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Privacy Policy
Texas Hill Country Travel

This document was last updated on January 10, 2011.

1.       Acknowledgement & Acceptance of Terms
Texas Hill Country Travel and this website, www.texashillcountrytravel.com (the “Site”) are operated and maintained by Travel Co-op, Inc. (the “Company”).  The Company is committed to safeguarding and protecting your privacy on line.  This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our Site.   By accessing the Site, you acknowledge and fully understand the Company’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Statement.  See also our Terms of Use Agreement

2.       Participating Merchant Policies
Related services and offerings with links from this Site, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in Company services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy.  However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites.  We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

3.       Information We Collect and How We Use It
You may visit the Site without revealing who you are or providing any personal information about yourself.  If you are only browsing the Site without entering any personal data, we will gather and store certain information about your visit.  This information does not identify you personally and cannot be linked back to you unless you decide at some point to identify yourself.  The information we collect in this instance may include:

  • Your Internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • Number of links you click within the Site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the Site.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our Site from.

We collect the e-mail addresses of consumers who communicate with us or through our authorized vendors via e-mail.

In connection with transactions for the purchase of products or services which occur through the Site, we collect and store physical contact information, transactional information based on your activities on the Site, and sometimes financial information, such as credit card information.  Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the products or services you purchased.  If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.

We may share your personal information with our affiliated companies in order to identify products or services in which you may have an interest, to improve our user experience and generally to engage in market research and for other internal business purposes.  We may also aggregate your personal information with the personal information of others and prepare reports of site usage, purchase history or other factors for sale or distribution to others.  These reports are aggregated and include no personally identifying information.  Finally, we may use your personal information to send you e-mail or postal communications regarding products or services offered by us or by third parties with whom we have relationships and in which we think you might be interested.

We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

  • To fulfill your service requests for services.
  • To protect ourselves from liability,
  • To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the Company

4.       Use of Cookies
The Company may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience.  A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs, get data from your hard drive or e-mail, or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.  To protect your privacy, we do not use cookies to store or transmit any personal information about you on the Internet.  You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Site.

5.       Use of Web Beacons or GIF files
The Site pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow the Company to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services.  The Company may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or e-mail communications.  These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer.  This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site.  The Company prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
6.       Accessing Web Account Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your Site account file is correct and current.  You may review this information by contacting us by sending an email to our support attendant at info@texashillcountrytravel.com.  

7.       Changes to this Statement
The Company has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement.  When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page.  We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.  Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

8.       Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us at info@texashillcountrytravel.com, or send your comments to :

Travel Co-op
Attention:  Privacy Policy Personnel
P. O. Box 158
Driftwood, TX 78619

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.

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