Privacy Policy

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Collection and Use of Information
  3. Our Use of Your Information
  4. Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal information to Others
  5. Other Uses of Information
  6. Posting to Open Areas of the Boilermakers Members Only Site
  7. Use of Cookies
  8. Access to and Modification of Your Information
  9. Security of Personal Information
  10. Changes to the Privacy Statement
  1. Overview

    The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (the "Boilermakers") is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the usage practices that apply to the Boilermaker public websites and the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the Boilermakers Members Only Site, and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

    Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in Canada. The information we gather on the Boilermakers Members Only Site may be shared with Affiliated Entities in order to deliver the services we offer to employers and members such as job calls/postings, job ready dispatch or in order to undertake analysis of our database such as aggregate profiling of our registered users. "Affiliated Entities" means entities that we control or are controlled by or are under common control with the Boilermakers.

    The Boilermakers Members Only Site contains links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

  2. Collection and Use of Information

    In some areas of the Boilermakers Members Only Site, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including the following:

    • Your name,
    • Address,
    • Telephone number,
    • E-mail address,
    • Date of birth,
    • Boilermakers registration number, and
    • any other information from which your identity is discernible.

    We may also collect your professional information, such as your skill-related certifications and training courses completed. Examples of areas on the Boilermakers Members Only Site where we collect personal and professional data are pages where you can register for a Member account or submit an online application to become a Boilermaker member; if and when implemented, a Boilermaker Mobile app; creating a networking account; sign up to use a service (i.e. Travel Card Pool), respond to a job call/posting, and apply for jobs.

    We may also collect certain health information, such as the results of audiometric testing, and provide these results, in summary format, to you. You may be required to disclose the summary health testing results to your employer as a requirement to be allowed to work on specific job sites under the Boilermakers job ready dispatch program.

    Applicants who are in the process of becoming a Member of the Boilermakers have a slightly limited account and do not have the same range of access as full Members. However, applicants can manage their online application.

    Each Member's profile may contain internal notes in respect of that Member. These notes can only be added or modified by site administrators, dispatchers, business managers and necessary support staff.

    We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of the Boilermakers Members Only Sites, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.

    We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or lifestyle information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.

  3. Our Use of your Information

    We use the information we gather on the Boilermakers Members Only Site, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the Boilermakers Members Only Site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the services that we offer.

    We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Boilermakers Members Only Site, to contact you about your opinion of current services or potential new services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information on new opportunities and additional job postings that may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

    In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of interest to you. You will have the option to opt out of receiving these communications. However, you cannot opt out of any account related system notifications that advise you of expirations, confirmations of your account changes or "due for renewal" notices.

    We have areas on the Boilermakers Members Only Site where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.

  4. Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

    We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of Boilermakers Members Only Site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below:

    1. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include the Boilermakers' National Health and Welfare Plan (Canada) and the Boilermakers' National Pension Plan (Canada) administrator, and those who manage the online system and web servers. These companies and individuals may have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party unless you have provided the necessary authorization
    2. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to:(a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated entities; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
  5. Other Uses of Information

    We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Boilermakers Members Only Site with clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Boilermakers Members Only Site and how those visitors use the Site. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding job qualifications, age, experience level or other information relevant to our Membership or the type of work/skills performed by a Boilermaker Member. Such data may be made available to employers, or fellow members.

    We do not collect nor share Members' financial information, nor Members' social insurance numbers.

  6. Posting to Open Areas of the Boilermakers Members Only Site

    The Boilermakers Members Only Site may in future provide an open forum for Members to communicate on the Site. Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in open areas of the Boilermakers Members Only Site, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in open areas of the Boilermakers Members Only Site.

  7. Use of Cookies

    Please be aware that the Boilermakers Members Only Site uses cookies. "Cookies" are small items of data that Web sites store in your browser. These data files contain information the site can use to track and organize the pages you have visited, and to gather information. The Boilermaker Members Only Site uses only "session" cookies - that is to say, cookies placed by the Boilermakers Members Only Site expire when the browsing session ends, further protecting your privacy and security.

  8. Access to and Modification of Your Information

    When you log in to your account and enter "My Profile", you have access to modify certain types of information. Some information is not changeable, such as your home local, your date of birth, and your registration number. However, you may not be able to change some of your certifications without contacting your training coordinator. You may not be able to change some of your job ready dispatch information (for example summary results of audiometric testing) without contacting the Boilermakers or the administrator of the Boilermakers' National Health and Welfare Plan (Canada).

    We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the Boilermakers Members Only Site more efficient, practical, and relevant.

  9. Security of Personal Information

    We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

    Access to the personal information that you provide on your Member profile is available to you through the unique username and password you create when you register (and are approved) for your Member account. It is each Member's own responsibility to select a secure password that is not easily cracked, thereby granting unapproved users access to the Boilermakers Members Only Site.

    We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We also recommend that you ensure you take appropriate measures on your computer to protect the privacy of your username and password, such as never saving your password in the browser, logging out properly after each session, closing your browser, making sure no one is watching you type your login information when in a public setting, etc.

    Please note that we can change your username, but we have no ability to retrieve your password. We can only reset your password if you have forgotten it.

  10. Changes to Privacy Statement

    We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement and if we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for the Boilermakers Members Only Site we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the Web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

    If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at security@boilermaker.ca or call us at 780-483-0823 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (Mountain Time), excluding Statutory Holidays. If there is no answer, please leave a message indicating your name and local phone number where we can reach you. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.

    This Privacy Statement is effective the first day of March 2016.