For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person who, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. Cornell Manure Management does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, responding to a survey, or completing an on-line transaction.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website When visiting this website Cornell Manure Management may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
(i) User client hostname. The hostname or Internet
Protocol address of the user requesting access.
(ii) HTTP header, "user agent." The user agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that the browser is running.
(iii) HTTP header, "referrer." The referrer specifies the web page from which the user accessed the current web page.
(iv) System date. The date and time of the user's request.
(v) Full request. The exact request the user made.
(vi) Status. The status code the server returned to the user.
(vii) Content length. The content length, in bytes, of any document sent to the user.
(viii) Method. The request method used.
(ix) Universal Resource Identifier (URI). The location of a resource on the server.
(x) Query string of the URI. Anything after the question mark in a URI.
(xi) Protocol. The transport protocol and the version used.
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information.
The information that is collected is automatically used to improve this website's content and to help Cornell Manure Management understand how users are interacting with the website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the use of the material available on the website. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Cornell Manure Management is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.
Information Collected When You E-mail this Website or Complete
During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to Cornell Manure Management. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another State agency for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and Cornell Manure Management is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.
During your visit to this website you may complete a transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in completing the transaction may be used by Cornell Manure Management to operate Cornell Manure Management's programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by Cornell Manure Management may be disclosed by Cornell Manure Management for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.
Cornell Manure Management 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 submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. Cornell Manure Management strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.
Information and Choice
As noted above, Cornell Manure Management does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, responding to a survey, or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an on-line form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading information.
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. Cornell Manure Management 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 Cornell Manure Management by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Cornell Manure Management for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to Cornell Manure Management, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
However, Cornell Manure Management may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform Cornell Manure Management's statutory duties, or necessary for Cornell Manure Management 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.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
Cornell Manure Management may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to Cornell Manure Management's information technology assets.
Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected
Through this Website
Any user may submit a request to Cornell Manure Management's privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. Requests should be addressed to the person(s) responsible for maintaining the website; their contact information may be found in the "Contact Us" section of the web site.
In the event that Cornell Manure Management has collected personal information pertaining to a user through the Cornell Manure Management website and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user's request, the user may request that the personal information be amended or corrected, and Cornell Manure Management will update the personal information to the correct state.
Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information
Collected Through this Website
Cornell Manure Management is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Accordingly, Cornell Manure Management limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, Cornell Manure Management has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures 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.
For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the website for all users, Cornell Manure Management may employ software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.
Information is provided on this website to allow the public immediate access to public information. Every reasonable attempt is made to provide only accurate, current and reliable information. However, Cornell Manure Management, its officers, agents and employees expressly disclaim any express or implied warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, suitability or reliability of any information provided by this website.
The following definitions apply to terms appearing in italics, in this policy:
Personal Information shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 5 of section 202 of the State Technology Law.
State Agency Website shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 7 of section 202 of the State Technology Law.
User shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 8 of section 202 of the State Technology Law.
This Policy last updated August 20, 2008