Visitor Agreement

GENERAL DISCLAIMER:

Please read this agreement carefully before using this web site.

By accessing the web site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the web site.

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT:

You may download, use and copy the materials found on the web site for your personal, informational, noncommercial use only, provided that all copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the site which pertains to the material being copied. Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material found or described herein. All such rights are retained by CONNECT and/or any third party owner of such rights. You may not create framed links to these web pages without express written permission from CONNECT.

The information in this site applies only to the State of New York, United States of America. We make no representation that materials found at our site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access the Web site from outside theUnited States of America, you take responsibility for compliance with applicable privacy laws of your country.

LINKS DISCLAIMER:

We may provide links to other sites that we believe may be useful or informative. These links to third party sites or information are not intended as, and should not be interpreted by you as constituting or implying our endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party information, products or services found there. We do not maintain or control these sites and, accordingly, make no guarantee concerning the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information found there.

PERSONAL PRIVACY:

At CONNECT we value and respect your privacy.

As you use the CONNECT Web site, you may be asked for such personal information as your name, postal and/or e-mail address, telephone number, professional affiliation. This information is gathered for the purpose of keeping you informed. Any personally identifiable information that you share with us is kept in strict confidence. We will not sell any of your personally identifiable information, and this information will only be used internally by the CONNECT staff for the purposes stated here. 

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about  new information, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

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 our website: 

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data. 

TECHNICAL LIMITS:

Although we employ industry standard practices to protect your privacy, the technological limitations of Internet data transmission make it impossible to guarantee that personal data will never be disclosed in ways not described in this Privacy Statement. For example, hackers may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or abuse or misuse information collected from the Web site. We do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information is completely inviolable.

IP ADDRESSES AND “COOKIES”:

Like most Web sites, our server software gathers in log files general demographic information from all users of the Web site. This includes browser types, IP addresses and referring domains. We use this information to help us understand our visitors’ needs and to improve our Web site. We also use small bits of data called “cookies” stored on users’ computers to simulate a continuous connection. Cookies let us “remember” information about your preferences and allow you to move within the Web site without reintroducing yourself. You can see and control cookies through settings in your browser. However, refusing to accept cookies may limit your ability to access certain portions of the Web site.

Additional information about how cookies work is available in the article “Cookies: what they are and how they work”, on the How Stuff Works Web site at http://www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.htm.

SHARING OF INFORMATION:

We may store and disclose personal information as allowed or required by applicable law, including making disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (a) protect the rights, safety or property of users of our Web site, the public, or our Web site suppliers; and (b) conform to legal or regulatory requirements.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES:

If the CONNECT Web site changes its privacy practices, those changes will be posted on this page so that you are kept informed of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Please check this page for changes from time to time to make sure you are aware of our latest privacy practices. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the bottom. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy currently in effect. Any major policy changes will also be detailed in an e-mail notification to those users who have submitted e-mail addresses.

FEEDBACK:

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, we encourage you to contact us.

This privacy policy was last updated on 01/11/11.