privacy policy & terms of use

Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund engages in online education, advocacy, and informed participation in civic, community and environmental affairs. We believe that Internet users must be assured that the information concerning them is used responsibly. We have implemented the following policy to protect online privacy for Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund contributors and other visitors and users of this site and its resources.

Personal Information

Why does Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund ask for my information?

To participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection with any one or combination of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:

  • sending personalized e-mail messages when participating in an online petition
  • distribution of publications and informational materials, by mail and/or electronically
  • sharing information from this site or from an e-mail alert with another person
  • allowing Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund to contact you in the future
  • making a donation

What information does Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund collect?

We do not collect personal information from visitors to this web site other than what you provide us on a voluntary basis.

Aggregate information about our website visitors, such as pages viewed, browsers used, and documents downloaded, is collected in our web server logs. Domain names or IP addresses of site visitors may also be collected but these addresses are not traceable to any one individual. This aggregate information is used solely to help us improve our website.

Does Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund use cookies?

Yes. A “cookie” is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive. This makes it faster and easier for you to sign online petitions and take other actions on our website.

If you are concerned about your privacy and the use of cookie technology on the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund web site, you may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You may also set your browser to refuse cookies that our website attempts to send you. Using these settings or declining to accept cookies from Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund may limit the functionality we can provide when you visit this site.

How will Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund use the information I provide?

Whenever we ask you to provide personal information via this website or in an e-mail, we will make reasonable efforts to make the purpose of that request clear. If you do not want this information to be collected or used by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund, you can simply choose not to provide that information or otherwise “opt out” of the action or request for information.

Under certain circumstances, opting out may prevent your participation in activities for which personal information is needed, such as involvement in online actions, distribution of publications, action alerts, notices of volunteer opportunities, member benefits, community events, etc.

We make every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. We do not sell or otherwise disclose such user information outside the organization.

Opting Out

How do I opt out or change my information?

Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund members who no longer wish to receive communications from the organization should contact us immediately, being sure to provide your full information so that we can implement your “opt out” request and send you confirmation once this action has been taken:

By postal mail:
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund
105 W. Riverside #120
Austin, TX 78704

By phone:
Call us at: 512-326-5658

By e-mail:
Send e-mail to: zac(at)texasenvironment(dot)org

Security

How do I know my credit card information is secure?

Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund uses secure server software (SSL) that is the industry standard and is among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. In the event of an unauthorized charge to your credit card you must:

  • write to the creditor at the address given for “billing inquiries,” not the address for sending your payments, and include your name, address, account number and a description of the billing error,
  • send your letter so that it reaches the creditor within 60 days after the first bill containing the error was mailed to you.

Policies of other sites

This website may contain links to other sites that are not managed or maintained by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund. The inclusion of a link to another site from our website or from another site to the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund website does not imply any endorsement of that other site’s privacy policies, practices or content. Your dealings with these sites are covered only by the privacy policies listed on those sites.

Revision of this policy

We reserve the right to revise this policy periodically. If we make substantive changes in the way we share, store, or handle personally identifiable information, we will notify web site users and visitors through prominent postings on the site and/or by e-mail. A current version of this policy will always be readily accessible on our website. This policy was last revised on June 8, 2015.

What do I do if I have questions that aren’t answered here?

If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this website, please contact Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.

By postal mail:
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund
105 W. Riverside #120
Austin, TX 78704

By phone:
Call us at: 512-326-5658

By e-mail:
Send e-mail to: zac(at)texasenvironment(dot)org


Terms of Use

By using the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund website, you are accepting these “Terms of Use.” If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use our site. We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms of Use from time to time without notice. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to these Terms of Use, it will mean that you accept those changes.

If you are under 18 years of age, do not use this site unless you are an emancipated minor or have legal parental or guardian consent to accept these Terms of Use and are fully able to abide by them. Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please don’t submit any personally identifiable information on this site.

Use of Materials on this Site
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund maintains this site for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse our site. It is in keeping with our mission to encourage public discourse and activism regarding conservation of the natural environment. Accordingly, unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted on the web page, it is our policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the materials posted on our site as follows: You may copy, reproduce and distribute content from this site provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices; (2) all copies include a statement that the material was reproduced from a Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund website; (3) the copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes of promoting conservation of the natural environment; and (4) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund grants you a non- exclusive, nontransferable license to use the materials on our site.

Refunding contributions
All contributions to Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund are completely voluntary and are not made in return for any goods or services (or the promise of any goods or services), so there are no “refunds” in general. However, if you believe your contribution was made in error and you wish to receive a reimbursement, please contact us.

By postal mail:
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund
105 W. Riverside #120
Austin, TX 78704

By phone:
Call us at: 512-326-5658

By e-mail:
Send e-mail to: zac(at)texasenvironment(dot)org

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund, which shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as the result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to information you transmitted to the site.

Outside Links
Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this site and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this site, whether or not they are affiliated with the our organization. Such linked sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or functioning of any such link. That another web site is linked to our site does not constitute endorsement by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund of the owner of the other site, the content of its site, or its products or services.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
ALL CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. YOUR USE AND BROWSING OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR OTHER ERRORS. ALL CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FUND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USE OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FUND DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FUND, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FUND IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THE FOREGOING WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION AND WILL SURVIVE THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to this site; or (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of this site.

General Provisions
The materials on this Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund website are presented solely for promotional purposes in the United States. This site is operated under the supervision of our offices within the State of Texas. We do not warrant or represent that materials on our site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access our site from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and you are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You agree that this site shall be deemed solely based in Texas, and that this site shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Texas. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the State of Texas, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Texas. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to this site shall be barred permanently unless such claim or cause of action is brought within one year after it arises; any such claim or cause of action shall be brought only in the state or federal courts in the Western District of Texas, and you consent to jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating such actions.

Whenever possible, each provision of these terms shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision is deemed prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these terms.

This is the entire agreement between us relating to your use of this site. These terms may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.

These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted here under, may not be assigned by you, but may be assigned by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund without restriction.

Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund has the right, in its sole judgment, to block access from a particular Internet address for violations of these Terms of Use. In addition, we reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Use.

Terms of Use last revised June 22, 2015.