Privacy Policy

The UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS OF AMERICA (UBC) has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide to us including while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The UBC may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.

1. How We Use Your Information

The UBC is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

When you register or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We may use this information to operate this site, send you news and information about the UBC and to solicit your participation in UBC programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs. We may use your e-mail address to send such information by e-mail and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.

In addition, the UBC maintains a secure database of information about our members and former members. It includes the information you provided when you joined the union or that you have provided to us through your regional training center, local union or regional council office when you joined and over the years. It includes information such as your name, address, union status and membership classification (e.g. apprentice or journey-level). This information is securely stored on a cloud-based server which is continuously monitored and housed in the United States of America.

We may also use your information to administer, plan, and manage our relationship with you and to comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements or to protect our legal rights and property.

We will never provide your e-mail address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization for any other purpose without your consent.

2. How We Protect Information You Provide

The UBC uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. Permission to access your information is granted only to you, UBC and UBC affiliate employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

The protection of personal information is of paramount concern to us, and we are prepared to take appropriate and timely steps in the event of any incidents involving personal information in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

We make every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete. This may involve requesting further information or updates from you. We rely on individuals to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with us.

We retain personal information only as long as is reasonable to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected, or for legal or business purposes.

3. Links to Other Websites

This privacy policy covers this website and its subdomains. These sites may link to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these third-party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit.

4. Other Disclosure of Your Information

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our affiliates, members and employees from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.


We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. The UBC does not knowingly collect, use or distribute children’s personally identifiable information to any third parties. If you have any reservations, questions or concerns about your child’s access to this site or how information that your child provides is used by us, please contact us.We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. The UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS does not knowingly collect, use or distribute children’s personally identifiable information to any third parties. If you have any reservations, questions or concerns about your child’s access to this site or how information that your child provides is used by us, please contact us.

6. About Cookies, IP Addresses and Log File Data Cookies

Cookies are pieces of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user and/or the website browsing experience. The UBC website and subdomains use cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages and other information. The UBC will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data that you provide so that you will not need to resubmit certain information.

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters. We log standard technical information, such as your IP address and the kind of browser you use. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of the website.

There is more information about how Google collects, uses, and processes data at

7. Advertising

We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other Sites on the Internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance opt out page.

8. E-Mail List Opt Out

People who subscribe to e-mail lists via this website will receive periodic updates from the UBC by e-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified in the e-mail message or by contacting us at the address below.

9. When do We Use or Disclose Personal Information?

The UBC only uses or discloses personal information as reasonably required to facilitate the purposes listed above.

In some cases, we may share personal information with third party service providers performing functions on our behalf, including, for example, vendors that provide information technology services or provide analytics or assessment services.

We do not otherwise use or disclose personal information unless we have consent, we have a good faith belief that disclosure of the information is necessary to protect the rights or property of the UBC, or we have a legal duty or right to do so.

We do not rent, sell or trade customer lists or other personal information.

10. Consent – Is There a Choice?

You provide your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information by us when you provide your information to use our website.

You can deny or withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time upon reasonable notice, subject to any legal or contractual requirements. However, if your consent is denied or withdrawn, we may not be able to provide you with certain products or services.

Upon request all personal information will be removed from UBC production systems with the exception for members of the minimum required fields necessary for the UBC to confirm your identification and to communicate with you.

11. Accessing Your Personal Information

We will provide you with access to the personal information we hold about you in accordance with applicable laws. We reserve the right to require that any request for access to personal information be made in writing. Generally, there is no cost for such access. However, we reserve the right to charge such costs on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable laws. You will be notified in advance if charges apply.

We will correct or amend personal information in our files where it can be shown that the information is incorrect or incomplete.

12. Storage and Processing

We store personal information on our internal servers and/or with our services providers. Our service providers may store and/or process personal information in Canada and the United States of America. Information may be subject to the laws of and be accessible by legal authorities in the jurisdiction in which it is stored.

13. About Privacy Policy Changes

We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if we change our practices, add new site features, or change existing site features. We will post notice to this site of any substantive changes to our Privacy Policy. Your use of this site following such changes constitutes your agreement with regard to information collected from you in the past and in the future.

14. How To Contact Us

For further information about our privacy practices, to make a request for access to your personal information or to exercise any other rights outlined in this Privacy Policy, please contact the UBC General Secretary-Treasurer via mail at 101 Constitution Ave N.W., Washington, DC 20001.