Terms of use

Privacy and Cookie policy for the website of the UNI Global Union

Your online privacy is important to UNI Global Union. This policy governs all pages hosted by UNI Global Union. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, including our affiliates, which have their own privacy policies.

UNI Global Union may use the information it collects about you to better understand how its website is used, to send you information about UNI Global Union you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you.

To understand how your personal information will be treated, please read the following policy. This policy may change from time to time so please refer to it periodically.

What identifiable information is collected from you?

The type and amount of information received and stored by UNI Global Union depends on how you use the website. You can access most UNI Global Union pages without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information.

UNI Global Union does not collect information identifying you personally (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) unless that information is voluntarily disclosed. There are instances where UNI Global Union requests information that does identify you personally for the purpose of providing you with specific services or of corresponding with you. Information that you supply in this way will not be shared with any third party except where needed to provide a requested service.

We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a) Usage Data will be retained for a maximum of 3 years since your personal data was last logged on the website;

(b) Enquiry Data will be retained for a minimum period of 12 months following the submission on the enquiry and for a maximum period of 2 years following submission on the enquiry;

(c) Correspondence Data will be retained for a minimum period of 12 months following the date of submission, and for a maximum period of 3 years following last correspondence.

How does UNI Global Union use the information?

UNI Global Union does not distribute, sell or rent user information to anyone. UNI Global Union uses the information collected about you to improve its understanding of web visitors and to send information that you have requested or that may be considered of interest to you. Some information identifying website users is forwarded to third parties for purely technical and administrative processing. These parties are not authorized to distribute, sell or rent user information.

Who is collecting the information?

Any personal information that you disclose on the UNI Global Union website is shared only with UNI Global Union, unless stated otherwise.

Security of personal data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access, alteration or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your data is held on our website on UNIPRODB01 secure and is based in Western Europe and owned by Microsoft. The data is not accessible or used by the server company. Find the relevant Privacy Policy here.

Your data is also stored on secure computers in our offices in Nyon, Switzerland.

Your name and email is also stored in Campaign Monitor which is the email system we use to send you information on events and policy updates. Again, Campaign Monitor do not use or share your data with anyone else. Find Campaign Monitor’s Privacy Policy here.

We do not store paper copies of your data.

With whom may UNI Global Union share the data?

As a general rule, UNI Global Union will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by law.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the data?

Any information on UNI Global Union products that you register to receive will be sent to you electronically or by other means. On some UNI Global Union website pages you are invited to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information via e-mail about UNI Global Union. You will not be placed on any mailing list if you do not select this option.

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a) the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest to the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a) consent; or

(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.

You may do so in member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice or via e-mail to us, in addition to the other methods specified in this Section.

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

About Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are: Google Analytics and

(b) to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are: [identify cookies]).

Cookies used by our service providers:

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

_ga – Used to distinguish users. Expires after 2 years.

_gid – Used to distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours.

_gat – Used to throttle request rate. Expires after 1 minute.

Cookies set by our website:

Our website may set the following cookies to allow it to function fully:

has_js – Stores whether or not Javascript is enabled in the user’s browser. Expires immediately.

SSESSbcf898ca458c03939e434d8dca902ba0 – Stores a logged-in user’s session details. Expires after 20 days.

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links: (a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome); (b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-... (Firefox); (c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera); (d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer... (Internet Explorer); (e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and (f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by UNI Global Union (UNI)

We are registered and domiciled in Nyon, Switzerland

Our principal place of business is UNI Global Union, 8-10 Avenue Reverdil, CH-1260 NYON, Switzerland

You can contact us:

(a) by post, to the postal address given above;

(b) using our website contact form;

(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time;

(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time;

TERMS OF USE

This web site is owned and operated by UNI Global Union (UNI) - a non-governmental and non-profit organisation incorporated as an association under Swiss law domiciled in Nyon, Switzerland.

This site contains information, data, documents, policies, procedures, guidelines, images and general information prepared by UNI Global Union. The Information is protected by copyright.

By accessing and browsing this Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions. You recognize that any person not accepting these Terms and Conditions in their entirety is not authorised to access, browse, reference, or make use of this Site or any information contained therein. You hereby warrant and represent to UNI Global that you will not use the Site or any part thereof without the express prior written consent of the UNI Global, or in any way that: (i) would be in contravention of any applicable law or regulation, (ii) would infringe any national or international copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property rights or moral rights of any third parties; (iii) would violate the privacy, non-publicity or other personal rights of others; or (iv) would be incorrect, inaccurate, out of context, defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful in any manner whatsoever. You agree to use this Site only for lawful purposes and in a manner that is reasonably compatible with any written permission received by you from UNI. UNI may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting these changes online and without notice. Your continued use of this Site after any such changes have been posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified. You agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then-current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. Any failure by Uni Global Union to exercise or enforce any disclaimer or assert any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights. The invalidity or un-enforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of these Terms and Conditions.

The Information also includes information derived from various third parties ("the third party Information) which is neither endorsed or supported by UNI or sponsors affiliated with this site and does not necessarily reflect any policies, procedures, standards or guidelines by UNI.

Whilst the Information and the third party Information contained on this site have been presented with all due care by UNI, UNI does not warrant or represent that the Information or the third party Information are free from errors or omissions. The Information and the third party Information are made available on the understanding that by UNI and their respective employees shall have no liability (including liability by reason of negligence) to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the Information and/or the third party Information and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the Information or the third party Information or otherwise. Further, whilst the Information and the third party Information are considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the Information and the third party Information. The Information and the third party Information may change without notice and UNI is not and will not be , in any way, liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user.

UNI Global Union takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of the Information and/or the third party Information nor for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of links or references to information sources (including Internet Sites) outside of this site. Links to other Internet Sites are not under the control of UNI and are provided for information only.

Although care has been taken in providing these links as suitable reference sources, due to the changing nature of the Internet content, it is the responsibility of the users to make their own investigations, decisions, enquiries about the information retrieved from other Internet Sites.

Provision of these links does not imply any endorsement, non-endorsement, support or commercial gain by UNI.

These Terms and Conditions are to be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Nyon, Switzerland. Any criminally defamatory use of this Site by any visitor or user shall be liable to criminal proceedings under Swiss law.

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