Policies

Peconic Institute (hereafter referred as “the Institute”) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintains the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide.

Institute’s Commitment to Security

Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information.  The Institute encrypts billing information wherever the Institute requests it. Personal information is accessible only by staff and board members designated to handle requests, complaints, and member mail and e-mail. All Institute agents and contractors with access to personal information obtained on the Institute’s web site are also bound to adhere to this policy as part of their contract with the Institute.

Personal Information that the Institute May Collect Online

The Institute collects the following types of personal information: names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers, credit card, billing information, and member interests and activities related to the Institute’s programs.

How the Institute May Use Personal Information Collected Online

Unless you consent otherwise, the Institute will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, such as becoming a member, attending an event, handling your complaints, processing merchandise requests, and participating in our programs. We will use such information to provide you with information about our organization’s activities and upcoming events and programs. Our research may lead to the publication of aggregate demographic data but will not result in the reporting or publication of any personal information provided to us. At any time you can add or remove your name from our mailing list by contacting us at info@peconicinstitute.org.

How Your Information May Be Shared

The Institute will not sell or trade a donor’s personal information to any other entity (with the exception our own agents and contractors) without his/her written permission. The Institute never sells, rent or trade personal information.

We will release personal information only under the following circumstances:

Where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation, or is requested by a government agency conducting investigations or proceedings; Where our records indicate a company may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of; To appropriate persons, where your communication suggests possible harm to others.

Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email us with the new information or your review request at info@peconicinstitute.org

Let us also know the Institute program (e.g., Resiliency, Learning and Development) that led to your submission of personal information so we may efficiently locate your information.

Computer Tracking and Cookies

Our web site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by its visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our site. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The Institute uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use the Institute site if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

Problems

If you have a complaint about the Institute’s compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact us at info@peconicinstitute.org.