Your privacy is important to us, and we do our best to protect the information collected as part of your experience.
The following definitions apply:
Personal information identifies or describes a person or can be directly linked to a specific individual.
We may request personal information when you submit comments on CCRTA services or when you participate in a survey, poll, or any other CCRTA communication. You may also be asked to provide information when subscribing to an email newsletter, email alerts, registering for GoPass, or purchasing CCRTA passes online.
The personal information you voluntarily provide will be used to respond to your request and analyze trends. CCRTA may use this information to communicate to you any service updates, promotions, or other news of value to you as a customer. We may also redirect your message to another government agency that is in a better position to answer your question. CCRTA or its contracted vendors do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone, except when the purpose and manner of the disclosure has been disclosed to you prior to your providing the information.
CCRTA may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as processing credit card transactions, sending emails, or answering customer questions about its services. Those companies may be provided with the personal information they need to deliver the service for which they are hired. We require these companies to maintain the confidentiality of the information they receive and prohibit them from using the information for any other purpose.
CCRTA is committed to the security of customer personal information. CCRTA and any companies working on CCRTA’s behalf, may store the personal information provided by CCRTA customers on computer servers that are located in secure, controlled facilities. Servers are designed with software, hardware and physical security measures in place intended to prevent unauthorized access. Access to personal information is controlled through administrative, technical, and physical security measures and is regularly audited.
Aggregate data is statistical information that is derived from collective data that relates to a group or category of persons. Aggregate data reflects the characteristics of a large group of anonymous people. CCRTA may use aggregate data and provide aggregate data to others to generate statistical reports for the purpose of managing its services or operations.
CCRTA tracks activity and function of the Services in the form of log files on web servers. These logs are analyzed by third-party statistical analysis software solutions, such as Google Analytics, to provide visitor activity trend data. The data gathered is used to better organize information contained on the services and to improve the user experience for our customers. These files merely log visitors to the services – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the Sites, track user’s movement around the Sites, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. This information is not used to identify our visitors on an individual level.
In the course of operating the Sites, certain information may be collected automatically by cookies. Cookies are small files which can be placed on your computer by web servers when you visit the Sites. Cookie placement helps increase the Sites’ general effectiveness for visitors. These files may contain information such as IDs, passwords, personal information, or preferences. During your visit, the server can access these files to help personalize pages or allow you to affect e-commerce more easily.
CCRTA may also use web beacons in order to recognize users and assess traffic patterns, and we may include web beacons and cookies in our email messages in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened. We may also employ web beacons from third parties to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. Other than our service providers providing services on our behalf, we prohibit third parties from using web beacons on the Sites to collect or access your personal information.
We may collect information about your visit to the Sites, including the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the Sites. We also collect certain standard, non-personally identifiable information that your browser sends to every Site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses. As a part of Site management, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information. It will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, or pursuant to any other legal or statutory request.
If you are concerned about privacy, you may set up your browser not to accept cookies, or you can delete them from your hard drive once you leave the Sites. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with the Sites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs at CCRTA, such as logging into your account. By using the Sites, you consent to the collection and use of information as described above.
Your use of the Services may also include collection of information about your location. The Services may use your precise current location via GPS (global positioning system) or other network location sources like Wi-Fi and cell towers. In order to use these location services, they must be turned on and available to your device. Location data is not required for participation in the services and you have the option of declining collection of geolocation data. If you do not wish for your location data to be shared, please respond accordingly when prompted by the Sites or the Applications, or visit your mobile device settings. We do not store detailed location information from the app except as it relates to specific use of a ticket.
Location data provided by any external services (such as Google Maps or the CCRTA Mobile App) is for basic navigational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon in situations where precise location information is needed. Neither CCRTA, nor its agents, contract vendors nor any of its content providers guarantee the availability, accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of information, location data, or any other data displayed in the applications.
CCRTA may send messages in the form of mobile notifications or promotional content though mobile applications such as GoPass Mobile App. The applications may use location information to display notifications or promotional content. Also, messages may be activated by beacon devices in a public space, which communicate location, transit, or event information.
CCRTA may provide links to other websites to our customers. If you follow any external links (links that take you outside of any CCRTA website) , you are leaving the CCRTA Site and are subject to the privacy policies of those websites.
The other websites or applications may integrate with social sharing features and other related tools which let you share actions you take using CCRTA services with other applications, websites, or media, and vice versa.
We support and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13, nor do we share such information with third parties. Children under the age of 13 may not use CCRTA applications.
Please note that, with certain exceptions, all information collected or maintained by CCRTA and all information collected from the services, including the summary server log information, e-mails sent to CCRTA, and information collected from web-based forms, may be subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code) for disclosure to the public upon request.
For more information on the Public Information Act, please visit CCRTA’s Open Records page.
For website security purposes and to ensure that the services remain available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, court orders, or other legal proceedings, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the services are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under, but not limited to, the Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A (Telecommunications Crimes), and all applicable federal laws.
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