On a limited basis, select member contact information may be shared with the private sector when a communication is deemed relevant and necessary by TML to a specific membership segment. A communication will not be deemed relevant and necessary unless, at a minimum, the communication is in response to an emergency situation or time-sensitive legislative issue.
The circumstances under which member information may be shared with a private sector third party to facilitate communications are determined by TML and formed on a case-by-case basis after considering the following questions.
Is the content relevant to municipal government in Texas?
Has the appropriate audience been determined and identified?
Has the content been reviewed and approved by TML staff?
When and how often should the information be shared?
Is there a conspicuous option for recipients to opt-out of any additional contact from the send?
What are the consequences for violating the agreed-upon usage guidelines?
Members should contact TML if they have any concerns about data-abuse by a third party.