Information We Collect
Information You Provide To Us
We collect information about our users when users provide that information to us. Examples of such information collection include, for example, when you sign up to join our email list, when you sign up for an event, or when you take some sort of action through the Website. The kinds of information we may collect include your first and last name, your email address, your mailing address or zip code, your phone number, and any other information you choose to provide to us in connection with your use of the Website.
Sometimes you provide the information to a trusted third party vendor on our behalf instead of directly to us, but that vendor uses your information only for the purpose for which it was provided.
Information that Is Passively or Automatically Collected
When you visit the Website, we may automatically receive and record information from your computer or mobile device. This information allows us to understand how people are navigating and using our Website, and how we can improve your experience based on the information we collect. The types of information we may collect include, by way of example only, your IP address, browser type, browser language, operating system, state or country from which you accessed the Website, software and hardware attributes (including device IDs), referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, files you download, pages viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Website, error logs and other similar information. From your IP address, we may be able to infer your general location (e.g., city and state or postal code).
We may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, such as web server logs, cookies and tracking pixels, to help us collect the data described above. We use the term “cookie” in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technologies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or device when you visit a website that stores certain information about your website usage. For example, cookies enable us to recognize your computer; store your preferences and settings; enhance your user experience by delivering content specific to your interests; perform searches and analytics; and assist with security administrative functions.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect for the purposes for which you provided it, as well as:
To provide you access to the Website by recognizing and authenticating you on the Website.
To maintain and improve the Website, including:
To provide the features and services available through the Website;
To improve the content and features of the Website or to develop new services;
To administer and troubleshoot the Website.
To contact you, including:
To send you information about your relationship with us;
To contact you with information that we believe may be of interest to you;
To process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback.
For internal research and reporting.
To comply with laws and regulations for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others.
We may also aggregate or de-identify information we collect from you so that it is no longer linked to you or your computer or device. We may, in our sole discretion, use such aggregated and de-identified information for any purpose and may share such information with third parties.
Text (SMS) Messages
By providing your cell phone number, you opt in to receiving periodic short message service (SMS) messages (“text messages”) from us concerning subjects such as workers rights, pro-union legislation and action alerts. Some of these text messages may be autodialed. We anticipate text message frequency will average twice per month, but that frequency may change.
You can end the receipt of text messages at any time. Just text "STOP" to the short code. After you send the text message "STOP" to us, we will send you a text message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive text messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will resume sending text messages to you.
If you are experiencing issues with the text messaging program you can reply with the keyword HELP for more assistance, or you can get help directly by contacting email@example.com. Note that carriers are not liable for
delayed or undelivered messages.
As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.
When We Disclose Your Information
We may disclose and/or share your information to or with third parties under the following circumstances:
With Consent. We may share your information with your consent.
With Collaborators. We may share your information with organizations with whom we collaborate.
Service Providers. We may provide access to or share your information with select third parties that perform services on our behalf. These providers use the information for the purpose it was shared. For example, we use a third party to send email and text messages to users who subscribe to those services.
With Third Party Providers of Services. We may share your information with third parties that provide services to our members. For example, if you apply for a scholarship through our Website, we may share your information with Union Plus who handles scholarships for union members and their families.
to comply with legal process;
to enforce this Policy, including investigation of potential violations thereof;
to respond to your requests for customer service; and/or
to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TREAT CALIFORNIA, their agents and affiliates, users, and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and similar purposes.
Aggregated Data. We may share aggregated and de-identified information.
Organizational Transfers. We may share your information if we acquire, merge or partner with other organizations. In such transactions (including in contemplation of such transactions, e.g., due diligence) user information may be among the transferred assets. If any of the TREAT CALIFORNIA’s assets are sold or transferred to a third party, information collected through the Website would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
How We Protect Your Information
We have implemented administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or
disclose your information because, despite our efforts, no Internet and/or other electronic transmissions can be completely secure.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
The laws in some jurisdictions require that website operators tell you about the legal grounds they rely on to use or disclose your information. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing your information are as follows:
Where use of your information is necessary to perform our obligations to you;
Where use of your information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others (for example, to provide security for our Website; to provide the services we provide through our Website; to defend our legal rights; to analyze the use of our Website; to improve our services);
Where we have a reason to process the information in accordance with applicable law;
Where we have your consent to engage in a particular type of processing activity.
We may use third-party web analytics services (such as those of Google Analytics) in connection with our Services to collect and analyze the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research or reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics technologies described in the “Information that Is Passively or Automatically Collected” section will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Website, including by noting the third party website from which you arrive, analyzing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing certain features to you. Information about how Google uses information collected from sites that use its services is located here. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. If you receive an email from us, we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data such as when you open our message or click on any links or banners our email contains. This data allows us to assess the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns to help us grow.
Our computer systems are based in the United States, and your information will be processed in the United States, which may not offer the same level of protection as the privacy laws of your jurisdiction.
Third-Party Links and Websites
Therefore, we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of every site they visit that collects their information.
