Privacy Policy

The UFCW has created this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to explain how you may use the information contained and collected on our websites, which includes, for purposes of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, using our mobile texts function and our applications, including applications on third-party sites or platforms such as social networking sites, and to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting one of our websites.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

(updated 4/4/2023)

The UFCW is committed to Internet privacy as demonstrated by the policies set forth herein. Please recognize that the UFCW may, in its sole discretion, modify these policies from time to time by updating this posting, so we encourage you to check this page each time you revisit one of our websites. Your continued use of our websites following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. The date of the latest revision will be listed below so you will know if the policies have changed since you last accessed one of our websites.

Your use of a UFCW website indicates your acceptance to be bound by the provisions of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect as of the date of your use. If you do not accept these terms, do not use our websites.

The terms “you” and “User” as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing one of our websites for any reason.

Text Messages

We provide an opportunity for users to sign up on our websites to receive text messages from us about issues that may be of importance to them. You only receive mobile texts if you check a box indicating interest in mobile alerts or take some other action to specifically opt in. You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text “STOP” to the short code. After you send the SMS message “STOP” to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up again and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

If you are experiencing issues with the messaging program you can reply with the keyword HELP for more assistance. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider. Message frequency can vary. We never share or sell the mobile numbers we collect.

Website Usage; Information Collection

When you visit one of the UFCW websites, we automatically obtain information about your usage, including, for example, the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer that you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you view and the date and time of those page views. We use this information on an aggregate basis to gather data about activity on our websites, which we use to improve the usefulness of our websites. We do not use this information on any kind of individual basis. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number, unless you provide that information. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

The UFCW provides opportunities for you to provide your contact information in order to engage in UFCW activities such as online activism, to place orders for products or services, to correspond with the UFCW or to submit a testimonial (i.e., share your story). Any information we collect, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, type of request you are making and any additional information you provide, is stored by the UFCW for the uses described below. The UFCW makes reasonable efforts to ensure the secure collection, storage, and transmission of your sensitive information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. The UFCW does not sell your personal information to any third party.


A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a user’s hard drive that contains information about that user. The UFCW uses cookies to pre-populate data that you have previously supplied on our website so that you do not need to re-enter such information. We also use cookies to measure aggregate Web statistics such as collecting the number of users to our sites, the number of repeat users and the most popular webpages.

UFCW’s Sharing and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

The personal information that we collect on the website helps us, our state and local affiliates and UFCW-related organizations to efficiently and effectively represent union members, to pursue our advocacy agenda and to provide valuable member benefits. In order to advance these goals and activities, we may share the personal information that we collect about you with our state and local affiliates and other UFCW-related organizations, as well as third parties that perform services on our behalf. Additionally, subject to applicable law, we may share any of the personal information that we collect about you with certain third parties that share our interests.

We will use your e-mail address to communicate with you about our activities and offerings, unless you opt-out from receiving such messages. We also will use your e-mail address for administrative purposes, such as notifying you of major website changes, sending messages related to actions you have taken on the site or for customer service purposes. Although we hope you’ll find these communications informative and useful, you may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedures described below.

When you send e-mail or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

We use both your personally identifying information and certain non-personally identifying information (such as anonymous usage data, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality of your user experience and the design of the website and to create new features, functionality and services by storing, tracking and analyzing user behavior, preferences, trends and actions.

We may disclose your personal information (1) if we believe, in our sole discretion, that we are required to do so by law, such as in response to a court order, subpoena, or similar investigative demand; (2) as we deem appropriate or necessary in response to requests for cooperation from a law enforcement agency, taxation authority, or other government agency; and (3) as otherwise required by law.

We may share account or other information when we believe, in our sole discretion, it is necessary to protect our interests or property; to defend against legal claims or exercise our legal rights; to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through any of the UFCW websites or using the UFCW name; to prevent bodily harm; to enforce our Terms of Use; or to protect the rights, property or safety of
visitors to our websites.

Opting Out of E-Mail Lists

People who subscribe to e-mail lists via the website will receive periodic updates from the UFCW by regular mail, fax or e-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail messages you receive.

Special Notice to Parents

We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to speak with your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. The UFCW does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under thirteen (13). If you have any concerns about any information that your child may have provided to us via one of our websites, please contact us at

Financial Information and Payments

You may be able to purchase items or donate money through our websites. These payments may be made through third party providers such as PayPal. Though the UFCW makes every effort to only partner with reputable vendors, the UFCW is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of those third parties. We encourage our users to review the Privacy Policies of those third parties before completing any transactions.


The UFCW has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information within our control. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

Please recognize that if you send us an e-mail, the information contained in the e-mail is not secure against interception. So if your communication includes sensitive information, such as your credit card information or Social Security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms, you may choose the option of contacting us by mail or by telephone rather than by e-mail.

Corrections/Updating Personal Information

If you wish to correct or update your personal information, or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, contact us and we will honor your request to the extent we are able or as required under applicable law.

It is important to note that we periodically receive routine updates to our database records from local unions. If you are a UFCW member and have requested personal information changes, please also alert your local union of any change. Failure to do so may result in your requested changes being overwritten by a subsequent routine update from your local union.

Links to Other Websites

Our websites may contain links to other sites. The UFCW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy policies of each website that they visit that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through one of the UFCW websites.


Opinions expressed here and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the UFCW.

This Privacy Policy is made effective as of April 4, 2023.