Privacy Policy

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Your privacy is important to us. At TxOHC we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We do not ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We do not store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

The Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. (TxOHC) operates a website at TxOHC.org. It is TxOHC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, TxOHC 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. TxOHC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TxOHC’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TxOHC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

TxOHC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. TxOHC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to TxOHC’s websites choose to interact with TxOHC in ways that require TxOHC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TxOHC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

Those who engage in transactions with TxOHC — by donating, contacting us, or renewing membership, for example — are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, TxOHC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TxOHC. TxOHC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Aggregated Statistics

TxOHC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, TxOHC may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the TxOHC.org site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. TxOHC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TxOHC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Comments

Comments and other content submitted via the Akismet anti-spam service are saved on our servers unless they were marked as spam positive, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.


Protection of Information

TxOHC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

  1. need to know that information to complete TxOHC business, for example membership invoicing or planning stakeholder events,
  2. need to know that information in order to process it on TxOHC’s behalf or to provide services available at TxOHC’s websites, and
  3. 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 TxOHC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. TxOHC 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, TxOHC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TxOHC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TxOHC, third parties or the public at large.


Email Communication

There are times, however, such as when you donate or register for an event, that we will collect specific information. If you choose to provide personally identifiable data, you may receive future information from us–by email–advising you of upcoming TxOHC events, publications, or volunteer and support opportunities. If you do not wish to be contacted with such information, please let us know by using the form on the contact page or by removing themselves from the mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.


Cookies

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. TxOHC uses cookies to help TxOHC identify and track visitors, their usage of TxOHC website, and their website access preferences.

TxOHC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using TxOHC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of TxOHC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TxOHC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at TxOHC’s sole discretion. TxOHC 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.


Disclaimer

The Texas Oral Health Coalition does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information’s, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website, nor the quality of any products, information’s or any other material displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information’s or offer in or in connection with the services herein.
In order to provide a more comprehensive and useful site, TxOHC.org contains links to other websites.

TxOHC is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.


Comment Policy

The Texas Oral Health Coalition is anxious to receive your feedback and comments on our articles. Whether we are interacting on the blog or in Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network, we build and protect our communities as great places to engage in great conversation and discover information. We intend to be courteous and professional in our postings and ask that you do the same. We maintain specific positions on health policy, but we will not remove comments shared by those who have different viewpoints if they are presented in a civilized manner. We would rather you post about it and engage us in a discussion. Comments posted to our blog will go through a moderation process, but should be posted within a reasonable amount of time provided they do not contain content that:

  • is abusive
  • uses offensive language
  • is off-topic
  • is obviously spam

All comments made on the Texas Oral Health Coalition blog are the responsibility of the commenter, not the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author. By submitting a comment on our blog, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold our organization, the Texas Oral Health Coalition, and all subsidiaries and representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages or liability.
If you have questions about our comment policy, please contact us.

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