Privacy Policy

This Online Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from and about you during your visit to our websites. Our Online Privacy Policy also describes how we use information about you, with whom we share it, and how we protect it.

This Online Privacy Policy only applies to the Harris County Emergency Corps websites and web pages from which you directly linked to this policy (collectively, the “Website“). In addition, this Online Privacy Policy only applies to information collected online.

Information Collected Online And How It’s Used

  • Personal Information: We collect personal information about you that you voluntarily provide to us. This information may include, for example: name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and similar information. If you supply us with personal information online, we will use that information in order to:
    • Process your request for services, products or information;
    • Conduct analytic and market research;
    • Combat fraud; or
    • Send you information about Harris County Emergency Corps and our services that we believe you may find interesting.
  • Cookies and Other Online Technology: We may use a browser features known as a cookie, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. These cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use information collected from cookies to evaluate the effectiveness of our Website, analyze trends, and improve the Website.
  • We may also use cookies and other online tracking technologies, like web beacons, to gather anonymous, aggregate information about your visit to our Website. This information allows us to measure site activity and may include the time and length of your visit, the web pages viewed, and your internet service provider and IP address.

How We Share Information Collected Online

We may share information about you with our affiliates. In addition, we may share the information we collect about you with our service providers who assist us with the Website. You should also be aware that we may disclose specific personal information about you if necessary to do so by law or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect the users of our Website, the Website, or the general public.

If Harris County Emergency Corps was ever merged with, acquired by or acquires another business entity, some or all of the information collected about you could be shared with this entity, as well as retained by us.

Protection Of Information Collected Online

We use appropriate measures, including advanced technology, to protect personal information collected online from unauthorized access or disclosure. These measures may include transmission through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, encryption, physical access security, and other appropriate technologies.

Privacy Of Children

This Website is not directed at persons under the age of 18, and Harris County Emergency Corps does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided online by persons under the age of 18.


We may create links to third-party websites. We do not evaluate and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each link to ensure that you are comfortable with their privacy practices.

We may also create links to websites of our affiliated companies or business partners. This Online Privacy Policy does not apply when you visit one of these other sites. Please to be sure to review the privacy policies applicable to these sites.

Changes To This Online Privacy Policy

This Online Privacy Policy is effective February 10, 2011. We may modify our collection and use practices from time to time. Should there be a material change to our information collection and use practices, it will be applied only to information collected on a going forward basis, and we will update this Online Privacy Policy.