Privacy Policy

Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website
When visiting this website the following information about your visit is automatically collected and stored:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. It is used to direct information to your computer over the Internet;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you use when you visit this site;
  3. The date and time when you visit this site;
  4. The webpage and services you access at this site;
  5. The URL (or website address) of the website from which you linked to this site;
  6. Any forms that you download from this website; and
  7. Information collected by Google as described in the "Google Analytics" section below.

None of the above information is deemed to be personal information.
We use collected information to improve this website's content and to help the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) understand how people use the site. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine which types of information are of most interest to our visitors, to measure system performance, and to identify problem areas.

Cookies are text files stored by your web browser in order to record information about you or your activities on a website. Using cookies for this purpose is a common, generally accepted practice on the Internet. We may use temporary cookies to enhance, customize, or enable your visit to this website. Temporary cookies do not contain personal information that can be used to identify you, do not compromise your privacy or security, and are erased when you close your browser.

Certain features on this website may require you to fill in a registration form used to personalize your user experience. Such features may store a persistent cookie on your computer's hard drive that is not deleted when you close your browser. A persistent cookie allows us recognize you on your next visit and tailor your user experience to your needs and interests.
NYCOM is aware that some programs you use to access this site may be set to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting cookies may limit your ability to use some of the features on this website

Google Analytics
This website uses the Google, Inc. (Google) Google Analytics web-analytics service. Google Analytics stores a persistent cookie on your hard drive that is used to anonymously analyze your website usage. The information in this cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on your website activity for site operators, and provide other services related to your website activity and Internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where those third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to this processing of data about you by Google.

Information Collected When You E-mail this Website or Initiate an Online Transaction through this Website
If you send an e-mail to NYCOM from this website, your e-mail address and the contents of your e-mail message will be collected. The collected information is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information contained in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your message to another government agency for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes. NYCOM will not sell your e-mail address and may only distribute it as described below.

During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction, such as filling in a survey, registration, or order form. The data, including any personal information, that you enter, may be used by NYCOM to operate NYCOM programs or provide goods, services and information. NYCOM does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Personal information provided by any individual in an e-mail message or through an online transaction will be presumed to have been entered by an adult and may, unless exempted by federal or State law, be subject to public access.
Information and Choice

NYCOM does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website, unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an order form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your access to certain services or products through this website, it will not stop you from requesting services or products from NYCOM by other means, and will not normally affect your ability to use other website features, including the ability to view or download most publicly available information.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website
NYCOM will collect your personal information through this website, or disclose that personal information only with your consent. We treat your voluntary disclosure of personal information to NYCOM, whether solicited or not, as consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by NYCOM for the purposes for which you disclosed it to NYCOM, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of your disclosure.
NYCOM may collect or disclose your personal information without your consent if that collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary for NYCOM to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by State or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating your identity; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
If personal information is collected, NYCOM employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosure or handling of personal information. In addition, NYCOM has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to authentication and monitoring. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

Linking to Other Websites
In order to provide users with certain information, this website may provide links to websites maintained by other organizations in both the public and private sectors. A link to a website does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, or services of that website. Once you navigate from this website to another site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that site, including the provisions of its privacy policy.

Linking to NYCOM's Website
We welcome links to the NYCOM website. Although we prefer that you link to our homepage, you may create links to specific pages within our site. Any individual or organization linking to NYCOM's website should comply with all applicable laws and with the following conditions:

  1. You may not imply that NYCOM endorses you, your organization, or its products;
  2. You may not misrepresent yourself or your organization's relationship with NYCOM;
  3. You may not present false information about NYCOM.

The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through this website. Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, NYCOM recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, NYCOM makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided by this website, and denies any expressed and implied warranty as to the same.

NYCOM reserves the right to change its privacy policy at any time by posting revisions on the NYCOM website. This privacy policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Contact Information
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Policy Updated: 09 May 2013 15:28