Operation Texas - Privacy Policy

GENERAL

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy is intended to give you confidence in the privacy and security of the personal information we obtain from you whether you are using Operation Texas products such as the public Home Page(s), Website(s), uploading or downloading information to Operation Texas and our websites (the "Websites"), such as www.optexas.org, optexas.net, or optexas.com, downloading our documents or applications, or are merely visiting our Websites.

However, please note that we are not responsible for any use of your personal information you provide to third-party applications or websites that may be accessed via our Websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any third-party applications or websites that you use.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you use our Websites, you may be asked for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, date of birth, email address, and telephone number.

By giving us such information, you consent to our using it in the manner described in this policy.You may specifically withdraw your consent at any time. We will return or destroy your personal information within five business days of receipt of your withdrawal of consent.

Cookie information, pages you have requested and your IP address may also be recorded by us and/or third parties from your browser as set out in this policy.

USE OF PERFORMANCE DATA

Operation Texas will use performance data, including performance statistics, bug fixes and other similar data ("Performance Data") uploaded to our Websites or acquired through our Websites. Operation Texas may use such Performance Data in any way, including but not limited to using, editing, altering, reproducing, publishing and/or distributing the Performance Data for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, provided that such Performance Data is stripped of all personally identifiable information.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use personal information to allow us to process your requests, provide access to privileged areas of the Websites, send out newsletter subscriptions, personalize your visit to our Websites, personalize your use of our Websites, and enable us to improve the services we offer. When we send you e-mail, it will always contain a provision for you to opt out of receiving any further information from us. We will not send you e-mail you have not given your consent to receive.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may provide information about you to our employees and agents in order to administer any accounts and services provided to you by Operation Texas.We will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless you have consented to such disclosure, or where we are required to do so by law.

Should you breach our terms and conditions or terms of use or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, we may disclose your information to a relevant authority. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Any disclosure of personal information will be strictly controlled and made fully in accordance with current Texas and U.S. law.

Within specific areas of our Websites, you may have the opportunity to disclose your personal information such as real name, address, phone number or e-mail address to other members. This is solely at your discretion. We will not reveal your personal information to other members without your expressed permission to do so.

This is not a trivial matter, and you will be notified of any such event unless we are prohibited by law from doing so. We will always respect your 4th Amendment rights, and you are expected to respect ours.

COOKIES

Cookies are small data files that a website you visit may save on your computer or handheld device that usually includes an anonymous unique identifier. Our Websites may use cookies for user authentication, keeping track of your preferences, promotional campaigns, tracking our audience size and traffic patterns, and in certain other cases. We may include small graphic images in our email messages and newsletters to determine whether the messages were opened and the links were viewed.

Third-party advertisers may also create and access cookies, which will be subject to their privacy policies - we accept no responsibility or liability for the use of any such third parties' cookies. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your PC or handheld device they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser's "security settings" section.

Please note that permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our Websites as well as other websites and interactive services.

SECURITY

All security on our Websites is treated seriously. Where applicable, we undertake security steps, including but not limited to use of SSL technology on our back-end systems that store member account information and to protect data transmissions. However, this is not a guarantee that such data transmissions cannot be accessed, altered or deleted due to firewall, malicious attack, or other security software failures.

If you have any further concerns about security as it relates to our Websites, please use the contact form on our Website to express your concerns or request additional information.

FAIR USE NOTICE

Our Websites may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

POLICY CHANGES

Changes to this policy will be posted on our Websites. You are advised to check our Websites regularly to view our most recent privacy policy.