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Privacy Policy

It is HistoricTexas.net’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, HistoricTexas.net collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HistoricTexas.net’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HistoricTexas.net’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HistoricTexas.net may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

HistoricTexas.net also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. HistoricTexas.net does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to HistoricTexas.net’s websites choose to interact with HistoricTexas.net in ways that require HistoricTexas.net to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HistoricTexas.net gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a user account at HistoricTexas.net to provide a username and email address. HistoricTexas.net collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HistoricTexas.net. HistoricTexas.net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Aggregated Statistics

HistoricTexas.net may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites.However, HistoricTexas.net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

HistoricTexas.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HistoricTexas.net’s behalf or to provide services available at HistoricTexas.net’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HistoricTexas.net’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HistoricTexas.net will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HistoricTexas.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when HistoricTexas.net believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HistoricTexas.net, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an HistoricTexas.net website and have supplied your email address, HistoricTexas.net may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HistoricTexas.net. HistoricTexas.net takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HistoricTexas.net uses cookies to help HistoricTexas.net identify and track visitors, their usage of HistoricTexas.net website, and their website access preferences. HistoricTexas.net visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HistoricTexas.net’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of HistoricTexas.net’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on HistoricTexas.net. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HistoricTexas.net may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HistoricTexas.net’s sole discretion. HistoricTexas.net encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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