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Link Policy

The Comptroller's policy on establishing links from the Comptroller's Web site to other websites is guided by the business needs of the agency and whether there is a public purpose for establishing the link. Links are provided as a public service and for informational purposes only. Links are provided only when the external server provides information that is useful to the public, our constituents or our employees and relate to the agency's programs, activities or functions. The Comptroller does not enter into reciprocal linking agreements. The following are the Comptroller's guidelines for establishing external Web links:

  • Political websites. Links to political websites are not allowed.
  • Public websites. Links to public websites (government and public education sites) are allowed.
  • Private websites. Links to private commercial and noncommercial websites will only be allowed if there is a public purpose for establishing the link, and the link is approved by Management.
  • Considerations in determining whether to link to a Private Web site. Where there is a legitimate business need (public purpose) to establish a link from an agency Web page to a private Web site, the proposed link will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If there is a public purpose for including such links (e.g. to facilitate the state fulfilling a specific statutory duty or to provide information related to the agency's programs, activities, or functions), then the link may be allowed, subject to approval by Management.

We will remove or disallow links to external servers if we become aware that they are not managed in a professional manner, not operational and available most of the time, not kept up-to-date, provide inaccurate information or contain unlawful or inappropriate content. We will also remove a link if the owner of the Web site objects to such link. The Comptroller reserves the right to refuse to allow a link to be established to any Web site that contains material that may be deemed to be offensive or inappropriate as determined by the sole judgment and discretion of the Comptroller. The Comptroller also follows the State Web Site Link and Privacy Policy that is posted on the Department of Information Resources (DIR) Web site at http://www.dir.texas.gov/pubs/pages/weblink-privacy.aspx.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Any Web links provided through this server are included merely for the convenience of agency staff and the public as potential sources of information and/or to facilitate research that advances public purposes. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such websites.

Users of the Web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information themselves. Any Web links available through this server do not constitute or imply an endorsement by the Comptroller or the State of Texas of any product, process, or service listed in those websites or the producer or provider of those products or services.

The Comptroller makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the Comptroller's websites. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document or any Web site linked to this server do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Comptroller or the State of Texas. Neither the Comptroller, nor the State of Texas, nor any of their employees, makes any warranties, express or implied, concerning the information, services, or software found on this site or other sites to which it links.

The Comptroller and the State of Texas, and their employees, expressly disclaim all implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your own risk. The Comptroller, State of Texas, and their employees do not warrant that this website, its services, its servers, or email sent from it are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Under no circumstances shall the Comptroller, State of Texas, or their employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of this site, or sites to which it links, or from reliance on or use of information, services, software, or merchandise provided on or through this site, or that result from deletion of files, delays in operation or transmission of data, or any failure of performance of the site.

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