Being Removed from Our Lists
If you wish to stop receiving emails from us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the unsubscribe link in the footer of an email from us.
Links to Other Websites
The terms “you” and “User” as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this website for any reason.
2. TREAT CALIFORNIA Permissions and Restrictions
(a) You do not collect any personally identifiable information of others, including user names or email addresses, from the website.
(b) You may not use any of the TREAT CALIFORNIA websites in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
(c) You do not use the website for any commercial purposes without the prior written authorization of TREAT CALIFORNIA. You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising, promotional information, bulk email or other solicitation. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the website with respect to their user comments.
(d) 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), including, without limitation, the following activities: (i) attempting to
probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (ii) attempting to interfere with communication to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to this or any TREAT CALIFORNIA site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or ”crashing”; or (iii) transmitting or otherwise making available any content containing any “virus,” “worm” or “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. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. TREAT CALIFORNIA will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
(e) 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 TREAT CALIFORNIA 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, TREAT CALIFORNIA 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. TREAT CALIFORNIA reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
(f) You do not alter or modify any part of the website.
(g) 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.
(h) You do not transmit or otherwise make available on or through the website any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, violent, vulgar, obscene, hateful or racially, ethnically or
otherwise objectionable, or potentially libelous or inflammatory, as solely determined by TREAT CALIFORNIA.
(i) TREAT CALIFORNIA reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the website at any time, for any reason and without notice to you.
(j) TREAT CALIFORNIA reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user’s access to the website, without prior notice and at TREAT CALIFORNIA’s sole discretion.
(k) 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 your
conduct violates conduct requirements for the website.
3. User Accounts
(a) When creating or modifying your account, you must provide accurate, current and complete information. We reserve the right to disallow use of any user name that we deem offensive or inappropriate. You will be responsible
for preserving the confidentiality of your password and for all actions of persons accessing the website through any username/password assigned to you. You must notify TREAT CALIFORNIA immediately of any breach of
security or unauthorized use of your account. You may never use another’s account without permission.
(b) As a user, you may submit comments on various TREAT CALIFORNIA blogs or other material (collectively, “User Content”) to the website. TREAT CALIFORNIA reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to delete, move, condense or edit such User Content for any reason and without prior notice. TREAT CALIFORNIA also reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user’s access for posting User Content.
(d) You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to the TREAT CALIFORNIA, you hereby grant TREAT CALIFORNIA a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable,
perpetual and transferable license to use, reproduce, store, distribute, prepare derivative works of and display your User Content (and your user name, voice, appearance and likeness) in any medium in connection with the activities and operations of TREAT CALIFORNIA, its related and affiliated entities and successors, including, without limitation, for promoting and redistributing part or all of the TREAT CALIFORNIA website (and derivative works thereof) in any form or media, now known or hereafter devised, in all languages throughout the world. You also give the TREAT CALIFORNIA the nonexclusive right to use your name, voice, appearance and likeness, as well as any additional information you have provided about yourself, in any material prepared by or for TREAT CALIFORNIA in any form or media, now known or hereafter devised, in all languages throughout the world. You also hereby grant each user of the TREAT CALIFORNIA website a nonexclusive license to access your User Content through the website, and to use, reproduce and distribute such User Content for such user’s personal, noncommercial purposes. You understand and agree that TREAT CALIFORNIA may retain, reproduce, distribute and otherwise use for any purpose copies of User Content that has been removed from the website. The above licenses granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable.
(e) TREAT CALIFORNIA does not endorse, authorize or ratify any User Content, or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and TREAT CALIFORNIA expressly disclaims all liability in connection with User Content. TREAT CALIFORNIA does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its website, and TREAT CALIFORNIA reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to remove any content from the website if notified that such content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights.
4. Your Use of Content on the Site
In addition to the restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the TREAT CALIFORNIA website.
(b) The website is made available for your personal, noncommercial 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.
(c) You understand that when using the TREAT CALIFORNIA website, you will be exposed to TREAT CALIFORNIA Content, User Content and other third party content from a variety of sources, and that TREAT CALIFORNIA makes no warranty about the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of or relating to such TREAT CALIFORNIA 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 TREAT CALIFORNIA with respect thereto.
5. Disclaimer of Warranty
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS.” YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE TREAT CALIFORNIA WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TREAT CALIFORNIA, AS WELL AS ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “TREAT CALIFORNIA PARTIES”), DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. THE TREAT CALIFORNIA PARTIES CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE WEBSITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE. NOR DO THE TREAT CALIFORNIA 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. TREAT CALIFORNIA PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED, ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE TREAT CALIFORNIA WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE HYPERLINKED OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING.
6. Limitation on Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL TREAT CALIFORNIA 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 OR INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE TREAT CALIFORNIA WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT TREAT CALIFORNIA IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE TREAT CALIFORNIA 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 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 and TREAT CALIFORNIA agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the TREAT CALIFORNIA website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is