Privacy Policy

The primary mission of the NYSSA website and its online Membership System is to provide a means for visitors to learn more about the organization, and to participate by joining one or more of our member clubs. The NYSSA is committed to safeguarding your privacy online at our site. Please for your own protection read the following information to gain a better understanding of how your personal information will be used by the NYSSA. We do encourage you to return again to see if there have been any changes to our privacy policy.

What personal information does the NYSSA collect?
When members join any club listed on the NYSSA web site, some personal information is gathered for processing purposes and to better serve you. The more accurate the information provided the better our services will be. We do not collect driver’s license number information or social security number information for any reason.

How does the NYSSA use my Information?
The NYSSA guarantees the use of all your information in a responsible manner. We use the information internally to be able to better serve you. We might send you an announcement of new or improved services at the NYSSA. We might classify your records according to where your resource is located to better serve out visitors in terms of geographic location.

Does the NYSSA sell my Information?
The NYSSA does not sell your personal information to other companies, though with the approval of the Board of Directors, may allow use of membership mailing lists to provide members with information of new and/or improved services that benefit the member, organized snowmobiling, the NYSSA or any combination of the three. The NYSSA will provide to a second or third party mailing information. These parties must agree to and deliver a signed NYSSA confidentiality agreement detailing use of mailing lists, restrictions on use and destruction of said lists after use. Any second or third party will always be a corporate sponsor of NYSSA with a formal, established relationship with NYSSA. Any information gathered is only used at the NYSSA for purposes stated above.

How secure are my Transactions at the NYSSA?
The NYSSA uses industry standard secure server software. Should the member provide us with sensitive information for any reason (such as a credit card number), that information will be encrypted with industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. Please note that email is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers. No one from NYSSA will ever call you or e-mail you to confirm credit card information or other personal information. Any such contact should be reported immediately to the NYSSA Office Manager at 888-624-3849.

What else you need to know about your privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Can you 'Opt-Out' of certain mailings?
A member can 'Opt-Out' of receiving non-official mailings from NYSSA Sponsors. Non-Official mailings typically are offers of discounts on services available only to NYSSA Members that NYSSA receives consideration for. This consideration assists NYSSA in stabilizing dues while living within its budget parameters. Each member is able to 'Opt-Out' through the NYSSA Online Membership System by un-checking the box next to the following verbiage:

The NYSSA default is that this member will receive occasional offers and promotions by U.S. Mail directly from NYSSA Sponsors and he or she is at least 18 years of age. If he or she does not wish to receive promotional mailings or is under 18 years of age please uncheck this box.

Un-checking this box does not remove a member from the mailing list for Official NYSSA Publications.

Only members are authorized to make this decision as each individual is also a member of NYSSA. Clubs are not authorized to 'Opt-Out' members unless each member individually requests the 'Opt-Out' of NYSSA Non-Official/Sponsorship mailings.

What is an Official NYSSA Publication?
An official NYSSA Publication are items including the Membership Card Kit that members receive after renewing, The New York Snowmobiler Magazine (print editions), etc. along with other mailings as approved by a majority vote of the NYSSA Board of Directors.

ADOPTED 2-5-2011