Privacy Policy

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership ("we", "us") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting any personal information ("Personal Information") that you provide to us. We have created this Privacy Policy (this "Policy") to explain what information we collect about you and what we do with it.  We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time and without notice, but we will post any new policy here. By using or navigating our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by this Policy or any modified or substituted policy as posted and agree to the collection of your Personal Information as described herein.  If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us at info@flatironbid.org. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use or visit our websites.

What Personal Information We Collect and How It Is Used

In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any Personal Information. However, to use certain features of our websites, such as subscribing to our electronic newsletter or other electronic mailings, participating in our programs and promotions and participating in sweepstakes or other contests that we may sponsor, you must provide us with Personal Information such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number. We generally collect this information on our registration forms when you sign up to receive services from or optionally participate in certain aspects of our website. We may also collect Personal Information that you volunteer to provide in optional online surveys, such as age, gender and income level.  

We collect non-personal information, such as IP addresses, browser types and anonymous demographic information (such as ZIP codes), and may use this data for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends. Anonymous demographic information may be shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis.

We use Personal Information you provide to us to provide you with information about us and some of our partners and third party companies in which you have expressed an interest and to contact you when necessary.

Cookies and Pixels

Our website may use cookies, a small data file stored on your computer, to customize portions of our site to your preferences. While a cookie by itself does not tell us, or anyone else, who you are, what your email address is, or anything else personal, our use of cookies or similar tracking technologies may lead to the collection and/or use of Personal Information about you. If you choose to set your browser to reject all cookies, please understand that you may have limited access to some of the areas and functionalities of our website.

We also may collect certain information automatically from your device, which may be considered Personal Information under applicable data protection laws. In addition, we may use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. We reserve the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on our website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Opting Out

If at any time you wish to stop receiving correspondence for which you have previously registered, simply follow the unsubscribe directions in our correspondence to you. In addition, you may request removal of your Personal Information from our database at any time by sending an email to info@flatironbid.org or regular mail to Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, 27 West 24th Street, Suite 800B, New York, NY 10010.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

In some cases, and only with your advance permission, we will share Personal Information with third party companies who may offer products or services in which we believe you may be interested.  

We will not sell, rent, or share your Personal Information without your permission and will treat it in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, except that we reserve the right to share such information in only the following limited ways:

We share your information with certain third-party vendors who help us with fulfillment of site administration, and promotion and administration of contests on our website. These vendors are contractually obligated to use this information for the sole purposes of assisting us with a specific project.

Additionally, we may need to disclose your Personal Information when required by law and where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or our website.

Surveys, Contests and Sweepstakes

From time-to-time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys, contests or sweepstakes on our site. If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys, contests or sweepstakes is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Only individuals age 18 or over are eligible to participate.

As part of the surveys, contests or sweepstakes, we will typically request your contact information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys), and to send participants email newsletters or alerts.

We may use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys, contests or sweepstakes; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.

External Links

As a service to you, our website may contain banner advertisements and links to other third party websites. By clicking on an advertisement or other link, you will be redirected off our website and onto third party websites. This Policy does not apply to such websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Additionally, as a service to you, our website may contain embedded maps and other content provided by third-parties, which will always be identified with the provider’s logo and links to their terms and privacy policies. Examples include embedded maps provided by Google® or XYZ Live®. These embedded maps and other content are provided, designed, curated and hosted by third-parties. We do not design, curate, host, download, copy, store or control these embedded maps or other content. Our Policy does not apply to such third-party embedded maps or other content, and we are not responsible for their terms or privacy policies or practices. We encourage you to read their terms and privacy policies prior to utilizing such third-party embedded maps or content. Please note that their terms of service, privacy policies and practices may differ from ours, and they may collect and/or utilize your Personal Information differently than we do.

In addition, we may offer you the option to sign-up for email offers and promotions from retailers, restaurants and other businesses in the District. This option is offered free-of-charge as a service to the neighborhood. We are not responsible for the email practices or content of emails sent by or on behalf of such third-parties and we do not make any representations about them.

Please also see our Terms of Use below, which describe the use, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use of our entire website.

Security

Please note that while we work hard to protect the security of your information, we cannot provide an absolute guarantee as to the security of any information you transmit through this Website or any of the websites linked to this Website, and that you do so at your own risk.

Children

Our Website is not for children under the age of 13 (“children”). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We take children's privacy seriously, and encourage parents to take an active role in protecting their children's privacy and online experience at all times. If you believe that we may have unintentionally collected personal information from your child, please contact us at info@flatironbid.org.

Visitors’ GDPR Rights

If you are in the European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate or register for any programs or events on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to info@flatironbid.org requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.

If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, (c) as required by law for certain financial transactions, or (c) we decide that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

You have the right to request access to your data that we store and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.

