Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

At Matagorda County Birding Nature Center we have a few fundamental principles:

• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: It is Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

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

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information Certain visitors to Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s websites choose to interact with Matagorda County Birding Nature Centerin ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Matagorda County Birding Nature Center gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who request a quote to provide a name, contact information and an email address. Those who engage in transactions with Matagorda County Birding Nature Center– by purchasing a product, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us.

Matagorda County Birding Nature Center 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

Matagorda County Birding Nature Center may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center may monitor the most popular pages on the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s site or use spam screening service to help identify spam. Matagorda County Birding Nature Center may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Matagorda County Birding Nature Center 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 Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s behalf or to provide services available at Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’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 Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Matagorda County Birding Nature Center 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, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Matagorda County Birding Nature Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, third parties or the public at large.

If you become a registered user of a Matagorda County Birding Nature Center website and have supplied your email address, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new events or activities, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Matagorda County Birding Nature Center. The primary intent of any newsletters is to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Matagorda County Birding Nature Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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. Matagorda County Birding Nature Center uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Matagorda County Birding Nature Center visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Matagorda County Birding Nature Center, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Matagorda County Birding Nature Center goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Matagorda County Birding Nature Center may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Matagorda County Birding Nature Center and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Matagorda County Birding Nature Center may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion. Matagorda County Birding Nature Center 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.

updated June 9, 2016

Note: Our thanks goes out to Automattic who developed this privacy policy made it available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.