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

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is committed to upholding and defending your privacy rights, whether online or offline. CUPW is subject to Canadian privacy laws, respects your privacy rights and honours its obligations to you.

This page summarizes our privacy policy and information practices for this web site. It is intended to provide you with a complete and accurate basis for making informed decisions when choosing to communicate with CUPW via this site.

During a visit to our web site, your privacy is respected. The nature of the Internet is such that it passively collects certain information about a user's traffic patterns, such as time of visit and pages visited linked to their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This information is automatically logged in server logs. IPs are unique Internet addresses assigned to all web users by their Internet Service Providers (ISP). Users should be aware that while the IP address does not identify an individual on its face, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP be used to locate and identify an individual using the web. The IP address is considered personal information because it is an identifying number, and IP addresses are therefore protected by most privacy legislation.

We do not collect additional personal information such as your name, email address, postal code or personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it to us. This collection would be through, for example, sending us an email, subscribing to a CUPW mailing list, using one of our site’s contact forms, or via other tools.

Visitors' personal information received via email (feedback) is provided only to our CUPW office personnel (or their agents) who require the information to respond to inquiries. We do not use this information for any other purpose. We protect all personal information in our custody with strong security safeguards, including strict access controls.

As we cannot guarantee the security of electronic systems or email, we do not recommend sending sensitive personal information or complaints electronically at this time. For all such matters, please contact us by postal mail at: Canadian Union of Postal Workers, 377 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1Y3, or by calling 1-613-236-7238, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

Web Site Hosting: NationBuilder™ is a third-party host and software platform, with its own privacy policies and other policies that CUPW does not control. We strongly encourage site users to review the 3dna Corp. dba NationBuilder site features and policies at NationBuilder.com to ensure that you can make an informed decision regarding your consent to continue to use our Website and related services on this platform.

The CUPW is not responsible for NationBuilder’s content, functionality or the policies of its web sites.

 

Google Analytics: We also use Google Analytics to provide us with additional web data, including 3rd-party audience and demographic data such as age, gender, and interests. These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our elected representatives, information technology, communications and research staff, and are used to improve our web site and ensure that it provides the optimal web experience for visitors.

To opt out of Google Analytics, please go here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ and refer to the instructions from Google: "If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 7-10, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt out add-on. Therefore, if you are not using Chrome, please check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine whether and to what extent add-ons are compatible with and function on the version of browser that you are using. If you are using Chrome, more information about managing your add-ons for Chrome can be found here <https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142064?hl=en-GB>."

The CUPW is not responsible for Google's content, functionality or the privacy policies of its web sites.

 

Server logs: NationBuilder’s servers automatically log information about visits to our web site in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections. Server logs record statistical information, such as visitors' IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in aggregate form to our elected representatives, information technology, communications and research staff, and are used to improve our web site and ensure that it provides the optimal web experience for visitors.

However, we or NationBuilder may review server logs for security purposes, for example, to detect intrusions into the network. The possibility therefore exists that server log data, which contains visitors' IP addresses, could in instances of criminal malfeasance be used to trace and identify individuals. In such instances, raw data logs would be shared with appropriate investigative bodies authorized to investigate such breaches of security.

 

Cookies: This website may make use of session and/or permanent cookies to provide the web service functionality and features to you.  For the website analytics, the cookies are used to track users between visits, which allows us to accurately assess whether the user is new to the site or a return visitor.  This data is necessary to provide accurate unique user stats in website statistics reports.

In addition to this, for every page view made by a user, the website may track the following information:

  1. The date/time of the visit (server time)
  2. The referrer - the page that forwarded the user to a page within the site.  This can be a page within the site referring to another page within the site, or any other external links such as from Google search results or other sites linking to CUPW.
  3. The query string – any information that appears after the domain name of page URL.
  4. The user agent - this is the information that the browser provides which contains information on browser, operating system and sometimes addition add-ons used in the browser.

 

Social Sharing: This web site may allow you to share content via social media share tools.  Site visitors and users are subject to the privacy policies of the social media platforms they use, which are beyond the control of CUPW.

 

Additional Information: 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.

 

External Links: Other sites to which we provide links may be governed by different policies. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers does not assume responsibility for the information practices of these other web sites, and we strongly encourage all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked sites.

 

Contact: Questions about this policy may be directed to our national office by email at <[email protected]>, by phone at 1-613-236-7238 or by postal mail at Canadian Union of Postal Workers, ATTN: Privacy Policy Officer, 377 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1Y3 Canada.

 

Last updated: April 21, 2021