You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.

You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.

To exercise any of the above rights, you can send an email to info@flatironbid.org.  We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

To the extent that you provided consent to the collection and processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent nor affecting the processing conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.

We use your personal data to make the following automated decisions: if you click on a link to indicate your interest in a particular topic or if you purchase a product or service from us, we may place a tag on your record to indicate your interest in that topic, product, or service, and we may use that tag to tailor informational and/or marketing emails that we send you. We assign those tags automatically through operation of our contact management database. These decisions do not affect your rights in any way.

We may use your personal data for our legitimate business interests, including: (a) to enforce compliance with our policies and applicable law, (b) to meet legal requirements, (c) to provide information to representatives and advisors to help us comply with legal, accounting or security requirements, (d) to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, (e) for our data analytics projects or (f) to carry out other legitimate business purposes, as well as other lawful purposes.

Terms of Use

By using this website (the "Site"), you are agreeing to accept and comply with the terms and conditions of use as stated below (the "Terms of Use"), which may be updated by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership ("we", "us") from time to time without notice to you. You should visit this page periodically to review the then-current Terms of Use.  We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your access to the Site at any time and without notice, including without limitation due to any violation by you of these Terms of Use.

Limited Right of Use/Ownership of Contents

The contents of the Site are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of its users.  All materials published on the Site (the "Contents") are protected by copyright, trademark and all other applicable intellectual property laws, and are owned or controlled by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership or the other party credited as the provider of such Contents.

Except as specifically set forth in these Terms of Use, you may not modify, adapt, translate, exhibit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, reverse engineer, decompile or dissemble, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or software forming part of the Site in whole or in part.

We reserve the right to republish any material contributed by our readers to our Site.  By posting a message in any public area of the Site or submitting any correspondence or materials to our Sites, you expressly grant us a global nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, sell, disclose, distribute or use such material for any purpose whatsoever. You hereby further grant us the global nonexclusive right to use any ideas, concepts or techniques embodied in such materials for any purpose whatsoever.   In addition, you hereby waive any and all moral rights you may have in any such materials. Further, you hereby authorize us to edit and otherwise modify any such material prior to our use, publication, distribution, sale, reproduction or disclosure thereof. All such material will be deemed to be provided to us on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis. Material that is copyright protected may not be submitted to our Site without permission from the copyright owner, and you are solely responsible for the failure to obtain any such permission.

Privacy Policy

Information and data provided by you are subject to our Privacy Policy. This policy, as updated from time to time, may be found here.  

Modifications to the Site

We reserve the right from time to time to make modifications and changes to the Site, including but not limited to discontinuing, temporarily or permanently, any service offered by us or through the Site, with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any other party for any changes and modifications to the Site.

Your Representations and Warranties

You represent, warrant and covenant that no material of any kind submitted by you or our use thereof in accordance with these Terms of use will: (i) violate, plagiarize or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity, moral rights, contract or other personal or proprietary rights; (ii) contain unlawful material; (iii) constitute false or misleading indications of origin or statement of fact; (iv) slander, libel or defame any person or entity; (v) cause injury of any kind to any person or entity; or (vi) violate any applicable laws, rules, regulation or other governmental order.

Indemnification

By accessing and/or using the Site, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, the City of New York, and their respective officers, directors, employees, members, agents, partners, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including without limitation reasonable attorneys fees and expenses, incurred by any of the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of a breach by you of these Terms of Use or the representations, warranties and covenants deemed made by you hereunder, materials submitted by you to this Site and/or our use of such materials, your use of any other website or platform linked to, or embedded in, our Site, or your violation of the law You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.  We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You shall not enter into any settlement agreement which affects the rights of any of the Indemnified Parties or requires the taking of any action by any of them, without our prior written approval.

Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that:

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AS "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT ANY SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR PLATFORM WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO OR EMBEDDED ON THE SITE, WILL (i) MEET ANY OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM ERROR OR OMISSION, (iii) PROVIDE RESULTS OR INFORMATION THAT WILL BE USEFUL, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, NOR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, INCLUDING THE OPERATION OF ANY SOFTWARE, WILL BE CORRECTED.

WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT AND POLICIES OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR PLATFORM WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO OR EMBEDDED ON THE SITE.  ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR ANY COMPONENT CONNECTED THERETO, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD (INTENTIONAL OR OTHERWISE) OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE FLATIRON/23RD STREET PARTNERSHIP AND THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE,THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR PLATFORM WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO OR EMBEDDED ON THE SITE, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, LOST OPPORTUNITY, LOST SALES, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, OR ANY OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS, AND WHETHER ARISING UNDER THEORIES OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE FLATIRON/23RD STREET PARTNERSHIP AND THE CITY OF NEW YORK HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use, along with our Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, govern your use of the Site and any services offered through the Site, and supersede any prior terms of use or other agreements concerning the subject matter hereof between you and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.  These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and the relationship between you and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located within the County, City and State of New York for the resolution of any disputes arising out of or relating to these.

