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Terms and Conditions

Austin & Associates requires that all visitors to our site(s) on the World Wide Web adhere to the following rules and regulations. By accessing our site you indicate you understand and accept these terms and conditions.

Laws and regulations

User access to and use of our site is subject to all applicable United States federal, state and local laws and regulations. You may not use the site or any content contained therein for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions, to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of Austin & Associates or others.


The trademark and logos displayed on this site are the property of Austin & Associates and users are prohibited from using our mark for any purpose. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying or distributing any content available on this site. All such content is the copyrighted and proprietary property of Austin & Associates.


This site provide links to other sites that allow the user to leave our site to access third-party information and content. Austin & Associates has no authority to alter, update or control the information and content offered on the linked sites and assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty regarding such information and content. Austin & Associates does not endorse or sponsor, and is not in any way otherwise affiliated with any linked sites.

No warranties

All content on the Austin & Associates site are provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind. The information published on the site may include inaccuracies or typographic errors and Austin & Associates does not warrant or represent that the content on the site is complete or up-to-date. Austin & Associates may make improvements and changes at any time without notice. Austin & Associates cannot ensure that any files or other data from the site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. AUSTIN & ASSOCIATES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Limitation of liability for use of the site

You assume total responsibility for your use of the site and any linked sites. Your sole remedy against Austin & Associates for dissatisfaction with the site or any content is to stop using the site or any such content. This limitation of relief is an essential part of the bargain under which Austin & Associates grants you access to its site. In no event will Austin & Associates be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including, but not limited to, any lost profits, lost savings or attorney fees, even if Austin & Associates, or any representative of Austin & Associates, has been notified of the possibility of such damages or claims.

Confidentiality of user communication and information

Austin & Associates will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications and personal information as outlined in its Online Privacy Statement, and its terms are made a part of these Terms and Conditions by this reference.

Changes to Terms & Conditions

Austin & Associates reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time and make the changes known by changing the “Updated” date at the top of this section.

Jurisdiction/governing law

Users of this site agree to submit to the laws of the State of Texas and applicable federal laws. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of Texas. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

Austin & Associates makes no representation that the content in the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal and prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from locations outside Texas do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Online Privacy Statement

Austin & Associates values the confidence you place in us and will protect your privacy. We want you to know that the information you share will be treated with great care. The objective of this Online Privacy Statement is to explain what information we collect and how we use it.

This Online Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by Austin & Associates on Austin & Associates may provide links to third-party websites. This Online Privacy Statement does not apply to any information you may provide while on those sites. We recommend that you check the privacy statement of other sites you visit before providing any personal information.

By providing Austin & Associates with personal information, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner described in this Online Privacy Statement. Your visit to our site and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and our Terms & Conditions.

Information Collected

When you visit our web site, we may collect information that you provide such as your name, company name and e-mail address. You may choose not to provide us with this information.

We automatically collect your address used to connect your computer, browser type and version, operating system, and computer platform. We will collect information such as pages viewed, average time spent and other relevant data about your online experience. We use this information only to try to understand our visitors' preferences better and to manage the load on our web server, so as to improve our service and your experience with Austin & Associates. We do not track the Web sites that you visit before or after you leave our website.

If you send us correspondence, including e-mails and faxes, we may retain any personally-identifying information you disclose. We will also retain customer service correspondence and other correspondence from Austin & Associates to you. We retain these records in order to measure and improve our customer service. We may, over time, delete these records as permitted by law.

How we use the information we collect

We use the information we collect about you in order 1) to provide our services, 2) to provide customer service, 3) to improve our services and 4) to provide you information regarding our services and those of our affiliates. We give access to individually identifiable information only to those Austin & Associates staff members who require such information to fulfill these functions. We may use your e-mail address to send messages to you about services updates or newsletters that you have elected to receive.

Austin & Associates will respect the choices you make regarding your privacy. You may request at any time that we no longer send you direct messages of a promotional or informational nature by sending an e-mail request to with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line. Please note that it may take sometime, as allowed by law, for us to handle your request.

We may also communicate with you via e-mail, U.S. mail or telephone to provide requested services, answer questions regarding those services or send you administrative communications either about your account with us or about important changes to our services, which may include any future changes to this Privacy Policy. Generally, you cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.

Regardless of any opt-out choices that you make, Austin & Associates may disclose personal information when it believes in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena or (b) will help to enforce any terms and conditions of use on our website; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our website, Austin & Associates, and/or third parties, including the safety and security of property that belongs to Austin & Associates or third parties. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Finally, in the event that all or substantially all of the assets relating to Austin & Associates or are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information submitted to us may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

Accessing and changing your information

You can review the personal information you provided us and may request any desired changes to such information at any time by requesting a copy of the information maintained by Austin & Associates about you at Upon request, Austin & Associates will provide you a complete copy of the information maintained by Austin & Associates about you for your review and correction.

How we share the information

Austin & Associates will not share or sell information collected on this web site or through emails covered by this Online Privacy Statement with any entity outside of our firm unless we have received your consent to do so.

Family privacy

This web site is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. Austin & Associates does not knowingly collect personal information from or conduct business with minors (under the age of 18) and we ask that minors do not submit any personal information to us via this website. If we receive personal information on a child under the age of 18, we will delete that information.

Securing your information

We will use commercially reasonable administrative and technical security measures to keep your personal information from access and use. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Austin & Associates does not guarantee the security of your personal information.

Contacting Austin & Associates

If you have questions about this Online Privacy Statement, please send us an e-mail at

Changes to the Online Privacy Statement

Austin & Associates may make changes to this Online Privacy statement at any time by posting revisions on this web site that become effective upon the posting.