Houston Endowment Inc.
Privacy Policy with Terms and Conditions of Use
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Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  October 11, 2010

Houston Endowment Inc is sensitive to the confidentiality of your personal information and has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to online privacy.  This Privacy Policy applies to all information you provide to Houston Endowment Inc, or Houston Endowment Inc obtains from you, through the www.houstonendowment.org Web site (“Site”).

Information Collection.
Houston Endowment Inc collects information about the visitors to its Site. For example, when you visit the Site, Houston Endowment Inc may collect your domain name and IP address, your browser version, the URL from which you arrived at the Site, and the URL to which you go upon leaving the Site, as well as the pages you visit while viewing the Site.  IP addresses are numbers that are automatically assigned to your computer, and, if associated with other individually-identifiable information, could be considered personal information.

Houston Endowment Inc uses your IP Address to help diagnose problems with its server, and to administer and improve the Site. Your IP Address is also used to help identify you and to keep track of the information you have utilized on the Site.

Houston Endowment Inc may use “cookies” as part of its interaction with your browser.  Cookies consist of files of information that a Web site transfers to a site visitor’s hard drive to track site and user activity. Cookies can make your use of the Site more efficient by, for example, “tracking” your user interface or identifying which parts of the Web site you have previously visited. Cookies have not been known to harm your computer in any way. Many Web sites use cookies, however, many browsers enable you to refuse cookies or to determine if and how cookies will be accepted by your hard drive. If you stop or restrict placement of cookies, you may not be able to effectively use the Site.

Additional Information You Provide Voluntarily.
If you choose to submit any information on any page of the Site by completing requests for information or any form (for example, providing your name, company name, street or e-mail address or your telephone number or submitting your request or grant application online or signing up for e-mail updates and alerts), Houston Endowment Inc may collect, retain, use and share that information in aggregated or unaggregated form.  Houston Endowment Inc may use your information to respond to your queries, to send you e-mail alerts and updates or other information about your online application, or related information.

Houston Endowment Inc may use information it collects in aggregated form to monitor Site performance, use of features and traffic patterns, and browser version.  There may be circumstances in which we are required by applicable law to disclose information about you and your use of the Site.

Where you submit data to Houston Endowment Inc, you consent to the processing of that data for the above purposes.

Security Measures.
Houston Endowment Inc makes access to your personally-identifiable information subject to certain security measures.  Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while Houston Endowment Inc strives to protect your personal information, Houston Endowment Inc cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to Houston Endowment Inc.

Disclaimer of Responsibility for Privacy Policy and Content at Linked Sites.
Houston Endowment Inc’s Site may provide you with links to other Web sites. This policy does not apply to any information that you may provide to third parties, such as through other sites linked to the Site. Houston Endowment Inc is not responsible for those sites and cannot control the content of what is offered on those sites, or on links from those sites, or the privacy policy or data security, if any, of those sites.

Terms of Use.
Please take the time to read our Terms of Use, below, including the limitations on damages and application of the law of the state of Texas.  These terms govern our interactions as a legal contract, and we welcome and encourage the time you spend becoming familiar with these legal terms as much as we welcome the time you spend on our Site and your support of Houston Endowment Inc.

This is Not a Children’s Web Site.
This Site is not directed to children.  Houston Endowment Inc does not knowingly solicit data from children, and Houston Endowment Inc does not knowingly market to children.

Who We Are.
When we say “we” or “us” or “Houston Endowment Inc” in this Privacy Policy, we mean Houston Endowment Inc and those agents we use to provide services on our behalf.

Changes in Privacy Policy and Practices.
By using the Site, you consent to and accept this Privacy Policy, including use and disclosure of your information as provided herein.  We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the Site, and we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy periodically, without providing individual notice, by updating this Privacy Policy. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Site.  You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of the Site after such revisions have been made will constitute your full acceptance of such revised terms and conditions.  This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date identified above.

More Information.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to contact Houston Endowment Inc in connection with any information contained in this Privacy Policy, regardless of which country you may be writing from, please write to:

Webmaster
Houston Endowment Inc
600 Travis, Suite 6400, Houston, Texas 77002
E-mail:  info@houstonendowment.org


Terms and Conditions of Use

Last Updated:  October 11, 2010

We appreciate your visit to the Houston Endowment Inc Web site at www.houstonendowment.org (“Site”).  Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the terms and conditions below.  By visiting the Site, you accept these Terms of Use, as well as our Privacy Policy, above, without limitation or qualification.  Accordingly, if you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you should not visit this Site.

