This policy is to inform visitors to the Austin Historical Survey Wiki (AHS Wiki) of its data gathering methods and use of such data. The City of Austin collects many types of data throughout the AHS Wiki and the degree to which this data is used will be specified below. The City of Austin may change this policy at any time at its sole discretion and without notice.
Logs and Activity Reports
The Austin Historical Survey Wiki collects data each time a visitor enters the AHS Wiki or moves from one page to the next within the Web site. For users that are not logged onto the AHS Wiki, this information is used to gather statistics about visitors as a whole and in no way points to individuals. If you are not logged into the AHS Wiki, the following statistics are gathered:
- 1. Time of day of usage
- 2. Day of the week of usage
- 3. Which URL was visited prior to coming to the AHS Wiki.
- 4. Which file you are viewing on the AHS Wiki.
- 5. What browser and version of browser you use.
- 6. Which Operating System you use.
If you have created a login and password and you are logged into the AHS Wiki, the following additional personal information is gathered in addition to the statistics listed above:
- 1. First and last name
- 2. Mailing address
- 3. Contact phone number
- 4. E-mail address
- 5. Type of user and associated permissions to add or modify data
- 6. Your additions and modifications to the AHS Wiki’s database of property records
- 7. Your participation in survey efforts
The above information is processed and analyzed to keep the AHS Wiki up to industry standards and to maintain the City of Austin’s inventory of historic properties. Portions of the Web site's design and functionality are influenced by the data collected.
Collection and Use of Information
The AHS Wiki is a public system for gathering data. All data entered into the AHS Wiki, including the name of the user, along with their contributions to the AHS Wiki, is public information. First name and last name of authenticated users can be publicly viewed on the AHS Wiki and are associated with information that users’ add to the web site. This information is used to provide the source of information about historic properties on the AHS Wiki.
If you do not wish to have your name to appear on the AHS Wiki, but wish to contribute survey data or correct an error, please report this problem.
The City of Austin does not sell or lease personal information. The University of Texas at Austin is developing the AHS Wiki. The University of Texas at Austin does not sell or lease personal information. Members of the Austin Historical Survey Project Team have access to information and may report information about usage in reports and publications related to development of the AHS Wiki.
Information submitted to the AHS Wiki is subject to the Texas Public Information Act. Information about the Texas Public Information Act is available from the Office of the Texas Attorney General at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/requestors.shtml.
For questions related to the AHS Wiki web pages or web applications, contact us.
The City of Austin may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
This site uses a secure server for conducting online services.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the visitor's hard drive in order to place certain information regarding the transaction. A session ID, along with time date and other information may be gathered. In order for the transaction to take place, cookies must be enabled by your browser.