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Privacy, Liability, Endorsement, Public Information, Accessibility and Disclaimer Policies

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We hope you have found our site useful. By visiting this web site, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this notice.

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Privacy Policy

The TGPC collects no information about the users of this site, unless they choose to provide their information to the TGPC. The most common example of voluntary submission of information is when a user e-mails the TGPC with questions or comments. In such a case, the information collected will be used only to respond to questions or comments. The TGPC may redirect an inquirer's message to another agency that can better serve the inquirer's needs.

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Disclaimer of Liability

The TGPC makes every effort to maintain a current and accurate web site to meet the public's informational needs. However, the TGPC can make no claims, promises or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and the TGPC expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

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Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference in the TGPC web site or in any linked web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the TGPC, its employees or its member agencies.

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Public Information Act Policy

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer's agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

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Rights of Requestors

You have the right to:

  • Prompt access to information that is not confidential or otherwise protected;
  • Receive treatment equal to all other requestors, including accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements;
  • Receive certain kinds of information without exceptions, like the voting record of public officials, and other information;
  • Receive a written itemized statement of estimated charges, when charges will exceed $40, in advance of work being started and opportunity to modify the request in response to the itemized statement;
  • Choose whether to inspect the requested information (most often at no charge), receive copies of the information or both;
  • A waiver or reduction of charges if the governmental body determines that access to the information primarily benefits the general public;
  • Receive a copy of the communication from the governmental body asking the Office of the Attorney General for a ruling on whether the information can be withheld under one of the accepted exceptions, or if the communication discloses the requested information, a redacted copy;
  • Lodge a written complaint about overcharges for public information with the Texas Building and Procurement Commission (formerly the General Services Commission). Complaints of other possible violations may be filed with the county or district attorney of the county where the governmental body, other than a state agency, is located. If the complaint is against the county or district attorney, the complaint must be filed with the Office of the Attorney General.

More detailed information on the Public Information Act may be found at the Office of the Attorney General's web site: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/opinopen/og_resources.shtml

NOTICE:

Pursuant to Chapter 552.001, et seq.:

The Texas Groundwater Protection Committee has designated Cary Betz as the recipient of all requests for public information held by the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee. Your request will be responded to within 10 business days.

Requests for public information shall be sent in writing to:

Cary Betz
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
MC 147
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

Phone: (512) 239-4691
Fax: (512) 239-4450
Email: tgpc@tceq.texas.gov

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Accessibility Policy

The Texas Groundwater Protection Committee (TGPC) is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users.

We have included features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. The following are some examples of these features.

Images on the site contain element attributes that provide descriptions of the images that aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader rather than reading the site.

A 'skip to' link provides users with a method for bypassing the header and main navigation links and going directly to the main content of that page each time it is accessed.

Most committee publications our Web site are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). We provide instructions on our Using Adobe Acrobat PDF page to assist visually disabled users in converting the PDF files into HTML using a free Adobe tool. This PDF tool enables the PDF files to be read by a screen reader.

Please contact us using the contact information provided below if you need a PDF file provided in an alternate format. The TGPC is committed to making its Web site compliant with Conformance Level "A" of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) accessibility rating. Visit http://www.w3.org/ for more information.

Currently, all new and significantly modified Web pages intended for publication on our Web site are reviewed for accessibility. The committee is planning to incorporate the use of tools that aid in the development and review of accessible Web pages.

For assistance:

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact Cary Betz at tgpc@tceq.texas.gov or call 512/239-4691. For assistance in contacting us using Relay Texas, visit the Relay Texas Web site at www.puc.texas.gov/relaytexas/Overview.aspx for more information.

When you contact us, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information. This information will enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you.

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities at www.governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/.

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Disclaimer for External Linkages

The TGPC provides numerous links to other websites that are not maintained by or under the control of the TGPC. Any site without the TGPC banner and without the domain prefix of "www.tgpc.state.tx.us" is an external site.

The TGPC does not warrant, and is not responsible for, the content, accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any external website. The TGPC does not endorse any content, viewpoint, products or services contained within sites external to the TGPC.

Technical problems with external links should be reported to the TGPC, so that the TGPC can improve the links on its site. If you feel that an external link is inappropriate, please contact the TGPC.

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Questions about this policy

If you have questions about this policy, please contact the TGPC.

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