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Our Policy:

All of the information provided is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, TexasIsHot.org assumes no responsibility for any errors, appearing in rules or otherwise. Further, TexasIsHot.org assumes no responsibility for the use of the information provided. PLEASE NOTE that users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information themselves. TexasIsHot.org makes no guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this website. TexasIsHot.org specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the website or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties and linked to the TexasIsHot.org website. TexasIsHot.org makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the TexasIsHot.org domain and its sub-domains. It is the user’s responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever is selected is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, TexasIsHot.org does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. We only collect personal information for specific purposes such as responding to requests for information or to provide services. We will not sell or provide your information to unaffiliated companies for commercial purposes unrelated to the business of TexasIsHot.org. In some instances, we may use this information to inform you of goods and services that may be of interest to you. Except as provided herein, TexasIsHot.org will not disclose any information about you to unaffiliated companies or organizations without your consent, unless:

* required by law;
* we believe it necessary to respond to an inquiry or provide you with a service which you have requested;
* to implement our terms of service;
* to protect the rights, property or personal safety of another TexasIsHot.org user, any member of the public or TexasIsHot.org .

TexasIsHot.org and its affiliates recognize the trust you place in us when you give us personal information. In order to operate the website or deliver a service we may sometimes share your personal information with a service partner under strict conditions. We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to other companies without your explicit consent.

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If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information we hold about you or wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us by e-mail at info@TexasIsHot.org. and we will amend this record.

Security:
TexasIsHot.org will endeavor to take all steps deemed reasonable by TexasIsHot.org to keep secure any information we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. We require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by TexasIsHot.org . Unfortunately, no data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot give an absolute assurance that the information you provide to us will be secure at all times. TexasIsHot.org will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorized access to your personal information.

Viruses:
TexasIsHot.org uses appropriate commercially available anti-virus software to ensure that this Website does not contain or carry viruses. However, due to the rapidly developing nature of viruses and the Internet we strongly recommend that you employ similar anti-virus software when accessing TexasIsHot.org. TexasIsHot.org makes no warranty that the website or e-mail correspondence is free from such viruses.

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Like many companies, we may from time to time use “cookie” technology on our website. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site and to track usage behavior of, for example, the Web pages you visit. Our website may automatically collect Cookies and other information, such as, but not limited to, your domain name and Internet protocol address, and compile aggregate data for statistical purposes to improve our content and services and administer our website.

Privacy Protection for Children Using the Internet:
Our website contains energy-related information that may be of educational interest to children. TexasIsHot.org does not seek to gather personal information online from or about children under the age of 13. TexasIsHot.org encourages all children and young teens to always seek consent from their parents before providing any information about themselves or their household to ANYONE on the Internet.

Endorsements:
TexasIsHot.org does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this website. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.

Testimonials
  • "“As the Texas population continues to grow, so will our energy consumption needs. We must have tools that empower the consumer to choose their products and monitor their usage wisely. TexasIsHot.org is a great resource, which is exactly what Texans need in today’s deregulated market.”" - State Rep. Burt Solomons (R-Carrollton), Chairman of House State Affairs Committee
  • "In order to meet our goals, we need programs like the TexasIsHot campaign to help change the way people think about energy." - State Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), Chairman of Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • "Texas leads the nation in wind power because it makes money, not because it makes us feel better. Texans are a practical, penny-wise people who I think will be happy to learn how to save a few bucks on their power bills with the common-sense advice at TexasIsHot.org."-Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
  • "If every Texas household adopted just a few of the dozens of energy efficiency strategies referenced on TexasIsHot.org, our air would be cleaner, our limited supply of natural resources would be better protected, and our wallets would be heavier..." Kip Averitt (R-Waco), Former State Senator and Chairman of Senate Committee on Natural Resources
  • ”The TexasIsHot campaign targets an important piece of the clean energy effort -- educating Texans on the way we use electricity and quantifying the financial and environmental costs associated with our use. By just reducing the amount of electricity we use and waste, TexasIsHot.org can show people how to save money..." State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin)
  • "Fluctuating energy costs are really hurting Texas families and businesses, but by just making a few easy changes, Texans can cut down on energy waste. TexasIsHot.org is a tremendous resource which arms consumers with the information they need to save themselves money by becoming more energy efficient, and help our environment." State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston)
  • "Texas is the third fastest growing state in the nation with a net growth of 1,000 people each and every day. This brings many challenges including providing clean and affordable electricity. That is why I'm excited about TexasIsHot.org. This website is an instructional resource that will help Texans save on their energy bills at home and in the workplace..." State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • "Now, more than ever, Texans need to work together to conserve energy and to make more efficient use of the energy we consume. The TexasIsHot.org website is an extraordinary resource for people who want to save money and help conserve our precious natural resources..." State Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas)
  • "By partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition we can extend our effort’s reach, leverage our resources, and ensure that Austin’s energy grid continues to be a test-bed for technologies, products, and services that will transform our state’s energy system." Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
  • "The City of Houston is working harder than ever to make Houston green and energy efficient, but we need the help of every citizen. I would encourage everyone to take a moment to explore the TexasIsHot website to learn what we can all do to make Houston, and the rest of Texas, the green and energy efficient example for the rest of the nation." Mayor Annise Parker, Houston
  • "Energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. Partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition will help us educate citizens and local businesses about energy-efficient practices in order to meet our goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use." Gavin Dillingham, Chief of Sustainable Growth – General Services Department, for the City of Houston
  • "We are excited about the new partnership that the City of Corpus Christi has entered into with the TexasIsHot Coalition. TexasIsHot.org provides a platform to educate policy makers, city employees and citizens on how to save money and help the environment by conserving energy..." Mayor Joe Adame, Corpus Christi
  • "I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users. Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen." State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr (D-Corpus Christi)
  • "Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency." Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • "Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to get smart about energy use, saving both money and the environment. I applaud the TexasIsHot Coalition in their effort to educate Texans about the benefits of energy efficiency..." Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
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