For purposes of this policy, “personal information” means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The Tug Hill Commission does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website
During your website visit, the Tug Hill Commission does not collect information about your visit and installs no session cookies on your computer.
Information Collected When You E-mail this Website
During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to the Tug Hill Commission. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another State agency for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and the Tug Hill Commission is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.
The Tug Hill Commission does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. The Tug Hill Commission strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.
Information and Choice
As noted above, the Tug Hill Commission 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. You may choose not to send us an e-mail. While your choice not to contact us may limit your ability to receive specific services through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services from the Tug Hill Commission by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading publicly available information.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website
The collection of information through this website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The Tug Hill Commission will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to the Tug Hill Commission by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the Tug Hill Commission for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to the Tug Hill Commission, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
However, the Tug Hill Commission may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the Tug Hill Commission, or necessary for the Tug Hill Commission 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 the identity of the user; 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.Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, Executive Law §94(17) and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. Disclosure of information submitted as part of the submission of an annual Financial Disclosure Statement to the New York State Ethics Commission is subject to the provisions of Public Officers Law §73-a and Executive Law §94(17). The Tug Hill Commission may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce the Tug Hill Commission’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Tug Hill Commission’s information technology assets.
An annual statement of financial disclosure filed electronically with the Ethics Commission contains the same information that is collected on the paper financial disclosure form. Pursuant to Executive Law §94(17), this information is available for public inspection with the exception of categories of value. Access to the electronic form and any information is limited to only those with the proper identification number and PIN, as provided by Commission staff, and to Commission staff for the purposes of processing the statement. Any requests for new identification or PIN numbers in order to access and/or change the information contained in the electronic filing document will only be given by Commission staff via the U.S. Postal Mail Service to the home address of the requesting individual after receiving proper verification of the filer’s identity.
Retention of Information Collected Through this Website
Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites. The Tug Hill Commission is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites.