Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on April 1st, 2019.

Carpenters Training Institute (“CTI”) maintains this policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to inform all users who visit or access www.carpenterstraininginstitute.org(the “Site”) about CTI’s policies, procedures and process for the collection, use, protection and disclosure of certain types of information about you including information that can be used to identify you (“Personal Information”). CTI operates and maintains this Site. As used in this Privacy Policy, all references to “we”, “us” or “our” shall be construed to mean CTI and all references to “you”, “your”, “yourself” shall refer to you, the user who visited or accessed the Site.

CTI is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy with respect to the information you provide or we otherwise collect from your use of the Site. By using, accessing or visiting our Site then you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy and you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your information, please contact us in accordance with Section 10 below.

The Site and our apprenticeship programs are hosted in and provided from the United States of America. If you are accessing our Site from any location outside the United States of America, please note that the Personal Information we collect will be transferred to, used, stored, and otherwise processed in the United States of America. We do not represent that the Site or our processing of your Personal Information will comply with the laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United of America.

1. Information We Receive About You

A. Information You Provide to Us.

We may collect information about you, including Personal Information, in a variety of ways. The primary means by which we do so occurs through what you voluntarily provide to us, including when you submit an application, form response, or any other form of written information to us through our Site. This information may include information that personally identifies you, such as your name or any of the information we are required to collect and retain under 29 C.F.R. Parts 29 and 30. We may also collect certain information from you via a third party, such as if you direct your school or employer to provide us with information about your enrollment or employment. We do not maintain educational or related records for schools or other educational institutions, and do not obtain or retain any information about you from such third parties unless you direct them to share your information with us on your behalf. We may also combine information you provide to us with information from public and other reputable sources, including, for example, updated contact information and demographic data.

B. Information We Collect Automatically

When you visit our Site, we may automatically receive other information about your visit through technology including your device, browser and location information. For instance, we may log your IP address or unique device ID, your page requests at the Site, and other information collected from “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer’s browser or your mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies remain on your computer or device until they are deleted and may tell us, for example, how you arrived at our Site (including search engines and search terms) and how you navigate around our Site (including what you search for and browse). Please note that some internet browsers and device platforms allow you to block or reject cookies, although this may materially impact your ability to use the standard features of our Site. We may combine information collected via cookies with Personal Information provided by you. Our use of cookies do not track users over time or across third-party websites, so the Site does not respond different when it receives a web browser “do-not-track” signal.

C. Exceptions

We are not responsible for the privacy of any information you voluntarily reveal or post in any public forum (e.g., message board, chat room, social media page, etc.) whether or not such public forum is offered or sponsored by us, nor are we responsible for the privacy practices of websites that are operated or owned by third parties.

2. Our Use and Sharing of Information

We may use your information provided to or collected by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy to review, verify or process your application, to contact you, to improve the quality of our Site and apprenticeship programs, to identify and promote apprenticeship opportunities, and to provide our apprenticeship program or any related services to you. We may use your e-mail, phone number, postal and/or mailing address to notify you of important information regarding our Site, our apprenticeship programs or our policies and practices. In addition, we may send you information about special offers, new programs and/or other information we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these communications from us, you may “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” from these communications by following the instructions contained in the e-mail or by contacting us directly as described in Section 7 below. We may also share your information:

  • to promote our apprenticeship programs;
  • with prospective employers in order to match you with potential career opportunities, if you are enrolled in the apprenticeship program;
  • with your school, in order to recognize your accomplishments within the apprenticeship or your school’s apprenticeship-related curricula;
  • when we believe in good faith that it is necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or to comply with law or any regulatory authority;
  • when we believe in good faith that it is necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violation of any of this Privacy Policy;
  • if we are acquired by or merged with another organization, your information may be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party;
  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
  • with your consent.

Third parties may automatically collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our Site. For example, third party providers of certain embedded content and tools on our Sites, your device manufacturer, or your internet service provider may collect information directly from you or your device in connection with your interaction with such content and tools of our Site. Such provider’s use of the information is subject to their own privacy policies, which we recommend you review. We are not responsible for such providers’ or any other third party’s privacy practices, which are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

3. Security of your Personal Information

We are committed to online data security, and for that reason we take steps to make sure that the Personal Information we receive or collect is stored, processed and maintained in accordance with reasonable security practices designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and form unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or misuse. To the extent we engage with third-party vendors to provide the necessary technology infrastructure required to run our Site and business, we use reasonable efforts to ensure that these third-party vendors commit to industry standard security practices designed to related to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and form unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or misuse.

Please note that we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information which is submitted or transmitted via the internet or via or mobile platforms and, by engaging in any of these activities, you understand that any such submission or transmission is done at your own risk. You are also responsible for preventing unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information through your computer or other devices. We recommend you limit access to your computer or other devices through which you accessed the Site by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. We are not responsible for your circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

4. Your Rights to Restrict Disclosure of Personal Information

We offer you choices with regard to the use and disclosure of your Personal Information. These options include opting out of advertising provided by us or choosing for us not to share Personal Information with third parties. If you do not wish to receive these communications from us, you may “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” from these communications by contacting us directly as described in Section 7 below.

Of course, you are always free to not disclose information to us. In addition, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete cookies as soon as you leave our Site. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, by changing the add-on’s settings, or visiting the web site of its manufacturer. Please note, however, that we have no liability or responsibility to any party with regards to your inability or unwillingness to disclose information to us or through the Site.

5. Links to Other Sites

Our Site may contain links to other sites owned, operated or controlled by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience and information and we are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on these other sites. If you follow a link to another site, you should read that site’s privacy policy. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of the external site company, its website or websites, or the products or services it promotes or sells. When you leave our Site to visit one of these linked sites, the only information transferred to the third party is the fact that you came from our Site. We are not responsible or liable for the independent privacy policies of third parties.

6. Children’s Privacy

Our Site is not directed or marketed at, nor intended for use by, children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we learn we have collected or received information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as described in Section 7 below.

7. “Opt Out” and Your Other Rights Regarding Our Use of Personal Information

Promptly upon receipt of your request, we will:

  • correct or update your Personal Information (provided that we reject any such request if we believe the proposed change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the Personal Information to be incorrect);
  • restrict the use of your Personal Information if you expressly indicate the same; and/or
  • stop sending emails to your email address or other mailings to your physical address.

You can make these requests by sending an email to: ojt@carpenterstraininginstitute.org and/or by calling 651-646-7337.

8. Opting Out

As set forth in this Privacy Policy, CTI offers you the ability to opt out of our sharing of your Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, follow the email opt-out instructions and clearly state your request, including your name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Please see Section 7 of this Privacy Policy for additional information.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at our discretion and we will post any amended Privacy Policy on this Site. Our use of information, including Personal Information, is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. Your continued use of our Site after any updated Privacy Policy is posted constitutes your agreement to the updated Privacy Policy. You should periodically review this Privacy Policy so as to be aware of the current applicable terms.

10. Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at ojt@carpenterstraininginstitute.org.