Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains what information we collect, how we use it, with whom we share it, and the choices you have to control, access, and update your information when you browse our website, (the “Website”),  or use any services that we may offer through this website (collectively, the “Services”).

Table of Contents

1.         Who are we?

2.         How do we collect information from you?

3.         Cookies and other technologies

4.         How do we use your information?

5.         Who has access to your information?

6.         Our Legal Bases for Processing and Sharing Your Information

7.         Cross Border Transfer

8.         How do we store and protect your information?

9.         How long we retain your information

10.       Your choices with respect to your information

11.       Privacy of individuals under 18

12.       Links to other websites and services

13.       Browser Do Not Track

14.       EU Data Subject Rights

15.       Contact us     


17.       Changes to the Policy 

1. Who are we?

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (“ESRT”, “we”, “our”, “us”) is a REIT that owns and manages office, retail and multifamily assets in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the World’s Most Famous Building. 

2. How do we collect information from you?

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time at our sole discretion by posting the modifications on our websites. Any modification will be effective upon posting (unless some other date is specified). You should review this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modification. Your use of any of our websites constitutes your full acceptance of the Privacy Policy in its then-current form.

When you use the Services we collect information in three ways:

(1)       information you provide to us – for example: when you use the “contact us” form on the website;

(2)       information we collect when you use the Services – using “cookies” and other technologies to assess how you use the Services; and

(3)       information we receive from third parties – e.g., third-party analytics or advertising providers.

Information you provide to us:
When you use our Services, we collect information that you choose to share with us. 

If you contact us, for example, you will need to provide us with contact information, such as your full name, phone number, and email address. We also collect any other information that you choose to provide, such as your comments or questions.

Information we automatically collect when you use the Services:

When you use the Services, we collect log file information, which your browser or device automatically reports each time you interact with the Services. This information may include:

You may also provide us with information when applying for one of our properties. If you are a current or prospective owner or tenant, we or our affiliated entities, property managers or vendors may collect additional information as part of your application or in the course of your ownership or tenancy, such as your current or prior address(es), contact information, date of birth, education, occupation, or employment information, Social Security number or other national identification number, income and other financial information, familial status and information about your dependents, vehicle information, credit information, criminal history, and emergency contact information.

If you are a current tenant and use the ESRT+ Tenant App and/or Web Portal, our property operations service provider may collect information when you register for and/or login to your account, choose to make payments online, if applicable, and about any other communications with us, such as service requests or messages that you send to management.

You are a valued customer, and maintaining your privacy is important to us. If you have any question, please call 212-953-0888.

3. Cookies and other technologies

When you use the Services, we or our third-party providers place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive. These may be session cookies, which expire once you close your browser, or persistent cookies, which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them. We use these cookies to support the functionality of our website, including adjustments to content. Below is more detail about the types of cookies that we use:

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to disable cookies on your browser (see below), but doing so may prevent you from using the full features of the Services. For information about your choices regarding these technologies, please see “Your Choices with Respect to your Information” below.

Google Analytics:  We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics may set cookies on your browser or mobile device or read cookies that are already there to collect information. Google Analytics may also receive information about you from apps you have downloaded that partner with Google. Google Analytics collects information such as how and how often you use the Services. We use the information provided by Google Analytics to improve the Services. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal information. For more information regarding how Google collects, uses, and shares your information please visit

Social media features: Our Services include social media features, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Weibo, or TikTok buttons. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting while using our Services, and any Facebook cookies on your device (including your Facebook ID). These features may set cookies to enable the feature to function properly. Please note that the social media services may collect this information, even if you are not logged in to the relevant social media account when you are using the Services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

4. How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect about you in order to improve our Services and provide you with features that interest and work well for you.  We may use the information to:

We may analyze your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you and provide targeted advertising. (See the “Your Choices with Respect to your Information” section below for more information about your choices).

5. Who has access to your information?

We may share information collected about you in the following ways:

(1)       With service providers, sellers, and partners;

(2)       With analytics service providers and advertisers;

(3)       With third parties for legal reasons;

(4)       With third parties as part of an acquisition or liquidation; or

(5)       Aggregated information with third parties.

