At the Texas Exes we know how important the security and privacy of data is to you. Therefore, please review the following statement which explains what data we collect, how we use the personal information you provide, and how we keep that information secure. “Personal information” refers to data that is unique to you, such as name, birth date, address, email address, IP address, and telephone number. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
Information Collected and Used
For purposes of this site, we may collect and use your email or phone/text number that you provide in order to respond to your inquiry or to send you information about a service or resource that you expressed interest in. We will continue to send you information unless you request us to stop or opt out.
You may also decide to use your email or text number to ask us questions and provide comments about our website or services. You are encouraged to provide this feedback. We do share these messages with individuals in the organization who can appropriately respond; we may preserve the content of your message along with our response. At times, we may use a third-party vendor to determine if you open and use any information that we share via email, as well as to solicit your feedback through online surveys. Responding to these surveys is optional. It is important to use good judgment when sending information to us via email or text. These messages may pass through private and public networks with varying levels of security. Some networks may have taken steps to secure these transmissions while others have not which could affect the privacy and integrity of the information you send.
In addition, to the information listed above, we also collect electronic data about you in order to provide a positive website experience, offer alumni programs, products and services and report on user activity. The tools we use are listed below. Please be aware that none of these tools provide Texas Exes with the ability to read any data residing on your computer.
Cookies and tags are used on websites to gather information about how individuals use and navigate the website. Neither cookies nor tags can extract any personal information about you, nor can they read any data that resides on your personal computer or device. The data collected from these sources are used to recognize repeat users and track usage patterns. Specifically, we use “cookies,” which are small pieces of information sent by a web server and stored by a member’s web browser. Cookies allow the web server to maintain an active “session” with an individual user and track what tools users are accessing on the site.
The following are examples of how we use the information collected from these cookies and tags:
- Tracking resources and data accessed on the site
- Recording general site statistics and activity
- Troubleshooting website problems
Tracking what tools users are accessing on the site
- Determine when and if a user completed a questionnaire
- Evaluating and reporting on a user’s activity or participation in an event
- We may combine any of this information with other information that we have about you for data analytics, marketing and reporting, but only as permitted by law.
Data Security and Storage
The Texas Exes adheres to accepted industry security standards that are designed to protect any non-public personal information on this website against accidental or unauthorized use, access or disclosure. The technology we use is specifically designed for web servers. All of your personal information resides in the United States of America in a secure database behind a firewall where it cannot be accessed without proper authorization. Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology encrypts your personal information as well as your history if it is transmitted over the Internet. In addition, we periodically subject this website to simulated intrusion tests.
You also have a responsibility in keeping the personal information that is available on the Texas Exes site secure by keeping your account name and password confidential. This will help prevent any potential unauthorized access to your account.
Data Retention and Destruction
The Texas Exes complies with the laws and regulations related to both the length of time that we retain your electronic personal information and its proper destruction.
Links to Other Websites
We may provide links to other websites that we believe offer our customers useful services. Since these other websites are not under the control of the Texas Exes, we cannot and do not make any representation or guarantee regarding these websites or their content. In providing these links to our visitors, it does not constitute an endorsement by the Texas Exes, nor can we take responsibility for the privacy or security policies and procedures of these websites. Therefore, you may want to review their privacy and security statements of these websites before providing any personal information.
Changes to Privacy Statement
The Texas Exes may change this statement from time to time. When updates are made, the date at the bottom of the statement will be updated to reflect that a revision has occurred. We encourage you to periodically reread this statement to see if there have been changes that may affect you.
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement, please Contact Us.