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TSSWCB Web Site Privacy Policy

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) created this Web site to enhance public access to agency information. This service is continually under development. The TSSWCB strives to keep information on this site both timely and accurate.

All information collected or maintained by the TSSWCB is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code).

Server Logs and Network Monitoring
For site security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all users, the TSSWCB uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

The following information is collected for this analysis:

User/client hostname - Hostname (or IP address, if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
HTTP header, "user-agent" - Type of browser used, the browser version, and the operating system it is running on.
HTTP header, "referrer" - Page from which the user/client accessed the current page.
System date - Date and time of the user/client request.
Full request - Exact request the user/client made.
Status - Status code the server returned to the user/client.
Content length - Length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
Method - Request method used.
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI or URL) - Location of a resource on the server.
Protocol - Transport protocol and version used.

Cookies
A "cookie" is a small file containing information that is placed on a user's computer by a web server. Typically, these files are used to enhance the user's experience of the site, to help users move between pages in a database, or to customize information for a user. The TSSWCB Web site may use cookies to provide interactive pages, such as Web-based forms and surveys. The TSSWCB does not use cookies for other purposes.

Linking Policy
Documents on this server contain hypertext pointers (links) to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The TSSWCB does not control the authenticity, accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of outside information on any links.

The TSSWCB is not responsible for the privacy policies, or lack of policies, in place at any site linked to or from sites which the TSSWCB is linked and not within the domain of www.tsswcb.state.tx.us.

The TSSWCB has not acted in a discriminatory manner in choosing links to helpful sites.

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board complies with the State Web Site Link and Privacy Policy. The TSSWCB encourages organizations that link to this Web site to comply with the provisions of the State Web Site Link and Privacy Policy, especially regarding protection of the privacy rights of individuals, and to make reasonable efforts to provide accessible sites.

Email and Form Information
If a member of the general public sends the TSSWCB an e-mail message or fills out a web-based form with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, that information will only be used to respond to the request and analyze trends. The message may be redirected to another government agency or person who is better able to answer your question. Such information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless TSSWCB system administration is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect from loss, misuse and alteration of the information.

Contacting the TSSWCB
If there are any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or dealings with this website, contact webmaster [at] tsswcb.texas.gov.