Greater Harris County
9-1-1 Emergency Network
(GHC 9-1-1)

GHC 9-1-1 Website Privacy Policy

This policy describes this GHC 9-1-1 website privacy practices regarding information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”).  It contains information about what data is collected and how that information is used.  This policy may be updated periodically, so please check back from time to time.

This GHC 9-1-1 website privacy policy applies only to this Site. When you follow a link to another site, even the sites of state agencies and local governments, this policy will not apply. You should check the privacy policy of each of these sites if you have concerns about how they handle personally identifiable information. Please be aware that except where confidential by statute or common law personal privacy when you provide information to any government entity, that information may potentially be subject to the Texas Public Information Act and applicable federal legislation. Information about the Texas Public Information Act is available from the Office of the Attorney General.  Each governmental body must be contacted directly about the records they keep and their use of personally identifiable information.

Personal identification information

GHC 9-1-1 does not sell or rent personally identifiable information. We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. 

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

GHC 9-1-1 may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

GHC 9-1-1 may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities.  GHC 9-1-1 fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful. 

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Greater Harris County Emergency Network