  • email address
  • location
  • user profile settings and information, including any content you have uploaded to the Services

The information that you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating the information we have on file about you, please contact us at [email protected].


Social Media and Social Media Plugins

We integrate social media application program interfaces or plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) from social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, or other companies and platforms, into the Website.

When you are provided with the ability to share content from the site to social media, you may be given a customized link for your email address or account id (if you have submitted information to the site or are partially logged in). When you share using this type of “recruiter” link, it will allow us to track all individuals who come to the site from your link and attribute them to you.

At our sole discretion, we may also connect our Twitter and Facebook accounts to our Nation’s broadcasters. This allows us to post directly from our NationBuilder™ account to our social media feeds. Users who interact with our social media properties may also have their publicly available information, from their respective social media feeds used for that interaction, automatically brought in to our Nation’s database. By interacting with our social media properties in any way, you consent to these conditions and to the collection and use of your social media profile information, social media posts and replies, and any other related information.

Please note that the settings and permissions of Twitter and Facebook are beyond CUPW’s control and may change from time to time. For a general overview on Twitter interactions with broadcasters, please see this document:

For a general overview on Facebook interactions with broadcasters, please see this document – users should note that since it was published, Facebook has restricted some of the features mentioned:


Social Media Login

In order to register as a user with us, you may have the option to sign in using your Facebook or other social media site (“SMS”) login.

As an example, with Facebook, when you visit our Website or platform, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive information about your visit to our Website or platform with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our Website or platform to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our Website or platform to your user account. Please note that as a provider of the Website or platform, we receive no notification about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our Website or platform to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

If you do sign in to our Website or platform using an SMS login, you authorize us to access certain SMS account information, such as your public SMS profile (consistent with your privacy settings in SMS), your email address, interests, likes, gender, birthday, education history, relationship interests, current city, photos, personal description, friend list, and information about and photos of your SMS friends who might be common SMS friends with other users. Plug-ins may transfer information about you to the Plug-in’s respective platform without action by you. This information may include your platform user identification number, which website you are on, and more. Interacting with a Plug-in will transmit information directly to that Plug-in’s social network and that information may be visible by others on that platform. Plug-ins are controlled by the respective platform’s privacy policy, and not by our privacy policy. You can find the privacy policy for a platform on their website.


Automatic Data Collection Technologies

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, pixel tracking, GIF and/or IP address. Each of these is discussed below.

  • Cookies (or browser cookies): A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive or internal storage of your computer or mobile device. It may contain certain data, including, but not limited to: the name of the server that has placed it there, an identifier in the form of a unique number, and, an expiration date (some cookies only). Cookies are managed by the web browser on your computer (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). Different types of cookies which have different purposes are used on our Website.

When you visit our Website, NationBuilder™ may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder™ help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our Website. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive or internal storage after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.


Cookies Overview


Essential Cookies

  • These cookies are essential to allow you to browse our Website and use its functions. Without them, services such as event tickets, shopping baskets and electronic invoicing would not be able to work.


Performance Cookies

  • These cookies collect information on the use of our Website, such as which pages are consulted most often. This information enables us to optimize our Website and simplify browsing. Performance cookies also enable our affiliates and partners to find out whether you have accessed one of our Websites from their site and whether your visit has led to the use or purchase of a product or service from our Website, including the references for the product or service purchased. These cookies do not collect any information which could be used to identify you. All the information collected is aggregated, and therefore anonymous.


Functionality Cookies

  • These cookies enable our Website to remember the choices you have made when browsing. For example, we can store your geographical location in a cookie so that the Website corresponding to your area is shown. We can also remember your preferences, such as the text size, font and other customizable aspects of the Website. Functionality cookies may also be able to keep track of the products or videos consulted to avoid repetition. The information collected by these cookies cannot be used to identify you and cannot monitor your browsing activity on sites which do not belong to us.

  • It is possible that you will come across third-party cookies on some pages of sites that are not under our control.

  • You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting in your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

  • We also may use cookies to implement tracking technology on our Website. This allows us to display content or advertising that is tailored to you on our Website which parts of our content interest you the most and which service categories you request. This tracking uses De-Identified Personal Information data (i.e., data that cannot be identified as being specifically associated with you) and does not use your Personal Information. You can prevent the use of cookies like this in the future by changing your browser settings. You may also need to contact relevant third-party providers.

  • Flash Cookies: Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons: Pages of the Website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).

  • Pixel Tracking: In addition to using Cookies, the Website employs “pixel tracking” through Facebook Pixel []. It is a common process which may be used in connection with advertisements on other sites. Pixel tracking involves the use of pixel tags that are not visible to the user and consist of a few lines of computer code. Pixel tracking measures the effectiveness of advertisements and compiles aggregate and specific usage statistics. A “pixel tag” is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of websites that is used to track an individual user’s activity. We may access these pixel tags to identify activity and interests that may allow us to better match our goods, services, and other offers with your interests and needs. For example, if you visit our Website from an advertisement on another website, the pixel tag will allow the advertiser to track that its advertisement brought you to the Website. If you visit our Website, and we link you to another website, we may also be able to determine that you were sent to and/or transacted with a third-party website. This data is collected for use in our marketing and research.

