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    PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

    Terms of Use. Welcome to http://www.amarilloedc.com (our Website). Please review the following terms and conditions (Terms of Use or Policy) and our other policies that govern your visit to our Website, and your use of our Website, and the related products and services available on or through our Website (the Services). Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) reserves the right, at any time, to modify or update our Website, policies and these Terms of Use.

    Your Consent and Use of our Website. Your use of our Website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to follow and be bound by this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and any further policies or terms that govern your use of our Website and/or Services, which are all incorporated herein by reference (collectively, this Agreement). If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use our Website. We may from time to time change or modify this Agreement. Your use of our Website and Services following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed. You agree that Amarillo EDC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of our Website and/or Services.

    We may terminate your right to and deny you access to this Website, or remove any material you may have posted at our Website if, in our sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement, or for any other reason whatsoever. Except as otherwise provided herein, however, Amarillo EDC undertakes no obligation to police, supervise, or monitor materials posted to this Website by you or other third parties.

    Use of this Website is limited to persons over the age of eighteen (18) who are residents of the United States. This Website is not directed to persons under 18 years old. The policy of Amarillo EDC, as the operator of this Website, is NOT to knowingly collect any personal information from persons under 18, including individually identifiable information, as defined by the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are under 18, you should leave our Website without providing any information about yourself. Any access to or use of this Website or Services by anyone under the age of majority requires consent to this Agreement by a parent or legal guardian. By accessing or using our Website and/or Services, you represent and warrant to us that you are either a legal adult or, if under the age of majority, have obtained proper consent from a parent or legal guardian to your use of our Website, Services and this Agreement.

     

    Collection and Use of Personal Information. All comments, questions, or other disclosed information containing personal identifiable information in the form of electronic mail, on-line web, or a response to a survey and/or solicitation from the Amarillo EDC website shall remain Amarillo EDC property, and such information is subject to the Texas Public Information Act and applicable federal legislation. The Texas Attorney General’s Office provides information pertaining to the Texas Public Information Act. This information collected is not confidential on the part of the Amarillo EDC nor shall the Amarillo EDC be liable for the use or disclosure of such information collected.

    Submission and Posting of Information, Comments, Writings and Other User-Generated Content and Materials. As a user of this Website, you may be able to post content on our Website, including, without limitation, by providing testimonials or reviews, leaving comments, etc. You are solely responsible for the content you publish, display or post on our Website or Services, or transmit or display to other users. However, Amarillo EDC reserves the right to block or remove any communications or materials that it determines to be: (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; (c) in violation of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights; (d) in violation of any law, regulation or this Agreement; or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Amarillo EDC in its sole discretion. Amarillo EDC reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any communication or material provided for display or placed on our Website, in its sole discretion, without notice. If at any time Amarillo EDC chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the content, Amarillo EDC nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any such content. You agree that Amarillo EDC shall under no circumstances be held liable on account of any action it takes, in good faith, to remove from our Website or restrict access to material that it or any user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material may be considered constitutionally protected in certain circumstances.

    Any submission of information or copyrightable works of any nature by you to this Website or to Amarillo EDC through the use of this Website shall be deemed to constitute a release by you to the public domain, for use by Amarillo EDC and others, without restriction, except those restrictions set forth in this Policy with respect to personal information. All comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, materials, information and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Amarillo EDC using our Website or otherwise are not confidential and will become and remain Amarillo EDC’s property and may, at its sole discretion, be disclosed to the public. By submitting any such information or material, you represent and warrant your right to release such information and material for use in the public domain without restriction.

    Third Party Links. This Website may include links to other Internet sites maintained by third parties (Linked Sites). Amarillo EDC provides Linked Sites to you solely as a convenience, and the inclusion of Linked Sites does not imply endorsement by Amarillo EDC of the Linked Sites. You access Linked Sites at your own risk and by accessing them, you leave this Website. Linked Sites are not under the control of Amarillo EDC and Amarillo EDC is not responsible for any content of any Linked Sites.

     

    Privacy Policy. Amarillo EDC respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Agreement. This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

    In this Policy, personal information means any information by which you can be identified or contacted, such as your name (first and last), home, address, email address, telephone number, billing information, etc., as well as any information associated with the foregoing.

    U.S. Governing Law. Our Website is designed for U.S. audiences, and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. We make no representation that our Website is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations, and we do not warrant or imply that our Website or the content/materials on our Website are appropriate for use outside of the U.S.

    If you are located outside of the U.S., you use our Website at your own risk and initiative, and you are solely responsible for compliance with any applicable local, national and international laws. By using our Website, participating in any Website activities and/or providing us with any information, you: (a) consent to the transfer and processing of any information to and in the U.S., (b) acknowledge that U.S. law may provide a lower standard of protection for personal data than the laws of your location, and (c) understand that we will collect, transfer, store, process and/or deal with your information in accordance with this Policy and U.S. law. Consequently, to the full extent permitted by law, you hereby waive any claims relating to the processing of your information in accordance with this Policy that may arise under the laws and regulations of any other country or jurisdiction.

    Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It.

    User-Provided Information: You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our Website, or features of our Website or services, including, without limitation, when you place information or content on the Website, fill out a form, participate in any of our programs, special events or promotions, contact us with a comment, testimonial, question or complaint, etc. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the Website or service where such information is requested.

    Depending upon the nature of the transaction, the personal information collected may include your first and last name, billing, mailing, physical or shipping address, telephone number, email address, fax number, date of birth, age, gender, occupation, birthday, marital status, interests, or other demographic information.

