Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership

Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 8, 2024


The Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership (“Company” or “We”) respects your privacy, and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (our “Website“) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On or through this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
  • Information you share at events, meetings, or other communications.

It does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or through the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Collection of Personal Information from Children Under the Age of 16

Our Website is not directed at children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete such information from our systems. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at and we will delete such information from our systems.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“);
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you, and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, referring URL, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties, for example, social media sites.

Information You Provide to Us 

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our communications or requesting further services. We may also ask you for when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete.
  • Your search queries on the Website.
  • Any other types of information that you may provide, including at Company events, through job applications, or any other self-submitted information.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies 

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to track your web usage and collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website and web usage patterns, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include identification and tracking technologies, such as:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our communications (emails, for example) may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

By accessing the website, you are consenting to the use of these technologies.

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications on the Website are served by third-parties, including ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you,
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us,
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it,
  • To send communications to you,
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website when you choose to do so,
  • To protect the rights of the Fort Worth EDP and others,
  • To monitor usage of our Website,
  • To provide customer support,
  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues,
  • To gather analysis or valuable information to that we can improve our Website or services,
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information, and
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own or third-parties’ services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please email us at Please include the term “OPT-OUT” in the subject line immediately followed by your email address.

For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates,
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business,
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it,
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information,
  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request,
  • To enforce or apply our privacy policy or terms of service,
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Fort Worth EDP, our customers, or others.

By accessing this website, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this policy.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. You may control your information by setting your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI’s website.

Personal Data Rights

Depending on where you live, you have certain rights related to your personal information. The rights available to you depend on our reason for processing the personal information in question. Please note that these rights are also subject to local data protection laws and regulations and that these rights do not apply in all situations. Your rights may be as follows:

  • Right of access. You have the right to know what personal information of yours we are processing.
  • Right to rectification. You have the right to ask us to update, correct, or supplement that personal information that we hold about you.
  • Right to erasure. You have the right to ask us to delete or erase your personal information from our systems.
  • Right to restriction of processing. You have the right to request that we limit how we process your personal information.
  • Right to object. You have the right to oppose our processing of your personal information.
  • Right to data portability. You have the right to ask that we provide you with the personal information that we hold about you in a structured, machine-readable format. Under this right, you may either request that we provide the personal information directly to you, or you may request that we provide the personal information directly to a third party designated by you.

You may “opt-out” of having your personal information used for certain purposes, such as receiving promotional or other marketing material from us during the registration process, for downloading a whitepaper or signing up for our webcasts. Users who no longer wish to receive our updates or newsletters may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the mailer or by emailing us at Please include the term “OPT-OUT” in the subject line immediately followed by your email address.

You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information collected via this Site by emailing us at We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

We are unable to delete information accessed or provided through the Website if we do not control such information, such as information that originated through a social media network and is consequently controlled by such social media network, except to the extent that a copy of that data exists on our systems and with the permission of the data controller.

Data Security and Retention

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Please keep in mind, however, that no method of transmission over the internet, or any method of electronic storage, is perfectly secure.

If you have any questions about our security practices or security on our Website, you can email us at

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

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Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at: