Texas Tree Trails web site does not use tracking cookies except for internal admin
log in sessions. Session cookies are used to manage tree ID numbers in
use but no user or visitor information is collected. Upon closing the
browser, the session cookies are
deleted or will expire in a short period of time.
Texas Tree Trails does not collect information from the general
public except for owners of significant trees in our region whose tree
was nominated for any one of our specific tree categories. This information is
ONLY used for contacting the tree owner and making photos of the tree
available for virtual tours according to our signed agreement with the
owner. This information is held in a private database for record keeping
and backed up daily.
We collect personal information from our volunteers as contact
information for use in setting up tree measurement appointments with
tree owners. This personal information is not used by Texas Tree Trails for any
purpose other than Texas Tree Trails business and volunteer contact.
The Texas Tree Trails name and the Texas Tree Trails logo with all of
it's parts are copyrighted material for use by the Texas Tree Trails
organization, its partners and constituents. No one outside of these
organizations may use our logo, our name or materials in any form without first getting written
permission from the Texas Tree Trails board.
Site Form and Tree Owner Privacy
For the purpose of creating Virtual
Tours, Texas Tree Trails will obtain written permission from tree owners
with trees on privately owned land for the collection of data and its use, which
- photographs of the tree(s)
- descriptions of the tree(s)
- GIS location of the trees as in latitude and longitude and
standard Google map data.
- publishing of these media on our
web site as part of a virtual tour or single web page and storage of
this data in our database
- any public or private access by interested
parties (public) by appointment for viewing of the said trees
- periodic access by Texas Tree Trails
representatives for gathering data such as physical measurements,
botanical measurements and location details for storage in our database.
All visits to the owner's property is by appointment.
- Any or all of these can be held as private by agreement between
the owner and Texas Tree Trails. These agreements are written and
countersigned on the Texas Tree Trails Site form. This is a legal
These materials become the property of Texas Tree Trails. A copy is
sent to the owner.
The tree owner can opt in or out on one or multiple parameters having to
do with location and personal privacy. These choices are then collected with
the owners signature on our Site Form.
Texas Tree Trails will not sell or lend tree owners personal
data, collected tree data or any privacy selections they have made for any reason.
This privacy rule is a fundamental requirement for our virtual tours and
our relationships with our clients and the public.
See the Site Form Instructions
(on the Documentation page) for the selectable options and degrees
of privacy available to the tree owner.
Public Tree Location Data - These data are considered to be in the
public domain and as such are published and used for public use.
Private Tree Location Data - Data that has been permitted for
use by the tree owner is used and published in accordance with the
signed agreement we have with the owner. Any data collected is held
private. The tree or owner data is not used for any other purpose but
proprietary Texas Tree Trail business.