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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
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.

Personal Information
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 marketers.

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 you've authorized.

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.

Secure Transactions
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.

Visitor Tracking
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 tasks on the site. The site does not use cookies to track other 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 randall@bmwe.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.

Off-site Links
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 divulging your personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to BMWE.org.

Policy Changes
Technology is always advancing so the BMWED reserves the right to change this privacy policy, to change the information we collect from visitors to our webpage, and to change the way in which we use that information.

Contact Information
c/o Information Systems Dept.
41475 Gardenbrook Road
Novi, MI  48375
P-248.662.2660     F-248.662.2659