Privacy Policy

TX-CERA and Privacy Policy

Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide and maintain the products and services you have requested from our organization. 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and in its entirety before using (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”). It is being issued in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation and the California Online Privacy Protection Act.

Important Note: By using the Site and/or purchasing, viewing, downloading, or otherwise signing up to receive Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) emails, social media posts, blog posts, courses, forms, surveys, and/or website materials (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Site, Courses, and/or Services”), you voluntarily agree and consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use or browse the Site.


TX-CERA Statement:

The Site and its Content are owned by Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA). Our Organization is committed to protecting your Personal Information. We will only collect or use your Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy herein.

What kind of Personal Information do we collect?

Personal Information that You Provide:

TX-CERA collects information that is voluntarily given for purposes of donations, filling out forms, purchasing/registering for courses, surveys, education, funding opportunities, membership, volunteer opportunities, providing comments, or for contacting us through our hotline services. You may be asked to enter/provide your name, email address, website address, mailing address, telephone number, information about your institution, job title, type of collection you oversee or work with, incident situations, active response methods, and payment or credit card information. We use this information to determine which TX-CERA region you belong to, deliver information requested, to improve the performance and applicability of the Site, to accept donations, to accept payment for courses or workshops, and to provide you with educational Content, resources, promotions, and special offers.

Personal Information that is Automatically Collected:

Through the use of the Site, TX-CERA may use data collection technology, such as Google Analytics to collect information related to your use of the Site. This provides us with information about our website usage, the number of visitors to our Site, their country, and whether they are using mobile or desktop devices. We use this information for statistical purposes only and to make sure our content is useful and accessible for our visitors.

When Do We Collect Personal Information?

We collect Personal Information when you register for a course, fill out a form or survey, subscribe to our blog, or request Services related to incident response. If you’re just viewing the Site, you won’t be required to provide personal information to browse.

If you're outside of the EU: 

If you sign up for webinars, recordings, courses, or our blog, you will automatically be added to our email list to receive free email messages from us. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of each email. If you have any questions, or difficulty unsubscribing from those emails, email us at to be unsubscribed from future messages.

If you’re part of the EU:

If you sign up for webinars, recordings, courses, or our blog, you will only be added to our email list to receive free email messages from us if you affirmatively consent to receiving such messages.You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of each email. If you have any questions, or difficulty unsubscribing from those emails, email us at to be unsubscribed from future messages.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

When using the Site, Courses, and/or Services, we may use the Personal Information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our blog, respond to a survey, fill out a form, browse the Site, or use certain other Site features in the following ways:

Do We Share Your Personal Information With Anyone?

In general, we do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your Personal Information with organizations other than our contracted partners that provide online services, except for the following purposes:

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

We aim to make your visit to our website as safe as possible. The Site uses commercially acceptable methods of security to protect your information. Your Personal Information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems. 

We also implement a variety of security measures when a participant places an order to maintain the safety of your Personal Information. All monetary transactions are processed through a gateway provider (PayPal) and are not stored or processed on our servers.

By viewing, using, donating, or purchasing from the Site, Courses, and/or Services, you acknowledge that TX-CERA and independent contractors may access your Personal Information.

Do We Use Cookies?

Visitors to our Site should be aware that we use cookies to collect information from the computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Site, read our emails, or view our content to offer better Site experiences and tools in the future. This information is automatically collected. 

You can set or turn off your cookie settings on your device through your browser’s settings. While you may be able to disable the use of cookies on your browser, it may affect some features and functionality of the Site, Courses and/or Service. 

Links to Other Sites:

Our Site contains links to other websites which are of interest to conservators, museum professionals, and other professionals in fields related to disaster planning, preparedness, response and recovery. They may include third-party products, services, webinars, videos, templates, worksheets, or links to other articles or sites. These sites may or may not have separate and independent privacy policies, and therefore, we are not responsible or liable for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website, and welcome any feedback about issues you experience with linked-to sites by emailing us at

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA):

CalOPPA requires any person, company, or organization that operates a website collecting Personal Information from California viewers/consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals, companies or organizations with whom it is being shared. 

There is a link to this Privacy Policy on the footer of our website which is visible and accessible from every page on the Site.

To Unsubscribe/Withdraw Consent:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from future correspondences. However, unsubscribing from one list or set of emails may not unsubscribe you from receiving all future emails from us. If you experience any problems, please email us at and we will promptly handle your removal. 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Data Retention:

Data and Personal Information will only be processed in accordance with the purpose or purposes that it was originally collected, and will only be kept for as long as necessary. 

We will securely delete information that is no longer needed, and update, archive, or securely delete information if it goes out of date.

You can withdraw your consent at any time and can request corrections to or removal of your personal information from our current database. 

Contact Us:

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the following information:

Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA)


Business Mailing Address: 8703 Labron Ave., Dallas, TX, 75209


Updated On: November 1, 2023