Internet Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting the NYS Office of Employee Relations (OER) website. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals in government and the public to interact with OER. OER recognizes that it is critical for users to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit OER's website.

Consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law, this policy describes OER's privacy practices regarding information collected from users of this website. This policy describes what information is collected and how that information is used. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other state agency websites, that you access using this website through a hyperlink or otherwise.

For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person that, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. OER does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email or by initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration, or order form.


在访问本网站时,OER 会自动收集并存储有关您访问的以下信息。

  • The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the email address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer.
  • the type of browser and operating system you used
  • 您访问本网站的日期和时间
  • 您在本网站访问的网页或服务
  • the website you visited prior to coming to this website
  • the website you visit as you leave this website
  • 如果您下载了表格,则下载的表格


The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help OER 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 utility of the material available on the website. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and OER is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.


Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. To better serve you, we may use "session cookies" to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Session cookies can be created automatically on the device you use to access OER's website. These session cookies do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. A session cookie is erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.

您用于访问网站的软件和硬件允许您拒绝新的 cookie 或删除现有的 cookie。拒绝或删除这些 cookie 可能会限制您利用本网站某些功能的能力。

Information Collected When You Email this Website or Initiate an Online Transaction

During your visit to this website you may send an email to OER. Your email 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 email address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, or to improve this website. Your email address is not collected for commercial purposes and OER is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your email address for commercial purposes.

During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by OER to operate OER programs. The information collected by OER may be disclosed by OER for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted. For example, if you fill out an application for a work-related training course online, that information may be shared with your employer.

OER 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 email 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. OER 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 online.


As noted above, OER does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us an email, respond to a survey, or complete an order 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 prevent you from requesting services or products from OER by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading publicly available information.


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. OER 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 OER by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by OER for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to OER, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

但是,如果收集或披露是以下情况,OER 可能会在未经用户同意的情况下收集或披露个人信息:

  • necessary to perform the statutory duties of OER, or necessary for OER to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation;
  • made pursuant to a court order or by law;
  • for the purpose of validating the identity of the user;
  • 仅用于统计目的的信息,其形式不能用于识别任何特定的人;或者
  • required for employees' agencies to verify participation in training or other programs offered by OER.


OER may disclose personal information to federal or State law enforcement authorities to enforce OER's rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to OER's information technology assets.


The information collected through this website is retained by OER in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. Information on the requirements of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Law may be found at

In general, the Internet services logs of OER, comprising electronic files or automated logs created to monitor access and use of Agency services provided through this website, are retained by our hosting company for one calendar month and then destroyed. Information, including personal information, that you submit in an email or when you initiate an online transaction such as a survey, registration form, or order form is retained in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule established for the records of the program unit to which you submitted the information. Information concerning these records retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the Internet privacy policy contact listed in this policy.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

任何用户都可以向 OER 的隐私合规官提交请求,以确定是否通过本网站收集了与该用户有关的个人信息。任何此类请求均应以书面形式向以下地址提出,并且必须附有合理的用户身份证明。合理的身份证明可以包括验证签名、包含通常只有用户知道的标识符或类似的适当标识。隐私合规官的地址是:


NYS Office of Employee Relations

2 Empire State Plaza 8th Floor


The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the date of the receipt of a proper request:

  • provide access to the personal information;
  • 以书面形式拒绝访问,并解释其原因;或
  • acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of the acknowledgment.

In the event that OER has collected personal information pertaining to a user through the State agency website and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user's request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in section 95 of the Public Officers Law.



In addition, OER 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, the hosting company used by OER employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.






For questions regarding this Internet privacy policy, please contact:



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NYS Office of Employee Relations

2 Empire State Plaza 8th Floor


(via regular mail)