Eye On The 503 Privacy Policy

Last modified: August 20, 2008

At Eye On The 503 we recognize that privacy is important. This Policy applies to all of the features offered on the Eye On The 503 website. If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us through the website.

Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of features that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of features, we may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide - When you sign up for an account on Eye On The 503, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain features, such as some of our forums, we also request additional information regarding your SEIU 503 affiliation.

Eye On The 503 cookies - When you visit Eye On The 503, we send one or more cookies - a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing session information related to your visit to the website. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Eye On The 503 features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Log information - When you use Eye On The 503 features, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

User communications - When you send email or other communication to Eye On The 503, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Links – Eye On The 503 may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our website features.

Other sites - This Privacy Policy applies to the Eye On The 503 web sites and features. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as links from within our various features. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Eye On The 503 only processes personal information for the purposes described in the Privacy Policy. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
  • Developing new services.

Choices for personal information

When you sign up for an account or a particular feature that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. You can decline to submit personal information when registering to use features on the website, in which case Eye On The 503 may not be able to provide those features to you.

Information sharing

Eye On The 503 only shares personal information with companies or individuals outside of Eye On The 503 in the following limited circumstances:

We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

We provide such information to affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf.

We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Acceptable Use policies, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Eye On The 503, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Eye On The 503 will not sell or transfer personal information without providing notice and offering you an effective way to opt out of the sale or transfer of personal information.

Data integrity

Eye On The 503 processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our features. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use Eye On The 503, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required.

Changes to this policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain features, email notification of Policy changes). Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site.