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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Public Power NY we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Public Power NY’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Public Power NY collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Public Power NY’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Public Power NY’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Public Power NY may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Public Power NY also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Public Power NY only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Public Power NY’s websites choose to interact with Public Power NY in ways that require Public Power NY to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Public Power NY gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Public Power NY updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Public Power NY collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Public Power NY. Public Power NY does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Public Power NY may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Public Power NY may monitor the most popular pages on the publicpowerny.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Public Power NY may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Public Power NY does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Public Power NY discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Public Power NY’s behalf or to provide services available at Public Power NY’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Public Power NY’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Public Power NY will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Public Power NY discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Public Power NY believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Public Power NY, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Public Power NY website and have supplied your email address, Public Power NY may occasionally send you an email to solicit your feedback or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Public Power NY and our coalition. Public Power NY takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Public Power NY uses cookies to help Public Power NY identify and track visitors, their usage of Public Power NY website, and their website access preferences. Public Power NY visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Public Power NY’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Public Power NY’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Public Power NY may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Public Power NY’s sole discretion. Public Power NY encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.