Privacy Policy

NAMI Syracuse, Inc. Internet Privacy Policy



  1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting the NAMI Syracuse, Inc. website. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with us. NAMI Syracuse, Inc. recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit our website

Consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law, this policy describes our 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.

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


  1. Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website


When visiting this website, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. may or may not collect and store the following information about your visit:

(i) User client hostname – The hostname or Internet Protocol address of the user requesting access to any agency website.

(ii) HTTP Header, “user agent” – The user agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that the browser is running.

(iii) HTTP header, “referrer” – The referrer specifies the web page from which the user accessed the current webpage.

(iv) System date – The date and time of the user’s request.

(v) Full request – The exact request the user made.

(vi) Status – The status code the server returned to the user.

(vii) Content length – The content length, in bytes, of any document sent to the user.

(viii) Method – The request method used.

(ix) Universal Resource Identifier (URL) – The location of a resource on the server.

(x) Query string of the URL – Anything after the question mark in a URL.

(xi) Protocol – The transport protocol and the version used. 

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 NAMI Syracuse, Inc. to 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 NAMI Syracuse, Inc. is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

III. Cookies

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 “session cookies” to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Session cookies can be created automatically on the device you use to access this agency’s website. These session cookies do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy and 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.

If you wish, you may compete a registration to personalize this website and permit a “persistent cookie” to be stored on your computer hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. NAMI Syracuse, Inc. does not use persistent cookies at this time, however, may introduce them in the future and use them only with your permission.

The software and hardware you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some of this website.

  1. Information Collected When You E-mail this Website or Initiate an Online Transaction

During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to NAMI Syracuse, Inc. Your e-mail 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 e-mail address and information included 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 e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and we are not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail 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 NAMI Syracuse Inc. to operate our programs, which may include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by NAMI Syracuse, Inc. may be disclosed by us for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted.

NAMI Syracuse, Inc. 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 E-mail 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. NAMI Syracuse, Inc. 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.

  1. Information and Choice

As noted above, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an E-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us an E-mail, 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 us 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.

  1. 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. NAMI Syracuse, Inc. 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 NAMI Syracuse, Inc. for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to us, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

However, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of NAMI Syracuse, Inc. or necessary for us to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulations; (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.

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 Protection Law.

NAMI Syracuse, Inc. may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce our rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to our information technology assets.

VII. Retention of Information Collected Through this Website

The information collected through this website is retained by NAMI Syracuse, Inc. 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 NAMI Syracuse, Inc., comprising electronic files or automated logs created to monitor access and use of agency services provided through this website, are retained for six(6) months and then destroyed. Information, including personal information, that you submit in an e-mail 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.

VIII. Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

Any user may submit a request to NAMI Syracuse, Inc. to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing to the address below and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address for request submission is:

NAMI Syracuse, Inc.

917 Avery Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13204

NAMI Syracuse, Inc.shall, within five (5) business days of the date of receipt of a proper request: (i) provide access to personal information; (ii) deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore, or (iii) 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 NAMI Syracuse, Inc. has collected personal information pertaining to a user through the agency website and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user’s request, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. 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.

  1. Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

NAMI Syracuse, Inc. is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, NAMI Syracuse, Inc.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 are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. 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, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.

  1. Disclaimer

The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through this website.

  1. Links

In order to provide users with certain information, NAMI Syracuse, Inc. provides links to the websites of local, State and Federal government agencies, and to the websites of other organizations. 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, including one maintained by the State, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet Privacy Policy.

XII. Contact Information

For questions regarding this Privacy Policy, contact:

NAMI Syracuse, Inc.

917 Avery Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13204

Phone: (315) 487-2085

Fax: (315) 487-2154