Privacy Statement

Member privacy is important to TTLA
The following privacy statement describes how each member's personally identifiable information is used on TTLA.com and with our Web site host and business partner, TrialSmith, Inc. at its Web site, TrialSmith.com. This policy does not reflect or establish privacy guidelines for List Servers hosted by TTLA, nor by TrialSmith.

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
TTLA, its affiliates, partners and sponsors may use personally identifiable information from members at several different points on its Web site. Once a member enters TTLA, the member is not anonymous to TTLA, 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).

Credit Card and Financial Information Collected
Financial information (including credit card numbers) may be stored on TrialSmith's secure servers and will only be requested over secure SSL connections. Only TTLA and TrialSmith have access to this credit card information for the purposes of fulfilling orders and purchase requests from members.

Other information collected by TTLA
TTLA and TrialSmith receive and record information in their server logs from members' browsers including the member IP addresses. TTLA 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 TTLA and TrialSmith.

Cookies 
TTLA and TrialSmith require cookies on their Web sites for member tracking and security purposes. Some of TTLA's business partners may also use cookies on the TTLA site (for example, vendors or sponsors). However, TTLA 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.

Sharing your information
TTLA may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and sponsors. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual TTLA member. TTLA may partner with other businesses to provide specific member services. When members sign up for TTLA services provided by other business partners through the TTLA site, TTLA may share personally identifiable information that is necessary for the third party to provide such services. 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. TTLA and TrialSmith are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. TTLA encourages members to be aware of privacy issues when they leave the TTLA site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Limitations
This TTLA privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the TTLA Web site and by TrialSmith.

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

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

General Notice and Liability Disclaimer
TTLA makes available this Web site and the information and services contained herein in furtherance of TTLA's nonprofit and tax-exempt purposes. While TTLA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, TTLA 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 TTLA.

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 TTLA. TTLA 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 endependent review by qualified experts. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by TTLA.

TTLA 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 resprct for the content of such information. TTLA 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 TTLA member and the user or browser. Although it is TTLA's goal to provide quality information, TTLA 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, TTLA 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 © 1995-2010 Texas Trial Lawyers Association. All rights reserved. The contents of all materials available on thie Web site are copyrighted by the Texas 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 govenmrnt office or employee as part of that person's official duties. All rights are reserved and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated or tranferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of TTLA 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 TTLA. TTLA and Texas Trial Lawyers Association are service marks of TTLA.