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Privacy Notice

Website Privacy and Usage Policies

Overview & Authority is a website used to provide information to the general public and is owned and operated by the Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Site Owner"). This agreement specifies the types of data collected during your use of the Website, and our storage, usage, and transfer of that information. The Site Owner has final authority over decisions regarding data collection, usage, and disclosure. By this agreement, the Site Owner hereby notifies you, the user, of its right to collect, store, and disclose the data of the Website, as it sees fit, in accordance and compliance with applicable laws and jurisdiction. The Site Owner may also, at its sole discretion, add, delete, or modify some or all of the content and features of the Website at any time.

You must accept this agreement (hereinafter referred to as "Agreement") in its entirety, including all of its terms and conditions before you can use the Website. By using the website, you accept this agreement and agree to abide by its terms and conditions.

Personal Data Collected & Usage

When submitting a comment or question, we may collect and retain your email address. Your email address will be stored in our system along with your comment or question. The Site Owner may also send you email asking for feedback regarding the effectiveness of the Website.

System Data Collected & Usage

The types of system data automatically collected during your use of the Website include the following.

IP Address

We collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer to track use of the Website. We use this data to track the length of time you visited the Website, how you reached the Website, what pages you viewed and in what order, so that we may make improvements. We also use this IP data to record information submitted via the Website, such as when submitting a question or comment. In the event of illegal use of the Website and/or a violation of our Terms of Service (which is incorporated herein by reference), your IP address and related activity data will be used to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.

Browser Type

We collect the type and version of the web browser that you use to view our Website to assess your needs and to ensure that all sections of the Website work correctly. If you are using a web browser or version incompatible with the Website, we can instruct you on how you to change your browser to a compatible version.


We use cookies to save information about your preferences when using the Website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies on the Website to determine what pages you have viewed and to count the number of times that page has been viewed. This cookie is temporary and is deleted when you close the browser window.

Data Disclosure & Security

Data collected will never be disclosed to outside parties without your prior permission unless ordered by a court of law. Data is only available to employees of the Site Owner to manage this information and assist you in your use of the Website. Your email address is never visible to the general public in order to prevent unauthorized collection. All emails sent through our system can be tracked through the use of an activity log file for purposes of detecting fraud and abuse.

Data collected is protected by security precautions and is only available to employees of the Site Owner. Any transfer of data for backup purposes is encrypted prior to transfer. The encryption process is security sensitive and its details are not available to any employee of the Site Owner who does not have the required security clearance to view such information. In the unlikelihood of a security breach where data was viewed, erased, or stolen, you will be notified at the email address on file at the time of incident.


If this agreement is revised, we will post the latest version of this agreement on our website. It is your responsibility to check for revisions and updates on this agreement as needed.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us at