Authorized Use.
We invite you to use the Site solely for your informational and organizational use, but we must insist that you refrain from using any robots, spiders, or other automatic devices to monitor or copy our Site content or otherwise attempt to interfere with the intended and efficient functioning of our Site.

Content Within the Houston Endowment Inc Web Site.
We strive to provide content on our Site that is valuable and informational to you, but we must protect our legal rights in connection with such content.  All content accessible within the Site (e.g., the “look and feel” of the Site, all text, formatting, graphics, designs, animation, images, audio, and other content, as well as all trademarks and service marks) is proprietary to us or to other parties who consent to our use of it.  To avoid any claim of infringement or other wrongdoing, you should not: (1) reproduce, transmit, alter, publish, distribute, or create derivative works from the Site content; (2) frame or deep-link to the Site; or (3) use meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing our or our content providers’ trademarks or service marks on or in connection with another domain name or Web site.  The only exception to this is that you may print excerpts of the Site content from time to time to facilitate your use.

Grant Requests and Other Submissions.
We encourage you to submit your information and related content (“Submissions”) for consideration by Houston Endowment Inc.  Submissions will remain the intellectual property of the user who submits them.  However, by posting Submissions through the Site, you expressly grant Houston Endowment Inc a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit perform and display such Submissions, in whole or in part, and in any form as needed to conduct our regular business purposes.

Please Do Not Submit Unsolicited Ideas, Suggestions, or Other Content to Us Unless Your Intent is to Give Us That Information Unconditionally.
We recognize that sometimes you may want to provide us your ideas, suggestions, or other content for consideration.  While we value your enthusiasm for our organization, we are unable to accept any information that you provide if it contains any obligation or limitation whatsoever.  Thus, by submitting unsolicited ideas, suggestions, or other content of any sort to us, you are assigning to us all related right, title and interest, along with all copyright or other proprietary or legal rights associated therewith.  As a result, we will own the exclusive right to use such ideas, suggestions, or other content that you provide to us, without compensation or further obligation to you.  You also agree to take any further action (including signing affidavits and other documents) that we reasonably request to create, record or perfect our rights as set forth in this paragraph.  Accordingly, please do not submit unsolicited ideas, suggestions, or other content to us unless your intent is to give us that information unconditionally.

Action in Response to Violation of Terms.
Violating these Terms of Use may result in legal action against you.  For instance, you could be subject to civil, criminal and injunctive relief, be barred from the Site, or subject to other remedies available under the law.  In that monetary damages may not provide adequate relief to us for violation of these Terms of Use, you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief in such instances.

Links to Other Web Sites.
In some instances, the Site may reference or link to third party Web sites.  Should you choose to visit those Web sites, please remember that we are not responsible for their content, their terms of use, or their privacy policies.  We encourage you to read and review the terms of use and other legal terms and policies of all Web sites you visit.

Indemnity.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, officers, employees, and agents (“Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including attorneys’ fees and expenses, related to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of our Site.

Disclaimer.
Everything on the Site is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.  In no event shall Indemnified Parties be liable for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or damages for loss of profits, revenue, use, or data, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with the Site or the use, reliance upon, or performance of the Content or any information accessed from the Site.

Governing Law.
If you use the Site and a dispute results from your use, the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of Harris County, State of Texas.

Who We Are.
When we say “we” or “us” or “Houston Endowment Inc” in these Terms of Use, we mean Houston Endowment Inc. and those agents we use to provide services on our behalf.

Severability.
In the event that any provision contained in these Terms will be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of such provision in every other respect and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained in this Agreement will not be in any way impaired thereby.

Revisions to Terms.
By using the Site, you consent to and accept these Terms of Use.  We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the Site, and we reserve the right to change these Terms of Use periodically, without providing individual notice. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Site.  You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of the Site after such revisions have been made will constitute your full acceptance of such revised Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use were last updated on the date identified above.

More Information.
If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or wish to contact Houston Endowment Inc in connection with any information contained in these Terms of Use, please write to:

 

Webmaster
Houston Endowment Inc
600 Travis, Suite 6400, Houston, Texas 77002
E-mail:  info@houstonendowment.org