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Texas Gas Service Student Center is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Texas Gas Service Student Center Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Texas Gas Service Student Center website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Texas Gas Service Student Center collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Texas Gas Service Student Center also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Texas Gas Service Student Center. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Texas Gas Service Student Center for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Texas Gas Service Student Center Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Texas Gas Service Student Center public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Texas Gas Service Student Center does not read any of your private online communications.

Texas Gas Service Student Center encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Texas Gas Service Student Center so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Texas Gas Service Student Center is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Texas Gas Service Student Center and Texas Gas Service Student Center family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Texas Gas Service Student Center collects and uses your personal information to operate the Texas Gas Service Student Center Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Texas Gas Service Student Center also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Texas Gas Service Student Center and its affiliates. Texas Gas Service Student Center may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Texas Gas Service Student Center does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Texas Gas Service Student Center 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, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Texas Gas Service Student Center may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Texas Gas Service Student Center, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Texas Gas Service Student Center does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Texas Gas Service Student Center keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Texas Gas Service Student Center, in order to determine what Texas Gas Service Student Center services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Texas Gas Service Student Center to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Texas Gas Service Student Center Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, 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 Texas Gas Service Student Center or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Texas Gas Service Student Center; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Texas Gas Service Student Center, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Texas Gas Service Student Center Web site 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 web 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 Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Texas Gas Service Student Center pages, or register with Texas Gas Service Student Center site or services, a cookie helps Texas Gas Service Student Center to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Texas Gas Service Student Center Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Texas Gas Service Student Center 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 Texas Gas Service Student Center services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Texas Gas Service Student Center secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Texas Gas Service Student Center secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Texas Gas Service Student Center will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Texas Gas Service Student Center encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Texas Gas Service Student Center is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Texas Gas Service Student Center welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Texas Gas Service Student Center has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Texas Gas Service Student Center at jvaughn@utep.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.