Privacy Policy

Senator John Cornyn respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to cornyn.senate.gov, and those who correspond with our offices via email. Outlined below is our online communications policy, and our privacy policy for information collected via our website and email lists. If you have questions about these policies, please contact us by through the web via our contact form or by phone at (202) 224-2934.
 
Information Sharing: We do not share, transfer or otherwise disclose any personal information you provide to us online, including your name, address, phone number or e-mail address, with other organizations. We will not sell or transfer your e-mail address or other personal information to an outside, unaffiliated organization or any unauthorized third parties. Only Senator Cornyn's staff, our legally authorized and bound agents, or Senate approved vendors have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site, or subscribers to our email lists.
 
If you are requesting help with a constituent services matter, it will be necessary for us to share the information you provide with the government agency from which you are requesting assistance. The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that Senator Cornyn’s office has your written permission to make an inquiry on your behalf. Therefore, you will need to complete a Privacy Release Form, which we will also share with the appropriate government agency.
 
Email Communication: When you communicate with our office via our contact form, you are opting to receive e-mail replies, newsletters, and updates from our office. If you wish to remove your e-mail address from our list of subscribers who receive e-mail updates or newsletters, utilize the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email you received and follow the instructions listed to do so. We attempt to make opting out of receiving e-mail updates and newsletters easy and prompt.
 
Many people question why our office does not make a public email address available for constituents to contact us via, why we direct visitors to our web form. The answer is: Texas is the second largest state in the country by population, and Senator Cornyn’s office is third on the list of most emailed and spammed offices in Congress. Without implementing a highly structured correspondence system, it would simply be impossible for us to respond to all but a fraction of the email sent to our offices. We do understand that this system has limitations and drawbacks, and we are always looking at new ways to communicate with Texans more effectively and efficiently.
 
Web Traffic Logging / Cookies: This site utilizes cookies - tiny text files that are stored on your computer - to tailor your visit according to preferences you have specified, and to track your progress and actions on our website. Cookies are a standard component of most modern web platforms, and are required to provide enhanced functionality in numerous circumstances. The cookies utilized by our site do not contain any personally identifiable information, and are utilized in combination with IP address logging for anonymous aggregate traffic reporting purposes. This allows us to adapt our website to the needs and wants of our audience.
 
Children: Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying Federal Trade Commission regulations protect the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13.
 
Questions, Comments or Concerns: Please direct any website or electronic communication related questions to our webmaster via email at webmaster@cornyn.senate.gov.