.nyc Website Policy

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We respect your privacy and want you to understand what kind of information we collect about .nyc site visitors, why we collect it, and how we may use and disclose that information.

What We Collect

Personal Information. Personal Information is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data that we can reasonably link to that kind of information. We do not collect Personal Information on this site unless you choose to give it to us, for example by registering to receive updates or newsletters.

Log Data. Like all web sites, we automatically log the Internet page request that gets you to our web site. This typically includes the referring URL 1, the URL of the page requested, Internet Protocol address 2, information about your Internet service provider or your domain name 3, information about your browser and browser language, (Firefox, Safari, Explorer, etc.), your operating system (e.g., Windows, OSX, etc.), the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies 4 that may uniquely identify your browser. We also log information about how you use our website, including the pages you visit, the applications you use, information you enter into forms on the web site. This information does not identify you to us unless you have given us your name, contact information, or other Personal Information.

How We Use and Disclose that Information

Any Personal Information you submit is stored securely and used to respond to your requests, process transactions you initiate., or used by the City of New York for Governmental Purposes. 5

We use Log Data to respond to your requests, improve the content and usability of this website, identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology you use, and to our services in general. In order to accomplish those goals, from time to time, we may conduct statistical analysis of the data it collects.

We may disclose that information to third parties to help us in these activities, but we do not allow them to use the Personal Information for purposes other than those for purposes requested by you (e.g. receive Newsletter). We do not we do not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute the data collected for commercial or marketing purposes. 6

We use cookies on this site to distinguish among our visitors and track information during multiple visits. "Temporary cookies" 7 expire at the end of your browsing session. We use "persistent cookies" 8 to understand the distribution and patterns of unique and repeat visitors to the site and to recognize your browser if you register on the site. We may use similar technologies 9 such as web beacons, bugs, or clear GIFs to identify site performance needs, ensure compatibility with the technology you use, and to generally add and improve services offered on the site.

We do not rent or sell personally identifiable information (i.e., information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc., that identifies a user as a particular person), nor do we exchange or trade such information with third-parties without a user's explicit permission. We do not disclose credit card or other personally identifiable financial information other than as necessary to complete a credit card or other financial transaction, or upon explicit permission from the applicable user.

You may opt in to receive information from this website. If you opt in to receive information from this website, you may opt out at any time here. If we send electronic mail ("e-mail") to a user, such e-mail is NOT confidential 10 and is identical in nature to that information generally available to the public and news media.


In certain instances, you may have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit personally identifiable information. You should not divulge a password to anyone, and we will never ask for a password in a telephone call, fax, e-mail or other form of unsolicited communication. When you finish using a password protected application, you should exit the relevant page(s), and close the browser entirely if you are using a publicly-accessible browser.

We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical safeguards designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or alteration.


We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from minors or seek to determine whether avisitor is a minor. Consequently, because such information will not be specifically identified as being from minors, you should be aware that personally identifiable information submitted by minors will be subject to being treated in the same manner as information given by an adult and may become subject to FOIL.

We strongly believe that parental supervision is an important factor in Internet use by minors and ask parents to guide their minor children when children are asked to provide any personal information online. If you are a child, please don't submit personal information on this site.

Third Party Links

This site provides links to, and may be linked from or to other websites. The existence and/or provision of those links neither constitutes nor implies endorsement or sponsorship of linked website(s) or of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policy(ies), product(s), accessibility or privacy policy of said such website(s).

We may change this policy from time to time, and reserve the right to do so without notice.