Privacy Policy

The Village of Chester, New York posted this updated privacy policy on March 26, 2009 in recognition of the growing public interest in and concern for information privacy.

This section of the Village of Chester, New York Website provides information about this Village’s approach to information from online visitors as well as general information about online privacy.

TOPIC 1. Village of Chester, New York Website PRIVACY POLICY

This section describes the Village of Chester, New York online information practice regarding the information collected from visitors to our Website and ways in which the office uses and maintains this information.

When you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (PII) to the Village of Chester, New York, it means that you consent to the collection and use of your information by the Village of Chester, New York as described in this policy.

The Village of Chester, New York Website has two main purposes:

  • Provide useful information, including tips for New Yorkers, legal rights and remedies, and a description of the work of the Village of Chester, New York Office.
  • Provide a means to communicate with the Village of Chester, New York Office. You can use this Website as a convenient alternative to mail or telephone communication.

The Village of Chester, New York Website collects two kinds of information:

  • Information you decide to give us
  • Nonpersonal information your computer automatically provides to every Website you visit. This is sometimes referred to as “navigation” information. The Village of Chester, New York retains this information only for a short time.

Information you decide to give the Village of Chester, New York & How the Village of Chester, New York uses information you provide;

The Village of Chester, New York Website provides a convenient way to communicate with the Village of Chester, New York Office in addition to more traditional means such as the mail, phone or in-person visits. For example, you can  

  • send the Village of Chester, New York messages that may include text, audio, video and picture files
  • request information
  • apply for employment

The Village of Chester, New York retains this information to fulfill the purposes for which you disclosed the data and for Village of Chester, New York authorized duties. The Village of Chester, New York protects it just as if you had sent it by mail.Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is information about you, such as your name, address, or Social Security number, that someone could use to identify or locate you.

The Village of Chester, New York acquires PII online when a visitor voluntarily sends it.

When browsing the Village of Chester, New York Website -Website – reading, printing, or downloading information such as consumer brochures or press releases — you do not have to provide nor do you transmit PII. However, to receive certain services and resources the Village of Chester, New York offers (e.g., a report), you will need to provide your PII. 

The Village of Chester, New York only uses PII for authorized government purposes.

Sensitive Information

There may be particular privacy concerns with certain kinds of information such as financial or medical records. The Village of Chester, New York uses such information only for authorized government purposes.

Information your computer automatically transmits to all Websites

The Village of Chester, New York temporarily retains the information automatically sent by your computer to evaluate the traffic through the Village of Chester, New York Website to help make the site more user-friendly.

Automatic information typically does not personally identify you. Even when it might, the Village of Chester, New York does not try to discover or use your identity.

Automatic information typically does not include any sensitive information about you.

The Village of Chester, New York does not sell or rent the automatic navigation information your computer transmits.

  • The Village of Chester, New York temporarily stores the automatic navigation information in a computer database. After six months, it purges this information from the Village of Chester, New York databases.

  • The Village of Chester, New York takes appropriate technical measures to protect the security and integrity of this information. Such measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and daily operations of this Website. 

Information practices the Village of Chester, New York does not use;

The Village of Chester, New York does not have a profile database of all online visitors.

Data sharing and transfer

  • The Village of Chester, New York does not sell or rent information provided by online visitors.
  • The Village of Chester, New York may share or disclose certain information you provide if necessary to fulfill government functions, such as mediating a complaint.

Data security, integrity, and retention

  • The Village of Chester, New York does not store information submitted by all our visitors in an office-wide, master database.
  • The Village of Chester, New York retains data related to complaints that members of the public file and requests for information. Each bureau maintains a document retention schedule. Consistent with the provisions in the General Retention and Disposition Schedule for Governmental Records issued by the State Archives and Records Administration pursuant to the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, records that may be used for legal action are retained until the legal action concludes and the records are deemed obsolete.
  • The Village of Chester, New York takes appropriate technical measures to protect the security and integrity of information the Village of Chester, New York receives. Such measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and daily operations of this Website.
  • Access to information provided by visitors online is limited to Village of Chester, New York personnel who have authorization to the data. Personnel with access are made aware of the need to adhere to appropriate security procedures.
  • The same rules of confidentiality that apply to information you might send the Village of Chester, New York offline apply to information provided online.

The following notices apply generally to any information the Village of Chester, New York receives;

Exceptions

  • Legal obligations to disclose information: The Village of Chester, New York may disclose information to comply with a court order, authorized law enforcement request, subpoena, or a request under federal or state “freedom of information” law.
  • Emergency exceptions: If necessary to protect health or safety in an emergency situation, the Village of Chester, New York may use, share or disclose information other than outlined in this policy.
  • If there are other exceptions or special needs for handling information in a specific case, the Village of Chester, New York will provide notice as appropriate.

Links to other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies to the Website of  The Village of Chester, New York While the Village of Chester, New York offers links to other Websites that may be of interest, the Village of Chester, New York disclaims any responsibility for their content, accuracy or services and cannot vouch for their information practices. Once you link to another Website from this site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that site.

 Security Disclaimer 

 This privacy policy should not be construed as giving any legal or other advice  
 or guaranteeing the security of the information provided through 
this Website.