The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of our offerings. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

The Business Council is a member-oriented organization and our website is intended to expedite communication with our members. However, we welcome all Internet users to navigate through this website for information-gathering purposes.

There is no registration necessary upon entering our site and we encourage all users to take full advantage of the information we have provided.

Members of The Business Council select committees in which they would like to participate. These committee members may receive information via Internet e-mail related to the committee on which they have requested participation.

For our members' convenience, The Business Council also allows members to register for various meetings and forums on-line. Our site's registration form requires members to provide contact information (name, address, email address) to be used strictly for contacting registrants when necessary. We do not share this information with any third party.

To advance its members' public-policy agenda, The Business Council will from time to time provide on this site a facility through which members and others may send letters, faxes and/or e-mails to members of the New York State Legislature and other government officials. This facility is provided by a third-party vendor, who has contracted not to make any other use of the information acquired, and not to share any of this information with any other party. The Business Council has access to lists of those who use this e-advocacy facility, and to information on the messages they sent. Our E-advocacy facility also allows users to supply us with their e-mail addresses so that we may send them further communications on issues they are interested in; but we do not require submission of an e-mail address and we do not send further information to users unless they have requested it.

To better serve our members and diagnose problems with our server, The Business Council tracks user traffic patterns throughout this site and may at times track search terms that users have entered into our search facility. However, we do not correlate this information with data regarding individual users.

E-mail harvesting is forbidden at or on our site. Anyone attempting to harvest our e-mail addresses will be reported to their Internet Service Provider ("ISP") with a request to terminate the offending account(s). We have stealth features designed to record such harvesting attempts and which will notify automatically the proper authorities.

And finally, The Business Council's site contains links to other sites. The Business Council does not control the information collection and distribution policies of Internet domains other than those of The Business Council and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact:

Contact The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, New York 12210