Privacy Statement

This privacy statement addresses the collection, use and dissemination of the data you provide to us as a result of your use of this Web site (which includes all information accessible through the uniform resource locator firstnynj.com (other than information accessible through hyperlinks to other Web sites) and is hereinafter referred to as the "Site").

We provide this statement in order to allow you to make an informed decision as to how to utilize this Site, and to demonstrate our high level of commitment to protecting your privacy. The following discloses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for this Site:

Personal Information Collection and Use

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the "Port Authority") is the sole owner of information collected on this Site, which is administered, operated and maintained for the Port Authority by its contractors. The Port Authority will not sell, share, or rent the information you provide to us in any ways other than those disclosed in this statement. Unless specifically stated, we do not collect any personally identifiable information from the visitors to this Site.

We collect and use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To process your application for registration with us as a member and to provide services pursuant to such registration;
  • To create and maintain your User Profile;
  • To receive and process questions and/or comments that you send to us via e-mail or via this Site's feedback page; and
  • To advertise on this Site the individuals and companies that are utilizing our service.

Information Recorded During the Course of Your Visit to this Site

During your visit to this Site, the Domain Name part of your e-mail address will be recorded. In addition, your InternetProtocol Address (your "IP Address"), along with the IP Addresses of all other individuals who visit this Site, is used to record, in the aggregate only, the following information:

  • Communication problems with the Site;
  • Usability of the Site;
  • Commonly visited pages;
  • Number of times pages are viewed; and
  • Average length of time pages are viewed.

IP Addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Furthermore, if you access this Site from another Web site, the uniform resource locator (the "URL") of the site from which you came will be recorded. However, as is the case with your IP Address, this information is gathered in the aggregate and cannot be linked to any personal information about you.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that allows a Web site to identify your computer and track its activities on the Web site. This Site only uses non-persistent cookies, which are not recorded on your hard drive but rather in your browser and only exist while your browser is open. When you close your browser, the Site's non-persistent cookies are destroyed. The following describes the non-persistent cookies created by this Site and how they are used:

  • Cookie Name: cfid, cftoken, ipaddr.
    Description: Together, these cookies identify the user. The cookies cfid and cftoken store values generated by the Site and contain no personal information. The cookie ipaddr stores your IP Address.

These non-persistent cookies are used associate the user with their session information.

Data Sharing

Unless you choose to Opt Out (see below), your personal information, along with the other information collected during the course of your visit to this Site, could be shared with the following:

  • Employees, contractors and agents of the Port Authority, pursuant to applicable Port Authority policies and procedures;
  • Individuals who request information from the Port Authority, including, but not limited to, individuals who request information pursuant to the Port Authority's policy on Freedom of Information;
  • Governmental agencies for public safety, law enforcement or regulatory and/or investigatory purposes; and
  • Marketing agents and/or advertisers.

Opt Out Procedures

If you do not wish to have your personal information shared with third parties, you may indicate this upon registration with this Site by checking the box that says "Do Not Display". If you did not Opt Out upon your original registration with this Site, but wish to do so later, you may do so by checking the box that says "Do Not Display" in your User Profile.

If you are not a registered user of this Site, but wish to send an e-mail or provide feedback through the Site, you may Opt Out by stating your wish to do so at the end of your e-mail or feedback message.

Please be aware that in certain cases we may determine that we have an obligation to share your personal information, along with the other information collected during the course of your visit to this Site, regardless of your choice to Opt Out. Instances in which we may make such a determination include, without limitation, the following:

  • Compliance with a court order; and
  • Compliance with the Port Authority's policy on Freedom of Information.

In addition, please be aware that, regardless of your choice to Opt Out, we may share your personal information, along with the other information collected during the course of your visit to this Site, with governmental agencies for public safety, law enforcement or regulatory and/or investigatory purposes.

How You Exercise Control Over Our Records of Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user, you have the right to request access to, and to correct and/or delete, any of your personal information that is held by us. If you wish to review, correct, and/or delete your personal information, you may do so by amending your User Profile.

Security of Your Personal Information

We recognize that in order to truly protect the privacy of your personal information, we must take steps to ensure that our records of your personal information are secure from tampering and invasion. The following describes some of the steps we have taken to protect your personal information:

  • Firewall protection of our databases;
  • Restriction of access to our database, limited to (a) authorized employees with authenticated passwords and/or (b) governmental agencies for public safety, law enforcement or regulatory and/or investigatory purposes;
  • Frequent updates of virus protection software and employee passwords; and
  • Data protection through use of SSL encryption.

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