What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is defined as any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity. Personal Information shall include but is not limited to Social Security Number, name, home address, home telephone number, mobile telephone number, and similar identifying information. We will never collect sensitive Personal Information. Sensitive Personal Information shall include but is not limited to information pertaining to racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, health, and sexual orientation.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch only gathers personal information when voluntarily submitted by you. If you request information from Texas Girls & Boys Ranch or wish to share an experience you had at one of our facilities, we’ll ask for personal information such as your name, address, phone number, and email address, as well as facility and any other information you may wish to share, so that we can best respond to your comments. Additionally, if you contact Texas Girls & Boys Ranch, we may keep a record of that correspondence. This information will help us to better improve our commitment to provide the best experience for anyone who comes in contact with Texas Girls & Boys Ranch.
When you access certain areas of the Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Website, such as when purchasing products, will ask you for information. Such information can include your name, e-mail address, phone, residence or billing addresses, and credit card information. Other areas of the Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Website can include requests for information from prospective employees, foster families, or volunteers. These areas can include requests not only for the above type of information but also for requests for certain financial, credit, and other sensitive personal information deemed necessary to evaluate your potential as an employee/foster family, or volunteer.
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch may also collect certain aggregate information about you and your use of our website whenever you visit us online, such as various forms of “clickstream” information including URLs or domains, origination information, and website traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our website, our servers automatically log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. This aggregate information generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes. Texas Girls & Boys Ranch may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all of the aggregate information, provided that, such information does not personally identify you, and the aggregate information will not be used by other companies to contact you.
From time to time we and/or our partners will offer information for events, employee/volunteer applications, sponsors, and special services that will require more information. Texas Girls & Boys Ranch partners or websites that have links on our website may collect personal information about you. Please be aware that the information collected by these partners or websites is not covered under this Privacy Statement.
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch uses “cookie” technology to help improve your experience on our website. Cookies are pieces of information a website sends to an individual’s hard drive while they are viewing the website. Cookies allow the website to remember important information that will make your visit to the website more useful.
If you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or if you wish to turn off all cookies, use the options on your browser to assist you. The “Help” option on your browser may assist you in changing your cookie preferences. Please note that by turning cookies off, you will not have access to many features available on our website.
Collection and Use of Employee Applicant/Volunteer/Foster & Adoption Personal Information
If you choose to, you may submit via the Texas Girls & Boys Ranch website an electronic application seeking consideration as a prospective employee, foster & adoption family, or volunteer. By doing so, you agree that the information you disclose becomes the property of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch.
By applying to become part of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the following terms and conditions. We collect and use personal information in order to assist you in applying to become a Texas Girls & Boys Ranch employee, foster & adoption family, or volunteer. Personal Information collected from applicants includes but is not limited to: name, address, phone number, facsimile number, email address, date of birth, citizenship, educational background, criminal background, bank account information for Electronic Funds Transfer, employment history, and background check. This Personal Information may be shared between Texas Girls & Boys Ranch and its affiliates, pursuant to the agreements between them to better service any type of applicant.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch collects information in order to provide our users with personalized and customized service. We will often use the information we collect to notify you of important changes to Texas Girls & Boys Ranch, new services, and event/volunteer/employment opportunities that we think you’ll find valuable. We do this in order to improve our commitment to providing a transparent and informative experience each time you visit the Website and we may share this research with our partners. Texas Girls & Boys Ranch may share personal information within the Texas Girls & Boys Ranch family, including the board of directors, department heads, our hiring committees, and our affiliates.
Any use of this information by Texas Girls & Boys Ranch will comply with this policy. Occasionally, with your permission, we will send marketing information to you, such as capital campaigns, information about donation opportunities, events, etc. If you do not elect to receive such materials, please contact us at the number listed in the Contact section below and we will NOT send them to you.
We will not give any of your personal information to anyone outside of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch other than our agents who may need, for example, to fulfill your donation request, respond to your requests or inquiries, or help us improve our services or website. We require our agents to respect our privacy practices and not use your personal information for purposes other than to carry out our instructions.
Further, information collected through our Website is considered property of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch. As the owner of such information, we may disclose or sell such information as an asset of the organization in conjunction with the sale to a third party of our company or a portion of our assets.
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation, or legal request, to protect the integrity of the website, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.
When you submit any files, information, or access your account, Texas Girls & Boys Ranch uses a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all the information that you provide before it is sent to us. In addition, we take appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal information once we receive it.
Privacy of Children
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch recognizes the need to provide additional privacy protection to children specifically established in the foster care system. For this reason, Texas Girls & Boys Ranch does not collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents of children under 13 to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail, social media, and other activities online.
If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, you can call us at (806) 747-3187, or you can write to us at Texas Girls & Boys Ranch, 4810 N Wood Ave., Lubbock, TX 79403.
