Site Policies

Accessibility

CPRIT is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users. CPRIT welcomes comments and suggestions about ways through which it may improve the accessibility of the CPRIT website.

If the format of any material on the CPRIT website interferes with an individual’ s ability to access information using assistive technology, please contact the CPRIT webmaster and put “Regarding Accessibility” in the subject line, or by contacting our Accessibility Coordinator, Lisa Nelson, at 512/463-3190. Please indicate the nature of the accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and the requestor’s contact information. Every attempt will be made to resolve the problem, however, due to technological resource limitations, CPRIT may be unable to address all issues.

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Privacy and Security

CPRIT values the privacy and security of information about visitors to the CPRIT website. This statement provides information about the information CPRIT website collects and how it is used.

CPRIT uses information that is automatically entered into the CPRIT web server log, including the IP address of the computer accessing the information, the type of browser used, the referring page/site that brought the visitor to the CPRIT site, the date and time of the visitor’s session, and the pages that are viewed. This information is used by CPRIT for internal reporting purposes only.

CPRIT may use “cookies,” which are pieces of data stored on the user’s hard drive, or other tracking technologies depending on website features used by the visitor. Some pages use cookies to maintain sessions or to automate navigation. CPRIT does not use cookies to collect personal information about visitors to its website.

CPRIT does not collect any personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses, unless an individual chooses to provide such information, for instance, as part of an application for CPRIT research or prevention grant funding, or to subscribe to CPRIT list serves.

CPRIT does not market the information that it collects to third parties.

The information that CPRIT collects will be retained and maintained as required by Texas records retention laws (Government Code Section 441.180 et.seq.) and rules. Different types of information are required to be kept for different periods of time.

The information that CPRIT collects will not be disclosed to third parties unless CPRIT receives a request pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act and CPRIT is required to disclose the information.

With certain exceptions, an individual is entitled on request to be informed about the information that CPRIT collects about the individual. Under section 552.021 and 552.023 of the Government Code, the individual is also entitled to receive and review this information. Under Section 559.004 of the Government Code, an individual is entitled to have CPRIT correct any incorrect information about the individual in CPRIT’s possession.

All Web-based forms that collect transaction payment or personally identifiable information are encrypted using appropriate privacy and security safeguards such as a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session or equivalent technology.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the CPRIT Web site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A (Telecommunications Crimes).

CPRIT reserves the right to modify its privacy and security policy at any time. For questions about the CPRIT privacy and security policy, please contact CPRIT via email or call 512/463-3190