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SUNY Canton's Commitment to Privacy
At the State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, (SUNY Canton), we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with SUNY Canton. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit SUNY Canton's website. You can travel through most of SUNY Canton's website without giving us any information about yourself. Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.
SUNY Canton does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, completing the SUNY Canton Information Request Form, or completing the online application.
This policy is consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit SUNY Canton's Web site
When visiting SUNY Canton's website, SUNY Canton automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed our web site
- The type of browser, its version and the operating system on which that browser is running
- The web page from which the user accessed the current web page
- The date and time of the user's request
- The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page
None of the above-mentioned information is deemed to constitute personal information by the Internet Privacy and Security Act. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve Canton's content and to help SUNY Canton understand how users are interacting with its Web site. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and SUNY Canton is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from SUNY Canton's website for commercial marketing purposes.
Information Collected When You E-mail SUNY Canton's Web Site or Complete a Transaction
During your visit to SUNY Canton's web site you may send an e-mail to the College. 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 web site, or to forward your message to another SUNY Canton campus for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and SUNY Canton is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.
During your visit to SUNY Canton's website you may complete a transaction such as an online application or the SUNY Canton Information Request Form. The information collected by SUNY Canton, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by SUNY Canton and may be disclosed by SUNY Canton for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.
SUNY Canton does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or create profiles of children under the age of 13. 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.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Web Site
The collection of information through SUNY Canton's website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. SUNY Canton will only collect personal information through SUNY Canton's website or disclose personal information collected through SUNY Canton's website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to SUNY Canton by the user, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by SUNY CANTON for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to SUNY Canton.
However, SUNY Canton may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is:
- necessary to perform the statutory duties of SUNY Canton, or necessary for SUNY Canton to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation;
- made pursuant to a court order or by law;
- for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or
- 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 SUNY Canton's website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
SUNY Canton may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to SUNY Canton's information technology assets.
Retention of Information Collected Through this Web Site
Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this SUNY Canton's Web Site
Any user may submit a request to SUNY Canton's privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through SUNY Canton's website. Any such request shall be made in writing 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:
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13716
The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the receipt of a proper request, provide access to the personal information; deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or 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 SUNY Canton has collected personal information pertaining to a user through SUNY Canton's 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.
Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through SUNY Canton's Website
SUNY Canton is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through SUNY Canton's website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, SUNY Canton limits employee access to personal information collected through SUNY Canton's website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, SUNY Canton has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of SUNY Canton's website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For Web site security purposes and to maintain the availability of SUNY Canton's website for all users, SUNY Canton employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage SUNY Canton's website.
If you wish, you may complete a registration to personalize this website and permit a "persistent cookie" to be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. SUNY Canton uses persistent cookies only with your permission. The software and hardware you use to access the web site allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this web site.
SUNY Canton's website or by regular mail at:
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13716
The following definitions apply to, and appear in italics, in this policy:
- Personal information: 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.
- User: shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 8 of section 202 of the State Technology Law.
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34 Cornell Drive
FOB 616 Canton, NY 13617