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Empire State Development (ESD)


  1. All Content on ESD Web Sites is Proprietary and Is Protected by Law, Including the Copyright and Intellectual Property Laws

Software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips and all other content on this web site are proprietary and are protected by copyright and intellectual property laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. The New York State Department of Economic Development retains all rights, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in this site or its files. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this site may also subsist in individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the Department. The Department expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this site without written permission. Permission from the Department for such use is granted on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the Department. All requests should be directed to:

Counsel’s Office,

Empire State Development,

625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12445


or send an email with subject title “Website Inquiry” to webmaster@esd.ny.gov.

For use of copyrights and other proprietary rights that may subsist in third parties other than and in addition to the Department, those third parties must also be contacted directly for permission to copy and use their protected materials.

  1. Disclaimer of Liability

The New York State Department of Economic Development provides this web site as a public service for informational purposes. In providing information on this site, the Department has attempted to be as accurate, complete and timely as possible. However, the Department makes no claims, guarantees or promises about the accuracy, currency, or completeness of the information provided. In no event shall the Department be liable for any errors or omissions with respect to any information on this site. Users are solely responsible for compliance with the copyright and intellectual property laws with respect to use of any and all information gained from this site or links available on or through this web site.

Links to Third Party Web Sites and Third Party Transactions

This web site provides links to sites of government agencies and other organizations maintained by third parties. A link does not constitute an endorsement, express or implied, of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that web site. Links to third-party web sites are provided as a convenience to the user; the Department does not control, endorse or recommend their content. Once you link to another web site from this web site, including one maintained by the State of New York, you are subject to their terms and conditions of that web site. The third party web sites and users of those sites are solely responsible for compliance with the copyright and intellectual property laws and the compilation and use of any and all information on the third party web site.

The Department does not assure the accuracy of any information provided by a third party that is available on the Department's web sites, including representations available through the "accommodations" page or representations made by local organizations or private businesses.

The Department has no responsibility relating to any transactions undertaken or contractual relationships entered into between third parties through or as a result of links to third party web sites or representations made on or through the Department’s web sites, including representations available through the "accommodations" page.

  1. Accessibility

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of any part of this Web site please Contact us via email at: webmaster@esd.ny.gov.

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