Privacy Policy

Local 853 is committed to protecting your privacy. This page explains how the IBT's Communications staff gathers and handles information from visitors to the Web site and reflects our dedication to securing the information you entrust with us.

Personal Information

The only personal information collects is what you voluntarily provide through online registration forms, purchases or emails. This information may include your name, email address, street address, phone number, membership status and local union affiliation. This information is used by Local 853 to communicate with you (if you grant permission to do so), to send the messages you authorize us to send from you to decision makers, and to better understand your interests and activities. Personal information you submit through online forms is kept confidential and will not be sold or shared with unaffiliated third parties, such as mass marketers.

Teamsters Local 853 may provide personal information on a secure and confidential basis to third parties that have contracted to offer services that the Local cannot offer on its own, such as selling merchandise, offering travel services or sending email alerts. These third-party providers are required to protect the privacy of Local 853 members and site visitors. They must safeguard your information and can use it only to complete the purchases or tasks you've authorized.

In accordance with the Children's Online Protection Privacy Act (COPPA), does not knowingly collect, use or distribute personal information on children to any third party.

Secure Transactions

Agreements with third-party vendors require they use secure servers and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission and processing of payments and financial information. These agreements state that the vendors may store your information in order to make future purchases easier. Review the privacy policies of each Teamster partner for more details. also has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from visitors to the web site.

Visitor Tracking may also collect non-identifying information to help us monitor and analyze usage patterns and web traffic, including the name of your Internet service provider, the browser you are using, the web site that referred you, the pages you visited while on the site and the date and time of your visits. We use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics that help us improve the usefulness of the site.

Use of 'Cookies'

Cookies are very small files downloaded to your computer that contain information about the user. Cookies can be "persistent," downloading to your hard drive and saved indefinitely, or "session," downloading to a temporary folder and erased when you close your browser. will only use session cookies to help facilitate a few tasks on the site. The site does not use cookies to track other online activity. Likewise, does not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Opting Out of Emails will only send email that you have signed up to receive. If you wish to stop getting email from us, choose the "opt out" link in the message or write to does not send unsolicited email nor does it send emails requesting personal or financial information. Delete emails you believe to be suspicious.

Offsite Links contains links to other sites. Local 853 is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other web sites. Be aware when you leave our site and review privacy statements before divulging your personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to

Policy Changes

Technology is always advancing. So Local 853 reserves the right to change this privacy policy, to change the information we collect from visitors to our webpage, and to change the way in which we use that information.

Contact Information:


c/o Communications Dept.
Local 853
7750 Pardee Lane
Oakland CA 94621-1497

Phone: 510-895-8853