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Privacy Policy

We will not collect personal information (your name, a unique identifier, your Internet address, your mailing address, your telephone number, or financial information that you may provide us) when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the site, read pages, or download information, our system temporarily logs in the following information about your visit automatically:

  • Internet domain and Internet Protocol address
  • Type of browser and operating system used;
  • Date and time you access our site;
  • Pages you visit;

We collect and use this information, which does not identify you personally, to make our site more useful to visitors, i.e. to learn about the number of visitors and the types of technology used to access it.

If You Send Us Personal Information

Personally-identifying information that you provide will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection, such as to send information to you, or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, NLRB staff may inquire to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with our services.

If you choose to provide us with personal information--as in an e-mail to, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through the site--we use that information to respond to your message and help us get the information you requested. We treat e-mails and electronic forms the same way as we treat letters to the NLRB. We do not collect personal information for any other purpose than to respond to you or to process cases to which the information relates. We do not collect information for commercial marketing, such as creating individual profiles with the information you provide or give or sell it to third parties.

Click here for the NLRB's System of Record Notices.

 

Links to Other Sites

Our site may include hypertext links or reference to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals' blogs. We provide these links solely for users' information and convenience. When a user selects a link to an outside website, they are leaving our site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owner/sponsor of the outside website, and web interactions are no longer protected by our privacy policy.

  • NLRB does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website;
  • NLRB is not responsible for the transmissions users receive from linked websites;
  • NLRB does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act; and
  • NLRB does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and does not endorse the view they express or the products/services they offer.

Our site has links to a number of other agencies. Before leaving our site, a page will appear informing you that you are leaving our server. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


Social Network Comments Policy

The NLRB participates in social networking sites in order to engage individuals and organizations interested and affected by the NLRB's work. Therefore, our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our profile. However, a comment will be deleted if it contains: 

  • Hate speech
  • Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • Nudity in profile pictures
  • Defamation to a person or people
  • Comments whose main purpose are to sell products, and
  • Comments that the NLRB Office of Public Affairs deems inappropriate

Please contact publicinfo@nlrb.gov if you have any questions.

 

Disclaimer

The National Labor Relations Board maintains this web site to enhance public access to NLRB's information. This is a service that is continually under development. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees. We will make an effort to correct errors brought to our attention. Users should be aware that the information available on this web site may not reflect official positions of the NLRB.

 

Electronic Filings

The National Labor Relations Board strongly encourages parties or other persons to use the Agency's E-Filing Program to file selected documents in unfair labor practice and representation cases with the Office of the Executive Secretary, the Division of Judges, the General Counsel’s Office of Appeals, and Regional, Subregional and Resident Offices.

Download the full E-Filing Terms of Service.


Bulk Data Policy

The NLRB welcomes individuals and organizations who wish to download information about cases and other datasets available through this website. We ask, however, that bulk data extractions be scheduled for non-peak hours (between 11pm EST – 6am EST) so that website performance is maintained for all users.  Further, we ask that automated programs not run more than 5 concurrent requests from the same IP, or the total requests exceed 20 per 200ms. IP addresses that run beyond this standard may be temporarily blocked. If you believe you have been blocked, please contact the NLRB Webteam.
 

Plain Writing Initiative

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write “clear Government communication that the public can understand and use.”  President Obama also emphasized the importance of a “system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration” in his January 21, 2009, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. 

In conjunction with its longstanding and ongoing Legal Writing Initiative (OM 02-43, OM 03-40, and OM 03-86), the National Labor Relations Board is committed to preparing new documents and, where appropriate, revising existing documents using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.  We need you to help us ensure that all of our Agency documents and web pages are clear and easy to read.  Therefore, please let us know if you have trouble understanding any of our documents or the pages on our website by contacting us at plainwriting@nlrb.gov.  

The Executive Secretary and the Division Head of Operations-Management will oversee our plain language efforts.  We recognize that agencies are to use plain language in documents that:

  • are necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service;
  • provide information about any federal government benefit or services; or
  • explain to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces. 

 To date, the NLRB has revised many documents using plain writing, including the following:

  • Pleadings Manual
  • Templates
  • NLRB Rules and Regulations document – mailed to parties when an administrative law judge decision is issued. 

The Act does not apply to formal regulations published in the Federal Register. 



 

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