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Privacy Statement

Online Grant Application Privacy Statement

As part of the partnership with the Small Business Vitality Program, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting the confidentiality of the information you submit through our online grant application process. This privacy statement outlines the terms and conditions governing the collection, use, and disclosure of the information you provide when submitting a grant application to the Partnership for the Small Business Vitality program.

1. Information Collection and Usage:
By submitting an online grant application, you acknowledge and consent to the collection, storage, and processing of the information you provide. This information includes but is not limited to invoices, financial statements, bills, quotes, and other relevant instruments required for the evaluation and approval of your grant application.

2. Review and Authentication:
You understand and agree that the staff members and employees of the Partnership for the Small Business Vitality program have the necessary authorization to review and authenticate the information you submit. This review is an essential part of the grant evaluation process and is aimed at ensuring the accuracy and legitimacy of the details provided in your application.

3. Use of Federal Grant Dollars:
In the event that your grant application is approved and you receive federal grant dollars, you acknowledge that your organization may be subject to an audit or review from the funding agency or any relevant governing body. This audit or review aims to verify the proper utilization of the grant funds and the accuracy of the statements made in your application.

4. Truthfulness of Statements:
By submitting your online grant application, you certify that all the statements made in the application are true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge. Any misrepresentation or false information may result in the rejection of your application. 

5. Data Security:
We take appropriate measures to safeguard the information you provide during the grant application process. However, please be aware that the security of data transmitted over the internet cannot be guaranteed entirely. While we strive to protect your information, you acknowledge that the submission of data is done at your own risk.

6. Data Sharing and Disclosure:
Your information will be accessible only to authorized personnel involved in the grant evaluation process and relevant administrative activities. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your information to external parties without your express consent, except where required by law.

7. Retention of Information:
We will retain your grant application information as required by applicable laws and regulations or as necessary for the fulfillment of the grant process. Your data will be securely disposed of when no longer needed.

8. Amendments to Privacy Statement:
We reserve the right to update or modify this privacy statement at any time. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on our website, and your continued use of our online grant application platform signifies your acceptance of these modifications.

For any questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement or the grant application process, please contact our team at us at 518-462-4300

By submitting your online grant application, you signify your understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in this privacy statement.

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