Terms and Conditions
Carefully Read the Following Terms and Conditions
The use of the pages on this website is dependent on your agreement to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should not use this website. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the following Usage Agreement.
Be sure to check this page periodically for updates, as your continued use of the website signifies your acceptance of any changed items. If any change is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate your use of the website.
Use of Website
Material from www.txgbr.org and any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Texas Girls & Boys Ranch may not be copied or distributed or republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, transmitted, or otherwise used outside the scope of normal Web browsing without the prior written consent of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch. The material on this website is provided for lawful purposes only and any other use or modification of the materials found on this website violates the intellectual property rights of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch. Any material which is downloaded from our website, including but not limited to files, data, and images, will be deemed to be licensed to you by Texas Girls & Boys Ranch. Texas Girls & Boys Ranch retains the full and complete title and intellectual property rights to all materials. You may not reproduce, sell, repost, modify, or convert any materials in this website in any manner inconsistent with these terms and conditions.
Copyright and Trademark
Unless otherwise noted, all materials on this website are protected as the copyrights, trade dress, trademarks, and/or other intellectual properties owned by Texas Girls & Boys Ranch and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates or by other parties that have licensed their material to Texas Girls & Boys Ranch.
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch marks on this website represent some of the marks currently owned or controlled in the United States and/or in one or more other countries by Texas Girls & Boys Ranch or under license to Texas Girls & Boys Ranch. The display of these marks and notices associated with these marks is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of all Texas Girls & Boys Ranch worldwide proprietary ownership rights, and Texas Girls & Boys Ranch may own or control other proprietary rights in one or more countries outside of the United States.
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch®, Logo and Designs, are all registered trademarks, pending applications, and/or common law marks of Texas Girls & Boys Ranch in the United States.
No Texas Girls & Boys Ranch trademark or service mark may be used as a hyperlink without Texas Girls & Boys Ranch prior written permission. You may not use the Texas Girls & Boys Ranch website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this agreement or cause damage on or through the Texas Girls & Boys Ranch website.
User Comments and Transmissions
We appreciate your comments, remarks, pictures/images, feedback, suggestions, ideas, inventions, artwork, developments, concepts, and other types of communications and submissions you disclose or transmit to us (collectively, “Submissions”). So long as no personally identifiable information is disclosed, Texas Girls & Boys Ranch is free to use the submissions for any purpose whatsoever. By making a submission, you grant Texas Girls & Boys Ranch and it’s affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, develop, manufacture, advertise, and market your submissions and any related copyrights, moral rights or other intellectual property rights therein. Any such use is without compensation to you. By making a Submission, you also warrant that you own the material/content submitted, that it is original, that it is not defamatory, and that Texas Girls & Boys Ranch use of the Submission will not violate any third party’s rights. Texas Girls & Boys Ranch is under no obligation to use the information submitted.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or any other material that would violate any law, or that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.
You are solely responsible for the content and context of any materials you post or submit through the website. You warrant and agree that while using the website, you shall not upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish through the website any materials which: (a) are unlawful, threatening, harassing, or profane; (b) restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the website; (c) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability; or (d) contain a virus or other harmful component, advertising of any kind, or false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.
You may find that it is possible to “hot-link” from other websites to this website, which is the official Texas Girls & Boys Ranch Website. We cannot determine the content of those websites and do not know whether the statements made in those websites are true or false, even if someone from our company occasionally visits those websites, is quoted, or leaves a comment. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of the information on those websites and cannot vouch for the data, opinions, advice, or statements made there. Even if we visit those websites, we cannot be responsible for updating or correcting false or misleading information on any third-party website. Further, we are not responsible for the goods or services that may be offered on other websites.
Modifications to The Site
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch reserves the right, for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change, or suspend any aspect of the website including but not limited to content, features, or donation options. Texas Girls & Boys Ranch may impose limits on certain features of the website or restrict your access to part or all of the website without notice or penalty.
Except as otherwise expressly stated with respect to our services, all contents of the website are offered on an “as is” basis without any warranty whatsoever either express or implied. Texas girls & boys ranch makes no representations, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
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Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the website is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material, or use of this website. Information published on this website may refer to programs or services that are not available in your country.
Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
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Geographic Scope Of Site
Texas Girls & Boys Ranch controls and operates this website from within the United States of America. Unless otherwise specified on or by this website, this website is intended to promote only those Texas Girls & Boys Ranch services that are provided by Texas Girls & Boys Ranch in the United States and its territories, and Texas Girls & Boys Ranch makes no representation that materials in this Website or the products described thereby are appropriate or available for use in other locations. All visitors to this website are responsible for compliance with all local laws applicable to them with respect to the content and operation of this website.
Acceptance of Terms