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The Technology Transfer Team (3T) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center maintains this website as a public service. 3T is dedicated to protecting the privacy of visitors to this website and does not actively share visitors’ personal information. However, UT Southwestern is a public institution subject to the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA), and as such, could be compelled to release some of the information gathered on this website pursuant to the TPIA. The following statement applies only to members of the general public and is intended to address concerns about the types of information gathered from visitors to this website and how that information is used.
3T gathers information through this website in several ways:
1. Server Logs
Our servers collect information from this site through web traffic logs that are used for optimizing and troubleshooting our servers. These logs may contain the following information:
- Host name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer accessing the site
- A listing of webpages requested per IP address
- The type of web browser used (i.e., Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.)
- The date and time in which resources were requested
- Any unique identifiers assigned by the site or site administrator (user name or e-mail address)
Cookies are data stored on the visitor's computer by the web browser. This storage eliminates the need for users to continue to change preferences for viewing certain aspects of this website. Cookies are also used to store authentication information on the visitor's computer. This allows users to authenticate to this website at the beginning of the session and then continue to surf until the browser is closed without continually re-authenticating each time a new webpage is requested. 3T servers do not store personally identifiable information in cookies from this website intended for use by the general public. Any information stored in cookies by 3T is used for internal purposes only and 3T will not disclose information stored in cookies, unless legally required to do so.
3. Online Surveys
Occasionally, visitors to this website may be asked to participate in an online survey to assess things like customer service, ease of navigation or site user satisfaction. Participation in any online survey on this website is completely voluntary. 3T will not disclose personally identifiable information collected as part of an online survey on this website, unless legally required to do so.
This website may allow users to pay for products, services or to make donations to 3T online with a credit card. These transactions are completely encrypted. The information you enter in the transaction will be used solely for the purpose described in the transaction and the information will only be retained by this website until the transaction is complete.
Security and Data Integrity
3T strives to create a safe and secure environment for information collected by this website by employing a diverse arrangement of security implementations to protect the privacy and accuracy of the data collected from visitors. All webpages on this site that collect personal information will use a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure information is securely stored and transmitted.
Third-party Content and External Links
3T may post links to external sites or use content served from external third parties on this website. These links and third-party content are posted as a convenience to our website visitors. These external sites are not controlled or monitored by 3T and are not subject to 3T’s privacy policies and procedures. 3T is not responsible for the content or for the privacy policies and procedures of any external entity linked to this website.
Notice about Certain Information Laws and Practices
All information collected from this website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act. With few exceptions, you are entitled to request the information 3T collects about you. Under Sections 552.021 and 552.023 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to receive and review the information. Under Section 559.004 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to have 3T correct information about you that is held by us and that is incorrect, in accordance with the procedures set forth in The University of Texas System Policy UTS139, Texas Public Information Act. The information that 3T collects will be retained and maintained as required by Texas records retention laws (Section 441.180, et. seq. of the Texas Government Code) and rules. Different types of information may be kept for different periods of time.
Any request to receive and review information, or request corrections to it, should be directed to Huge Media, Inc.