 

What Personal Information We Collect and How It Is Used

You have complete control over your Personal Information.  In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any Personal Information.  However, to use certain features of our websites, such as subscribing to our electronic newsletter or other electronic mailings, participating in our programs and promotions and participating in sweepstakes or other contests that we may sponsor, you must provide us with information such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number.  We generally collect this information on our registration forms when you sign up to receive services from or optionally participate in certain aspects of our website.  We may also collect information from optional online surveys, such as age, gender and income level.  We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age and reserve the right to reject any Personal Information submitted by (and refuse certain services or access to certain website features to) anyone known to us to be under 18 years of age.

We collect IP addresses, browser types and anonymous demographic information (such as ZIP codes) and may use this data for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends.  Anonymous demographic information may be shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis.

We use Personal Information you provide to us to provide you with information about us and some of our partners and third party companies in which you have expressed an interest and to contact you when necessary.

Cookies

Our website may use a cookie, a small data file stored on your computer, to customize portions of our site to your preferences.  The cookie by itself does not tell us, or anyone else, who you are, what your email address is, or anything else personal.  If you choose to set your browser to reject all cookies, please understand that you may have limited access to some of the areas and functionalities of our website.

Opting Out

If at any time you wish to stop receiving correspondence for which you have previously registered, simply follow the unsubscribe directions in our correspondence to you.  In addition, you may request removal of your Personal Information from our database at any time by sending an email to contactus@downtownNY.com or regular mail to Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc., attention: The Raiser’s Edge, 120 Broadway, Suite 3340, New York, NY 10271.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

In some cases, and only with your advance permission, we will share Personal Information with third party companies who may offer products or services in which we believe you may be interested.  We may also share Personal Information with third parties with whom we partner to co-promote and administer contests on our website.

Additionally, we may need to disclose your Personal Information when required by law and where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or our website.

External Links

As a service to you, our website may contain banner advertisements and links to other third party websites.  By clicking on an advertisement or other link, you will be redirected off our website and onto third party websites.  This Policy does not apply to such websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Please also see our Terms of Use below, which describe the use, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use of our entire website.

- See more at: http://www.downtownny.com/legal/Privacy-Policy-and-Terms-of-Use#sthash.mw7jdOIf.dpuf

What Personal Information We Collect and How It Is Used

You have complete control over your Personal Information.  In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any Personal Information.  However, to use certain features of our websites, such as subscribing to our electronic newsletter or other electronic mailings, participating in our programs and promotions and participating in sweepstakes or other contests that we may sponsor, you must provide us with information such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number.  We generally collect this information on our registration forms when you sign up to receive services from or optionally participate in certain aspects of our website.  We may also collect information from optional online surveys, such as age, gender and income level.  We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age and reserve the right to reject any Personal Information submitted by (and refuse certain services or access to certain website features to) anyone known to us to be under 18 years of age.

We collect IP addresses, browser types and anonymous demographic information (such as ZIP codes) and may use this data for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends.  Anonymous demographic information may be shared with advertisers and market researchers on an aggregate basis.

We use Personal Information you provide to us to provide you with information about us and some of our partners and third party companies in which you have expressed an interest and to contact you when necessary.

Cookies

Our website may use a cookie, a small data file stored on your computer, to customize portions of our site to your preferences.  The cookie by itself does not tell us, or anyone else, who you are, what your email address is, or anything else personal.  If you choose to set your browser to reject all cookies, please understand that you may have limited access to some of the areas and functionalities of our website.

Opting Out

If at any time you wish to stop receiving correspondence for which you have previously registered, simply follow the unsubscribe directions in our correspondence to you.  In addition, you may request removal of your Personal Information from our database at any time by sending an email to contactus@downtownNY.com or regular mail to Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc., attention: The Raiser’s Edge, 120 Broadway, Suite 3340, New York, NY 10271.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

In some cases, and only with your advance permission, we will share Personal Information with third party companies who may offer products or services in which we believe you may be interested.  We may also share Personal Information with third parties with whom we partner to co-promote and administer contests on our website.

Additionally, we may need to disclose your Personal Information when required by law and where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on us or our website.

External Links

As a service to you, our website may contain banner advertisements and links to other third party websites.  By clicking on an advertisement or other link, you will be redirected off our website and onto third party websites.  This Policy does not apply to such websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Please also see our Terms of Use below, which describe the use, disclaimers, indemnification and limitation of liability governing the use of our entire website.

- See more at: http://www.downtownny.com/legal/Privacy-Policy-and-Terms-of-Use#sthash.mw7jdOIf.dpuf