This Privacy Statement informs you about the types of information the New York State Administrative Law Judges Association gathers online when you visit www.nysalja.org, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and your choices regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, that information.
This Privacy Statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. This Statement explains the following regarding the treatment of data collected on our Site(s):
- Sites Covered by This Statement
- What Information We Collect
- Why We Collect Your Information
- How We Use Your Information
- Sharing Your Information
- Accessing and Changing Your Information
- Protecting Your Information
- Links to other Web sites
- Children’s Privacy Protection
- Changes to This Statement
- Contacting Us
This Privacy Statement covers the collection and use of data on this website.
The information collected on our site falls into the following two categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect when you use our Site(s) may include:
- your name
- your phone number if you supply it (it’s not required)
- your e-mail address
- your login name
- any public comments you may create on one of our posts.
We request Personally Identifiable Information when you:
- request a service,
- fill out surveys, if any, and
- correspond with us.
We also collect Personally Identifiable Information when you ask that we send information directly to other people; in these cases, we will collect the information you submit about the recipient.
We do not connect the Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect on our Site.
Our primary goals in collecting information are:
- to know who’s visiting the site, and
- to provide all visitors a smooth, efficient, and personalized experience while using our Site.
We use your Personally Identifiable information to process your requests or provide the requested information. We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information on an aggregated basis to help us understand how visitors use our Site and to measure interest in the various pages. We use this information to improve the content of our Site and to make our Site easier to use.
We gather and use information in a number of ways, including the following:
Surfing: We collect certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information when you visit our Site. We collect this information to help run our Site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Site.
Online Services: We collect Personally Identifiable Information when you request services online, for example PLI registration. We collect this information to process your request, and to communicate with you about the status of your request.
Online surveys: We collect Personally Identifiable Information from members who volunteer to complete surveys. We use this information to improve our services.
Newsletters and e-mails: We collect Personally Identifiable Information when you ask to receive e-mails, and other information. We use this information to provide you the information you request.
Contact information: If you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence or comments, including Personally Identifiable Information, in a file specific to you. We use this information to help us provide better service in the event you contact us again.
NYSALJA will never, ever rent, sell, or give away any Personally Identifiable Information entered into the website to third parties for marketing or for mailing list purposes. However, your Personally Identifiable Information may be shared with the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (hereinafter “NAALJ”) to help us and them verify your membership.
Third Party Processing: With the exception of NAALJ, we will never transmit Personally Identifiable Information about you to other companies, agencies, or people.
Otherwise by Law: www.nysalja.org will only transmit Personally Identifiable Information about you as required to do so by law, subpoena, court order or legal process.
www.nysalja.org seeks to ensure that your information and preferences are accurate and complete. If you have registered at www.nysalja.org, you may access and change your information by visiting the site where it was submitted. All e-mail communications from us, such as membership in our ListServ, will advise you on how to stop receiving them. Please follow these instructions if you no longer wish to receive the e-mail messages.
A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. We do not collect cookies.
NYSALJA acknowledges your trust and is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of information, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
When you complete on-line transactions on our Site, we use Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology to safeguard your sensitive information while it is being sent to us. The SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window.
Parts of our Site contain links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you use these links, you will leave the www.nysalja.org website. When you access a non-www.nysalja.org website, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those websites linked to our Site. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.
NYSALJA believes that protecting children’s privacy online is extremely important. We respects national and international laws, including the Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), which applies in the United States. www.nysalja.org is directed solely to professionals in the the field of administrative law, and not anyone else, including children under 13 (or children of any age), and does not knowingly collect personal information from children.
If there are changes or additions to the terms of this Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on our web site so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. Please be sure to check this page before proceeding to use our Site. Regardless of any changes we make to our Privacy Statement, we will only use your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the version of the Statement in place at the time you provided your information, unless you give your express consent for us to do otherwise.
If you have any questions or concerns about the the New York State Administrative Law Judges Association’s use of your information, or about this Privacy Statement, please send an e-mail to us and note “Privacy” in the subject line.