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Privacy Policy

 Our Commitment to Privacy

Thank you for visiting the Texas Music Library and Research Center (TMLRC) network of websites and reviewing our Privacy Policy. Your privacy is a priority, and we go to great lengths to protect it. This Internet Site Privacy Policy explains our online information practices. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting TMLRC websites, you accept the practices described in this Policy.

Texas Music Library and Research Center respects the privacy of every visitor to our website. TMLRC does not collect personal information about visitors to our websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. TMLRC will use that information to respond to your message, to facilitate your requests and to help us get you the information you have requested.

 Data Collection

TMLRC websites will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing program forms, registering for projects, events, or other activities, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. Through our websites, we try to offer convenient online access to information and to communicate with you about important opportunities, programs, projects and events for Texas music history. We will not collect personal information from you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide the information.

  • Registering for a program, project or special event:When you register online for a program, project or special event, we may ask for your name and contact information. Depending upon the activity, we may also collect payment information (such as standard credit card data) and date of birth.
  • Applying to work with TMLRC as a volunteer:When you apply online to be a TMLRC volunteer, we will ask you for your name, contact information and date of birth. We may ask for other data as well, depending on the volunteer activity.
  • Making a financial contribution:When you make a financial contribution online, we collect your name, contact information and standard credit card data.

 How We Use Cookies

We use “cookies” and other technologies to enhance your online experience. A “cookie” can be either permanent (i.e., it remains on your computer until you delete it) or temporary (i.e., it lasts only until you close your browser). A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that can lead to website improvements. Cookies may also help us customize certain content on the website. Cookies and other similar technologies collect non-personal information about the user of a particular Internet Protocol (IP) address. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.

 Credit Card Information

TMLRC takes reasonable steps to design and manage our websites’ technology to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and information technology infrastructure are secure. TMLRC uses outside vendors to provide certain services including companies that process credit card transactions for TMLRC. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but may not use your information for any other purpose.

We use a variety of safeguards to protect the security of your credit card transactions. We work with third-party vendors to process credit card transactions and those companies may use technologies and processes that include encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other security measures. TMLRC uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol in a first line of defense to the gateway of other third-party security features when accepting credit card information. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us.

Use of Your Information

If you provide TMLRC with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information in our programs, projects and activities. We may enter your name into one of our databases so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request contributions. On occasion, TMLRC may share information about you with state agencies, collaborating organizations and service providers that assist us with our activities and programs. These agencies, organizations and service providers help us with functions to develop programs, manage data and process donations. In addition, we make disclosures as required by law.

TMLRC will not sell, trade, or share personal information about our visitors, contributors or financial donors with anyone else, nor will we send mailings to our visitors, contributors or financial donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a visitor, contributor or donor has given us specific permission to do so.

Embedded Plug-Ins, Widgets, and Links

Within the TMLRC website there are embedded applications, plug-ins, widgets or links to non-TMLRC websites (collectively “content”). These sites operate independently of TMLRC and have their own privacy policies. When you visit these sites, you leave our website and no longer will be subject to our privacy and security policies. TMLRC is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of other sites, and such sites are not intended to be an endorsement of those sites or their content.

There may be sites within the TMLRC network of websites where you can opt-in to receive information from non-TMLRC entities. If you opt-in at those sites, you may receive correspondences from those organizations on programs, products or services. TMLRC is not responsible for your privacy, your security or the content of other sites. If you decide to opt-out of receiving any further correspondence from a non-TMLRC entity, please correspond directly with that business or organization to be removed from its mailing list.

Note to Parents on our Privacy Policy

TMLRC welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through programs and volunteer activities. However, we require and encourage children to do this only with their parents’ knowledge and supervision.

Contact Us About Privacy

To let us know your preferences about how we contact you, to “opt-out” of receiving e-mails and other correspondences from TMLRC, or if you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may send us an email at [email protected].
Revised July 2016