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Privacy Policy

The Houston Astronomical Society (HAS), collects and uses private information about individuals including physical place of residence (mailing address), email address, and phone numbers to conduct its operations. Every reasonable effort is made to prevent private information from being publicly disclosed without the owner’s consent.

The HAS will not sell or intentionally distribute this information. HAS membership includes membership in the Astronomical League. So that members will receive the league's quarterly magazine, the Reflector, the HAS pays the Astronomical League a portion of each member’s dues, and provides the HAS membership mailing address list to the Astronomical League.

If you subscribe to the list server and you send an email via the list server that email includes the sender's (your) email address and it is visible to all recipients.

Information posted by or made available by users of the HAS web site ( in the forums, the images (galleries), or other site areas will be available to other site users, including those who are not logged in to the site. The user of the Houston Astronomical Society’s web site assumes all risk associated with the use of those features.

The HAS utilizes a variety of web analytics software to monitor site traffic. This information is collected in order to assure that website performance adequately meets the needs of its users and to monitor website information security. Collected information may include information about your operating system, screen resolution and browser version (‘user agent’). All site traffic is collected in aggregate form; no personally identifiable information is collected at any time.

The HAS is not responsible for any external (non-HAS) site to which we provide a link. Opening an external site from a link on will always open a new window. The HAS does not endorse external sites; links are provided as a convenience to our members.