Privacy policy Erieville

Here at Erieville we care about your privacy. We care so much we establised the following privacy policy to convey a passion we have for insuring the safe internet access to our users. The state of New York at this time does not have a policy protecting citizens but much like Missouri, it will likely have one in the future. Our Privacy Pledge to you, our visitor:

Erieville and its affiliates will not sell or in any way knowingly pass any information from you to a 3rd party unless specifically stated and with your approval. We do not expressly or willfully seek to collect information. If there is a place to do so, use of this input space is strictly at your discretion. In the event we capture data it will remain with us and be used for only the intended purpose.

This notice provides the Erieville ’s (the Department) privacy policy regarding the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected via this website. Our privacy policy explains our information practices when you provide PII to us, whether collected online or offline, or when you visit us online to browse, obtain information, or conduct a transaction. PII may include: your name, email, mailing and/or home address, phone numbers, or other information that identifies you personally. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to visit our website. The PII you provide on a Department website will be used only for its intended purpose. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and the Federal Records Act. Personally Identifiable Information As a general rule, the Department does not collect PII about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving the Department your permission to use the information for the stated purpose. However, not providing certain information may result in the Department’s inability to provide you with the service you desire. If you choose to provide us with PII on a Department website, through such methods as completing a web form or sending us an email, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested or to respond to your message. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site. Generally, the information requested by the Department will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service you request. When this information is requested, the reasons for collecting it, a description of the Department’s intended use of the information, how to grant consent to use mandatorily provided information, and how to grant consent for other than statutorily mandated uses will be fully described in a separate customized “Privacy Notice.” This customized Privacy Notice will either appear on the web page collecting the information or be accessible through a hyperlink (link) prominently displayed immediately above or below the information request. Email Many of our programs and websites allow you to send us an email. We will use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We will only send you general information via email. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, we suggest that you do not send sensitive personal data (such as your Social Security number) to us via email. If your intended email communication is very sensitive, or includes information such as your bank account, credit card, or Social Security number, you should instead send it by U.S. mail. Another alternative may be submission of data through a secure web page, if available. Electronic mail messages that meet the definition of records in the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.) are covered under the same disposition schedule as all other Federal records. This means that emails you send us will be preserved and maintained for varying periods of time if those emails meet the definition of Federal records. Electronic messages that are not records are deleted when no longer needed. Categories of information the Department collects on its websites are further described below. Automatically Collected Information We collect and temporarily store certain information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes only. We collect and analyze this information because it helps us to better design our website to suit your needs. We may also automatically collect information about the web content you view in the event of a known security or virus threat. This information includes: 1. The Internet domain from which you access our website (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from an educational domain); 2. The Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website; 3. The type of browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome) used to access our site; 4. The operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, Unix) used to access our site; 5. The date and time you access our site; 6. The Universal Resource Locators (URLs), or addresses, of the pages you visit; 7. Your username, if it was used to log in to the website; and 8. If you visited this website from another website, the URL of the forwarding site. We may share the above information with our employees or representatives with a “need-to-know” in the performance of their official duties, other Federal agencies, or other named representatives as needed to quickly process your request or transaction. This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only. More information about how we share information can be found in our Privacy Act Systems of Records Notices. Third-Party Websites and Applications The Department uses social media websites and other kinds of third-party websites. The Department uses social media websites to interact with foreign constituencies and engage in public diplomacy worldwide. Social media websites are used to publicize embassy and Department events, and engage with members of the public in foreign countries. The Department also uses web measurement and customization technologies to measure the number of visitors to our websites and their various sections and to help make our websites more useful to visitors. In such cases, the third-party application may request an email address, username, password, and geographic location (e.g., State, region, or ZIP code) for account registration purposes. The Erieville does not use third-party websites to solicit and collect PII from individuals. Any PII passively collected (i.e., not solicited) by the third-party website will not be transmitted or stored by the Department; no PII will be disclosed, sold or transferred to any other entity outside the Department, unless required for law enforcement purposes or by statute. The Department uses various types of online surveys to collect opinions and feedback from a random sample of visitors. Primarily, uses the ForeSee Results’ American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) online survey on an ongoing basis to obtain feedback and data on visitors’ satisfaction with the website. This survey does not collect PII. Although the survey invitation pops up for a random sample of visitors, it is optional. If you decline the survey, you will still have access to the identical information and resources at the site as those who do take the survey. The survey reports are available only to managers and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. The Department may use other limited-time surveys for specific purposes, which are explained at the time they are posted. The Department retains the data from the ACSI survey results as long as needed to support the mission of the website. Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies) A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies: Session: Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deleted. Websites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site. Persistent: Persistent cookies are saved on a user’s hard drive in order to determine which users are new to the site or are returning, and for repeat visitors, to block recurring invitations to take the ForeSee satisfaction survey. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn cookies off in your browser. You will still have access to all information and resources at Department websites. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of some Department websites. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well. Security The Department takes the security of all PII very seriously. We take precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information we collect at this site. Such measures include access controls designed to limit access to the information to the extent necessary to accomplish our mission. We also employ various security technologies to protect the information stored on our systems. We routinely test our security measures to ensure that they remain operational and effective. We take the following steps to secure the information we collect: Employ internal access controls to ensure that only personnel who have access to your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties. Train appropriate personnel on our privacy and security policies and compliance requirements. Secure the areas where we retain paper copies of the information we collect online. Perform regular backups of the information we collect online to ensure against loss. Use technical controls to secure the information we collect online including, but not limited to: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption Firewalls Password protections Periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance. Employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized access by outsiders that attempt to “hack” into, or cause harm to, the information contained in our systems. We hold our contractors and other third-party providers to the same high standards that we use to ensure the security, confidentiality, and integrity of personal information they may have access to in the course of their work completed on behalf of the Department. Interaction With Children Online The Department is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under age 13. If a Department website intends to collect information about children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific web page that collects information about the child. The web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept. Visiting Other Websites Our website contains links to international agencies, private organizations, and some commercial entities. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site. All Federal websites, however, are subject to the same Federal policy, security, and accessibility mandates. Privacy Policy Contact Information We welcome feedback if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or the use of your information. The Department’s privacy compliance materials are available at Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) and Systems of Records Notices (SORN). For additional information about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at or mail us at: Office of Global Information Services Privacy Office - A/GIS/PRV State Annex 2 U.S. Erieville New York, DC 20522-8100 Updated May 4, 2017

