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33rd & 424th Judicial District Courts Privacy & Security Policy Notice

The 33rd & 424th Judicial District Courts maintain the this site as a public service. The following is the privacy policy for this site (all pages includiing "dcourt.org" ("Court" site) ) and pertains to non-District Court employees* only.

Collection of Information

Cookies

We do not use cookies to collect information on the main "Court" site. However, if you are granted access as a "collaborator" then cookies are used for keeping track of your authorized login session and pages visited. These are "session" cookies that expire when you log out or close your browser. Note: A cookie file contains unique information a web site can use to track such things as passwords, lists of pages you've visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific page or to identify your session at a particular web site.

Email

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form on-line that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally-identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. Please note that under the Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, commonly known as the "Open Records Act", information sent to the 33rd or 424th Judicial District Courts in an email may or may not be subject to disclosure. Public Access to Judicial Records is governed by Rule 12 of the Rules of Judicial Administration found in the Texas Government Code, Title 2, Subtitle F. Appendix as promulgated pursuant to Section 74.024 of the Government Code. For additional information please reference the Attorney General's "Open Records Act".

Site Management

For site management functions, information may be collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings. We may use Log analysis tools such as Google Analytics to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The following information may be collected for this analysis:
User Client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
HTTP header, "user-agent" - The user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it's running on.
HTTP header, "referer" - The referer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page.
System date - The date and time of the user/client request.
Full request - The exact request the user/client made.
Status - The status code the server returned to the user/client.
Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
Method - The request method used.
Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a resource on the server.
Query string of the URI - Anything after the question mark in a URI.
Protocol - The transport protocol and version used.

Disclosure of Information

If you submit information to us electronically, by fax or through the mail, the information will be disclosed to staff to assist the Courts in fulfilling its official duties. The information may also be sent to other governmental agencies, litigants or their attorneys involved in a case pending before the Courts or in the administration or enforcement of the matter. The information will not be disclosed to third parties, unless we receive an Open Records Request and we disclose the information pursuant to the "Open Records Act". The rules regarding the release of public information received online are the same rules that apply to disclosure of information that we receive in a paper format. We will not market any information that we collect. If you have a question or concern about a matter that you have submitted to us, please contact the Court Administrator.

Security, Intrusion, Detection Language

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Rules of Judicial Administration.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A (Telecommunications Crimes).

Please do note that if you become a "collaborator" with access to post comments, then when you post an item of content or make a comment to an item, your "username" is displayed.

 

* Court employees and staff are governed by the personnel policies of the 33rd & 424th Judicial District Courts.


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