& Security Policy
The Texas Public Finance Authority (the "Authority") maintains this Web site as
that all information collected or maintained by the Authority is subject to the
provisions of the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Texas Government
Server Logs/Log Analysis Tools
The Authority uses server logs and log analysis tools to create summary
statistics about the use of this Web site. The following information is an
example of the type of information that may be collected for this analysis:
User/client hostname - The hostname (or IP address, if
DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
HTTP header, "user-agent" - The user-agent information
includes the type of browser used, the browser version, and the operating
system it is running on.
HTTP header, "referer" - The referer specifies the page from
which the user/client accessed the current page.
System date - The date and time of the user/client request.
Full request - The exact request the user/client made.
Status - The status code the server returned to the
Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document
sent to the user/client.
Method - The request method used.
Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a
resource on the server.
Query string of the URI - Anything after the question mark in
Protocol - The transport protocol and version used.
For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and
statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner
that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released
to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law.
For site security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all
users, the Authority uses software to monitor network traffic to identify
unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause
damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts
are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are
used for no other purposes. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or
change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable
under the Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or 33A
If you send the Authority an electronic mail message with a question or comment
that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that
e-mails the Authority this information please note that all information
collected, assembled, or maintained by the Authority or in connection with
the transaction of official business is "public information"
subject to the Texas Public Information Act, Government Code chapter 552.
Information is presumed public unless expressly exempted from disclosure by
statute or judicial decision. (See our
Open Records Policy.) In addition, the Authority may redirect your
message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to
answer your question.
The Authority may use Web-based forms for collecting survey results, for
registration for training events, or in the administration of laws under the
Authority's jurisdiction. Personally identifiable information collected from
these forms is subject to the Texas Public Information Act, Government Code
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the Public Information Act.
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