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The Travel Channel recently introduced America to the Madison County hamlet of Erieville. Its new reality show, ?The Dead Files, visited Elvis Restaino' haunted farm house.

There, in the backyard, a psychic TV ghost hunter discovered a newly opened portal, which allows dead spirits to re-enter this realm. She warned of some nasty characters returning to wreak havoc, as summarized by the episode?s title: 'Evil In Erieville.'

Ever since, Restaino says, nights haven?t been quite the same.

?No one has called me to come and stay there,? said Restaino, owner of the Erieville house that is an invitation-only bed-and-breakfast. He is also a Los Angeles-based writer, director and production designer. ?I have a few friends who are interested in coming up, but their kids refuse.

So goes the reality of reality TV, the paranormal version. These days, things that go bump in the night, and the folks who chase them, have become stars. Be they dead or alive, you better keep them happy.

In recent years, more than 80 reality shows have been dedicated to poltergeists, UFOs and entities that seem to have vaulted from Stephen King best-sellers. Take ?Paranormal Cops,? (They hunt criminals by day, ghosts, by night!) Or ?Celebrity Ghost Stories,? where the revelation often is not that the stars ? such as Donny Most or Corey Feldman ? contact the dead, but that they are not dead. 2011-10-12-mg-paranormal3.JPGMichelle Gabel / The Post-StandardElvis Restaino's Erieville farmhouse, which he calls Erieville Manor, was featured on the Travel Channel show "The Dead Files" this month.

Some ghost hunters welcome the new TV popularity, saying it has freed people to discuss their paranormal experiences publicly, without ridicule. Others say it?s spawned a generation of ?ghost groupies? who are less interested in seeking ultimate answers than a cable network deal.

?The reality show is kind of a scary movie that lasts 23 minutes,? says Stacey Jones, of New Woodstock, founder of Central New York Ghost Hunters. She has investigated apparitions since the 1980s. ?In fact, there?s very little in reality that goes with them. It?s a smokescreen. It?s Hollywood.?

Jones has appeared on several shows and periodically gets calls from producers, seeking new ectoplasmic talent. Fifteen years ago, her group had most of Central New York to itself. Today, she estimates between 60 to 70 ghost organizations operating within a 100-mile radius of Syracuse.

