TFS uses server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about Web site usage to improve site management. The 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. TFS does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information and does not release the information to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law.
The following information may be collected for this analysis:
- User/client hostname – Hostname (or IP address, if DNS is disabled) or the user/client requesting access.
- HTTP header, “user-agent” – Type of browser used, the browser version and operating system it is running on.
- HTTP header, “referrer” – Page from which the user/client accessed the current page.
- System date – Date and time of the user/client request.
- Full request – Exact request the user/client made.
- Status – Status code the server returned to the user/client.
- Content length – Length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client
- Uniform Resource Identifier (URI or URL) – Location of a resource on the server.
- Query string of the URL – Anything after the question mark in a URL.
- Protocol – Transport protocol and version used.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information on this site, or otherwise cause damage are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A (Telecommunications Crimes). Except as may be required for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. TFS does not use raw data logs for any other purposes; however, it is possible that parts of raw data logs could be determined to be open records by the Office of the Attorney General. If such a determination were made subsequent to a Public Information Act request for the logs, TFS would be required to disclose parts of the logs deemed open by the Office of the Attorney General.