Collection of Information by ABNY.ORG
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our Site, fill out a form, transmit comments or communications, contact us through the Site, or receive customer or technical support.
When using the Services or registering on our Site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number. You may, however, visit portions of our Site without giving any personal information. If you do provide personal information, it must be true, accurate and complete, and all registration and account details (where applicable) must contain your real name, address and other requested details. You are responsible for keeping your contact information current and accurate.
Please note that when you delete your registered account information (where applicable), we may retain your registration information for a reasonable period of time afterward for the purpose of internal account management and fraud prevention activities.
Our Site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not voluntarily provided by users. Our Site logs do generate certain kinds of non-user identifying Site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. We also may use third-party website analytics tools that collect information about visitor traffic on our Site and any mobile applications.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience with the Site or the Services
- To improve the Site and the Services
- To respond to your requests for Services and to keep you informed of updates about the Site, Services and/or your account
- To send informational updates and conducting outreach on topics that relate to the Services
- To protect your rights, our rights and the rights of others
Once you create an account with ABNY.ORG, you may be included in our mailing list, and we may send you updates, newsletters, correspondence and other materials of this type. If you do not want to receive these communications, follow the instructions provided in the “Opting Out” section below.
“Opting Out” of Receiving Communications from Us
If you no longer want to receive our e-mails, offers, updates on Services, or other communications, please send an email to [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS] or follow the “unsubscribe” instructions at the bottom of each email or communication. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your use of the Services.
Security and Monitoring
We have integrated industry standard or better security measures and systems into the design, implementation and day to day operation of the Site and its underlying servers and networks. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet, and no system for storage of physical data, is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for hackers or other third parties not under our control to intercept or access private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or otherwise provide to us. Any transmission or other provision of information is done at your own risk.
Web Bugs (a/k/a Web Beacons) 
ABNY.ORG does not use web bugs on its web pages or in any html e-mail generated by use of the portal, or otherwise sent from ABNY.ORG, for any purpose other than to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by the Site’s visitors, and to generally add and improve the Services offered on ABNY.ORG.
Do we disclose your personal identifiable information to outside parties?
We may share your personally identifiable information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating the Site, providing the Services, conducting our business, or servicing you, or to our affiliates or agents, including the ABNY.ORG project sponsors and partners such as Google Inc., and New York City agencies, offices or other government agencies, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Examples include fulfilling requests for Services, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), and providing customer service. We also may share your personally identifiable information with affiliated businesses that we do not control but with which we engage in joint and co-branded offerings, and entities with which we may merge or which may acquire all or substantially all of ABNY’s assets, as customer information likely will be one of the transferred assets.
No applications or materials on the Site specifically solicit information from minors or seek to determine whether the visitor is a minor. Consequently, because such information will not be specifically identified as being from minors, users of the Site should be aware that personally identifiable information submitted to the Site by minors will be subject to being treated in the same manner as information given by an adult.
ABNY strongly believes that parental supervision is an important factor in Internet use by minors. Therefore, we ask parents to guide their minor children when children are asked to provide any personal information online. We further ask that children ask for and receive their parent’s permission before providing any information online.
Third Party Links
The content of ABNY.ORG’s webpages is copyrighted, and contains some third party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images/graphics from this Site.
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