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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Northern District of New York's website. Our privacy policy outlines the types of information we learn when you visit our site and how such information will be used.


This is a restricted government system for official judiciary business only. All activities on this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored or reviewed by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance, and appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By using this system or any connected system, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. Any evidence of unlawful activity, including unauthorized access attempts, may be reported to law enforcement officials.

Information Routinely Collected and Stored

If you visit our site to view or download information, we collect and store the following information:

  • The name of the domain from which you accessed the internet, such as a web search engine.
  • The IP address from which you accessed the Judiciary's website. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are accessing the internet.
  • The date and time you accessed our site.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site.
  • The pages you visit.
  • If you linked to from another website, the address of the originating site.

This information is used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining our site. From this information, we learn what users like and need; what kind of technology they are using; how often they visit; and other valuable information that helps us to offer our visitors the best site possible.

Information You Provide

If you choose to provide us with personal information to be added to an email list, submit information through our Contact Us page, or submit feedback on the website, it will be used only for the purpose(s) you state. We collect such information only to respond to your requests or improve the website. We do not share that information with others, and we do not collect information for commercial marketing.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The federal Judiciary is committed to ensuring the security of the American public by protecting their information. On behalf of the federal Judiciary, the Court intends this policy to give security researchers clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities and to convey our preferences in how to submit discovered vulnerabilities to us. Read the policy and learn how to report discovered vulnerabilities.

Visiting Official Federal Judiciary Pages on Third-Party Websites

The Court maintains official social media accounts on behalf of the Court on third-party websites, including YouTube, and Twitter to broadcast information about the federal Judiciary to a wider audience.

When you visit official federal Judiciary social media pages, the Court does not request, collect, or record personally identifiable information. Information collected by the Court will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining those accounts. Please be aware that privacy policies of third-party websites may not be the same as the privacy policy governing

Retweets, likes, or follows of any person or organization on any social media page are not endorsements. Promoted Tweets on Twitter are not authorized or controlled by the Court.