Privacy Policy


Member Privacy
The following privacy statement describes how each member's personally identifiable information is used on HTLA.com.  This policy does not reflect or establish privacy guidelines for List Servers hosted by HTLA.

What is personally identifiable information?
These are things such as your name, firm name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax number.

Information Collection and Use
HTLA, its affiliates, partners and sponsors may use personally identifiable information from members at several different points on its Web site. Once a member enters HTLA, the member is not anonymous to HTLA, and usage patterns of the site can be monitored on an individual basis both for security and marketing purposes.

Registration Information Collected
In order to use portions of this Web site, a member must complete a registration form. During registration a member is required to verify his/her contact information (such as name, firm name, mailing address, email address, telephone, fax number).

Secure Credit Card Transactions and Financial Information Collected
Financial information (including credit card numbers and expiration dates) are never stored in HTLA’s secure servers or databases, and all commerce transactions are handled using fully PCI Compliant methods. HTLA will use credit card information only for the purposes of fulfilling orders, membership dues and political contributions.

Refund Policy
Membership dues and political contributions are non-refundable.  Billing issues or requests for refunds for other products services should be sent to htla@htla.com.

Other information collected by HTLA
HTLA receives and records information in their server logs from members' browsers including the member IP addresses. HTLA uses information for customizing content members see, for security purposes, administering the site, tracking member movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP logs may be linked to members with personally identifiable information including searches performed on HTLA.

Cookies 
HTLA requires cookies on their Web sites for member tracking and security purposes. Some of HTLA’s business partners may also use cookies on the HTLA site (for example, vendors or sponsors). However, HTLA has no access to or control over cookies used by business partners, vendors and sponsors, and the member may choose to block cookies from those business partners. Blocking cookies may result in the member’s inability to access certain areas of the website.

Sharing your information
HTLA may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and sponsors. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual HTLA  member. HTLA may partner with other businesses to provide specific member services. When members sign up for HTLA services provided by other business partners through the HTLA site, HTLA may share personally identifiable information that is necessary for the third party to provide such services to members. These business parties are required to use personally identifiable information exclusively for the purpose of providing their services.

Links to other Web Sites
This web site contains links to other sites. HTLA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. HTLA advises its members to be aware of privacy issues when they leave the HTLA site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Limitations
This HTLA privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the HTLA Web site.

Notification of Changes
HTLA may change its privacy policy without notice. If HTLA changes its privacy policy, HTLA will update the Privacy Statement on the HTLA Web site.

Questions or Suggestions
Send your questions about privacy to htla@htla.com

General Notice and Liability Disclaimer
HTLA makes available this Web site and the information and services contained herein in furtherance of HTLA's nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. While HTLA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, HTLA does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by HTLA.

At certain places on this site, live "links" to other Web sites can be accessed. Such external sites contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of HTLA. HTLA does not endorse, approve, certify, or control those external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at such sites. Use of any information obtained from such sites is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by HTLA.

HTLA assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from use of the information contained herein, or from use of the information obtained at linked sites, or in any respect for the content of such information. HTLA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, reliance on, or performance of such information.

The information contained in this website is provided to users for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor is the transmission or receipt of such information intended to create an attorney-client relationship between any HTLA member and the user or browser. Although it is HTLA's goal to provide quality information, HTLA expressly disclaims all liability to any person who, upon reliance on the information provided in this website, takes or fails to take any particular action.  Furthermore, HTLA makes no claims, promises, warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel.

Copyright and Reproduction Notice
All contents copyright © Houston Trial Lawyers Association. All rights reserved. The contents of all materials available on this Web site are copyrighted by the Houston Trial Lawyers Association unless otherwise indicated. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state government office or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of HTLA or as indicated below. Users may download pages or other content for their own personal use on a single computer, but no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, or transferred in any form or by any means except with the prior written agreement of, and with express attribution to HTLA. HTLA and Houston Trial Lawyers Association are service marks of HTLA.

 

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