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DASNY Website Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) website. Like all online resources, we recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about their privacy. DASNY is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this website.

This policy describes DASNY's privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to this website. This policy also describes what data is collected and how that information is used. DASNY may, at its sole discretion, change, modify, add, or delete portions of this policy. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other State websites you access through this website.

Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website

When visiting this website DASNY automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct Internet traffic to you;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited this site;
  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
  5. Search words and queries that you may have sent to search engines to find this site, if you found this site via a search engine; and
  6. The URL or website address of the website you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any web page on this site was linked.

NOTE: We do not collect cookies when you visit this website.

The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help DASNY understand how people are using this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and DASNY does not sell or distribute the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When You Email this Website or Initiate an Online Transaction

If during your visit to this website you send an email to DASNY, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email to another State agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and DASNY does not sell or distribute your email address for commercial marketing purposes.

During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as a request for information, or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction, is collected and used by DASNY in order to complete your request. The information collected by DASNY may be disclosed by DASNY for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted.

Furthermore, your information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and DASNY does not sell or distribute this information for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When You Complete an Online Form

This website contains forms that allow you to submit your personal information to us for specific purposes. The forms available on this website allow you to submit the following types of information to us:

  • An Employment Application; and
  • Business Correspondence with DASNY

DASNY provides the ability to complete these forms on its website as a convenience to its users. You may complete any online forms offline by contacting the DASNY representative that is listed on the form. The information collected in these forms is used to fulfill the purpose of the forms only. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and DASNY does not sell or distribute this information for commercial marketing purposes.

If you choose to complete an Employment Application through this website, you will be asked to submit personal information that will be used to evaluate your application. Such personal information includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Whether or not you are related to any current DASNY employees
  • Education History
  • Employment History
  • Employment References
  • Military History

In addition, you will be asked to authorize DASNY to prepare and evaluate a Consumer Report or Consumer Investigative Report and a General Background Investigation on you.

Information provided to the Authority on the Employment Application is forwarded to the Human Resources department for processing in the same manner and with the same confidentiality that is afforded to information collected by means of the paper application process. Information collected is maintained according to existing Dormitory Authority personnel policies and, in the event of hire, becomes a part of the employment record.

Personal Information and Choice

"Personal information" is any information concerning a natural person that can be used to identify that person (e.g. an individual's name, e-mail address, street address, and phone number). A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

Personal information is not collected through this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email to DASNY through this website or by initiating any other online transaction, such as completing an online form, or a request for information. If you do not communicate with this website it does not affect your ability to use any other features of this website.

Your choice not to communicate with this website may limit your ability to receive specific services, products, or information through this website, however, it will not prevent you from requesting services, information, or products from DASNY by other means.

Currently, DASNY does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may, if not protected by federal or State law, be subject to public access. DASNY encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and guide the children whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

The collection of information through this website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. DASNY will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to DASNY by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by DASNY for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to DASNY, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

However, DASNY may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: 1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of DASNY, or necessary for DASNY 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.


DASNY is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, user, or disclosure. Consequently, DASNY limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a specific job. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, DASNY has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to local, State and federal government agencies, and websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, including one maintained by the State, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, DASNY recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, DASNY, its employees, officers and agents make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, DASNY employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this website.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the DASNY Website Privacy Policy, please email DASNY at: [email protected].

You have a right to review and correct personal information you submitted to DASNY through this website. To request a review and/or correction of your personal information, please email DASNY at [email protected]. Proof of identity is required.

Policy Last Update Date: June 14, 2002.