    Facebook users can manage or disable off-Facebook tracking for their Facebook account, and clear their tracking history here:

  • GIF: We may use tiny images known as clear GIFs to track behavior of users, including statistics on who opens our emails.

  • IP Address: Our servers automatically record certain log file information reported from your browser when you access the Services. These server logs may include information such as which pages of the Service you visited, your internet protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and other information on how you interact with the Services. 


Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Financial information connected to payments may be collected, stored and used by a third-party payment processor and payment is subject to their terms and policies.


Third-Party Applications

Data Analytics

We use analytical tools such as Google Analytics, which may include Google Tag Manager, to provide us with additional web data, including third-party audience and demographic data. You may wish to review your browser settings to see the permissions you allow for each Website and what you can disable.

The data collected, including personal information that is collected for these purposes, may be stored in jurisdictions outside of Canada and will be subject to the applicable laws of those jurisdictions. 

To opt out of Google Analytics, please go here and refer to the instructions from Google.

This Website also may make use of other Google products including, but not limited to maps, web forms, data storage, drive, spreadsheets, documents, scripts, emailing of data and other Google products and services. Use of Google's tools through the Website is subject to Google's privacy policy and Google's terms of service CUPW is not responsible for Google's content, functionality or the policies of its Websites.


New Mode’s Engagement Tools

Our Website may make use of New Mode's Engagement tool suite which can be integrated with NationBuilder™. User data submitted via these tools is additionally stored on New Mode's servers, which are external to CUPW. Users are subject to New Mode's privacy policy (, which contains detailed information on data storage and processing, terms and conditions policy ( and acceptable use policy ( and other applicable policies. By using New Mode's Engagement tools, users also agree that the personal information they submit via these tools may be shared with the tools' recipients and/or targets, including those external to CUPW.



Some forms on this site (or that are connected to Delivering Community Power) may be built using third-party software called 123FormBuilder that is integrated with our NationBuilder Nation. Use of these forms is additionally subject to the terms, policies and conditions of 123FormBuilder, which are beyond the control of CUPW. Please read the 123FormBuilder terms, policies and conditions prior to using the forms to submit your information: If you do not agree with the 123FormBuilder terms and policies, do not use their forms or services. You can also find out more about 123FormBuilder security here:


Email Validation Tools

From time to time, we may use an email validation service or tool to validate email addresses we use with our data imported into NationBuilder™. We use these services or tools as a means of email address quality control. When people or organizations sign up to paper-based campaign petitions or via other print media, or when information is collected outside of the NationBuilder™ platform, we may submit user data to such services or tools for email verification, validation and cleaning. We may also submit existing data in our NationBuilder™ account to such services or tools for email verification, validation and cleaning. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to select a tool or service provider to do this work. Be advised that the tool or service provider we use may store, transfer, share, disclose and process data outside of Canada. For further clarity, by using this site, you agree to these conditions.


Additional, Replacement and Supplemental Tools

At our sole discretion and without seeking further permission, we may add new tools, services and applications (“tools”) – some of which may be third-party tools – not mentioned in this privacy policy and/or replace and/or supplement the tools already noted in this policy with tools not mentioned in this privacy policy. We would do this to assist us with our campaigns, outreach, data collection and input, and to meet other needs. This could include, but is not limited to, calling tools (automated or manual), phone banking or call centre tools, text message and/or peer-to-peer texting tools, event registration tools, canvassing tools, survey tools, virtual meeting tools, etc. These tools may store, transfer, share, disclose and process data outside of Canada and the methods by which this is done may be beyond the control of CUPW and its representatives, employees, agents or contractors. These tools would be used in a manner that is consistent with this privacy policy. At our discretion, we may also remove any tools without further notice to you. For further clarity, by using this site, you agree to these conditions.


Notices; Opting Out

By providing us with your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to the Services, etc., on a third-party website, App, or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the Service to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings.

If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by emailing us your request at [email protected] or use the “unsubscribe page” here Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, special features, announcements, or offers. You may not opt out of Service-related emails.

The texting service within NationBuilder responds to the STOP command. To opt-out of text messages, text STOP to the number from which you received the text message.

You may also be able to add, update, or delete your information as explained in this policy. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by emailing us at [email protected].


Account and Information Removal

We reserve the right to remove your record or account or contact information or any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or CUPW policy or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. We also reserve the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

In addition to the above, in our sole discretion, we may also remove accounts or contacts if they have been inactive, or deemed inactive, or not useable, or not emailable, or not capable of receiving texts, or have not opened, or have not engaged with, or have not responded to emails and/or texts, or have not engaged with or used the Website or other related people or services for a period of time that we determine is sufficient.


