• Privacy Policy

    Effective Date: March 11, 2021

    This Privacy Policy covers the information practices of the website that links to this Privacy Policy (referred to as the “Site”). The owner of this website is The New York State Nurses Association (“NYSNA”)


    NYSNA believes strongly in protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We acknowledge that you may have privacy and security concerns with respect to the information we collect, use, and disclose to third parties for the purpose of allowing us to offer and provide our services to you. In order to comply with privacy legislation, we have developed this Privacy Policy. Personal information is any combination of information, in the possession of or likely to come into the possession of NYSNA, that can be used to identify, contact, or locate a discrete individual (“Personal Information”) and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This includes any expression of opinion about such an individual. Any information which cannot be used to identify a discrete individual (such as aggregated statistical information) is not Personal Information.



    NYSNA collects, uses, and discloses your Personal Information (including individuals associated with you, all of whom are referred to as “you” in this Privacy Policy) in its normal course of business for the following purposes:

    • Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
    • Where you have requested a service from NYSNA, assisting you in communicating with other members of the NYSNA, assisting your communication with governmental officials, the processing and maintenance of the service we provide, as well as any applicable changes or updates of such service;
    • Responding to your inquiries about topics or other services of interest to you;
    • Making proposals for future service needs;
    • Allowing affiliated entities to notify you of certain topics, occurrences, or services offered by our affiliates;
    • Processing transactions through service providers;
    • Meeting legal, security, processing and regulatory requirements;
    • Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
    • Compiling statistics for analysis of our site, services, and our operations.


    The information gathered by NYSNA from this Site falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our Site and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our Site.


    Information voluntarily provided by you

    When using this Site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. The Personal Information that we collect will depend on how you choose to use this Site.

    • Where you request information about our services

    If you request further information about our services, we require you to submit your name, e-mail address, and the name of your organization (if applicable) so we may send you the material you have requested, and to enable us to identify if you are an existing user of the Site.

    • Where you register with us and/or request services

    If you register with the Site, or request a service available on the Site, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, country, telephone number, and the reason for your communication, as well as such other information as is reasonably necessary so that we can provide you with the service. On data submission forms, we shall indicate by way of an asterisk, which information is optional and which information is mandatory.


    Any Personal Information that you send us will be used for the purpose indicated on the Site or in this Privacy Policy.

    Following an inquiry into receiving services from us, if you decide to proceed, we will collect Personal Information necessary to proceed with the transaction, such as your name, address, postcode, contact telephone number, e-mail address, and where relevant, billing address or payment details. We will use your Personal Information to provide content and services, administer your user account, process requests, etc. and generally manage your relationship with us.


    Website Navigational Information

    As you navigate the Site, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (collectively “Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).

    • Cookies

    Like many companies, we may use cookies on this Site. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website. The use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user. A cookie cannot read data off your computer's hard drive.

    There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:


    (i) Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.

    (ii) Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

    (iii) First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between NYSNA’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.


    (iv) Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.


    Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not use third-party cookies on our Sites, although we do use third-party provided web beacons (please see the section on Web Beacons below).


    This Site does use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for NYSNA and its affiliates. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


    The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, NYSNA’s Sites are not compatible with DNT and so do not recognize DNT settings.


    For information on all of these categories of cookies, and for more information generally on cookies please refer to aboutcookies.org.


    We use cookies for the following purposes:


    Where strictly necessary

    These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as obtaining a quote or logging into your account, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.



    These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Site in order to improve the way that our Site works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a person, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to improve how our Site works.



    These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a Site may be able to remember your log-in details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.



    These cookies allow our Site, and our advertising partners (like Facebook) to keep track of the topics, content, and issues that are important to you. The information these cookies collect is usually personally identifiable. They do gather information about you that can be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.

    Please consult your web browser's ‘Help’ documentation or visit aboutcookies.org. for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser.

    • Web Beacons

    The Site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the Site and interaction with e-mails from NYSNA. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computers, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon and a description of a Site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Sites and e-mail communications. We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about NYSNA and our services.

    • IP Addresses

    When you visit our Sites, NYSNA collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, NYSNA uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Users navigate the Sites. IP addresses will be stored in such a way so that you cannot be identified from the IP address.



