New York City Council Privacy Policy

What information is automatically collected and why

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit: The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account) and IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website; the type of browser and operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit; if you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors; learning about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use helps us improve the website and the services we offer.


This website uses "cookies" only when prior authorization is obtained by the user. Cookies are computer files (or entries in a computer file) to help track information during multiple visits to a website. uses cookies to provide users with better content, evaluating the effectiveness of our website, and simplifying site usage for the user.

How voluntarily provided information is used

If you voluntarily provide us information, it will be used for governmental purposes. These purposes may include, without limitation, helping us respond to your request for information or to look into a problem you are bringing to our attention. We will not rent or sell information identifying you as a particular person (name, address, phone number, etc.) to third parties, without your permission.

Linking some parts to outside parties

Some of the links on this website point to the servers run by parties.Those parties have direct control of what information is automatically gathered, whether cookies are used, and how voluntarily provided information is used, and thus we cannot represent that they abide by this privacy policy.


We ask parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. We ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information on line.

The Council reserves the right to change this policy without notice

Adopted from the New York City Council on May 1, 2016 available at