Retention of Your Information

Following termination or deactivation of your Delivering Community Power account with us, we may retain your profile information and user content for analysis, reporting, archival and/or record keeping, and for any further legal requirements or information appeals for as long as is required for those purposes. Furthermore, we may retain and continue to use all user-supplied information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was given and so that we may use it in conjunction with our campaign. This also includes any user content contained in your communications to us, the campaign, or other users or that is posted to public or semi-public areas of our Website after termination or deactivation of your account.

For the reasons stated above, and due to the nature of the campaign as well as to fulfill any legal requirements, it is not possible to state a specific timeframe as to how long we must retain your information. We will make every effort to remove your information once we have determined that we no longer need it to fulfill the purposes for which it was provided. Before we delete your information and in our sole discretion, we may also reach out to you to see if you want to resume receiving information, reactivate your account, become part of a new campaign or to receive new communications from CUPW.


Data Retention Period Exceptions

The above scenarios apply to this campaign only (including evolutions of the campaign and name changes). It does not include the cases where CUPW is using union member data as part of its master NationBuilder™ account and is governed by other CUPW union policies, practices, procedures, collective agreements, and applicable laws. It also excludes any archive backups where CUPW might not have access to easily erase data.


Other Data Retention Settings

According to NationBuilder™, their server log files are retained for a maximum 90 days, but their collection and storage is beyond CUPW’s control.

CUPW’s Google Analytics account for this site is set to retain user and event data for a maximum of 50 months. This time period is reset with each new user event – for example, a visit to the Website.

For the retention policies of any third-party integrations, we recommend that you visit their web sites to contact them directly for more information.



Nationbuilder™ has implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All personal information you provide to us is stored on NationBuilder’s™ secure servers behind firewalls. It may also be stored on the servers of our third-party service providers. We may store, retrieve, access, and transmit your personal information in Canada, the US or in other countries. Any payment transactions will be performed using third-party payment processors, who should use appropriate security procedures.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website or Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by other users.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although the Nationbuilder™ platform tries to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to us or which we obtain. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained in Nationbuilder™, third-party software and providers, on the Website, or used with our Services.


Individuals under the Age of [18]

We do not knowingly collect, solicit or maintain Personal Information from anyone under the age of [18] or knowingly allow such persons to register for our Services, with the exception of children [13] or older who have permission from a parent or guardian who has agreed to this Privacy Policy on the child's behalf. If you are under 18, please do not send any Personal Information about yourself (such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address) to us. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any Personal Information to or on the Services. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information from our database. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any concerns.


Additional Information about Personal Information Collection, Transmission, Sharing, Processing and Storage

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This privacy policy originates from an organization located in Ontario, Canada, but is hosted on a Website and service located in the United States, which has different data protection laws from those of Canada and other nations, and in particular, member nations in the European Union. Due to differing laws and legal practice, be aware that law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States may have access to your Personal Information.

You acknowledge and consent to our collecting, transmitting, sharing, processing and storing your Personal Information outside of the country in which you reside.

For jurisdictional purposes, any legal disputes arising from this policy and/or Website and related services will be resolved in Ontario, Canada and in accordance with our Terms of Use provisions.


Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We are constantly working to improve our Website and Services, so we may need to change this privacy policy from time to time. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice.

Unless otherwise indicated, the use of information we collect and have collected from you or about you is subject to our most current privacy policy in effect (and all site policies, terms and disclaimers) and applies to all of the information that we have about you. We encourage you to review the policy for changes as they may occur.

We may alert you to changes by placing an update notice on our Website or as part of the Services, and/or by sending you an email, and/or by some other means as determined by us in our sole discretion, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this privacy policy.

Typically, our notification of change would be via a revision date and/or updated date at the end of this policy. We therefore, once again, encourage site visitors to review this policy (and all site policies) for changes with each visit to our Website.

Should we decide to email a notification of change, please note that if you’ve opted not to receive emails from us (including legal notice emails or you haven’t provided us with your email address), those policy and legal notices will still govern your use of the Website and Services, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them.

You may withdraw your consent to use your information and request removal of your information or account at any time by emailing us at [email protected].


How to Contact Us 

For questions, comments or concerns about this policy or to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data, please contact us using one of the methods below. 

Please note: While we provide a contact email address for expediency, we cannot guarantee the security of the internet, electronic protocols, servers, systems or email. As is the case, we strongly discourage sending sensitive personal information, questions, concerns or complaints electronically at this time. 



[email protected]

Please use the subject line: Attention: Data Privacy Officer (re: Delivering Community Power)


Postal mail: 

ATTN: Data Privacy Officer 

RE: Delivering Community Power

Canadian Union of Postal Workers 

377 Bank Street 

Ottawa, Ontario 

K2P 1Y3




+1 613-236-7238 

Monday to Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time)



This Privacy Policy was revised on March 25, 2022.


Change Log

March 25, 2022

  • Added 123FormBuilder information under Third-Party Applications


July 7, 2021

  • Added Facebook / Instagram Lead Advertising Signups as method of data collection
  • Added Facebook Pixel information and opt-out to pixel tracking section