Privacy Policy

Last modified: October 13, 2017

Privacy Statement

At The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), your privacy is important to us. Please review this statement to better understand what data we collect, how we use the information you provide and how that information is kept secure. By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this statement.

Information Collected and Used

All information submitted to our website is considered private. TAMEST does not sell, rent, distribute or transfer personally identifiable information obtained from any user to any other parties without approval of the user. However, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties directly involved in the operation, performance, support and/or maintenance of our website, including our website developers, hosts, service providers, technical consultants, business partners and payment processors. Any personally identifiable information, however, will be used by such organizations only to perform their functions and/or to provide services in support of the website or as otherwise approved by you and for no other purpose.

TAMEST distributes an email newsletter to a subscriber list. Subscribers have the option to unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. New subscribers can submit an email address when visiting our website.

TAMEST tracks individual user’s visits through Google Analytics but does not identify individual users. We use standard analytics software to examine user data in aggregate to facilitate users’ online experience and improve content quality.

TAMEST uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software and encryption technologies for security purposes, and processes its online purchases and donations through a secure connection. To the extent that TAMEST transfers any personally identifiable information to third parties, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to assure that such third parties to whom we may transfer any personally identifiable information have access to our Privacy Policy and provide sufficient protection of such personally identifiable information.

Cookies
A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow us to enhance and personalize your online experience. For example, we use cookies to:
• Recognize you when you return to our website
• Analyze visitor behavior

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies through your browser settings. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.

Data Security and Storage

TAMEST uses third-party, cloud-based applications and services to securely store the information we collect. For those requiring an account, users are responsible for keeping their usernames and passwords confidential. This helps prevent any potential unauthorized access to such accounts.

Links to Other Websites

We frequently provide links to other websites that offer our visitors useful information or services. The policies contained in this statement do not extend to any non-TAMEST sites. Please check with these companies, organizations and sites for their policies regarding data privacy and security before providing any personal information.

While TAMEST has incorporated security measures to protect the privacy and security of information submitted to our website, such privacy and security cannot be guaranteed by TAMEST. We are not liable for damages of any kind suffered as the result of a breach of privacy or security with respect to information submitted to our website.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Changes to this statement will be posted on this page. We encourage visitors to reread this statement periodically to see any updates.

Contact Information

For any questions about this privacy and security statement, please contact us .

 


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