Information Collected

Information Collected on suny.edu

Information Collected Automatically When You Visit suny.edu

When visiting suny.edu, SUNY automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

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 suny.edu's content and to help SUNY 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.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Web site

The collection of information through suny.edu and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. SUNY will only collect personal information through suny.edu or disclose personal information collected through suny.edu if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to SUNY by the user, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by SUNY for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to SUNY.

However, SUNY may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of SUNY, or necessary for SUNY 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 suny.edu is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, USA Patriot Act and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.

SUNY may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to SUNY's information technology assets.

Information Collected When You E-mail suny.edu or Complete a Transaction

During your visit to suny.edu you may send an e-mail to the SUNY. 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:

If you choose not to receive e-mail or other means of communication from SUNY, and would prefer not to in the future, you may request that you not receive communications by contacting us at asksuny@suny.edu.

During your visit to suny.edu you may complete a transaction such as an online application or the SUNY Information Request Form. The information collected by SUNY, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by SUNY and may be disclosed by SUNY for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.

SUNY 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.

Retention of Information Collected Through This Web site

The information collected through suny.edu is retained by SUNY in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. In general, the Internet services logs of SUNY, comprising electronic files or automated logs created to monitor access and use of Agency services provided through suny.edu, are retained for 21 business days and then destroyed. Information concerning these records retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the Internet privacy policy contact listed in this policy.

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