Austin Tech Alliance Privacy Statement

Austin Tech Alliance is committed to protecting your privacy while providing quality services that give you an enjoyable and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement (this “Statement”) applies to the Austin Tech Alliance website at http://www.austintech.org and governs the data collection and usage by Austin Tech Alliance in connection with this website. By using the Austin Tech Alliance website, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement.

Collection of Information about You

Austin Tech Alliance collects personally identifiable information on its website when you join, such as your e-mail address, physical address, name, phone number, and credit card information. Austin Tech Alliance also may collect non-personally identifiable information, such as general geographic information, about you.

Austin Tech Alliance also may collect information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Austin Tech Alliance. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses, templates made, path through the site, operating system information, and other similar information. This information is used by Austin Tech Alliance for the operation of its services, to maintain quality of service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Austin Tech Alliance website.

Austin Tech Alliance encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit from links that may be posted on the Austin Tech Alliance website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Austin Tech Alliance is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Austin Tech Alliance website.

Use of Information about You:

Austin Tech Alliance collects and uses information about you, including personally identifiable information, and your use of the Austin Tech Alliance website to operate the Austin Tech Alliance website and deliver the services you have requested. Austin Tech Alliance also uses personally identifiable information from time to time to inform you of other products or services available from Austin Tech Alliance and its affiliates. Austin Tech Alliance may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Note that at any time you may opt out of being contacted by Austin Tech Alliance for any updates through clear links at the bottom of every email.

Austin Tech Alliance does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. Austin Tech Alliance may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, personally identifiable information about you (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Austin Tech Alliance may share data, including personally identifiable information, with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide customer support. Austin Tech Alliance generally requires these third parties to maintain the confidentiality of your information and to not use your personally identifiable information except to provide services to Austin Tech Alliance.

Austin Tech Alliance will not use or disclose sensitive personally identifiable information about you, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Austin Tech Alliance keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within and from the Austin Tech Alliance website in order to determine what Austin Tech Alliance services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content from Austin Tech Alliance to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Austin Tech Alliance does not collect personally identifiable information from you to track you over time and across third party websites. As a result, Austin Tech Alliance does not specifically respond to web browser Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.

Austin Tech Alliance will disclose personally identifiable information about you without notice to you only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Austin Tech Alliance or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Austin Tech Alliance; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Austin Tech Alliance, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Austin Tech Alliance website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a website server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the website server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with the Austin Tech Alliance website or services, a cookie helps Austin Tech Alliance recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personally identifiable information, such as your billing address and other similar information. When you return to the same Austin Tech Alliance website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Austin Tech Alliance features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Austin Tech Alliance services or websites you visit.

Security

Austin Tech Alliance aims to provide reasonable security from unauthorized access, use or disclosure for the personally identifiable information we store. Austin Tech Alliance aims to secure the personally identifiable information you provide using computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, reasonably protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When certain sensitive personally identifiable information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, such as payment information in connection with transactions through the Austin Tech Alliance website, we use encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, in an effort to protect that information.

Austin Tech Alliance will not record, store, or save your credit card number without providing notice to you and receiving your express consent.

Changes to this Statement

Austin Tech Alliance will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. Austin Tech Alliance encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Austin Tech Alliance is protecting your information. If Austin Tech Alliance modifies this Statement, we will make it available through this website, and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, Austin Tech Alliance will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, Austin Tech Alliance may send a message to your email address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the website for the first time after such material changes are made. Your continued use of the Austin Tech Alliance website after the revised Statement has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of this Statement.

Contact Information

Austin Tech Alliance welcomes your comments regarding this Statement. If you believe that Austin Tech Alliance has not adhered to this Statement, please use the inquiry form to contact us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.