What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web Site you may provide us with two types of information: 1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and 2) Web Site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web Site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Any information you share with TEXAS STORIES is voluntary. You will provide us information about yourself when you submit a comment, register to participate in our weekly contest and/or other offerings, or sign up to receive email newsletters and alerts. You may also choose to provide additional information about your interests, associations and listening preferences as well as share comments about our Web Site, programming, online resources, project activities and participants. The TEXAS STORIES email newsletter is an opt-in program and you may opt-out at any time. You will only receive e-mail from TEXAS STORIES based on information you supply us, which will not be shared with others.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We will not share any of your correspondence or comments without permission.
2. Web Site Use Information
Our Web Site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web Site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web Site, and the Web Sites visited just before and just after our Web Site.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of analyzing, administering, and expanding our listener base and program activities. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web Site, new services and special activities and offerings we think you will find valuable. Only persons who have signed up to receive our newsletter will be notified by email. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these correspondences by emailing us at http://www.texasstories.com/contact.html.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document that often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web Site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web Site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web Site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You may disable or delete cookies at any time from your computer.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web Site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our programming and Web Site and better serve our visitors. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you. No personal information you have provided us is stored in your cookies.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at http://www.texasstories.com/contact.html.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site, and/or our Affiliated Parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Site, us, or third parties.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web Sites linked to or from our Web Site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web Sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web Site.
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Austin, Texas 78763-5996