Privacy Policy

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) maintains this Web site ( as a public service. This policy describes the SRA’s privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site. It contains information about what information is collected and how that information is used. Please note that all information collected or maintained by SRA is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act(Chapter 552, Texas Government Code).

If you have questions or comments about SRA’s privacy policy, please send e-mail to or call SRA at 1-409-746-2192.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

Server Logs/Log Analysis Tools

SRA utilizes server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about the use of the Web site. The summary statistics are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The following information is collected for this analysis:

Web Server, NCSA Log Format.

IP Address
IP address of the user/client requesting access; Example: Note: We do not do a DNS Lookup
System Date
Date and Time of Request (in Central U.S. and Canada Time, GMT -0600); Example: [21/Jul/2000:13:07:02 -0600]
HTTP Request
Complete HTTP Request (method / relative URL path / protocol version); Example: “GET /aboutsra/default.asp HTTP/1.0”
HTTP Response Code
Status code the server returned to the client. Example: 200 (OK). List of HTTP response codes: For HTTP/1.0 see RFC 1945; For HTTP/ 1.1 see RFC 2068
Content Length
Number of bytes transferred from the server to the client (actual data, not including the header). Example: 5784

Information Collected from Cookies, E-mails and Web Forms


A cookie is an extremely small text file that resides on the user’s hard drive, created at the request of the Web server to track specific information. SRA Web pages do not use cookies.


Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to the SRA in an e-mail message or in an online form submitted to the SRA will only be used by SRA to respond to the request and to analyze trends (except as described in “Security, Intrusion, and Detection”, below). The SRA may redirect the message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer the question.


SRA uses Web-based forms for generating water-quality and related reports; and water quality downloading. Personally identifiable information collected from these forms has a specified use (e.g., temporary download file naming) and the information is used by SRA only for that purpose. Each form contains a link to this privacy policy.

Security, Intrusion, and Detection

Information collected on this site may be used to detect potentially harmful intrusions and to take action once an intrusion is detected. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from our logs and other sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Texas Penal Code Chapter 33 (Computer Crimes) or Chapter 33A (Telecommunications Crimes).

Platform for Privacy Preferences

The Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) is a technical specification, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, that will enable web sites to identify their privacy practices in a manner that can be understood by commercially-available web browsers. SRA plans to implement P3P on our home page and key public entry points to the agency web site. On June 21, 2000, over 30 leading technology companies, privacy advocates, and other organizations gathered in New York City, to conduct the first public tests and demonstrate implementations of the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project. Other related information:
An Introduction to P3P
Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Project
The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 (P3P1.0) Specification, W3C Working Draft 10 May 2000