1. Privacy Policy

The State Preservation Board (SPB) and its divisions Bullock Texas State History Museum (TSHM) and Texas State Cemetery (TSC) are committed to protecting the privacy of our guests, customers, members, and donors. We believe that informing our visitors about the types of information we collect and how we use it is crucial.

This privacy policy applies to all websites maintained or contracted by the State Preservation Board.

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2. Website Accessibility Policy

The State Preservation Board is committed to making this website accessible to all users. To make the website more accessible, we include several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described below.

Adobe Acrobat Reader or other software that can open PDF files must be used on your device to view the documents marked with the Adobe Acrobat icon .

The SPB is committed to making this website accessible according to the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) . The SPB is open to suggestions on how to improve the accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact us at webmaster@tspb.texas.gov.

To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities Website .

Texas Administrative Code for State Agency Websites: Title 1, Part 10, Chapter 206, Subchapter B .

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3. Websites


Official website of the State Preservation Board.

Alt URL: Texas State Capitol.com

Development and Design by: SPB - Andre Bygrave

The STORY of TEXAS.com

Official website of the Bullock Museum.

Alt URL: Bullock Museum.com

Development and Design by: Monkee-Boy


Official website of the Texas State Cemetery.

Transferred from: Texas Facilities Commission


Texas Capitol Gift Shop.com

E-commerce website for the Capitol Gift Shops.

Development and Design by: Mi9 Retail


Store.Bullock Museum.org

E-commerce website for the Bullock Museum Store.

Development and Design by: Mi9 Retail


TX Awards.com

Distribution website for state employee longevity gifts from the Capitol Gift Shop.

Development and Design by: Mi9 Retail

TX Medal of Honor.com

Official website dedicated to Texas recipients of the Medal of Honor and Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

Development and Design by: Bloomfield Knoble

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4. Social Media

The social media tools employed by the State Preservation Board are hosted by third parties, and the use of those sites is governed by the social media providers’ own policies.

Social Media

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5. Link Policy

The SPB follows the State Website Linking and Privacy Policy found on the Texas Department of Information Resources website.

State Website Linking and Privacy Policy

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6. Registration

During registration on the Capitol Gift Shop and Bullock Museum websites, a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address) which is saved and used to maintain accounts and to contact the user about the services for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as age and gender), and unique identifiers (such as membership or promotional identification numbers), but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience. This information is not shared or sold.

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7. Purchases

To process online purchases of merchandise and benefits, a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). Such information is always transferred via a secure connection to the server. This information is used for billing purposes and to complete customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

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8. Email

State agencies may not sell or release the email addresses of members of the public that have been provided to communicate electronically with a government body without the affirmative consent of the affected member of the public. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to the State Preservation Board or divisions in an email message is only used by the State Preservation Board and divisions to respond to the request and to analyze trends. The State Preservation Board may redirect the message to another government agency or government employee who is in a better position to answer the question.

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9. Copyright Images

Any trademarks that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the State Preservation Board. All photographs on the State Preservation Board website are copyrighted and may not be used without permission. Please view the Copyright Image Request Page.

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10. Third Party Vendors

We utilize several third party web services. The State Preservation Board selected each organization based in part on their ability to abide by the same standards of our privacy policy. The State Preservation Board and divisions are the sole owners of the information collected. However, the State Preservation Board and divisions cannot be held liable for breaches of this agreement by our third party vendors. Their policies can be found on their respective websites.

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11. Use of Information Collected

We use Google Analytics to collect information on this website to maintain and improve the website. We evaluate new features and pages to offer you relevant content, such as improved search results, pages, and documents.

We use information collected from public feedback, cookies, and Google Analytics to improve your user experience and the overall quality of your website visit.

The State Preservation Board is the sole owner of the information collected on our websites. We will not sell, share, or rent any personal information to others. The only information we share will be of an anonymous nature, such as survey results, sales reports, or general demographic statistics.

The Bullock Museum and Retail divisions of SPB may share membership information during online membership purchases made on their websites with other non-profit groups meeting our member's interest profiles. No financial information is exchanged. If you would like your membership information withheld from such exchanges, please contact the Bullock Museum membership office at 512.936.4602 or Email membership@thestoryoftexas.com.

With few exceptions, you are entitled on request to be informed about the information that we collect about you. Under Sections 552.021 and 552.023 of the Government Code, you are also entitled to receive and review this information. Under Section 559.004 of the Government Code, you are entitled to have us correct any information about you in our possession that is incorrect.

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12. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The State Preservation Board and divisions make no effort to independently verify and do not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside the State Preservation Board and divisions websites. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document or any website linked to this server do not necessarily state or reflect those of the State Preservation Board, divisions, or the State of Texas. Neither the State Preservation Board, Bullock Museum, nor the State of Texas, nor any of their employees, makes any warranties, express or implied, concerning the information, services, or software found on this website or other websites to which it links.

The State Preservation Board and its employees, expressly disclaim all implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose. You expressly agree that your use of this website is at your own risk. The State Preservation Board, divisions, and the State of Texas, and their employees do not warrant that this website, its services, servers or email sent from it are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Under no circumstances shall the State Preservation Board, divisions, State of Texas or their employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of this website, or websites to which it links, or from reliance on or use of information, services, language translation, software, or merchandise provided on or through this website, or that result from deletion of files, delays in operation or transmission of data, or any failure of performance of the website.

We will adhere to this privacy policy unless legally required to provide information in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings. Any information provided to us may be subject to disclosure under the Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code).

If you have any questions, please email webmaster@tspb.texas.gov.

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13. Reports and Open Records

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