Welcome to the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association. We understand that privacy online is important to users (“visitors”) of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those visitors of the site. “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, and email. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our visitors. We collect the following additional information from our visitors: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of visitors, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising or sponsorship that the visitors intends to donate.
What organizations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our visitors. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from visitors. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email visitors about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact visitors in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.
With whom may the information be shared?
We may share aggregated information about our visitors, including the demographics of our visitors, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Western New York Gas and Stean Engine Association is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or volunteers of the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association, except for use as indicated above.
What choices are available to visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Visitors may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us.
Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association
PO Box 75
Alexander, NY 14005
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Are Cookies used on the Site?
The Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) for web statistics. Utilizing cookies, Google Analytics collects and reports aggregate data on site usage that be used to better design user experience.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors on the Site?
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law.
We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our visitors.
How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our volunteers are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our visitors is only accessible to a limited number of qualified volunteers who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information is protected by encryption protocols to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to visitors for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Visitors may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by using the Contact Us form.
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
We provide visitors with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by using contacting us using the Contact Us form. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.