At the Chicago Teachers Union, we respect and protect the privacy of our constituents and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the Chicago Teachers Union website and services that are located in, but not limited to the ctunet.com domain.
Information Collection and Use
The Chicago Teachers Union is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Chicago Teachers Union collects information from our site visitors at several different points on our website.
Our websites offers several opportunities for visitors to register for informational mailings. These registration forms are often linked to the Chicago Teachers Union mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send users information about the Chicago Teachers Union fundraising events, news updates and new initiatives. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time.
Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.
Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our site. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our email signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular email blast. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our websites.
We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our websites and to tailor our informational offerings to you.
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The Chicago Teachers Union takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only.
Notification of Changes
All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and other individuals or entities. Any reproduction, retransmission, or republication (in whole or in part) of any document or information found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless otherwise agreed to by the CTU or other copyright owner and expressly granted in writing to consent to reproduce, retransmit, or republish the material. All other rights reserved. The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of the CTU and Move Chicago Schools Forward (MCSF) appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate CTU’s or MCSF’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without the CTU’s prior express written permission. All other trade and/or services marks are the property of the respective entities and may not be used without their express permission. CTU’s is not responsible for the misuse of other trade and/or service marks by individuals or entities not employed by the CTU. Although the MCSF site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the CTU takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites. The CTU is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of CTU’s union status. The CTU makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any purpose.
Chicago Teachers Union affiliations include the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Illinois State Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (ISFL-CIO), the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).