With few exceptions, you are entitled on your request to be informed about the information UT Health Science Center collects about you. Under Sections 552.021 and 552.023 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to receive and review the information. Under Section 559.004 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to have UT Health Science Center correct information about you that is held by us and that is incorrect, in accordance with the procedures set forth in The University of Texas System Policy 139, “Texas Public Information Act.” The information that UT Health Science Center collects will be retained and maintained as required by Texas records retention laws (Section 441.180, et. seq. of the Texas Government Code) and rules. Different types of information are kept for different periods of time.
Material and links provided by Health Science Center are for informational purposes only. Health information provided is not meant to take the place of advice and care from your personal physician. For help with specific health problems you may be experiencing, please contact your physician who can properly evaluate your medical condition.
The e-mail addresses of members of the public that are provided to UT Health Science Center for electronic communication are confidential and may not be disclosed by UT Health Science Center unless the affected member of the public affirmatively consents to the disclosure of his or her e-mail address. UT Health Science Center will not sell or release the e-mail addresses of members of the public that have been provided to communicate electronically with UT Health Science Center without the affirmative consent of the affected member of the public.
This site contains links to other sites outside of UT Health Science Center. UT Health Science Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. Links provided from UT Health Science Center pages to other websites do not constitute or imply UT Health Science Center’s endorsement of those sites, their content, or products and services associated with those sites.
UT Health Science Center is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users. To make the site more accessible, we include several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. This policy highlights the critical accessibility requirements specified in the Texas Administrative Code 206 (TAC 206) requirements.
A descriptive text equivalent is provided for images and other non-text elements, aiding users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site.
Major reports and other publications that are on the Web site are generally available in HTML or other accessible format.
UT Health is committed to making its Web site accessible according to the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). To improve the accessibility of our Web site, we test any major redesign with screen reader simulators and other tools. The results of these reviews are incorporated into the Web site.
UT Health welcomes comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact UT Health. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.
Also see the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.
Privacy and Security
UT Health maintains this Web site as a public service. This policy describes UT Health’s privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used. The policy applies to all pages beginning with www.uthct.edu and www.uthct.edu.
Please note that all information collected or maintained by UT Health is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code). The identity of most members of the public who communicate with state agencies through the Internet is confidential under Texas law. Exceptions to confidentiality may be reviewed at Texas Government code, Section 552.137.
Server Logs/Log Analysis Tools
UT Health may use server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about Web site usage to improve site management. The statistics are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. UT Health does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and does not release the information to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law.
The following information may be collected for this analysis:
- User/client hostname – Hostname (or IP address, if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
- HTTP header, “user-agent” – Type of browser used, the browser version, and the operating system it is running on.
- HTTP header, “referrer” – Page from which the user/client accessed the current page.
- System date – Date and time of the user/client request.
- Full request – Exact request the user/client made.
- Status – Status code the server returned to the user/client.
- Content length – Length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
- Method – Request method used.
- Uniform Resource Identifier (URI or URL) – Location of a resource on the server.
- Query string of the URL – Anything after the question mark in a URL.
- Protocol – Transport protocol and version used.
UT Health monitors network traffic for site security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all users. Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information on this site, or otherwise cause damage are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A (Telecommunications Crimes). Except as may be required for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. UT Health does not use raw data logs for any other purposes; however, it is possible that parts of raw data logs could be determined to be open records by the Office of the Attorney General. If such a determination were made subsequent to a Public Information Act request for the logs, UT Health would be required to disclose parts of the logs deemed open by the Office of the Attorney General.
State agencies may not sell or release the e-mail addresses of most members of the public that have been provided to communicate electronically with a government body without the affirmative consent of the affected member of the public. Exemptions to this confidentiality may be reviewed at Texas Government Code, Section 552.137. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to UT Health in an e-mail message or submitted in an online form is only used by UT Health to respond to the request and to analyze trends. UT Health may redirect the message to another government agency or government employee who is in a better position to answer the question.
An individual who submits information in electronic format through this Web site is entitled, on request, to receive and review the information UT Health collects about the individual. To do this, please contact UT Health.
Cookies and Web Bugs
If you have questions or comments about UT Health’s privacy and security policy, please contact UT Health.