Privacy and Security Policy
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) maintains this web site as a public service. This policy describes TALCB's privacy and security practices regarding information collected from visitors to the site, including what information is collected and how that information is used. The policy applies to all pages beginning with www.talcb.texas.gov or www.trec.state.tx.us
Please note that all information collected or maintained by TALCB is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act (Chapter 552, Texas Government Code). With certain exceptions (see
Collection, Use and Release of Information
Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to TALCB in an e-mail message or submitted in an online form is used by TALCB to respond to the request and/or to analyze trends. With the exception of e-mail addresses, such information may be subject to required public disclosure under the Public Information Act. TALCB may redirect the message to another government agency or government employee who is in a better position to answer the question.
Server Logs & Log Analysis Tools
TALCB uses server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about web site usage to improve site management. The statistics are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
The following information may be collected for this analysis:
TALCB monitors network traffic for site security purposes and to ensure that the site remains available to all users. Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information on this site, or otherwise cause damage are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Texas Penal Code Chapters 33 (Computer Crimes) or Chapters 33A (Telecommunications Crimes). Except as may be required for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. TALCB does not use raw data logs for any other purposes; however, it is possible that parts of raw data logs could be determined to be open records by the Office of the Attorney General. If such a determination were made subsequent to a Public Information Act request for the logs, TALCB would be required to disclose parts of the logs deemed open by the Office of the Attorney General.
Cookies and Web Bugs
Disclosure of Information (e.g., Email Addresses)
Licensee emails, submitted on applications for the purpose of communicating with the agency, are not withholdable under section 552.137(c)(5) of the Public Information chapter of
An individual who submits information in electronic format through this web site is entitled, on request, to receive and review the information that TALCB collects about the individual, and to have TALCB correct the information. To do this, please please send e-mail to , or call TALCB at (512) 936-3001.
For Additional Information
Additional information regarding privacy and security policies is provided in the Privacy and Security Policy Guidelines at http://www.dir.texas.gov/standards/srrpub11-privacy-policy.htm. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission also provides information for educating consumers and businesses about the importance of personal information privacy at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/.