The Middle Rio Grande Development Council maintains this website as a public service. This policy describes MRGDC’s privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used. The policy applies to all pages beginning with www.mrgdc.org.
Please note that all information collected or maintained by MRGDC is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act. The email addresses of most members of the public who communicate with state agencies through the Internet are confidential under Texas law.
Exceptions to confidentiality may be reviewed at Texas Government Code 552.137.
A person who submits information in electronic format through this website is entitled, on request, to receive and review the information MRGDC collects about the person and to have MRGDC correct the information.
> Contact MRGDC with your request.
Use and Release of Information
MRGDC uses persistent, first-party cookies to track and report visitor information and collect information via web-based forms (see Server Logs/Log Analysis Tools and Web-Based Forms, below). MRGDC does not implement third-party cookies.
MRGDC monitors network traffic for site security purposes and to ensure 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. MRGDC 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, MRGDC would be required to disclose parts of the logs deemed open by the Office of the Attorney General.
The MRGDC website uses persistent, first-party cookies with web-based forms for such purposes as collecting survey results, providing online registration for MRGDC-sponsored events, collecting and reporting of continuing education activities by information resources managers, and recording computerized geographic data. Personally identifiable information collected from web-based forms is used only for the purpose specified (survey results, online registration, etc.). Each web-based form contains a link to Site Policies, including the Privacy and Security Policy. To the extent personally identifiable information is collected, MRGDC will adhere to all statutory requirements in protecting citizen data.
State agencies may not sell or release the email addresses of most 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. Exemptions to this confidentiality may be reviewed at Texas Government Code 552.137. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to MRGDC in an email message or submitted in an online form is only used by MRGDC to respond to the request and to analyze trends.
For additional information
> Please contact us if you have questions or comments about MRGDC's Privacy and Security Policy.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.