Information About Data Collection and Disclaimer

Who We Are

For information about this website, you may call (512) 454-8631 or email Kate Borg, Outreach Director, at

What Data We Collect and Why


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who We Share Data With

Analytics data from this site may be shared with members of the Texas Legislature, members of the TSBVI Board of Trustees, and other members of educational authorities of the state of Texas or other recognized regions.

How Long We Retain Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


This site provides external links solely for our users’ information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving this site and are subject to the privacy limitations and policies of the owners/sponsors of that website. Neither this site, nor TSBVI, can control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website. Neither this site nor TSBVI endorses the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer. Neither this site nor TSBVI can guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.