Privacy Statement

 

General Information

 

KAMU maintains this Web Site as a public service. This statement describes KAMU's privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used.  This statement applies to all pages beginning with "kamu.tamu.edu", "kamu.publicbroadcasting.net", "kamu.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net", and "www.publicbroadcasting.net/kamu".

Please note that all information collected or maintained by KAMU is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code). The identity of members of the public who communicate with state agencies through the Internet is confidential under Texas law.

 

Use / Release of Information

 
Browser Detection

This KAMU Web Site detects certain key characteristics about visitor's browsers in order to display information in a manner that is compatible with a particular browser that is being used by a visitor at a given time.  The characteristics currently detected are browser type, browser version, and the operating system or "platform" that the browser runs on. This browser-detection component does not log or otherwise record the findings beyond the visitor's session.

 
 

Server Logs / Log Analysis Tools

KAMU uses server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about Web Site usage to improve site management. The statistics are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. KAMU does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and does not release the information to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law.

 

KAMU monitors network traffic for site security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all users. Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information on this site, or otherwise cause damage are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A (Telecommunications Crimes). Except as may be required for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. KAMU does not use raw data logs for any other purposes; however, it is possible that parts of raw data logs could be determined to be open records by the Office of the Attorney General. If such a determination were made subsequent to a Public Information Act request for the logs, KAMU would be required to disclose parts of the logs deemed open by the Office of the Attorney General.

 
 
Email

KAMU adheres to the policy wherein state agencies may not sell or release the e-mail addresses of members of the public that have been provided to communicate electronically with a government body without the affirmative consent of the affected member of the public. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to KAMU in an e-mail message or submitted in an online form is only used by KAMU to respond to the request and to analyze trends. KAMU may redirect the message to another government agency or government employee who is in a better position to answer the question. 
 
 
Web-Based Forms

KAMU uses Web-based forms for such purposes as initiating searches, accepting questions and comments, and collecting survey results.   Personally identifiable information collected from Web-based forms has a specified use (for example, registration, survey response, etc.) and KAMU uses the information only for that purpose. Each Web-based form contains a link to this privacy statement.

 
Cookies and Web Bugs

The KAMU Web Site does not use cookies or Web Bugs (also called Web Beacons or Clear GIFs) to track or report visitor information.

 
Links To Other Sites

This Web Site contains links to other sites. KAMU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web Sites.

 
Children's Information

The KAMU Web Site:
  1. DOES NOT collect online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child's request and will not be used for other purposes;
  2. DOES NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information without prior parental consent;
  3. DOES NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information with out prior parental consent;
  4. DOES NOT give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent;
  5. DOES NOT entice, by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.
 

Personal Options

 
Checking / Changing Your Personal Information
An individual who submits information in electronic format through this Web site is entitled, on request, to receive and review the information KAMU collects about the individual, and to have KAMU correct the information. To do this, please e-mail our Web Administrator or use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Opting-Out of Communications
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. To do this, please e-mail our Web Administrator or use the contact information at the bottom of this page.
 

For Additional Information

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission provides information for educating consumers and businesses about the importance of personal information privacy at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/.


If you have questions or comments about KAMU's privacy and security statement, please contact us at:

Web Administrator
KAMU
Houston at John David Crow Sts. 
4244 TAMU

College Station, TX 77824-4244