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Privacy Policy


DETCOG provides the information on its websites as a courtesy. It is designed for informational and educational purposes only. While it is well maintained, the DETCOG in no way warranties or represents, whether expressly or implied, as to the accuracy, currency or entirety of any information contained or referenced in this site. The DETCOG professional staff or Board of Directors assume no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of these sites. DETCOG does not assume any risk for your use of this website. The individual views and opinions expressed in the site do not necessarily reflect those of the DETCOG. By accessing this website, you assume full responsibility without limitation or qualification for the use of the information herein. Further, you agree that in no event will DETCOG or any party involved in the creation, production, or delivery of this site or any site linked to it be liable in any manner whatsoever for any decision, action or non-action taken based on information provided herein. These terms and conditions set forth in this disclaimer are subject to change and update at any time. By choosing to visit this site, you are bound by the terms set forth in this document, and by such revisions as they are posted.

DETCOG Website Privacy Policy

The DETCOG respects your personal privacy and is committed to protecting it. It is not necessary to reveal your identity or any personal information to visit

Use of Cookies

The DETCOG may use cookies on occasion, to track the number of people who visit our sites from certain other websites and how they utilize our websites. The cookies we use do not personally identify individuals by their name, email address, health status, or any other personal attribute.
Some general information about visitors to our site is collected automatically. This includes the domain from which you access the Internet (such as AOL or MSN); the web browser you use (such as Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer); the date and time of the visit to our site; and the pages that are visited. This information is used for statistical tracking purposes only, to help us improve our website and provide visitors with a positive browsing experience. This information is only compiled in aggregate, so that we know how many people are visiting our site each day, how long people spend viewing our site, which pages are visited most, etc.
This information will never be linked to your personal identity, used to contact you, or released to an outside entity in any way, unless you request that we do so (see the "Personal Information" section below). Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but provide an option for blocking the acceptance of cookies.


Personal Information

Some areas of our website allow you the option to enter personal information. These may include application request forms; work order forms; requests for information; surveys or feedback forms; and email links to DETCOG departments or individuals. If you voluntarily choose to provide personal information, it may be viewed by various people at the DETCOG in the process of responding to your on-line request. If you choose to provide DETCOG with personal information, we will never share, rent, trade, sell, or otherwise release this information without your consent, except if we are required to do so by law.


The DETCOG makes extensive use of technologies and techniques to help protect the integrity of the personal information you provide to us via the Internet. Still, you should be aware that electronic communications may not always be secure, in spite of all precautions. If you are concerned about providing sensitive information, you may wish to do so via phone, regular mail or during a personal visit, rather than electronically.

Outside Links

The DETCOG website may contain links to outside websites that are not owned or controlled by DETCOG. We cannot be responsible for the privacy protections provided by sites outside of the DETCOG site, even if they are linked to the DETCOG website.

The DETCOG will consider requests for links to any site that, in the DETCOG’s opinion, provides useful resources consistent with the DETCOG’s mission.

Any links must meet the following criteria:

The link must be to the official site of a government entity, a public or private organization whose work is generally recognized as being relevant to and consistent with the DETCOG’s mission as expressed in the mission statement.
Sites whose content is commercial or political in nature or whose content is not primarily service related will not be accepted.
Sites should not easily link (i.e., a site is linked from the index of a requesting site’s home page) to inappropriate sites (e.g., information regarding illegal activities or pornography, or sites with excessive negative commentary). Sites should not contain content written by many different people (e.g., student sites, chat rooms, interactive bulletin boards, etc.) which are not properly moderated or edited by the host.
Mutual links are quick and easy ways for Web users to gain information of shared interest. They do not imply an endorsement of any particular policies, programs, services, or products by the DETCOG.
While requests to link with the DETCOG web site will be considered using these guidelines, the DETCOG reserves the right to refuse links and to initiate links to other than requesting sites. The DETCOG will make such modifications of these guidelines as are deemed appropriate. Such modifications will be posted on this web page.
When a request to link is received, the DETCOG will review the site against its adopted criteria and will notify the requesting sponsor if its material is accepted. Any decision to link must be approved by the Webmaster and DETCOG Executive Director.
To request a link, email the webmaster .

Note to Parents

The DETCOG encourages parents to monitor their children's use of the Internet when viewing DETCOG websites and the Internet in general. While helpful to utilize control content software, it is still the parents responsibility to monitor their children's use of the Internet.

Copyright Information

All material contained within DETCOG websites is the sole property of DETCOG. Everything that you see or hear on the site is copyrighted. This includes but is not restricted to all written and graphical content, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio, video, logos, and computer programming code.
Material displayed on DETCOG websites may be downloaded for non-commercial, personal use only. Material displayed on the site may not be distributed, modified, reproduced or reused in any way for personal, public or commercial purposes without the written consent of DETCOG.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on DETCOG websites are registered and unregistered marks of DETCOG and others.
The DETCOG does not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on DETCOG website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with DETCOG.
Any unauthorized use of material on DETCOG websites may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. DETCOG will aggressively enforce its copyright and intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.


If you have questions about privacy issues, security issues, or copyright issues related to DETCOG websites, please contact our Webmaster.


DETCOG welcomes any constructive comments, suggestions, or questions related to DETCOG websites. Please direct any comments, suggestions, or questions to our Webmaster.
General comments or questions regarding the Deep East Texas Council of Governments should be directed to the Executive Director or Director of Administration.

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