?Right now, these production companies are contacting everybody,? Jones said. ?I?ve been contacted by some and, frankly, have just refused them. But you know what? There?s 25 or 30 others who will be on that plane to California tomorrow, and they?ll do anything, because, hey, they want to be on TV.?

Jones says TV ghost chasers are evolving from serious practitioners into ?tattooed chicks who run around and bounce.? Moreover, she says, the ghosts themselves increasingly are being portrayed as the bad guys. In fact, they?re usually just misunderstood.

In ?Evil in Erieville,? the investigative TV duo of psychic Amy Allan and ex-cop Steve Di Schiavi visit Restaino?s house on Eatonbrook Road in the town of Nelson. The medium channels a female apparition, an evil sociopath, who glares down at her from atop the stairs. Meanwhile, the cop digs up an old news clipping about a 19th century mom, who poisoned her kids in the house. 2011-10-12-mg-paranormal2.JPGMichelle Gabel / The Post-StandardElvis Restaino held a seance to contact the dead in his Erieville farmhouse and was told by a psychic that this opened a portal through which spirits can re-enter this realm.

But it?s the final scene, when the pair confronts Restaino, that raises the threat level. The psychic tells Restaino that a seance he attempted two years ago was a dangerous blunder: He unwittingly opened a door to the Other Side. All manner of spirits ? good and evil ? can now slip through the portal into Madison County. She tells Restaino that he should fear what is to come.

?That was the first time I heard her say it,? Restaino says. ?I was kind of taken aback.?

Restaino ? whose Hollywood film credits include ?Happy Hell Night,? ?See Dick Die? and ?Making a Spoof ? ? says he has sensed spirits in the house since he bought it, five years ago. The place captured the TV producers? interest via a photograph, which showed an unexplained light in a window. He said he?s received no big paycheck for the show.

?They took me out for dinner one night,? he said. ?They gave me payment for cleaning the house, for having maids over, because there would be 20 people trampling through the house .. There was no, ?Here?s a load of cash, and now we want to do it.??

Restaino?s house ? called Erieville Manor ? serves as a bed and breakfast for his friends and associates. Its website promotes ?peace, serenity, and the inner calm we all seek in our daily lives,? not a rest stop for wandering apparitions. A haunted reputation could conceivably attract visitors, as long as the ghosts don?t terrify them.

Restaino says the spirits have calmed down since last winter, when the show was filmed. Then, the place unnerved him.

?I really couldn?t stay upstairs, where my bedroom was,? he says. ?I?m not afraid of anything, but I was extremely uncomfortable with being in that house .. I think the energy in that house was upset, thinking that I had invited these people to capture it.?

Restaino stresses that he?s always treated the spirits with respect ? even the allegedly homicidal mom, whom he suggests got a raw deal. He says it took him weeks to convince the ghosts he meant them no harm. Eventually, they chilled out, and the paranormal activities returned to normal.

Then, on Sept. 23, ?Evil in Erieville? aired to about a half-million viewers, a Nielsen household rating of 0.4. That?s less than half of what Fox News Channel?s ?On the Record with Greta van Susteren? received ? a 1.1 rating ? but it topped the Game Show Network?s ?Deal or No Deal,? at 0.3.

In the following days, Restaino says he could not dispel a new, powerful sense of being watched.

?I?ll be sitting on the porch, drinking my coffee, and everybody who goes by thinks, ?There?s the crazy guy,?? he says.

Restaino says he has no plan to close any portals or evict anybody. He says he often hears the woman walking upstairs. He?s seen the tracks of a ghost cow in his yard. And he?s still learning more about the five-acre property. A former owner who saw the show alerted him to an old grave site and reported her family?s running gag: She often joked about poisoning her husband?s coffee.

I'm not here to determine if they are real or not real,? he says. "I'm here to appreciate the fact that they were here before me."

But is there a portal? Jones expressed doubt. She says most moans in the attic don?t need an exorcist, just some foam insulation.

"First of all, nobody has the answers from the other side",she says. ?I don't care if you're a psychic, a medium, or whatever you're not that good, that you can say a portal has been opened. That's absolutely ridiculous. The ignorant and the stupid always say things like this on TV, always and you can print that. Oh! A portal has been opened up! Oh! You've got a direct line to the dead, right here in your living room!? Bull?!?

Either way, in the episode?s final scene, the medium predicts that Restaino will call her back to Erieville, after he has been scared enough.

Will there be a sequel? Will the ghost hunters return?