United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web sites, subscribers to our newsletters & digests, contest entrants, and email senders and recipients. We have created this policy to be respectful of our users' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users.

We collect and maintain non-public personal information in order to:

  • Inform you of service availability.
  • Inform you of industry trends and news.
  • To facilitate normal business transactions.

We do not automatically gather any personal information from you unless you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via e-mail or through out contact us form.

We do not offer, or allow the selling of, any user-provided information to third parties.

Information is shared with affiliated sister companies and with nonaffiliated third parties only when those parties are acting on our behalf, or as required or permitted by law. These companies are legally obligated to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them, and are restricted from using this information for any reason other than what is specified in the agreement.

We offer our users the option to receive information about the UA, related information and services, newsletters and emails. Users can choose not to receive these communications at any time by informing the UA by email or by phone.

For our internal purposes, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our site. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.

We employ physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

Your information is only maintained in our systems long enough to satisfy our mutual business requirements or to meet any legal obligations.

If you wish to have access or make changes to your personal information you can contact the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of Canada.


UA Social Media Policy

This document contains the policy to be posted publicly on the UACanada member website and each social media website. All UACanada-owned social media accounts should link directly to this policy to lay out expectations for members.


UACanada Social Media Terms of Use

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of Canada or "UACanada" as it is commonly known is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are approximately 52,000 highly- skilled United Association members who belong to 37 individual local unions across Canada.

This policy applies to all of UACanada, including its affiliated Local Unions, and is intended to explain how UA Canada uses social media in support of its mandate and communication needs. It also outlines the UACanada’s approach to participating in social media. The UACanada uses social media to help inform its membership and the public about its activities, programs and services. The UACanada will do its best to respond to social media posts mentioning or addressing UACanada.

This social media policy is designed to allow all users to share their opinions and ideas. Disagreements and constructive arguments are part of the discussions; however, abusive, intolerant or insulting comments will not be tolerated and will be removed by the UACanada. By choosing to submit a comment to one of the UACanada’s online websites or social media websites, you are indicating that you accept our terms of use.

Accordingly, we reserve the right to remove comments that are:

  • racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous,
  • insulting or involve questionable conduct in regards to a person,
  • aggressive, rude, coarse, violent, obscene, profane or pornographic in nature,
  • offensive or abusive to an individual or organization,
  • used for advertising or promotional purposes,
  • repetitive or spamming threads,
  • not directly related to the discussion thread.

As a final matter, members and other users should be aware that the names, logos, websites and other publications of the UA and UACanada constitute the intellectual property of the UA and UACanada. The UA and UACanada reserve the right to take action to the extent allowable by law to combat the unauthorized use of its intellectual property, including representations or suggestions by an individual that the individual’s views are, or reflect, the views of the UA or UACanada, or that an individual’s online or social media website is sanctioned or affiliated in some way with the UA or UACanada. Violations of this paragraph can be prevented by requesting the authorization of the UA or UACanada before using its intellectual property and by making clear in discussions and on personal websites relating to the UA or UACanada that you are sharing your personal views and are not speaking on behalf of the UA or UACanada.

We thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and opinions with UACanada. Should you have any questions about this policy or about the UACanada, please contact us at:

Office of John Telford
Director of Canadian Affairs, UA
442 rue Gilmour Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0R8
Phone: 613-565-1100

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