Privacy

Privacy Policy

SEIU strongly believes in the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how SEIU treats the personal information we collect through the SEIU website (the "Website") and what we do with that information. By using or accessing the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected online through the Website and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline or through any means other than our Website. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

How, When, and Why We Collect Information

Uses of Personal Information

Other Disclosures

We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. If we receive a subpoena requesting information about you and if you have provided us with your email address, we will attempt to notify you of the subpoena at the email address that you have provided. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website or using the SEIU name, to prevent bodily harm, to enforce our User Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our members, the public or SEIU. In the unlikely event that SEIU (or substantially all of its assets) is merged with another entity, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets. Furthermore, SEIU may offer the ability for users to connect with the Website using a mobile device, either through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The provisions of this Privacy Policy apply to all such mobile access and use of mobile devices. When you download or use our mobile applications, or access one of our mobile optimized sites, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device's setting's menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacture of your particular device.

Information Security and Data Integrity

SEIU takes security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

More Information

Our Website may also permit you to access non-SEIU sites. It is important to remember that, if you link to a non-SEIU site from our Website, that party's privacy policy and its user agreement apply to you. We encourage you to learn about each third party's privacy policy before giving personal information to them.

SEIU reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this page, so we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of this Website following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the Website, or your account, please feel free to contact us.

Effective Date: July 28, 2015


Terms of Service

User Agreement

Welcome to the SEIU Website. Please carefully review our User Agreement before you begin using the site. Thank you.

A. Your Acceptance

Welcome to SEIU.org. By using and/or visiting this Website, you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "User Agreement") and(2) SEIU's Privacy Policy, incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Website.

Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this User Agreement, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. SEIU may, in its sole discretion, modify this User Agreement at any time. By continuing to use this website following our posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by this User Agreement, as modified.

Through our sites, SEIU provides users with access to a rich array of educational resources, including personalized content. We hope you find our sites useful. We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website or any related sites, or any part of them, at any time, for any reason without prior notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.

Your registration information, as well as other personally identifiable information that you provide us about yourself on our sites, is subject to our Privacy Policy. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.

B. General Use of the Website -- Permissions and Restrictions

SEIU hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in this User Agreement, provided that:

  1. You do not collect any personally identifiable information of others, including user names or email addresses, from the Website.
  2. You do not use the Website for any commercial purposes without the prior written authorization of SEIU. You agree not to transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited advertising, promotional information, bulk e-mail or other solicitation. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to material they post on the Website.
  3. 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 SEIU 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, SEIU 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. SEIU reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
  4. You do not transmit or otherwise make available any content containing any "virus," "worm," "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.
  5. You do not alter or modify any part of the Website.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. You do not transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Website any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, as solely determined by SEIU.
  9. SEIU reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, for any reason, and without notice to you.
  10. SEIU reserves the right to suspend or terminate a user's access to the Website, without prior notice and at SEIU's sole discretion.
  11. 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 conduct violates conduct requirements for the Website.

C. Your Use of Content on the Site

The following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Website.

  1. The content on the Website (other than your User Content), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (collectively, "SEIU Content") is owned by or licensed by SEIU. Similarly, the trademarks, service marks and logos contained on the Website are owned or licensed by SEIU ("SEIU Marks"). Except as otherwise provided in this User Agreement or elsewhere on the website (e.g., in the description of a campaign), the SEIU Content and the SEIU Marks may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of SEIU. SEIU reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the SEIU Content and the SEIU Marks.
  2. The Website is made available for your personal, non-commercial 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.
  3. You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to SEIU Content, User Content, and other third-party content from a variety of sources, and that SEIU makes no warranty about the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such SEIU 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 SEIU with respect thereto.
  4. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by SEIU. SEIU has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

D. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any SEIU Content or User Content infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing SEIU's Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

SEIU's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached at copyright@seiu.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent. Please use the Contact Us form for any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, or other communications with SEIU.

E. Warranty Disclaimer

This website is provided to you "as is." You agree that your use of the SEIU website shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SEIU, as well as its officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the "SEIU parties"), disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the website and your use thereof. The SEIU parties cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the site's content or the content of any sites linked to this site. Nor do the SEIU 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. The SEIU parties do not warrant, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or services provided, advertised or offered by a third party through the SEIU website or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising.

F. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the SEIU 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 any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the SEIU website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not SEIU is advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge that the SEIU 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 or 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 agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SEIU parties against any and all claims, of whatever nature, that arise out of your use of and access to the SEIU website or your violation of any of this user agreement. This indemnification obligation will survive this user agreement and your use of the SEIU website.

G. Ability to Accept User Agreement

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this User Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this User Agreement. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the SEIU Website is not intended for children under 13.

H. Miscellaneous

This User Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of Washington, D.C., without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and SEIU that arises in whole or in part from the Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Washington, D.C. This User Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by SEIU on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and SEIU concerning the Website and supersedes prior agreements, if any, between you and SEIU relating to any matter dealt with in the User Agreement. If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this User Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and SEIU's failure to assert any right or provision under this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. This User Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by SEIU without restriction. This User Agreement and the rights and obligations created hereunder shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefits of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended or should be construed to confer upon any other person any right, remedy or claim under or by virtue of this Agreement.

You and SEIU agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

This User Agreement is made effective as of July 27, 2015.