With service providers, sellers, and partners:

We share information about you with service providers to perform functions and process your data and to help provide our Services, including hosting and storage providers or email service providers, payment processors, and property management and operations companies, as well as data brokers and consumer reporting agencies. In addition to using your information to help us provide our Services, service providers may use your personal information internally to improve their own services and may share it in connection with a sale, divestiture, or transfer of business assets; to protect their rights; or to comply with the law. In addition, our providers may share your personal information with their own third-party service providers. They may also combine the information about you that we share with them with contact and social media information related to you that they collect from publicly available sources or from third parties.

With analytics service providers and advertisers:

We let third parties use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies on our Services. They may collect information about how you use our Services and other websites and online services over time and across different services. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand your online activity.

Some companies may use information collected on our Services to deliver advertisements on behalf of us or other companies, targeted to your interests and preferences, on other websites or apps you may visit or on your social media feed and to gauge their effectiveness. To learn about your choices regarding this sharing of your information please see “Your Choices with Respect to your Information” section below.

With third parties for legal reasons:

We would share information about you if we reasonably believe that disclosing the information is needed to:

With third parties as part of an acquisition or liquidation:

If we are involved in a merger, asset sale, financing, corporate divestiture, reorganization, or acquisition of all or some portion of our business to another company, or if we undergo liquidation or bankruptcy proceedings, we may share your information with that company before and/or after the transaction closes or the proceedings are completed.

Aggregated information: We also share with third parties—such as advertisers—aggregated or de-identified information and we do not limit our third-party providers from using, selling, licensing, distributing, or disclosing de-identified data.

We do not sell personal information, and we will not sell personal information except as described in this Privacy Policy or if we provide you with notice and a right to opt-out of such sale. Sharing excludes text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

6. Our Legal Bases for Processing and Sharing Your Information

We process your information and share it with third parties for the purposes described in this Policy, based on the following legal grounds:

(1)       With your consent;

(2)       For our legitimate interests;

(3)       To fulfill our contractual obligations; and

(4)       To comply with legal obligations.

With your consent:

We ask for your consent to process or share your information for specific purposes and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For example, we ask for your consent to provide you with promotional information. We also ask for your consent to collect information through surveys.

For our legitimate interests:

We process and share your information for our legitimate interests and those of third parties while applying appropriate safeguards that protect your privacy. For example, we process and share your information in order to help us:

To fulfill our contractual obligations:

We process and share your information to provide a service you have requested under a contract.

To comply with legal obligations: We process and share your information when we have a legal obligation to do so, for example, if we’re responding to legal process or an enforceable governmental request.

7. Cross Border Transfer

We transfer, process, and store information about you on servers located in the United States. Therefore, if you are located outside of the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States, whose data protection, privacy, and other laws may not provide the same level of protection as those in your country of residence. For example, government entities in the United States and other countries may have certain rights to access your personal information. If we transfer your information outside of your country of residence in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy.

By using the Services, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and to those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.

8. How do we store and protect your information?

We take reasonable precautions to protect your information. Please keep in mind that the Internet is not a 100% secure medium for communication, and we cannot guarantee that the information collected about you will always remain private when using our Services. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

9. How long we retain your information

We will retain your information after you stop using Services to the extent that we are obliged to do so in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and/or as necessary to protect our legal rights or for certain business requirements. Please note that even if you request that we delete your information, deletion by our third party providers may not be immediate and the deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time. Also, information that has already been shared with third parties may not be deleted by them.

10. Your choices with respect to your information

Updating your information: If you need to access, update, or delete other personal information that we may have, you can send a request to  To protect your privacy, before we give you access or let you update your information, we may ask you to verify your identity or provide additional information. We will try to update and allow you to access your information for free, but if it would require a disproportionate effort on our part, we may charge a fee. We will disclose the fee before we comply with your request. We may reject a request for a number of reasons, including, for example, that the request risks the privacy of other users, requires technical efforts that are disproportionate to the request, is repetitive, or is unlawful.

