New York Referrals (“New York Referrals“) operates yorkref.com and may operate other websites. It is New York Referrals’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, New York Referrals collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. New York Referrals’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how New York Referrals’ visitors use its website. From time to time, New York Referrals may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
New York Referrals also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on yorkref.com blogs/sites. New York Referrals only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to New York Referrals’ websites choose to interact with New York Referrals in ways that require New York Referrals to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that New York Referrals gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at yorkref.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with New York Referrals are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, New York Referrals collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with New York Referrals. New York Referrals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
New York Referrals may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. New York Referrals may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, New York Referrals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
New York Referrals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on New York Referrals’ behalf or to provide services available at New York Referrals’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using New York Referrals’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. New York Referrals will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, New York Referrals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when New York Referrals believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of New York Referrals, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an New York Referrals website and have supplied your email address, New York Referrals may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with New York Referrals and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. New York Referrals takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If New York Referrals, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that New York Referrals goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of New York Referrals may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.