Privacy Policy

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (“IUBAC”) believes in the importance of your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how IUBAC treats the personal information we collect through www.bacweb.org (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.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Through your use of this Website, IUBAC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. IUBAC may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by IUBAC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by IUBAC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website. IUBAC may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our websites.

IUBAC may also collect personal information from visitors when they register to join an organization, subscribe to a newsletter, or take action on an issue using our Website. The personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you, or is based on information you have submitted, such as identifying your member of Congress based on the ZIP code you provided, or identifying your IUBAC region based on the Local Union membership information that you provided.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

IUBAC collects and uses your personal information to operate the IUBAC Web site and deliver the services you have requested. IUBAC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from IUBAC and its affiliates. IUBAC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, or email addresses with other organizations. Only IUBAC staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our website. We do not lease, rent or sell the information we collect. People who affirmatively submit their contact information through the Website may be contacted by IUBAC staff or unauthorized agents.

In some instances, we will share information with various entities within the IUBAC community. For example, by joining IUBAC your information may also be shared with our partner organizations the International Masonry Institute (“IMI”) and the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (“IMTEF”).

This information we collect is used by us to communicate with you in the future (if you have given us your permission for such contact), to send messages from you to decision makers which you have authorized, and to understand your interests and activities. We keep confidential all personal information entered during registration and never share it with any organization or entity outside of IUBAC without your permission.

IUBAC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on IUBAC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IUBAC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IUBAC, or the public.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that are stored on your machine and can be used to customize this webpage appropriately. The IUBAC uses cookies to allow the website to preform efficiently as well as to provide information to the IUBAC for repeat visits and track sessions to improve the users’ experience.

Privacy of Our Email Lists 

IUBAC maintains an email list to keep interested parties informed about various activities of the Union. Individuals must affirmatively request to join our mailing lists. We share these email lists with our Local Unions, IMI, and IMTEF. Only IUBAC staff have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our website.

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from any or all of our email lists, you can unsubscribe by simply visiting your subscription management page on our website and clicking the unsubscribe button, or you can opt-out of future emails by simply stating this desire in a reply to any email we send you.

IUBAC may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our websites. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use for internal purposes including improving our web service and our email service.

Children's Privacy

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our website to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us at info@bacweb.org.

Links to Other Sites

The Website may provide links to other third-party websites. While we make reasonable efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites to which we link. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party sites prior to any use.