SCOC Personal Information, Privacy Policy, Linked Site Disclaimer, and Accessibility Statement

The New York State Commission of Correction ("SCOC") is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all information submitted by the public as persons access our website. SCOC will not at any time release any information to unauthorized third parties.

Types of Information Submitted

This Policy includes information that is explicitly submitted by the public (Personally Identifiable Information), as well as aggregate information such as requests for web pages and files (Non-Personally Identifiable Information.)

Personally Identifiable Information

If an individual sends email to SCOC, the agency may retain their email address and email content in order to determine response time and customer satisfaction.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

The SCOC website and components do not use "cookies." Cookies are files or entries in files placed on the hard drive of a person who is browsing a site. Such entries are used and maintained by the site's software for various purposes. The SCOC site also does not use "third party" cookies, which track the pages accessed by the browser after the individual has left the site nor does SCOC collect or retain data on the referring page when a browser accesses the contents of the SCOC site. System logs may be analyzed to obtain aggregate data on site traffic and usage. The information on which pages are accessed and how often they are accessed is used to determine site performances and areas of public interest. These logs are also analyzed to detect errors or attempt to obtain unauthorized access.

Release of Information

SCOC is committed to the privacy of visitors to our site. We do not sell, rent, or release this data to third parties. We may, however, provide both Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information in response to a court order or subpoena in connection with a government investigation. SCOC will report to the appropriate law enforcement agencies any activities that are or may be unlawful, as well as email containing or implying threats or other illegal activity.

Linked Site Disclaimer

SCOC provides many links to other websites. These links are provided as a convenient way for the public to obtain additional data from other resources. SCOC does not warrant the privacy policies, accessibility, content, or other links provided by such sites.

Accessibility Statement

The content of the SCOC website has been reviewed and revised to comply with the New York State Office for Technology (OFT) Policy 99-3, the World-Wide Web Consortium's (WC3) Level A Accessibility Guidelines and Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact us if you have trouble accessing any page with adaptive technology.