The Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas presents the information on this web site as a service to our members and other Internet users. While the information on this site is about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link.
The goal of THE REAL ESTATE, PROBATE AND TRUST LAW SECTION (called “REPTL”) website (REPTL.org) is to provide a rich array of information and online tools to members and the public. To do this effectively, certain user data may be collected and/or reviewed so that we can understand our users and in turn make this website more and more relevant to each individual user. Information about members and the public is used in different ways, as outlined below.
This privacy statement may change from time to time as we add features to this website. If you have questions or comments, please contact REPTL through the CONTACT US link on the HOME page of the REPTL website (REPTL. Org).
Information Collected and its Use
Information collected from both members and the public includes:
Server log information: When you visit REPTL website (REPTL. Org) or any other website, you are identifiable as a unique number, called an IP address. Your IP address is automatically collected in server logs. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to analyze server traffic to learn which pages on this website receive more or fewer visitors. This information is anonymous and cannot be traced back to a specific individual. The server log also can tell us which browser you are using (i.e. Internet Explorer or Netscape), and the name of the website that referred you to our site. (i.e., if you were visiting the Dallas Bar Association website and clicked on a link to REPTL website (REPTL. Org), you were "referred" through the Dallas Bar site).
User-supplied information: Current and future services on the REPTL website (REPTL.org), may require that you give us your name, email address, or other personal information. By providing this information, you can and will be able to transact business via the Internet which in the past required telephone or mail contact with REPTL. These online services are provided as a convenience to our members, and allow REPTL to provide you with efficient and high-quality service at a lower cost.
Access to some services is protected by a password. We recommend that you not divulge your password to anyone.
Certain features of the REPTL website (REPTL. Org) allow attorneys to request updates to their membership information, including their address, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Section membership rosters are maintained by the State Bar of Texas Membership Department. Attorneys should be aware that certain member information, regardless of whether it is submitted via the REPTL website (REPTL. Org), the State Bar of Texas website (TexasBar.com), or directly to the Membership Department, is subject to the Texas Public Information Act. This act requires the State Bar to disclose this information upon request. Because of this requirement, this information may be obtained by commercial vendors. Attorneys can limit the information they provide to the State Bar Membership Department as long as the Bar has at least one address on file so that mandatory compliance materials can be mailed to and reach the attorney. An attorney may choose not to provide a home address, phone number, fax number, or email address. To contact the State Bar Membership Department, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800)204-2222, Ext. 1383.
We have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.