EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2011
Texas Coffee School
T.B. Vincent Co., LLC, herein referred to as “Texas Coffee School” respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites. This privacy statement provides notice of the standards and terms under which Texas Coffee School protects the privacy of information supplied by visitors to sites on the World Wide Web that are owned and operated by Texas Coffee School, including:
This privacy statement provides notice of our information collection practices and of the ways in which your information may be used. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically to review this information.
Texas Coffee School typically receives specific data about its website visitors only when such information is provided voluntarily, such as when our visitors request information, purchase or enroll for services, open a customer support inquiry ticket, provide resume information for employment opportunities, or send us e-mail. Of course, some of these activities require that you give us information, such as when you make a purchase, use a credit card to pay for services, submit your resume, or request certain types of information. When you provide personally-identifiable information to Texas Coffee School through one of our websites, it will be used to fulfill your specific request. In most cases, you will be given the opportunity to select whether you do, or do not, want Texas Coffee School to use this information for additional purposes. You may also request that Texas Coffee School not use your information by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, however, Texas Coffee School reserves the right, in its discretion, to send you bulletins and other important information about your Texas Coffee School services. Absent any instructions from you, Texas Coffee School may use information you provide to inform you about additional services and products offered by the Texas Coffee School family of companies, Texas Coffee School authorized agents, and other goods and services providers with whom Texas Coffee School has relationships and whose offerings might be of interest to you. Texas Coffee School will not, however, sell or trade your personally-identifiable information unless we are authorized or legally required to do so, or in the case of imminent physical harm to the visitor or others. On those Texas Coffee School sites where you may provide Texas Coffee School with credit card or other ordering information via the web, Texas Coffee School protects and secures this information by employing commercially customary web-based security and encryption protocols, examples of which include Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Secure Electronic Transaction (SET). On those sites where you voluntarily offer any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like, Texas Coffee School will treat that portion of the information as non-confidential and nonproprietary and, except as otherwise expressed in this privacy statement, Texas Coffee School assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure.Texas Coffee School
Non Personally-Identifiable (Generic) Information
In general, Texas Coffee School gathers some generic information automatically. Generic information does not reveal the identity of the visitor. It usually includes information about the Internet address assigned to your computer, the number and frequency of visitors, and the Texas Coffee School sites visited. Texas Coffee School gathers this information for the limited purpose of determining customer service and website needs. We accomplish this by using certain technologies, including “cookies” (a technology that can be used to provide the visitor with tailored information about Texas Coffee School services). Texas Coffee School does not combine information collected in this way with any personally-identifiable information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and you can refuse it.
Your Texas Coffee School hosted website, server, bulletin boards, forum, Third-Party Sites
Exceptions and Limitations
Not withstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, Texas Coffee School (i) cooperates fully with state, local, and federal officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communications transmitted to Texas Coffee School) or purported unlawful activities of any user of the Service, and (ii) takes reasonable measures to protect its proprietary rights. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, Texas Coffee School may be required to disclose personally identifiable information. In addition, Texas Coffee School may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate Texas Coffee School; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of Texas Coffee School or others. In connection with the potential sale or transfer of any of its interest in texascoffeeschool.com, texascoffeecollege.com, facebook.com/pages/Texas-Coffee-School/274551628106, twitter.com/txcoffeeschool, youtube.com/user/TexasCoffeeCollege, texascoffeeschool.posterous.com/, and flickr.com/photos/texascoffeecollege/ and other sites owned by the company, Texas Coffee School will not sell or disclose any personally identifiable information to a third party that (i) concentrates its business in communication products or services; (ii) agrees to the obligations of this policy statement.
Records Retention and Destruction Policy
At Texas Coffee School, we are required under Texas Education Code § 132.003(a)(8) to maintain records of your attendance, fees paid, and any refunds given for a period of at least three years from course completion, and to provide proof of such record-keeping on request to the Texas Workforce Commission or other authorized agency. After three years, all attendance, fee, and refund records will be destroyed for the protection of your privacy and payment information.