New Braunfels Utilities (“NBU”) is committed to protecting your privacy and employing technology to ensure a safe and secure online experience for all visitors to our website. This Statement of Privacy applies to the NBU website and governs data collection and usage. By using the NBU website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information:
To serve its customers, NBU collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, home or work address, social security number, email address, and telephone number. New Braunfels Utilities may also collect general demographic information, which is not personally identifiable, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
Additionally, certain technical information relating to computer hardware and software is automatically collected by NBU for all visitors to the site. This information may include: IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by NBU for the operation of online services in order to maintain quality of service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the New Braunfels Utilities website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or other sensitive data through NBU public message boards, this information may be collected by other users who access the public message boards.
New Braunfels Utilities encourages you to review the privacy statements of third-party websites that you choose to access through hyperlinks appearing on NBU website so that you can understand how those third-party websites collect, use and share your information. New Braunfels Utilities is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content provided by any third-party website, including affiliates of NBU.
Use of your Personal Information:
New Braunfels Utilities collects and uses your personal information to operate the NBU website and deliver the services you have requested. New Braunfels Utilities also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from NBU and its affiliates. New Braunfels Utilities may also use your personal information to contact you periodically regarding opportunities to complete surveys or otherwise participate in research about your opinion of current services and/or of potential new services that may be offered.
New Braunfels Utilities does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. New Braunfels Utilities may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (social security number, e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not shared with the third party. In addition, NBU may share anonymized data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, or share certain personal information with a third party vendor for a limited purpose, such as to send you e-mail or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NBU, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of personally identifiable information.
New Braunfels Utilities does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliation, without your explicit written consent.
New Braunfels Utilities monitors traffic on its website, including specific webpages accessed by visitors to the website, so that we can learn more about customer interest in and demand for the various services we offer. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within NBU to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area or service.
New Braunfels Utilities will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or based upon a reasonable, good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law, including a court order or subpoena served on NBU; (b) protect and defend the legal rights and/or property interests of NBU; or, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect a person’s safety or security.
The NBU website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the website server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize New Braunfels Utilities webpages or register with a New Braunfels Utilities site or service, a cookie helps NBU to recall your specific information on subsequent visits to our website. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same New Braunfels Utilities webpage, the information you previously provided can be quickly retrieved so that you can easily use the New Braunfels Utilities website features that you previously customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the New Braunfels Utilities’ services or webpages you visit.
Use of NBU Logos:
NBU logo is trademark or service mark of New Braunfels Utilities. These or any other NBU trademark or service marks may not be used without the written permission of NBU.
Security of your Personal Information:
New Braunfels Utilities secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. New Braunfels Utilities secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment to protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to a third-party website, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Website Enforcement of Terms and Conditions:
These terms and conditions are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of remaining provisions.
Changes to this Statement: