The Texas Cultural Trust strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (such as your name, e-mail address, street address, and telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. We do not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside our organization, except as provided in the “Privacy Policy” section below.

Website Privacy Policy Statement

How we gather information from users?

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register to request certain features, such as our monthly newsletters. You may also be required to provide information when you submit grant applications, apply for program memberships, submit a charitable donation, or request to contact one of our staff members. Because we do not host third-party advertisements, nor do we require a username or password, our company does not collect information automatically through the use of electronic tools, called cookies that may be transparent to website visitors.

If you make a purchase or donation through our website, we do not store your credit card or payment information.

For the purpose of enabling better website design and a better user experience, we employ Google Analytics (a web service by Alphabet, Inc.) to track site traffic and provide aggregate reports of how the public interacts with our website. Session cookies are employed by Google Analytics in the form of client-side JavaScript code. Google Analytics analyzes website usage information automatically upon visits to our website. Users who do not wish to have their visit information collected by Google Analytics may opt-out by downloading a browser extension or by disabling cookies in their browser settings. Opting-out of web measurements will still permit users to access our website, with all included information and functionality, understanding that some features may not work in the same way.

Mailing List

We encourage all users of our site to register for our mailing list, so that you can receive the latest information on Texas Cultural Trust events, programs and educational opportunities. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking here or by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the e-mail.

What we do with the information we collect?

Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone, except as provided in the “Privacy Policy” section below.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.


The Texas Cultural Trust does not track customers’ online activities, and as such we will not respond to Web browser “do not track” signals. If you would like additional information about online tracking and various opt-out mechanisms, please see

Because we link to social media sites that may include third-party advertisements, other parties may collect your personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different web sites when you visit this Site.

Please note that not all tracking will stop even if you delete cookies.

Privacy Policy

Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Texas Cultural Trust and our affiliated websites may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of grants and program memberships, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (such as our web hosting service) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by applicable law.  In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.


We use no encryption (data scrambling) on certain portions of our site. When you are on any website that asks you for confidential information, you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as perfect security.

Children and Minors

We make no active effort to collect personal information from children under the age of 13, unless a young person’s age is submitted to us as part of the required registration process for the individual to participate in youth-specific events or programs.  Our website is not marketed to and is not intended to be used by children under the age of 13.

Additional Rights

Applicable laws may give you additional rights that are not described in this online privacy policy.

Contacting Us

We can be reached by contacting:

The Texas Cultural Trust |
Attn: Ellen Mason, Communications Director
823 Congress Avenue, Suite 707
Austin, Texas 78701
PH: 512.478.5289

Changes to this Policy

The Texas Cultural Trust reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

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