Empire Fire Protection Services – Commitment to Privacy
At Empire Fire Protection Services, we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with Empire Fire Protection Services. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit EmpireExtinguisher.com. You can travel through most of EmpireExtinguisher.com 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.
Empire Fire Protection Services does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending e-mail, completing an online information request form, completing the online application, or completing online registration.
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 EmpireFPS.com
When visiting EmpireFPS.com, Empire Fire Protection Services 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 EmpireFPS.com content and to help Empire Fire Protection Services 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 Empire Fire Protection Services is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from EmpireFPS.com for commercial marketing purposes.
Information Collected When You E-mail EmpireFPS.com or Complete a Transaction
During your visit to EmpireFPS.com you may send an e-mail to Empire Fire Protection Services. 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 Empire Fire Protection Services department for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and Empire Fire Protection Services is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.
During your visit to EmpireFPS.com you may complete a transaction such as an online application for service or an online information request form. The information collected by Empire Fire Protection Services, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by Empire Fire Protection Services and may be disclosed by Empire Fire Protection Services for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.
Empire Fire Protection Services 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 EmpireFPS.com and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. Empire Fire Protection Services will only collect personal information through EmpireFPS.com or disclose personal information collected through EmpireFPS.com if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to Empire Fire Protection Services by the user constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Empire Fire Protection Services for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to Empire Fire Protection Services.
However, Empire Fire Protection Services may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of Empire Fire Protection Services, or necessary for Empire Fire Protection Services 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 EmpireFPS.com is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
Retention of Information Collected through this Web site
The information collected through EmpireFPS.com is retained by Empire Fire Protection Services in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. Information on the requirements of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Law may be found at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/services/recmgmt.htm.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the user’s browser on the hard drive of your computer. EmpireFPS.com utilizes temporary session cookies in certain portions of it’s website.
The following definitions apply to those terms, which 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.