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AFT Local 1828 Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website or mobile application is operated by the Ventura County Federation of College Teachers (“AFT Local 1828,” “we” or “us”). This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by the AFT Local 1828 with respect to your use of the AFT Local website, affiliate websites, and other AFT Local 1828 websites and mobile applications that display this Policy (the “Sites”), so you can make an informed decision about using the Sites. This Policy also applies to personal information collected on other websites on our behalf by third-party vendors. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

What is personal information?

As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or credit card number) and information about that individual or their activities that is directly linked to personally identifying information. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, data we collect about using the Sites, or about a group or category of services or users from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy does not restrict or limit our collection and use of aggregate information.

What personal information do we collect?

Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in several ways when you visit our Sites. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as information provided when you create an account or a profile, make a donation, make a purchase, send us an e-mail, sign up to receive e-mail or text message updates, fill out a form, connect through a social feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, request information, apply for an internship or use a registration form tool. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and geographic location. From time to time, we also may collect demographic information you voluntarily provide, such as information provided in response to questionnaires and surveys, including gender, ethnicity, education, and interest information. If this information is tied to personally identifying information, it will be treated as personal information. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, leaving a comment, posting a blog comment or other content, sending an e-mail or message to another user, or participating in any interactive forums or features on the Sites. In addition, from time to time, we may collect demographic, contact, or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, games, promotions, and other activities on the Sites. We also may obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect on our Sites. The AFT Local 1828 makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). In addition, the federal government may require us to collect personal information from those who donate to COPE or those who make dues payments online.

Passive Collection: When you use the Sites, some information is collected automatically, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type, referring website address, and activity on our Sites. If you access the Sites from a mobile device, we also may collect information about the type of mobile device you use, your device’s unique ID, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and the location of your device. We treat this information as personal if we combine it with or link it to any of the above-mentioned identifying information. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only. We also may automatically collect certain information through the use of cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Sites and your experience. Information obtained from cookies and linked to personally identifying information is treated as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. How do we use the personal information we collect? We use personal information collected through our Sites for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Sites. For example, we may use the personal information we collect: To provide the services, products, or information you request and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions; to send you confirmations, receipts, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages, and to otherwise facilitate your use, and our administration and operation, of the Sites; to notify you about significant changes to the Sites; to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or we think will be of interest to you, such as information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products, and services; to contact you if other information is necessary under federal law; to request feedback and to contact you about your use of the Sites; to respond to your e-mails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide customer service; to monitor and analyze site usage and trends; to personalize and improve the Sites and our users’ experiences on the Sites, such as providing content or features that match your profiles or interests; and to increase the Site's functionality and make them more user-friendly; to serve ads on this Site or other websites or media based on the information you provide and the actions you take; to notify and contact contest or sweepstakes entrants and for any other purpose for which the information was collected. We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.

What personal information do we share with third parties?

Our policy is not to share the personal information we collect from you through our Sites with third parties except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the Sites. For example, we may share personal information as follows: With vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and need access to such information to carry out their work for us; when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the Sites that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information; when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims, or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants or court orders; when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the AFT Local 1828, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties, or the public, including, without limitation, to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful activity or use of our Site; to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements and in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, acquisition, asset sale, financing, or lending transaction, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of the AFT Local 1828. We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or “anonymized” information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The AFT Local 1828 website uses a cookie to measure aggregate statistics, including the number of monthly visitors, repeat visitors, most popular web pages, and other information. The AFT Local 1828 will use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data you provide for online activism activities so you will not need to resubmit certain information. The AFT Local 1828 does not use cookies to track what specific pages an individual site visitor views.

Links to Other Websites

Our Sites may contain links to other websites. Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. This Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy and security practices and procedures of these websites or any other sites linked to from our Sites. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

What steps do we take to protect your information online?

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep any passwords confidential and not disclose them to anyone else. You are responsible for all uses of our Sites by anyone using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

What choices do you have regarding the use of your information?

You may “opt out” of receiving text messages, e-mail updates, and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and e-mails. Please note that we may still send you other types of e-mails, such as e-mails about your use of our Sites or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving e-mail updates and newsletters. Changes to information in your account do not affect information provided to others as outlined in this Policy, including in connection with petitions or donations.

Corrections/Updating Personal Information:

If your personal information changes (such as your ZIP code) or you wish to have your information removed from our database, contact us, and we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove that personal data.


If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us by sending us an email here

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