May, 2008

This privacy statement addresses the collection, use, and dissemination of any personal data you provide to us as a result of your use of the SmartLinkSM Web site (hereinafter referred to as the "Site"). We provide this statement in order to allow you to make an informed decision as to how to utilize this Site, and to demonstrate our high level of commitment to the maintenance of your confidence and trust. The following discloses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for this Site.

Personal Information Collection and Use
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (which, together with its wholly-owned corporate entities, including Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) is hereinafter referred to as the "Port Authority") is the sole owner of information collected on this Site. The Site is currently administered, operated, and maintained for the Port Authority by its contractor(s). Neither the Port Authority nor PATH will sell, share, or rent the information you provide to us in any way other than as disclosed in this statement. Furthermore the Site administrator(s) is (are) required to keep all e-mail addresses and registration information strictly confidential and is (are) prohibited from selling or using the information for any purposes other than those set forth in its (or their) agreement(s) with the Port Authority. Unless specifically stated, we do not collect any personally identifiable information from the visitors to this Site. We collect and use the personal information you provide to us via the online forms available on this Site in order to provide you with SmartLinkSM Cards and related services including SmartLink Autoload.

Use of Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that allows a Web site to identify your computer and track its activities on the Web site. This Site only uses "non-persistent cookies" that help maintain system state between pages. The Site administrator advises that non-persistent cookies cannot be traced or linked to personal identifiable information.

URLs And IP Addresses
When this Site is accessed through a hyperlink from another site, this Site collects the uniform resource locator ("URL") of the site that contained the link. This Site also collects the Internet protocol address ("IP Address") of the visitor solely for statistical purposes. The Site administrator advises that neither the source URL nor the IP Address can be traced or linked to personal identifiable information.

Who We Share Your Personal Information With
Your personal information may be shared with the following:

  • Employees, contractors, subcontractors and agents of the Port Authority or PATH, pursuant to Port Authority policies and procedures;
  • Individuals who request information from the Port Authority or PATH, including, but not limited to, individuals who request information pursuant to the Port Authority’s policy on Freedom of Information; and
  • Other governmental agencies for public safety, law enforcement or regulatory and/or investigatory purposes. .


Please be aware that in certain cases we may be legally obligated to share your personal information. Instances that may involve such a legal obligation include, without limitation, the following:


Security of Your Personal Information
We recognize that in order to truly protect the privacy of your personal information, we must take steps to ensure that our records of your personal information are secure from tampering and invasion. The following describes some of the steps we have taken to protect your personal information:

  • Credit/Debit data held by the site administrator(s) is encrypted on servers that are protected by a firewall;
  • The contractor(s) is (are) required to follow business best practices in ensuring the IT security of the environment;
  • Restriction of access to our databases, limited to authorized individuals with authenticated passwords.

PATH may change this Privacy Statement at any time. Changes will be posted on PATH’s Web site ( at least 30 days before they are to become effective. When the Privacy Statement is so revised it shall supersede any prior versions or collateral understanding, verbal or written, that you may have received regarding the collection, use and dissemination of the personal data described above.