COSTEP Online Privacy Policy

The Council for South Texas Economic Progress (COSTEP) is committed to providing unique and effective financial literacy and college readiness products and services, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

Collecting, Using and Sharing Information

Unless otherwise described in this online privacy policy, the types and categories of information we collect from or about you as a consumer, and our use and sharing of any such information, are described in the COSTEP Privacy Notice.

COSTEP is committed to providing you with a useful and enjoyable online experience. We only collect information from your visit in order to personalize and improve your experience with us. When you access our website, we will identify the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or mobile device. While the IP address does not identify you personally, it does allow us to identify the electronic device you are using.


When visiting our website, COSTEP may use “cookies” for navigational purposes. Cookies are text files placed on your computer or mobile device to make your internet experience quicker and more convenient. Cookies transmit information from your computer or mobile device to our website or server about the web pages you visit, the time you spend on our website, and the resources you use.

You can generally remove, block, or disable cookies by using the settings located in your web browser. However, some parts of COSTEP’s website may not function properly if you do so, resulting in limited access to COSTEP’s online tools and information.

Additional Information

COSTEP’s website permits you to access websites operated by other organizations. If you link to other organizations websites, those organizations may collect information about you. COSTEP does not control websites operated by other organizations and is not responsible for their information collection and sharing practices. We encourage you to read those organizations online privacy policies before giving any information to them.

COSTEP does not knowingly collect, maintain, or use information from children under the age of 13. If we learn we have unknowingly collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly take all reasonable steps to delete that information from our system.

By using COSTEP’s website, you consent to the terms of this online privacy policy, including the use of cookies described above.

COSTEP reserves the right to change this online privacy policy from time to time, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this website. This online privacy policy was last modified on June 7, 2016.