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bestpractiseThis is the website of the New York (Manhattan) Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE).
The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (www.nysspe.org) is the premier organization of professional engineers that promotes and defends the lawful and ethical practice of engineering. Our legislative program ensures that the laws in New York State provide the best possible working environment for PE's. Our close attention to public relations maximizes the exposure of professional engineers to the general public. Overall, our goal is to protect and promote professional engineers in all disciplines and areas of practice.


Privacy Policy


Effective and Last Updated: December 6, 2011

This website is owned and operated by The New York Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYC-NYSSPE). We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content, products and services on this site (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

1) Information Collected

We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.

  • Voluntary Information for Services and Features

We also collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) consenting to receive email about upcoming events and notifications, ii) signing up for newsletter. When you choose to use these additional features, we require you to provide your “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required such as your phone number and mailing address. We may also request information such as demographics which will help us better serve you and our others users in the future.

  • Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. NYC-NYSSPE uses cookies to store visitor’s preferences and to record session information. We do not and will not use cookies to collect private information from any user that such user did not intentionally submit to us.  

2) Referrals

You may choose to invite friends to join the NYC-NYSSPE by sending invitation emails via our invite feature. NYC-NYSSPE stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, and also to send reminders of the invitations. NYC-NYSSPE does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact NYC-NYSSPE to request removal of their information from our database.  



3) How We Use Your Information

NYC-NYSSPE only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.

NYC-NYSSPE will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services on behalf of NYC-NYSSPE unless required to do so by law. Further, NYC-NYSSPE reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.

Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.

NYC-NYSSPE may use your personal information for target advertising toward you based on things such as region, gender, interests, goals, habits, etc.

We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.

Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates.

NYC-NYSSPE may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.

You will receive notice when your personally identifiable information might be provided to any third party for any reason other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, and you will have an opportunity to request that we not share such information.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.


4) How We Protect Your Information

We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

5) Third Party Advertising

Advertisements appearing on this Site may be delivered to you by NYC-NYSSPE or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the advertising partners to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement. In this way, they may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. This information allows an advertising partner to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. NYC-NYSSPE does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertising servers of ad partners.  

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by NYC-NYSSPE and does not cover the use of cookies by any of its advertisers.  

6) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may update your information to receive email or other communications from us by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

7) Email Choice/Opt-out

If any user who receives an email from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, [he or she] can do so by following the instructions in the emails. In addition, you may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.

8) Children's Privacy and Parental Controls

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.


9) Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms and Conditions of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

10) Notification of Changes

NYC-NYSSPE reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact:


c/o Toby Hansson (Stantec)

50 West 23rd Street, 8th fl.

New York, New York 10010

Phone: 212-366-5600

Fax: 212-366-5629

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About Membership
  • NYSSPE opens the door for Networking Opportunities
  • Promote PEs in a Positive Image
  • Guidance on Professional Issues
  • Contact with Legislative Bodies and Issues targeting engineering licensure, professional liability and tort reform
  • Professional recognition
  • Opportunity to be of Service
  • Continuing Education
  • Keep abreast of events that affect engineering practice
  • Assistance with transitioning & jobs
  • Leadership and Acknowlegement Opportunities
  • Three (3) levels of Membership: NSPE, NYSSPE & Local Chapter


Who is Eligible to Join?
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE)
  • An Engineering Intern (EI or EIT)
  • A graduate of an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A student in an ABET-accredited engineering program


How large is NYSSPE?
Founded in 1926, NYSSPE is a state wide organization serving over 2,500 members through 23 local chapters.


Membership Dues
Introductory rate for NEW Members
  • Professional Engineer (PE)- $299
  • Intern (EI or EIT) or graduate - $299
  • Student – Free
  • Graduate: 20% - 80% Reduction in dues within 5 years of graduation from an ABET accredited engineering program


NYSSPE Interest Groups:
Interest Groups offer recognition and professional insight in your area of employment.
  • PE’s In Construction
  • PE’s In Private Practice
  • PE’s In Government
  • PE’s In Industry


Education, Publications & Events
The New York Professional Engineer (NYPE) is the official publication of NYSSPE. Published quarterly, this newsletter provides New York engineers with the latest information on professional practice issues, legislative trends, continuing education opportunities, and NYSSPE issues. It is distributed to all members, government agencies, educational institutions, vendors, engineering firms, and other engineering organizations.

National Engineers Week is promoted by NYSSPE and its chapters to celebrate the importance of the engineering profession. Since 1951 this event has served as a showcase for the many exciting contributions engineers have made to society. www.eweek.org

NYSSPE Annual Convention & Expo gives professional engineers the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, earn valuable PDHs, and advance their careers.

NYSSPE Fall Professional Development Conference is focused on providing the continuing education that PEs need to keep their license current; including coursework that covers ethics and the law, as well as highly technical training.

The Foundation for Engineering Education, Inc. (FEE) assists organizations that support engineering education through activities such as scholarships, career guidance, and other methods of outreach.

The Practicing Institute of Engineering, Inc. (PIE) is authorized by New York State to accredit coursework for continuing education, and supports those organizations that offer continuing education opportunities.



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