CSEA Privacy Policy

The Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO (“CSEA”) is committed to protecting your privacy with respect to your use of the CSEA Website. We have created this Privacy Policy to explain how we use information that you may provide while viewing our Website, and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. Please also note that this Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use.

WEBSITE USAGE/INFORMATION COLLECTION
You may use most of this Website without giving CSEA information that identifies you, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. We refer to this information as “Personally Identifiable Information.” We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you provide it to us, for example, in the process of authenticating a CSEA membership account or creating a new guest user account. Our use and storage of personally identifiable information is set forth below.

When you visit the CSEA Website, we automatically obtain certain information from you about your Internet Protocol Address (IP Address), the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), the date and time of your visit, the pages you request, the Internet browser you are using, and the web page that referred you to our Website. We use this information on an aggregate basis for “trending” purposes to generate statistics and measure site activity so that we may improve and enhance our Website for our visitors and membership. We do not collect and store personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail, mailing address, or phone number unless you provide that information.

COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION & AUTHENTICATION OF CSEA MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTS
CSEA provides Web forms where you may provide your contact information to engage in online activism (e.g. contact elected officials), to place orders for CSEA products or services, or to sign up for additional information regarding ongoing campaigns. Any information we collect on these web forms, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, or telephone number and any additional information you provide, is collected and stored by CSEA. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features. CSEA makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as digital certificates.

CSEA’S SHARING OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
CSEA may share personal information with your CSEA local or unit, or our international union, AFSCME, as necessary for you to receive communications from these organizations.

We also provide personal information to CSEA-approved third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable that third party to perform certain tasks, such as administer insurance benefits for members who have authenticated their accounts, maintain our membership database or send e-mail alerts and/or newsletters on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will not utilize the information for any other purpose but to provide the service for which we contract.

COOKIES
Cookies are files that store Website-specific information and are stored on the user’s hard drive. The CSEA Website only uses cookies to maintain the user’s login information during the session. CSEA will not intentionally use Cookies to read data off your computer or to damage your system. You can choose whether to allow or block Cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser; however, blocking Cookies may prevent access to portions of the CSEA Website.

OUTSIDE LINKS
This Website contains hypertext links and references to other websites. CSEA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our Website users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statement of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the CSEA Website.

OPTING OUT OF E-MAIL LISTS
Users who subscribe to e-mail lists via this Website will receive periodic updates from CSEA by regular mail or e-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail or on this Website.

SECURITY
This Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use digital certificates and aim to employ the highest level of protection commercially available, to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms or whenever you are viewing a page containing your personally-identifiable information.

CORRECTIONS/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If your personal information changes (such as your address), or if you wish to have your information updated in our database, contact us and we will correct and/or update the personal data provided to us. Please note that you must be the account holder of the information to make any such changes.

CONTACT US
If you experience technical problems with the operation of this Website, please contact us by clicking here. You may also contact us by regular mail: Website Administrator, CSEA Local 1000, AFSCME, 143 Washington Avenue, Information Technology, 4th floor, Albany, NY 12210.