Emails: You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications or by sending an email to We will retain your email address in order to be able to abide by your opt out choice. We make efforts to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of service-related communications. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at Unsubscribing or opting out of communications with us will not stop communications you receive from third parties separately. Please review their terms and conditions for relevant options for opting out of their communications.

By providing a cell phone number to us, you consent to receive promotional-related text messages or other Empire State Realty Trust-related messages that may be sent using automated means from or on behalf of Empire State Realty Trust. Your consent to receive these messages is not a condition of any purchase. If you would like to stop receiving promotional-related or automated text messages from us, simply reply “STOP” to the text message you received.

Analytics:  You can control the information provided to Google and opt out of certain ads provided by Google by using any of the methods set forth at or using the Google Analytics opt out browser add-on at  

Cookies and other technologies: Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Turning off your browser’s cookies will also prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but unique information will not be recorded.

If you do not want to receive tracking pixels, you will need to disable HTML images in your email client, which may affect your ability to view images in other emails that you receive. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete the cookies, please visit:

Advertising: You can understand which third parties have currently enabled cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s website at!/; or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website at!/ or, if you’re located in the European Union, at . For more information on mobile-specific opt-out choices, please visit

On your mobile device you may have features that allow you to opt out of some targeted advertising (“Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS devices or “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” on Android). To learn more about how these opt-out features work, please review your device settings. Even if you disable the tracking, keep in mind that you may still receive interest-based advertising, including from third parties with whom your information had been previously disclosed and that you may still receive advertising from third parties, though such advertising may not be based on your interests and preferences.

11. Privacy of individuals under 18

Use of the Services is limited to individuals aged 18 or over or to individuals aged 13-18 that have provided us with valid parental consent. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from an individual under 18 without valid parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Empire State Realty Trust Inc., 111 West 33rd Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10120, (212) 687-8700, or

We do not sell the personal information of California consumers that are less than 16 years of age, unless the consumer (in the case of consumers between 13 and 16 years of age) or the consumer’s parent or guardian (in the case of consumers who are less than 13 years of age) has affirmatively authorized the sale of the consumer’s personal information.

For your convenience and information, our website may contain links to other online services, including to our ESRT+ Tenant App and/or Web Portal, and may also include third-party features such as apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins. These online services and third-party features may operate independently of Empire State Realty Trust. We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from our website, including the information or content contained in such websites or services, and this Policy does not apply to them. In particular, information collected by our property operations service provider directly, will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with their privacy policies. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. Please read the terms of such websites carefully and exercise care when providing your personal information.

13. Browser Do Not Track

The Services do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”) at this time. DNT is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your web page visits tracked and collected across websites. For more details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit

14. EU Data Subject Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), if you are an EU resident and we are processing your personal information, you have the following rights:

15. Contact us

If you have any questions about this Policy or the Services, please contact us at: Empire State Realty Trust Inc., 111 West 33rd Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10120, (212) 687-8700, or



As a California resident, you may have certain rights to delete any personal information about you which the business has collected from you, to request that a business that collects personal information about you disclose to you certain information or to opt-out of the sharing of personal information with third parties for marketing purposes. You may submit a request to us through e-mail at

We may not be able to honor each request that we receive and may not be required to do so under applicable laws, but if we are unable to do so, we will respond to let you know our reasons. We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise any of your rights as described in this section.


As a California resident, you have the right, under the California Consumer Privacy Act, to:

You may submit a request under the California Consumer Privacy Act through the following methods:

To submit a request, we are required to verify your identity. We will match the personal information that you provide to us with personal information that we already maintain about you in order to verify your identity. We may also need to contact you to confirm your request.

You may also designate an authorized agent to make such requests on your behalf.

We may not be able to honor each request that we receive, but if we are unable to do so, we will respond to let you know our reasons. We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise any of your rights as described in this section.

17. Changes to the Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time, in our sole discretion. When we make changes we deem material, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., through the Services or by sending you an email. In some cases, we will notify you in advance of the changes taking effect. Please make sure you read any such notice carefully.

This Privacy Policy was last modified in October 2022.