    Emails and Social Media Sites: If you correspond with us by email, mail or via social media, we may retain the content of your communication or social media posting, the email or social media account address from which it is sent, and our response. Content and other information in or related to emails sent by you to Amarillo EDC or postings on any of Amarillo EDCs social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter may be used as testimonials or for other marketing purposes.

    Third Parties: We may also collect personal information about you from other third parties, such as demographic firms, to make our future services and marketing efforts more efficient and personalized for you. We may combine all information that you provide to us or we collect over time with information obtained from other sources and may disclose this information within our corporate family of companies or our service providers.

    How We Use Your Information. We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

    To contact you (via email, postal mail, or telephone) regarding events and services that we believe may be of interest to you.

    To operate, maintain, and provide to you the best possible features, services, products, functionality of the Website and its contents and overall customer experience.

    To analyze visits to the Website and learn about the interests, preferences, demographics and behaviors of our visitors.

    To process registration requests when you register for our programs or services, or otherwise administer your participation in our programs or services.

    To respond to your questions, requests, comments or complaints and determine your satisfaction with our programs, products and services.

    To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it.

    To prevent, detect or investigate any fraudulent, abusive or illegal act.

    To send you marketing communications.

    For everyday business purposes such as security, processing orders, payment processing, analytics, operations, fraud detection and prevention, reporting, making back-ups and legal compliance.

    In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

    For any other purpose with your consent.

    We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our Website and services; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as the total number of visitors and traffic; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP; and (f) help you efficiently access information.

    User Content: Any personal information or content you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Website (for instance, any content you post) (User Content) becomes available to the public via the Website and our business partners. User Content includes, but is not limited to, testimonials, reviews, comments, photos, videos, etc. If you remove User Content, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your User Content.

    Amarillo EDC may use certain information about you and/or your User Content without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Website is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing advertisements and promotions.

     

    How We Share Your Information

    Personally Identifiable Information: In certain circumstances, we may share your personal information with our trusted partners.

    • Third Party Service Providers: We may disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to those of our employees, contractors (including website operators), affiliated organizations, service providers, distributors, promotional partners and other third parties that: (1) provide support services to us such as shipping, webhosting, web analytics (including analysis of online activity over time and across websites), mailing, emailing, etc.; (2) market or promote our products and services; (3) administer our programs and operations; or (4) process any other information on our behalf to provide services available at our Website. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Amarillo EDC (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). These service providers only receive personal information, if such information is needed to perform their function(s), and they are not authorized to use any personal information for any purpose(s) other than the purpose(s) set forth by Amarillo EDC.
    • Special Events, Promotions and Partnerships with Third Parties: From time to time, we may join with third parties to provide specific services or products, special events or promotions (such as surveys, contests or sweepstakes). If you choose to sign up for such services, order these products, or participate in a special event or promotion, Amarillo EDC may share your personal information with third party partners. We will share only the information that is necessary for the third parties to provide these services or products or otherwise participate in or administer the applicable event. Unless we tell you otherwise, these third parties will not use your personal information for any other purpose other than to provide these services or products or conduct the event. However, we do not undertake to confirm, investigate, or police the practices of these third parties.
    • Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection: We may, and you authorize us to, use and disclose any information: (1) we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, governmental request or legal process served on us or our affiliates; (2) to investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (3) to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, or protect the security or integrity of our Website; (4) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Amarillo EDC, our users or others; or (5) to enforce any agreement we have with you.

    We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our Website or services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal information for security purposes, as described in this Policy to any person or entity under any circumstances, including, without limitation, in connection with any government investigation or litigation, shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in accordance with this Policy.

    Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain services.

    Amarillo EDC may allow other companies, called third party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on the Website. These third party ad servers or ad networks use technology to directly send to your browser the advertisements and links that appear on the Website. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.

    You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third party ad servers or ad networks. This Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such advertisers.

    How We Protect Your Information. Amarillo EDC uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information consistent with industry standards. For example, we use encryption and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. The security of your personal information is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you transmit to Amarillo EDC or the Website, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Amarillo EDC makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online.

    Compromise of Personal Information. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Amarillo EDC will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

    Your Choices, Opting-Out and Reviewing or Making Changes to Your Information. By providing Amarillo EDC your email address, you consent to our use of your email address to send you Website and service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including, but not limited to, newsletters, payment information, credit card update notifications, account status, legal updates, changes to features of the Website or services, product updates, special offers or promotions, or other account information.

    If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by: (1) selecting unsubscribe on our subscription status page and entering the requested information or following the unsubscribe instructions in any of our promotional emails if such unsubscribe status page is operational; or (2) sending a written request to the email address set out below. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, promotions or offers.

    To the extent you are receiving SMS Messaging from Amarillo EDC, you may opt out by replying to any message we send you with the word STOP or by contacting us at the phone number listed below. NOTE: Please allow up to ten (10) business days for us to process your request. We may continue to send you transactional or operational communications.

    Copyright. All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights that the Amarillo EDC, Texas owns. Any rights not expressly established herein are reserved. Any copyrighted material may not be broadcast, circulated, copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused transferred, transmitted, sold, or otherwise used except as specifically addressed in such materials or in this notice without the Amarillo EDC’s definite written permission. The Amarillo EDC’s materials may be copied and distributed only for the purpose of personal, noncommercial, and informational purposes. If the material or information is for commercial use, such as for copying, distributing, or reproducing, express written permission is required from the Amarillo EDC.

    Contact Us. If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this Website, your dealings with this Website, or wish to update us with your preferences, you may contact us using one of the following methods:

    Call: 806-379-6411

    Email: Reagan@AmarilloEDC.com