The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: nystia.org.
This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
We collect information from you when you fill out a form. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. You may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, including partner businesses listed on this site, other than as necessary (for instance providing travel and tourism information via consumer marketing programs, or NYSTIA affiliated events and meetings, each with terms and conditions).
The information that we collect is used to enhance the usability and improve the content of our web pages. It may be used to personalize information and for statistical purposes. Personal information will not be shared with third parties unless indicated and when approved by you (in other words, if you opt-in to sharing information). We provide information to investigate or prevent suspected illegal activities. Personal data may be shared in the following situations, as well:
We will retain personal data we process until the visitor/user notifies us that he/she no longer wishes to receive the services or information for which the data was collected. We will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user opts-in for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these specific service (e.g mailing or emailing travel information or registration information for the Empire State Tourism Conference).
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on the bottom of this page:
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
This policy was last modified on: May 31, 2018. Edited & customized by: New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), 1 Grove St., Suite 200, Pittsford, NY 14534.