The Empire Center for Public Policy is committed to protecting users’ privacy and developing technology that gives the users of this site a powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Empire Center website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Empire Center website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

There is information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Empire Center. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Empire Center for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Empire Center website.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Empire Center does not sell, rent or lease user information to third parties.

Empire Center keeps track of the web sites and pages our users visit within Empire Center, in order to determine what Empire Center services are the most popular.

Empire Center websites will disclose user information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Empire Center or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Empire Center; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Empire Center, or the public.

USE OF COOKIES

The Empire Center website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Empire Center services or websites you visit.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

Empire Center will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback, and as new features are added to the site. Empire Center encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Empire Center is protecting your information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Empire Center welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Empire Center has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Empire Center at info@empirecenter.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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