TPEA Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 8/28/15.

The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA) operates www.tpea.org (the “Site”). This page informs you of TPEA’s policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information and Log Data we receive from users of the Site.

We use the information collected for the purposes of providing and improving the Site and providing better benefits for and augmenting TPEA membership. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of the information you have provided us in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use

Contact, Membership and Payment Information

We collect certain Personally Identifiable Information via online contact forms, the email newsletter subscription form, the text alert subscription form and the online membership application. Some of these forms are routed to us through third-party services that have separate privacy policies and terms and conditions.

TPEA staff receives these messages and the information you provide in order to provide you with information and services. We also collect transactional information provided for payment purposes, including information needed to deduct membership dues from your paycheck.

‎Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. This Site uses Google Analytics; you may choose to opt out of having your information collected using the browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Third-Party Analytics and Marketing Services

TPEA utilizes third-party analytics services and marketing services to improve the Site and TPEA membership and to recruit members. In some cases, this involves allowing the third-party companies that provide these services to set and access cookies (or similar data tools, such as “conversion pixels”) through the Site. These third-parties, including Google and Facebook, may use these data tools in order to provide advertisements about products and services of interest to you on other websites or via email.

You may opt out of this type of advertising (“remarketing”) from Google using the instructions available at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en. You may opt out of remarketing provided by Facebook and other companies using the instructions available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Disclosure Policy

Periodically TPEA provides member contact information to carefully vetted third parties so they may distribute information regarding member benefit opportunities.

Opt-Out Policy

Should you wish to stop receiving communications from TPEA, please write to TPEA at mail@tpea.org, or at Texas Public Employees Association, 512 E. 11th Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701. You may also use the Unsubscribe link found in any TPEA email.

How to Contact Us

You may write to TPEA at mail@tpea.org, or at Texas Public Employees Association, 512 E. 11th Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701.

Notification of Changes to Policy

TPEA reserves the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of Policy changes will be posted on the Site for a reasonable period of time.