Privacy Statement and Disclaimer

Privacy Statement
The Q Austin (“The Q”) knows that users of its web site care about the personal information provided to us. This privacy policy is designed to provide information about how we collect, store and use personally identifiable information obtained through our web site. We refer to this information as “personal information.” The Q reserves the right to revise this privacy policy from time to time, and by using the The Q web site, you are agreeing to the terms of the then-current privacy policy.
How Information is Collected
When you utilize certain features of our web site services, we will ask you for information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and, sometimes, certain demographic information. We need certain information in order to register you as a unique user and let you access personalized services. However, other requested information is optional and can be given at your discretion.
Like most web sites, The Q uses “cookies.” A “cookie” is a text file, invoked by standard browser software, that we place on your hard drive to enable our systems to, among other things, recognize your browser, track transactions, and allow you to navigate our web site without having to re-enter information. We may also automatically receive and store certain other types of information, such as the type of web browser you use or the pages you link to from the Q web site.
Use of Information We Collect
Personal information collected through this web site may be used by The Q to communicate with you, register you as a user, enable you to participate in special promotions and to navigate the web site without having to re-enter information. The information collected will be used to maintain compliance with applicable laws and as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.
If you provide your email address, mailing address or telephone number, The Q may also use your personal information to contact you regarding special events or volunteer opportunities from The Q, updated information about The Q or The Q web site, and new services offered by The Q. If you wish to be removed from these contact lists, you may do so by contacting us.
The Q Austin
2906 Medical Arts Pkwy.
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8557
Third-Party Service Providers
The Q may engage reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage our web site and allow us to better service our visitors and customers. These may include third-party vendors engaged to analyze, for marketing purposes, the information collected on our web site.
The Q’s web site may contain links to other web sites. Once you leave The Q’s web site, this privacy policy will not apply to such third-party web sites.
Administration of Our Website / Compliance with Law
We may disclose your personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the law or to protect the safety, property or other rights of our users or the public. In addition, we may disclose or access account information for administrative and other purposes that we believe are necessary to develop, maintain, and improve our services. We also may disclose your personal information if we believe, in good faith, that we are required to do so in order to comply with applicable laws, a subpoena, or other legal processes.
You Can Review and Change Your Personal Information
We encourage users to visit the The Q web site to update and edit their personal information and keep it current. If you need assistance to update or change your personal information, contact us at:
The Q Austin
2906 Medical Arts Pkwy.
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8557
Please include both your old and new contact information so that we can make the appropriate changes.
Security Used To Protect Your Information
We take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of customer information via a variety of access controls, including password protection, electronic firewalls, and data encryption. However, The Q does not guarantee the security of such information.
Other Organizations Featured On Our Web Site
We may provide links to other web sites, but The Q is not responsible for the privacy policies, terms and conditions of use, or content of any such web sites. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and terms and conditions of use of linked web sites. You may agree to provide personal information to other companies who provide content for various parts of our web site. If you agree to provide information to such companies, that information will be subject to their privacy policies.
Children Under Thirteen Years of Age
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
The Q may revise its privacy policy from time to time. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy so that you will always know what information we gather and how we may use that information.
Questions and Suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at:
The Q Austin
2906 Medical Arts Pkwy.
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8557
Social Media Disclaimer and Comments Policy:
DISCLAIMER: This page contains HIV or STD messages that may not be deemed appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this page.
COMMENTS POLICY: Please share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We expect comments generally to be courteous. To that end, comments are reviewed according to the following guidelines.
We reserve the discretion to remove comments that:
- Contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
- Contain threats or defamatory statements;
- Contain personal attacks or insulting statements directed toward an individual;
- Contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; or
- Promote or endorse services or products.
(Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)
The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the sponsors of The Q Austin, The Mpowerment Project, and AIDS Services of Austin.