Dr. Timothy Gronberg, Department Head :: 3035 Allen, College Station, TX 77843 :: (979) 845-7351 :: (979) 847-8757 fax
Friday, December 19th, 2014 :: 7:28 PM
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Privacy and Security Policy

The Texas A&M University Department of Economics maintains this web site (econweb.tamu.edu). The following applies to all pages maintained on this site but not to all links from this site:

Cookies

This site uses cookies to collect some information (such as in the case of third party metrics collected via Google Analytics). Where information is stored/retrieved across sessions or pages, such as in the case of storing/retrieving session states, cookies are implemented via Texas A&M's Central Authentication Service (CAS) over a secure connection. We will never ask for or collect information regarding personal data, such as credit card numbers, user passwords, etc., or any other personally identifiable information.

Email / Form Submissions

Electronic mail sent when clicking on an e-mail link or submitting information via forms that contains personal or identifiable information will only be used to process the submission. In the event that another agency or person is better suited to respond to your request, your e-mail may be forwarded so that we may better serve you. We will never disclose personally identifiable information to a third party unless required to do so by law.

Site Management Functions / Tracking

Information collected for analysis and statistical purposes, such as aggregated visitor statistics (via Google Analytics). This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to outside parties, unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings. This information is collected so that we may better serve you and tailor to general user needs and requirements.

Terms of Service (TOS)

The Department of Economics will make every available effort to keep the resources located herein available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. However, we cannot guarentee 100% uptime/availability due to circumstances beyond our control. Please remember that the use of resources located at http://econweb.tamu.edu/ is a privilege and not a right.

Server Log Analysis - Variables

To collect information concerning your internet connection and general information about your visit to our web site, this information may be used to analyze trends, create summary statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications, and/or to identify system performance or problem areas.

  • User/client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the client/user requesting access
  • HTTP header, "user agent" - The user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it is running on
  • System date - The date and time of the client/user request
  • Full request - The exact request the client/user made
  • Status - The status code the server returned to the client/user
  • Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the clint/user
  • Method - The request method used
  • Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a resource on the web server
  • Protocol - The transport protocol and version used to access the resource

Information Access

The Texas Public Information Act, with a few exceptions, gives you the right to be informed about the information our web sites collect about you. It also gives you the right to request a copy of that information, and to have the university correct any of that information. You may request to receive and review any of this information, or request corrections to it, by contacting the TAMU Public Information Officer or the TAMU Office of Open Records, 1181 TAMU, College Station, Texas, 77843-1181, at 979-862-7777.

Security

Security measures consistent with the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) "Information Security Standards" and TAMU Rules and Standard Administrative Procedures have been employed to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or destruction of information under our control, as well as the loss, misuse, or alteration of this website and/or associated electronic information resources. The information resources that support this site undergo an annual information security risk assessment via the Information Security Awareness Assessment and Compliance (ISAAC) system. The ISAAC system is used to assess the security posture of information systems and measure compliance with information security standards.