Last Revised 11/29/2016

Security Agreement

HPOPS is committed to protecting your confidential member information, and making your web site visit secure. To register, you must review and agree to the HPOPS Security Agreement. Your future use of the website acknowledges that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Security Agreement set out below.

HPOPS Responsibilities
HPOPS will use Internet security technology to protect your on-line information, including powerful data encryption, program time-outs, and password authentication. Every attempt is made to ensure the information provided is accurate and access is available at all times. However, HPOPS accepts no responsibility for problems that occur as a result of interruption, inability to access the service for any reason, or user error.

Your Role in Security
Review the HPOPS Privacy Policy for further security information.
Protect your personal on-line "assets" by not revealing your password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf.
Change your password regularly, and contact HPOPS if an unauthorized person gets access to your password or if you discover unauthorized activity.
Don't walk away from your computer if you are in the middle of a session.
Always use the secure Log Off when you have completed your personal access services.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change, so check the last revised date every time you Log On, and review the Agreement if the terms have changed.

HPOPS Privacy Principles
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. To complete your HPOPS business, we sometimes need to coordinate efforts with other parties, such as the City of Houston. Your personal information will be used only to conduct HPOPS-related business. For more information, please read our HPOPS Internet Privacy Policy below.

HPOPS Internet Privacy Policy

HPOPS is committed to responsible information handling practices. When you access or use the HPOPS web site, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site. Since we may change our Internet Privacy Policy from time to time, your use of this site will be subject to the most current policy version. Therefore, you may want to check the policy from time to time. Unless otherwise specified, your use and browsing of our web site is anonymous. HPOPS has a responsibility to protect its computing resources. If we believe an attempt is being made through the Internet to break into or otherwise abuse our computer systems or business information, we will use the information in our computer logs, and other means available, to determine those responsible. As part of these legal efforts, we may share the information we gather with law enforcement agencies or other authorized entities.

Collection of Personal Information

Voluntary Submissions
If you are submitting a message to HPOPS that requires a response, you may need to provide some specific, personal information. This information can include your full name, Social Security number, or your home address. It is voluntary for you to engage in these activities.

The HPOPS web site uses electronic "cookies" to collect and temporarily store various types of information about users. This information is kept temporarily, and is anonymous. It is utilized only when you log onto the secure area.

The HPOPS web site and computer systems are for legal and authorized use only. Unauthorized access, attempted access, or use of this or any related HPOPS system is a violation of state and/or federal law, and may be subject to prosecution. Individuals using this system without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having their activities on the site monitored and recorded. Additionally, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not guarantee, and you should not expect, that your personal information will always remain private.

The information HPOPS provides on our web site is available for the convenient access of our members and other interested parties. While HPOPS makes every attempt to ensure the information provided is reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, HPOPS does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information, and will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of, or results obtained from the use of the information. This applies to sites hyperlinked to and from the HPOPS web site. Please note that the privacy policies or statements of other sites linked to the HPOPS web site may differ from that of HPOPS On-Line. HPOPS is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites.

Confidentiality of Participant Information

The information available through the HPOPS web site contains the personal identification information (names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) of its participants. This personal identification information is considered confidential under the Texas Public Information Act and other applicable laws. HPOPS participants may consent to participate in the Member Directory whereby all HPOPS participants may access such consenting members’ personal identification information. However, a member’s consent to participate in the Member Directory does not make his or her personal identification information public under applicable governing law. HPOPS participants may not disseminate information concerning any of its participants available through the HPOPS web site without proper authorization. Unauthorized dissemination of such information is a violation of state and/or federal law and may be subject to prosecution. Additionally, at HPOPS’ discretion, such offender may be restricted from further accessing the HPOPS web site as necessary.

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