ACRIS

ACRIS Privacy Statement

The Department of Finance (DOF) is acutely aware of and is sensitive to the privacy concerns of their customers and other visitors to their website. Whether you are an ACRIS User or a visitor to the ACRIS web site, please note DOF does not collect personal information from you unless you knowingly provide it.

If you would like to read the full NYC.gov Privacy Policy please go to http://www.nyc.gov/privacy.


Information Security
The Department of Finance takes the necessary security measures to protect against:

  • Unauthorized access,
  • Unauthorized alteration,
  • Disclosure, or
  • Destruction of data.

The Department of Finance restricts access to your account information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve services.


Storage of Personal Data
If you are enrolling as an ACRIS User, you may be asked to provide certain personal information in order to complete the registration process such as your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.  This information is used for the limited purpose of creating your ACRIS User ID, providing the services that may be part of ACRIS, and for authenticating your identity. We do not gather unsolicited information nor do we provide, rent or sell personal information about our customers or site visitors.


Financial Data and Your Security
Personal financial information such as credit card and banking information are transmitted using the secure HTTP (HTTPS) protocol which allows your request to be sent securely to ACRIS.  ACRIS does not store any credit card, banking, or other personal financial payment information.

There are two general indications to verify that your ACRIS session is secured:

  1. The ACRIS Web Page Address (URL) - Over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with "https". Note the "s" at the end of the ACRIS URL. Normally, when browsing the web, the URLs (web page addresses) begin with the letters "http".
  2. The "Lock" Icon - The "lock" icon is the de facto standard among web browsers to indicate a secure connection. You can click on the "lock" located in the browser status bar to display the website's security information.


Use of Toolbars and Add-Ins
You may consider the use of a toolbar and / or add-ins to enhance or customize your visit to the ACRIS Website.  These may assist you in completing your ACRIS tasks quicker; however, you should carefully read the privacy and security policies set forth by the respective software vendor.

There are several toolbars that can be incorporated into your web browser, such as those offered at no charge by Google and MSN, that provide an add-in feature which automatically fills in commonly used form fields.  This feature saves you the effort of typing personal information into forms by automatically filling in the fields with a single click of your mouse. Fill in your information once into the Google’s toolbar Autofill Options page or MSN’s toolbar Form Fill Options page. AutoFill and Form Fill can store names and addresses as well as credit card numbers and associated information. However, there still may be additional information that you will be required to type into ACRIS.

How it Works
Once you download and install the toolbar of your choice, you must enable the automatic data fill options. When the toolbar option thinks you need to fill information into a form, it highlights the field and asks permission to enter your data.

Security
The Google and MSN toolbar options provide both encryption and password protection for any credit card information you choose to include. When filling in sensitive data such as credit card information, you will be asked for a password before your data will be inserted into a form.

Where to find Toolbars
Google Toolbar:  http://toolbar.google.com
MSN Toolbar:  http://toolbar.msn.com

You can also search the Internet for other toolbars and add-ins that can automatically fill out forms. Please note that not all toolbars and toolbar add-ins work with all browsers.  Use of toolbars and add-ins is at your own risk and discretion and is not supported by the ACRIS Help Desk.  DOF is not liable for any unauthorized disclosure or misuse of your information, or any other consequences, caused by the use of toolbars or add-ins.

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