Last Updated: March 1, 2019
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Writers in the Schools (“WITS”) website, www.witshouston.org and any related mobile apps (the “Site”). To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This Policy may be changed from time to time to reflect changes in our practices concerning the collection and use of personal information. The revised policy will be effective immediately upon posting to our Site.
The Information We Collect
We collect personal information from you in various ways, including when you visit the Site, interact with our team, or apply for a position with us. On some pages of the Site, you can register for events, make requests, and volunteer for specific program initiatives. The types of personal information collected on the Site may include:
- Email address
- Company Name
- Phone number
Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. We do not modify your online experience based on whether such a signal is broadcast.
The Way We Use Information
We use your personal information in the following ways:
- We use the information you provide about yourself for specific events/programs to fulfill the needs of that event/program. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that process.
- We use your email address to send periodic emails to notify you of news and events. We do not share your email address with third parties. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
- We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
- We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Site.
We may also disclose your personal information to investigate, establish, and protect our legal rights and interests. Under limited circumstances, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties as permitted by, or to comply with, applicable laws and regulations and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement.
Our Commitment To Data Security
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Of course, please exercise discretion in sending us your information, as data security protections cannot protect your information with certainty.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 13. In the event that we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided information on our Site, we will delete that information as soon as possible.
California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personal information with third parties or corporate affiliates for their direct marketing purposes.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting our webmaster at the contact information below. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request at the contact information below that credibly shows error.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 713-523-3877 or send us an email at [email protected]