Terms of Use and Privacy Notice

 

This section discusses the terms of use of this website and provides the site’s privacy notice.

 

Terms of Use

 

By accessing, browsing and/or using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms of use and privacy policy (these “Terms) and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use this website.

 

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Southern California United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Food Employers Joint Benefit Funds Administration, LLC (the “Trust Fund Office”, “us” or “we”) and the various pension and health and welfare trust funds administered by us (the “Trust Funds” or “Plans”).  The information on this website, including explanation of benefits and eligibility rules, is intended for the Plans’ participants and their beneficiaries, and the Trust Funds’ providers and is intended for informational uses only.  The information on this website, including, without limitation, any summary plan documents (“SPDs”), is not an authoritative or binding presentation of official plan documents of the Plans (the “Plan Documents”).  Neither the SPDs, this website nor any statement or promise made by any person (including employees of the Trust Fund Office, the applicable labor unions or the applicable contributing employers) can modify or affect such Plan Documents in any way.  In the event of any difference between this website (including the SPDs) and the Plan Documents, the Plan Documents will control.

 

In addition, neither you nor any beneficiary shall earn any rights because of any statements on, or omission from the SPDs or this website.  Only the Board of Trustees for the applicable Trust Fund shall have full discretion and authority to determine questions concerning the interpretation or administration of such Trust Fund, including without limitation, all questions relating to eligibility for benefits and the determination of such Board of Trustees shall be conclusive and binding as to all persons and for all purposes.  Furthermore, not all information on this website may apply to you, as it depends on your individual situation.  You are encouraged to visit or contact the Trust Fund Office for your personal information about vesting, eligibility and benefits amounts.

It is hoped that the Plans will continue indefinitely in their present forms, but the Boards of Trustees reserve the right to amend or terminate the Plans at any time.  The Plans could also be amended or terminated as the result of an agreement between the applicable unions and the participating employers.


This website contains information of a general and educational nature about the Trust Fund Office and the Trust Funds and related issues.  It does not contain any medical, legal, tax, financial planning or any other form of professional advice.  The Trust Fund Office, the Trust Funds and the Boards of Trustees for the Trust Funds encourage you to make appropriate use of medical, legal, tax, and financial planning professionals in helping you to make prudent decisions regarding the use of your benefit programs.  You should not act or refrain from acting, or otherwise rely upon the information contained in this website.
The Trust Fund Office may modify these Terms and the information on this website at any time, without notice to you, by posting such modifications on this website.  By using this website following any modifications to these Terms, you agree to be bound by any such modifications to the Terms.  Accordingly, you should visit this website from time to time to review the then-current Terms.  Use of information from this website is at your own risk.  Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices and/or terms located on particular pages of this website.  IF THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SPANISH AND ENGLISH VERSIONS OF THE SPDs OR THIS WEBSITE, THE ENGLISH VERSIONS WILL CONTROL. 

The Trust Fund Office may, in its sole discretion and in addition to any other remedies available to it, suspend or discontinue at any time any information, content or services available on this website, and any functionality or features in or on the website, including, but not limited to, the cessation of all activities associated with the website, with or without notice.

The Trust Funds, Trust Fund Office and/or their affiliates or licensors own and/or control all material available on this website[, including, without limitation, material and forms available from [insert URL] and all pages within that domain and all related codes] (collectively, the "Materials").  Except for your personal use of the applications or other forms available on or made accessible through this website, you may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, transmit or otherwise commercially exploit any of the Materials without first obtaining written consent from an authorized representative of the Trust Funds and  the Trust Fund Office.

The Trust Fund Office and Trust Funds logos are service marks and/or trademarks of the Trust Fund Office or the Trust Funds (as applicable), and may not be used by you for any purpose without prior written permission from an authorized representative of the Trust Fund Office or of the Trust Funds (as applicable).  If the website contains or makes reference to other trademarks, service marks and/or logos, they are owned or controlled by their respective owners.
Neither the Trust Fund Office nor any of the Trust Funds warrant that this website’s functions will be uninterrupted, that the information on this website will be reliable, complete, accurate or error-free, that defects in or on this website will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes this website available is free of viruses or other harmful components.


This website is controlled and operated by the Trust Fund Office from its offices within the State of California, U.S.A.  The Trust Fund Office makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.  Use of or access to the website shall not be construed as the purposeful availment of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state other than the State of California by the Trust Fund Office.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL TRUST FUND OFFICE, THE TRUST FUNDS, THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, OR THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRIBUTING EMPLOYERS, REPRESENTATIVE LABOR UNIONS, TRUSTEES, SPONSORS, AND OTHER PARTNERS OF EACH BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND/OR WEBSITE-RELATED SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.

 

 

Privacy Notice

 

The Trust Fund Office is concerned with your privacy when you visit this website, just as we are concerned with your privacy in all of your dealings with the Trust Fund Office and the Trust Funds.  While visiting this website, you may have the opportunity to volunteer personal information.  If, for example, you choose to communicate with the us by e-mail, we may need information from you, such as your name and address or other personal information, in order to answer your questions and communicate with you.  We will not submit this information to a third party.  You can visit us at this website and choose not to share any information about yourself or reveal any information about who you are.  The numbers of visitors to our site may be collected automatically.  Further, the use of your “protected health information” (as such term is defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the regulations issued thereunder (“HIPAA”)) by the Trust Fund Office, the Trust Funds and the Trust Funds’ providers is subject to the applicable Trust Fund’s HIPAA Privacy Policy.  We reserve the right to change the web privacy statement from time to time.  If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on this website.  These Terms are not intended to and do not confer you any contractual or other legal rights in respect to the Trust Funds or any other party. 

 

In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, we employ software programs to do such things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage our computers, the website or our network, and monitor and tune the performance of the website or our network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets, and other information. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of our network and computer system.

 

Links on this website to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you.  If you use these links, you will leave this website.  Linking to such third-party websites does not create any relationship or partnership between the third party website’s operator or sponsor, and the Trust Fund Office or Trust Funds.  Neither the Trust Fund Office nor any of the Trust Funds reviews, assesses or controls any of these third-party websites, and neither the Trust Fund Office nor any of the Trust Funds is responsible for any such third-party websites, or the content, products or privacy practices of such websites.  Thus, neither Trust Fund Office nor any of the Trust Funds endorses or makes any representations about any such third-party websites or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.  If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked on this website, you do this entirely at your own risk.  The Trust Fund Office encourages you to review the privacy policies of such third-party websites.