Privacy Policy

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The information the PACE Industry Union-Management Pension Fund, the USW Industry 401(k) Plan and the USW HRA Fund (collectively referred to as “USW Benefit Funds”) provides on this web site is made available for the convenient access of our participants, participating employers and other interested parties. Electronic information privacy protection is crucial for the ongoing success of the internet as a convenient means to provide customer service.

Changes to This Policy

The Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice and reflects the current USW Benefit Funds’ business practices.  Each version of this policy, as well as other USW Benefit Funds policies, will be identified and dated at the top of the page.   

Acceptance of Policy 

USW Benefit Funds is committed to responsible information handling practices. Your use of USW Benefit Funds web sites, applications, etc., signifies knowledge and acceptance of this policy.  

Information on Cookies 

To maintain the functionality of our interactive web site and our online services, the USW Benefit Funds’ web site uses electronic "cookies" to collect and temporarily store various types of information that may uniquely identify your browser. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser that do no expire when you end your browser session. The information from cookies is used to monitor Web site traffic patterns, collect and aggregate anonymous data about web site use, and to help us better meet the information needs of our visitors. Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security.

Our online services use cookies to track the information you input into the program. The cookie allows the programs to operate correctly and know where to return the business transaction results. USW Benefit Funds does not retain the information you enter into the program. Once you leave the specific program, your information is deleted from our web site databases.

You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. However, if you turn your cookies option off, you may not be able to access some of our online services.

Limitation of Liability 

While USW Benefit Funds makes every attempt to ensure the information provided is reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, USW Benefit Funds does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information, and will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of results obtained from the use of the information. This applies to any web sites linked to and from the USW Benefit Funds’ web site.

External Links

Some external links to other web sites may be provided as a courtesy.  USW Benefit Funds does not endorse these third parties.  Any information collected by these third parties is by your discretion, as USW Benefit Funds do not have control over third party information collection and privacy policies.

Personal Information Collected During Your USW Benefit Funds On-Line Visit 

The electronically-collected personal information the PACE Industry Union-Management Pension Fund, the USW Industry 401(k) Plan and the USW HRA Fund (collectively referred to as “USW Benefit Funds”) automatically collects when you use our web site or online services includes:

Your Internet Protocol Address and Domain Name undefined used. The Internet Protocol Address is the numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer.

  • The type of browser and operating system you use.
  • Specific computer-related information, including screen resolution and browser type.
  • The date and time you visited, as well as the length or your stay.
  • The web pages or services you accessed.
  • The web site you visited prior to coming to this site.
  • The web site you visit as you leave this site.
  • If you downloaded a form or publication and what you downloaded from this site. 

Online Communication 

When you send email or other communications to USW Benefit Funds, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, response to specific requests, and improve our offered services.

How Your Personal Information Is Used 

The information USW Benefit Funds automatically collects or stores is used to improve the content of our web site and to help us understand how our online services are being used. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering web site statistics. We make no attempt to link other web sites with the individuals that browse the USW Benefit Funds’ web site.

Any information you submit through one of our online services will be used only to complete USW Benefit Funds-related business. USW Benefit Funds does not sell any electronically collected personal information.  

USW Benefit Funds may disclose your personal information as required by law in connection with judicial or administrative proceedings; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues; or if the information is necessary to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety of USW Benefit Funds or the public as permitted by law.

Your Voluntary Use of The Site & Online Services 

If you chose to use an online service that asks for specific information, more detailed data will be collected. It is voluntary for you to engage in these activities.

If you choose to submit information to us, it will be transmitted in a secure fashion to our internal databases. It will only be used for the purpose it was provided, and will not be shared with another entity. If we need to coordinate efforts with other parties, such as employers, it will only be used to conduct the USW Benefit Funds related business for which it was intended.

The use of USW Benefit Funds’ web site is voluntary, and if you do not wish to conduct electronic business with USW Benefit Funds, our staff is available to assist you by phone at 800-474-8673 or fax at 615-333-5797.

Enforcement 

USW regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy.  Please direct any questions regarding this policy or any concerns of personal information by writing to:

Privacy Policy c/o USW Benefit Funds 3320 Perimter Hill Drive Nashville, TN 37211-4123

If there is a conflict between the information provided on this web site and the plan documents, any decisions will be based on the plan documents and not the information on this web site. 

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