    We do not disclose any Personal Information about you to any third parties except as stated in this Privacy Policy, as otherwise permitted by law, or authorized by you.

    Third parties to whom we disclose information are required by law and contractual undertakings to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure, and to use and disclose it for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances, in compliance with all applicable legislation, which purposes are as follows:

    • To provide the services you have requested from us;
    • To notify you or allow our affiliates to notify you of certain topics, issues, or services offered by our affiliates;
    • To process transactions through data processing service providers;
    • If the information is a credit card number, to process credit card payments—through third-party payment processing, clearing, and settlement systems in association with various banks; and
    • To other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements.


    If these third parties wish to use your Personal Information for any other purpose, they will have a legal obligation to notify you of this and, where required, to obtain your consent. Contact us at info@NYCHomeowners.org for more information on these third parties.


    Affiliate Sharing

    In the normal course of performing services for our clients, Personal Information may be shared within NYSNA and its affiliates for research and statistical purposes, system administration, and crime prevention or detection. When you supply us with information containing third-party Personal Information (names, addresses, or other information relating to living individuals), we will hold and use that Personal Information to perform general insurance and other services for you on the understanding that the individuals to whom the Personal Information relates have been informed of the reason(s) for obtaining the Personal Information, the fact that it may be disclosed to third parties such as NYSNA, and have consented to such disclosure and use.


    Service Providers

    Because a number of the service providers we use are located in the United States, including certain NYSNA affiliates, your Personal Information may be processed and stored inside the United States, and the U.S. government, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your Personal Information under US laws.

    NYSNA's service suppliers adhere to the same protections regarding the collection, use, and retention of data as we do.

    Business Transactions

    As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, user information, including Personal Information, generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either NYSNA itself or substantially all of NYSNA assets were acquired, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to a third party purchaser in these circumstances


    Other Legally Required Disclosures

    NYSNA preserves the right to disclose without your prior permission any Personal Information about you or your use of this Site if NYSNA has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of NYSNA, employees, other users of this Site, or the public; (b) enforce the terms and conditions that apply to use of this Site; (c) as required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority, or (d) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties. We may also disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request


    NYSNA will collect, use, or disclose Personal Information that is necessary for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy, or as permitted by law. If we require Personal Information for any other purpose, you will be notified of the new purpose.


    NYSNA will collect Personal Information by fair and lawful means. We will normally retain Personal Information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the identified purposes. However, some Personal Information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract, or auditing requirements.



    We have in place physical, electronic and procedural safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we maintain. Safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity, format, location, amount, distribution and storage of the Personal Information. They include physical, technical, and managerial measures to keep Personal Information protected from unauthorized access. However, due to the nature of the Internet and related technology, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of Personal Information, and NYSNA expressly disclaims any such obligation.



    NYSNA Sites may include links to other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your web browser), use of any Personal Information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these websites via a link from the website's homepage, you should contact the website directly for more information.



    Our knowing about changes to some of your Personal Information (e.g. email address) may be key to effectively communicating with you at your request. If any of your details change you can update us by emailing us at


    CONTACT. Please keep us informed of changes to your Personal Information.

    You have the right to access your Personal Information and request rectification of any Personal Information in the file that may be obsolete, incomplete or incorrect. However, to secure your Personal Information, NYSNA does not provide online access to its customers to view or amend Personal Information in its database.



    You may exercise your right to withdraw your consent to applicable uses or disclosures of your Personal Information (which may limit or terminate the products and services that NYSNA provides to you) by writing or sending an email to us at: website@nysna.org


    We will need to validate the identity of anyone making such a request to ensure that we do not provide your information to anyone who does not have the right to such information. Normally we will respond to access requests within 30 days.



    If there is any material change to your rights under this Privacy Policy, NYSNA will provide you with notice of such change 30 days prior to the changes going into effect. As part of this notice, NYSNA may post a notice of the change on the site in a clear and conspicuous manner for the 30-day notice period. NYSNA may also communicate the change via email or postal mail if this is the way that NYSNA normally corresponds with you. Please note that your continued use of the Site or Services once this 30-day period is over indicates your agreement to the changes which were the subject of the notice.

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