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Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy Policy

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (“BNYDC”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our registrants and those with whom we do business.

  • Personal Information.

Browsing the BNYDC Website. You can browse the BNYDC website without having an account. 
Visitors who have been provided an account by BNYDC.

For some activities, like uploading user content or posting comments, you need a BLDG92 account which requires your agreement to these Terms of Service. Your account email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access.

Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online may be collected and used by others.

  • Website Visits. In order to provide the best service to our registrants and site visitors, we collect aggregate information when you visit our website which is stored in server log files. For example, the IP address of the computer or service provider used to access our site, the type of browser being used, searches that are performed and the pages that visitors click on and follow. We do not collect any personal information from you just for visiting our website. By collecting this data, we are better able to organize our website to suit member needs and interests. This information is kept as part of our proprietary business data. However, such information may be subject to lawful subpoena or disclosure required by law to the extent maintained in our data files.
  • Links to Other Websites. Links to other websites are provided as a convenience. Please be aware that BNYDC is not responsible for the privacy practices of the sites for which we provided links. Once you leave our website by accessing another linked website, we no longer have control over how your personal data may be used. We encourage you to be aware of this, and read the privacy policy of any additional websites you visit where personal and financial data may be collected.
  • Opt-ln/Opt-Out Programs. You will be given the opportunity to submit your e-mail address in order to receive electronic communications from us such as newsletters, promotions and event notices. You are not automatically opted-in to any e-mail programs so that your privacy is respected.You will need to sign up on our website or contact us in order to take advantage of our opt-in program. Should you decide you no longer want to receive e-mail correspondence from us, you can opt-out at any time by visiting our website or contacting us at
  • Sharing of Information. We may share and use personally-identifiable information in a variety of ways. We will not share your email address without your permission. We do reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, but in such event, we will use reasonable efforts to require the transferee to use personal information provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice. We also reserve the right to disclose such information as required by law or by court order.
  • Our Policy Towards Children. Our website is not directed to persons under 13 years of age and by our Terms of Service they are not permitted to access the website. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent or accessed our website, please contact us at We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
  • Modification of Policy. We may modify this Policy at any time at our sole discretion, without prior notice. Any modifications made by us will be effective immediately upon posting on the website. By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by the Policy as posted on the website at the time of your access or use. Except for changes posted by us on the website, no changes shall be effective unless in a writing signed by an officer of BNYDC.

Dated: November 10, 2011