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TAMEST Privacy Policy


The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) is the sole owner and operator of this website. By visiting TAMEST.org, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy and security statement. This Privacy Policy was last modified on August 7, 2012. TAMEST reserves the right to modify or amend this statement at any time and for any reason by posting such changes at TAMEST.org.

I. TAMEST has a firm commitment to data privacy and security. All information submitted to TAMEST.org is considered private. As a general policy, TAMEST does not sell, rent, distribute or transfer personally identifiable information obtained from any user to any other parties without the express 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 the TAMEST.org website, including our web site designers, 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.

II. TAMEST may send email and other correspondence, but only to those users who have expressly agreed to receive such information.

III. TAMEST does track 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.

IV. 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 knowledge of 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. You do this through your browser (like Apple Safari or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you won't 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.

Disclaimer

a. The policies contained in this statement do not extend to any non-TAMEST sites linked to TAMEST.org. Please check with these companies, organizations, and sites for their policies regarding data privacy and security.

b. While TAMEST, as outlined in this statement, has incorporated security measures to protect the privacy and security of information submitted to TAMEST.org, such privacy and security cannot be guaranteed by TAMEST. In no event shall TAMEST be liable for damages of any kind suffered as the result of a breach of privacy or security with respect to information submitted to TAMEST.org.

Contact info@tamest.org for any questions about this privacy and security statement.

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