Personal Information

Personal Information Collected

Personal Privacy Protection

The Personal Privacy Protection Law requires this notice to be provided when collecting personal information from individuals. The authority to collect personal information is based on Section 355 (2) (h) of the New York Education Law. The information will be used to evaluate your application(s) for admission and will be incorporated into your student records if and when you enroll. Failure to provide the requested information may delay the processing of your application. The information will be maintained by the Application Services Center (ASC) of The State University of New York and at your college choices. Persons responsible for maintaining your personal information are the directors of admission at your college choices and the director of the ASC, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246. In the event the applicant is denied admission at all of his/her college choices, the applicant’s contact information may be shared with admissions offices at other SUNY campuses for purposes of determining the candidate’s interest in being considered for admission to those campuses.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through suny.edu

Any user may submit a request to SUNY's privacy officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through suny.edu. 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 officer is:

Privacy Officer
State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, New York 12246

The privacy 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 has collected personal information pertaining to a user through suny.edu and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user's request, the privacy 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.edu

SUNY is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through suny.edu against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, SUNY limits employee access to personal information collected through suny.edu 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 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.edu 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.edu for all users, SUNY employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage suny.edu.

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