PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLAIMER


Thank you for visiting the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) web site. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for New York State citizens to interact with their State government. Like all online resources, we recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about their privacy. The State of New York is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website.

This policy describes PERB's privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to this website. This policy describes what data is collected and how that information is used. PERB may, at its sole discretion, change modify, add, or delete portions of this policy. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other State websites, you access through this website.

Information Collected When You Visit this Website

When visiting this website PERB automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct internet traffic to you;

  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;

  3. The date and time you visited this site; and

  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

This information is used to improve this website's content and to help PERB understand how people are using this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and PERB does not sell or distribute the information collected for commercial marketing purposes. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the State Arts and Cultural Affairs Law.

Information Collected When You Email this Website

If during your visit to this website you send an email to PERB, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the State Arts and Cultural Affairs Law.

Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and PERB does not sell or distribute your email address for commercial marketing purposes.

Personal Information and Choice

"Personal information" is information about an individual (e.g. an individual's name, address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

Personal information is not collected through this website unless you provide it voluntarily by sending an e-mail, responding to a survey, or completing an online transaction. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an online transaction. If you do not communicate with this website it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this website or other State government websites.

PERB does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. People are cautioned that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email or online form will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal or State law, be subject to public access. PERB encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and guide the children whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

Information collected through this website, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal or State law, be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), or court order.

Additionally, PERB may disclose personal information to federal or State law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to PERB's information.

Retention of Information Collected Through this Website

The information collected through this website is retained by the PERB in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. In general, the Internet services logs of PERB, comprising electronic files or automated logs created to monitor access and use of Agency services provided through this website, are retained for up to three years and then destroyed. Information, including personal information, that you submit in an e-mail or when you initiate an online transaction such as a survey, registration form, or order form is retained in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule established for the records of the program unit to which you submitted the information. Information concerning PERB's record retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the Internet privacy policy contact listed in this policy.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

Any user may submit a request to the PERB privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing to the address below and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the privacy compliance officer is:

Executive Director
NYS Public Employment Relations Board
PO BOX 2074
ESP AGENCY BLDG 2, FLS 18 & 20
Albany, New York 12220-0074

The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the date of the receipt of a proper request: (i) provide access to the personal information; (ii) deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or (iii) acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of the acknowledgment.

In the event that PERB has collected personal information pertaining to a user through the state agency website and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user's request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in section 95 of the Public Officers Law.

Security

PERB limits employee or associate access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees or associates who need access to perform a specific job. 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.

NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, PERB employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this website.

Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting PERB. We hope your visit was helpful and informative. PERB provides links to other governmental agencies in the State and federal government. We also provide links to web sites of other organizations to provide visitors with certain information. If you click on the links on these pages, you will be leaving PERB. Our provision of these links does not imply approval of the destinations, warrant the accuracy of any information in those destinations, or constitute endorsement of the entities to whose sites the links are made. PERB does not endorse any content, viewpoint, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of these outside Web sites. These Web sites operate under the auspices and at the direction of their respective owners. If you have a question or comment about any of these sites, please contact them directly on their site. Once you link to another website from the PERB website, including one maintained by the State, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

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, PERB recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, PERB, its employees and officers make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this Internet privacy policy, please contact:

perbinfo@perb.ny.gov or the privacy compliance officer at the above address.

  

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last modified: 1/21/2014
URL: http://www.perb.ny.gov/priv.asp