For purposes of this policy, personal informationâ means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed for instance, to a corporate entity, which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The SFS Program only collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration or order form.
When visiting this web site the SFS Program automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit
This information that is collected automatically is used to improve this web site's content and to help the SFS Program understand how people are using this web site. 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 the SFS Program does not sell or distribute the information collected from this web site for commercial marketing purposes.
If during your visit to this web site you send an email to the SFS Program, 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, address issues you identify, further improve this web site, or forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the SFS Program does not sell or distribute your email address for any purposes.
During your visit to this web site, you may initiate a transaction such as a survey, registration or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by the SFS Program to operate programs, which include the provision of goods, services and information. The information collected by the SFS Program may be disclosed by the SFS Program for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted by you.
The collection of information through this web site and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The SFS Program will only collect personal information through this web site, or disclose such personal information, if the user has consented to the collection and disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to the SFS Program by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the SFS Program for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to the SFS Program, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
However, the SFS Program may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the SFS Program or necessary for the SFS Program 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 web site is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. Additionally, the SFS Program may disclose personal information to federal or State law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the SFS Programâs information technology assets and any other inappropriate use of its web site.
The SFS Program limits employee access to personal information collected through this web site to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, the SFS Program has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this web site 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 web site. For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site remains available to all users, the SFS Program employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this web site.
Information provided on this web site is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the SFS Program recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the SFS Program, its employees, officers and agents make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this web site, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.