The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWED) is committed
to protecting your privacy. This page explains how the BMWED's
Communications staff gathers and handles information from visitors
to the Web site and reflects our dedication to securing the
information you entrust with us.
The only personal information BMWE.org collects is what you
voluntarily provide through online registration forms, purchases or
e-mails. This information may include your name, e-mail address,
street address, phone number, membership status and local union
affiliation. We do not store sensitive personal information.
Although, we may use personal information to validate union
membership, that information is not stored on our web servers. The
information is checked against our secured membership database and
deleted after authorization is granted.
The information you provide is used only to communicate with you (if
you grant permission to do so) more effectively. Other information
you submit through online forms is kept confidential. It will not be
sold or shared with unaffiliated third parties, such as mass
BMWE.org provides personal information on a secure and confidential
basis to third parties that have contracted with the BMWED to offer
services that it cannot offer on its own, such as selling
merchandise, offering travel services or sending e-mail alerts.
These third-party providers are required to protect the privacy of
BMWED members and site visitors. They must safeguard your
information and can use it only to complete the purchases or tasks
In accordance with the Children's Online Protection Privacy Act
(COPPA), BMWE.org does not knowingly collect, use or distribute
personal information on children to any third party.
Agreements with third-party vendors require they use secure servers
and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission
and processing of payments and financial information. These
agreements state that the vendors may store your information in
order to make future purchases easier. Review the privacy policies
of each BMWE partner for more details. BMWED also has security
measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration
of information collected from visitors to the web site.
BMWE.org also collects non-indentifying information to help the
BMWED monitor and analyze usage patterns and web traffic, including
the name of your Internet service provider, the browser you are
using, the web site that referred you, the pages you visited while
on the site and the date and time of your visits. We use this
information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics that help
us improve the usefulness of the site.
Use of 'Cookies'
Cookies are very small files downloaded to your computer that
contain information about the user. Cookies can be "persistent,"
downloading to your hard drive and saved indefinitely, or "session,"
downloading to a temporary folder and erased when you close your
browser. BMWE.org uses only session cookies to help facilitate a few
online activity. Likewise, BMWE.org does not partner with or have
special relationships with any ad server companies.
Opting Out of E-mails
BMWE.org will only send email that you have signed up to receive. If
you wish to stop getting email from us, choose the "opt out" link in
the message or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. BMWE.org does not send
unsolicited email nor does it send emails requesting personal or
financial information. Delete emails you believe to be suspicious.
BMWE.org contains links to other sites. The BMWED is not responsible
for the privacy practices or content of other web sites. Be aware
when you leave our site and review privacy statements before
solely to BMWE.org.
Technology is always advancing. So the BMWED reserves the right to
from visitors to our webpage, and to change the way in which we use
c/o Information Systems Dept.
41475 Gardenbrook Road
Novi, MI 48375