Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Web Site Policies

Disclaimer

This site may include facts, views, opinions or recommendations of individuals or organizations not affiliated with the Governor's Office. The Governor's Office does not endorse, guarantee, or warrant, either expressly or implicitly, the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of facts, views, opinions or recommendations on this website. The visitor uses this site and information provided on this site "as is," without warranty of any kind. This site may point or link to other Internet sites located on servers maintained by third parties, which may be of interest to the site visitor. The Governor’s Office makes no representations or warranty of any kind as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on such third party Internet servers, and does not endorse the content, products, services, or viewpoints contained within any linked sites, and assumes no responsibility for their content.

All photographs and videos are copyrighted and may not be used without permission. Permission to reproduce from this website for noncommercial purposes is freely granted. This permission statement must be included in any noncommercial reproduction. Commercial use of any reproduction of any portion of this website is strictly prohibited.

Policies

Additional information about state web site policies can be found in Texas Administrative Code Section 206 - State Web Sites.


Privacy and Security Policy

The Governor's Office analyzes server logs for statistical purposes only and does not use this information to personally identify users. Information and comments collected from web forms are subject to public disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act. Non-governmental email addresses are not subject to disclosure unless the affected member of the public affirmatively consents to the disclosure of his or her e-mail address.

An individual is entitled, upon request, to the following:

All of the above are subject to any applicable exceptions.


Accessibility Policy

The Governor's Office web site exists in a form that is accessible to a broad range of access devices.

The Governor's Office web site has been engineered using the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) including XHTML Transitional 1.0, CSS 2.0, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. This web site meets the definition of generally accessible Internet site as defined in Texas Administrative Code Section 206 - State Web Sites.

Numerous features have been added to enhance the accessibility of this web site.

The Governor's Office is open to suggestions on how the accessibility of this web site can be improved. Please contact the Web Administrator to offer suggestions or comments.


Open Records Policy

The Public Information Act

Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer's agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

Rights of Requestors

Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies

Procedures to Obtain Information

Request Documents from the OOG:

If you want to view or obtain copies of agency records, please send a written request by hand delivery, mail, fax, OR e-mail to the following:

By Hand Delivery:
Office of the Governor
State Insurance Building
Public Information Request
General Counsel Division
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701
                                   
By Mail:
Office of the Governor
Public Information Request
General Counsel Division
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711

By Fax:
512-463-1932

By E-mail:
publicrecords@governor.state.tx.us

Information to be released

Information that may be withheld due to an exception

Complaints

For complaints regarding failure to release public information please contact your local County or District Attorney.

You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Hotline, at 512-478-6736 or toll-free at 1-877-673-6839.

Questions or complaints about over-charging must be directed to the Office of the Attorney General’s Cost Rules Administrator at 512-475-2497.