NYGC’s web server may collect information from you during the course of your visit to the Site. This information includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your Internet Service Provider, the content you access, the platform operating system and web browser you use, and the date and time of your visit. NYGC may collect this information through the use of “cookies,” which our web server seeks to place onto the user’s hard drive.
We may also collect information from you through your voluntary submission (e.g., NYGC contact form). For instance, you may be required to register with NYGC via this Site in order to access and use certain portions of this Site. To register, you will be asked to provide basic contact information (e.g. name, title, institution/company, phone number, email). The information that is collected is used only for internal purposes. This information is collected on a strictly “opt-in” basis and users may unsubscribe from emails at any time.
Use of collected information
NYGC may use the information it collects to improve this Site, to store your interests and preferences in order to customize your visit to this Site, to communicate with you upon your request and to compile and analyze trends.
NYGC occasionally hires other companies to provide services for us, which may require that they have access to some of the information collected. Such companies are required to use the information only to perform the services NYGC hired them to provide, and to maintain the confidentiality of the information. We may obtain additional information about you by using your email address, or other information, to directly, or through one or more services, search over the internet, or elsewhere. We thereby obtain information that appears to be related to such email address or other information, such as a name or participation in social media websites.
NYGC does not provide, sell, or lease information about you to any third parties for their marketing use. NYGC will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law, or if necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of NYGC.
Security of collected information
NYGC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, and we take reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. We restrict access to information about you to individuals at NYGC who need to know the information in accordance with their job responsibilities. It is your responsibility to protect the confidentiality of your passwords, account information, and any other access features associated with your use of this Site.