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The Texas Municipal League (TML) respects the privacy of our members. Contact information is gathered by TML in order to provide the best service possible to our members.
HOW WE PROTECT DATA
TML has reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in place to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information TML collects from and about our members. However, no system is completely secure and TML cannot guarantee that member data will be immune from malicious attack, compromise, or unauthorized disclosures.
Website users are encouraged to download the latest version of their preferred browser, including all patches, to ensure that it has the latest security features.
Although TML takes reasonable measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, TML cannot assure that your personal data or other information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.
MEMBERSHIP DATA WE COLLECT
TML collects membership data that can include any information related to helping identify a member city or individual. This includes:
- City name
- Government type
- Civil service status
- Year incorporated
- Fiscal year start
- Council meeting date
- Government officials
- Email address
HOW WE COLLECT DATA
TML can collect membership data through multiple methods, including:
- Membership application
- Membership surveys
- Phone or email
- Event registrations
- Membership renewal
- Continuing education credit application
HOW WE USE THE DATA WE COLLECT
Select membership data for member cities and individuals is used in a variety of ways by TML to provide services and communications to our members, including but not limited to:
- TML Texas City Officials Directory
- TML Exchange
- TML Connect News
- Texas Town & City magazine
- Legal and legislative updates
- Events and trainings
- Membership renewal
HOW/WHEN DATA IS SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES
On occasion, and only when appropriate, TML, in its sole discretion, will share select member data with third parties and partners, including:
- Texas Intergovernmental Risk Pool
- Texas Municipal League Health Pool
- TML member city officials
- National League of Cities
- Federal and state government officials and agencies
- Member city youth advisory commissions
- TML affiliate organizations
- TML event speakers
On a limited basis, select member information may be shared with the private sector when the communication is deemed relevant by TML to a specific membership segment or need. Private sector communications through TML are closely reviewed and take place only under strict usage guidelines and policies for preventing spam and misuse.
Members should contact TML if they have any concerns about data-abuse by a third party.
TML members can opt-out of data sharing with all third parties by contacting TML at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO MANAGE AND EDIT YOUR DATA
TML members can review, update, and remove their information through their online TML account, or by contacting us using the contact information below. TML may decide to delete your data if we determine that it is incorrect, incomplete, or if its storage is no longer necessary.
If you have questions or concerns, or if you would like to edit your data, please contact TML at:
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The TML website contains many links to other websites. TML is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Links found on the TML website are for informational purposes only and are not considered to be endorsements or advertisements.
WEBSITE USAGE TRACKING
The TML website uses a third party to collect data from users who are browsing the tml.org website. The third party collects IP addresses and uses them to track pages visited, duration of visit, location (city/state/country), device, operating system, browser, and browser language. The data is valuable to TML for various internal purposes, including troubleshooting and improvements to the tml.org website.
The third party does not track individual user identities or any browsing activity outside of the tml.org website.
OPTING OUT OF TML COMMUNICATIONS
Members have a number of choices for opting out of TML communications:
- TML membership communications emails will include an opt out link. If a member recipient chooses to opt out via this link, they will be removed from ALL TML communications.
- A recipient may instead choose to reply to the specific email asking to opt out and be removed from communications about a particular topic/service.
- For additional options, or to opt back into communications, recipients can contact email@example.com.
MODIFICATIONS OR CHANGES TO THIS POLICY