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  Thank you for visiting the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) Grantee Unit Status and Mortgage Reporting website. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to perform project unit status reporting and to interact with the AHC. The AHC recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit this 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 the AHC's privacy practices regarding information collected from users of this website. This policy describes what data 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 websites, you access through this website.
  For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed for instance to a corporate entity, which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The AHC does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by registering to this website or by sending an e-mail.
  Information Collected Automatically When You Visit This Website
  When visiting this website, the AHC automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
  1. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used to access this website. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited the site;
  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  5. The website you visited prior to coming to this site.
  None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information.
  The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help the AHC understand how users are interacting with this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, to improve the utility of the material available on the site, and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the AHC is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from this 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 use "temporary" cookies to enhance, personalize or customize your visit to this website. Temporary cookies are erased during the operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.
  This website does not use "persistent cookies", which are files stored on your computer's hard drive that will allow the site to recognize you when you visit again.
  Information Collected When You Register to This Website or When You Send an E-mail to the AHC
  During your visit to this website, you may choose to register and create a user profile. Your personal information will be stored securely and will be used for unit status reporting purposes or to contact you on reporting-related matters.
  If during your visit to this website you send an e-mail to the AHC, your e-mail address and the contents of your e-mail will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. Your e-mail address and the information contained 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 personal information is not collected for commercial purposes and the AHC does not to sell or distribute your e-mail address for commercial purposes.
  The AHC 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 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.
  Information and Choice
  As noted above, the AHC does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by registering to the site or sending an e-mail. However, by choosing not to register, you will not be allowed to take advantage of the reporting features this website is designed for.
  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. The AHC 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 the AHC by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the AHC for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to the AHC, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
  However, the AHC may disclose personal information without consent if the disclosure is:
  1. Necessary to perform the statutory duties of the AHC, or necessary for the AHC 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. Additionally, the AHC may disclose personal information to federal or State law enforcement authorities to enforce the AHC’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the AHC’s information technology assets and any other inappropriate use of its website.
  Retention of Information Collected Through this Website
  The information collected through this website is retained by the AHC 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 here. In general, the Internet services logs of the AHC created to monitor access and use of AHC’s services provided through this website, are retained for two years and then destroyed. Information, including personal information, which you submit 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
  A user will be able to access and correct any personal information they provide after logging on to this website using their selected credentials. In the event that the user is unable to access the site, the user may send an e-mail to the AHC's support email address and request assistance in obtaining such access.
  Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
  The AHC is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, the AHC 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, the AHC has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of their information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, hashing and encryption. These security measures 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.
  NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, the AHC employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this website.
  Links Disclaimer
  In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to other State agencies. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.
  Information Disclaimer
  Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the AHC recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, the AHC, its employees, officers and agents make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.
  Contact Information
  For questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact the AHC's support email address.


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