Effective February 7, 2023

Pittsburgh Union Progress (“PUP”) has created this privacy notice 1) to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and 2) to demonstrate our commitment to Internet privacy. PUP may modify this policy from time to time, so we encourage you to check this page when re-visiting this website.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. The type and amount of information received depends on how you use the site.

Website Usage/Information Collection

When you visit the PUP website, we automatically obtain information from you about the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer you are using, what website referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to its visitors. For example, we use this information to track which pages are most popular among visitors overall. We do not track the pages you, or any individual visitor, may look at during a visit to our site, and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. 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.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

PUP provides web forms so you may provide your contact information to engage in PUP activities such as online activism (e.g., contact elected officials), to place orders for products or services or to correspond with PUP. 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 collected and stored by PUP. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features. PUP makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”).


PUP does not collect, use or distribute children’s personally identifiable information to any third parties. 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. When using our apps or websites, please do not enter names, ages, or other personal information of individuals under age 14. 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.

PUP’s Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

PUP may share personal information with other labor organizations if we believe you would be interested in receiving communications from these organizations, for example, the AFL-CIO.

In the event PUP utilizes such technology, text messaging originator opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third parties for the purpose of sending automated text messages.

We also provide personal information for third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable a third party to perform certain tasks, such as maintain a membership database or send e-mail alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will not utilize your information for any other purpose but to provide the services for which we contract.

The PUP website will not post your personal contact information, including e-mail address, street address and phone numbers, among other information, without your consent. Without such consent, personal contact information for an individual will not be disseminated through the website or mobile applications.

Data Obtained in Connection to Mobile Messaging

Data obtained from you in connection with any SMS service utilized by PUP may include your mobile phone number, your carrier’s name and the date, time and content of your messages. In the event PUP uses such technology, PUP may use this information to contact you and provide the services you request from us.

Financial Information and Payments

We use a secure server for processing payments and financial information. Union officers retrieve the encrypted information from the secure site and transmits it to the bank via the software that the bank provides for this purpose. PUP does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes, unless otherwise noted on this page.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The PUP website uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular Web pages and other information. PUP will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data that you provide for online activism activities so that you will not need to resubmit certain information. PUP does not use cookies to track what specific pages an individual site visitor views.

Geolocation Data

If you choose to provide location data via a location-based service feature on our website or to enable location services for a PUP mobile application we may collect and use location data as you provide, or as sent from your device, to provide and improve location-based products and services. For mobile applications PUP may utilize, you can turn off this functionality at any time by disabling location services in the settings for the application on your device. Note that some parts of the mobile application may not function properly if location services are disabled.

Opting Out of E-mail Lists

People who subscribe to e-mail lists via the website will receive periodic updates from PUP 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 message.

Outside Links

This site may contain hypertext links to other sites. PUP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use SSL encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. You are on a secure page when the lock icon in the address bar of Web browsers such as Google Chrome becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open.

If you send us an e-mail, you should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information like your bank account, charge card, or social security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online complaint forms, contact us by mail or by telephone rather than by e-mail.

Corrections/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information changes (such as your ZIP code), or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, contact us and we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that personal data provided to us.

Changes to the Policy

If this policy is materially changed in the future, website visitors will be informed of such changes through updates to this web page.

Contact Us

If you experience technical problems with the operation of this web site, contact us.