The Texas Department of State Health Services and its agents, contractors, sub-contractors, and third party service providers (collectively, "the Client") is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of registrants and users of its products and services. Throughout cyberspace, we want to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for you, our users.
In general, our site automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the site. This is very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This aggregate data helps us determine how much you use parts of the site, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. For example, the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry Site (the "Site") offered by the Client uses a technology nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in our Site are visited, and by how many people. We also may provide statistical "ratings" information, never information about you personally, to our Site partners about how you (responders and other entities that access the data) collectively, use the Site.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
To the extent permitted by Texas law, we do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to the Site or information that you may give us on the Site, such as your as name, e-mail address, gender, date of birth, social security number, Drivers License information, proof of Education, proof of health care professional licensure, DEA license verification, Medical Board Certification, National Practitioner Database Status, Inspector General Status, Active Clinical practice status, Active clinical privileges, and any other credentialing information (the Registration Information) as may be deemed necessary by us, to any outside entities. The Client, through the Site, may share such information in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. And, as we mention above, we may share with our Web site partners aggregated statistical "ratings" information about the use of the Site.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us.