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Terms of Use

Use of this Internet site is governed by the following terms, conditions, and disclaimers (collectively, the “Terms”). Your usage of this Site means that you agree to the Terms. The Terms shall inure to the benefit of the Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund (“FWERF”).

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

The information contained on the FWERF website is provided “AS IS” and there may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in such information and data. FWERF does not provide personal, legal or financial advice, through this website or otherwise, to the public, members, annuitants or their respective representatives or beneficiaries. Neither FWERF, nor any of its affiliates, agents, information providers, or licensor shall be liable to anyone else for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by its negligence or omission in procuring, compiling, interpreting, editing, writing, reporting, or delivering any information or data through this website. No one can detrimentally rely upon the information provided in, or requested through this website. FWERF reserves the right to correct any errors, and presents this information without warranties, express or implied, regarding the information’s accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. If you believe the information is inaccurate, out-of-date, or incomplete, or if you have problems accessing or reading the information, please contact FWERF at the number below. If the information in this website conflicts with the relevant provisions established in the Retirement Ordinance or FWERF Administrative Rules and Procedures, the relevant Ordinance controls.

From time to time, this Site may include facts, views, opinions, or recommendations of individuals or organizations not affiliated with FWERF. The information provided on this Website does not necessarily represent the official position or views of FWERF’s Board of Trustees and FWERF does not endorse, guarantee, or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or timelines of such facts, views, opinions, or recommendations.

In no event will FWERF, its affiliates, agents, information providers, or licensor be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon such information or data or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, including but not limited to lost profits, trading losses, damages resulting from inconvenience, or loss of use of this website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Collection and use of information

Server Log/Log Analysis Tools

FWERF utilizes server logs and log analysis tools to create summary statistics about the use of the Web site. The summary statistics are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The following information is collected for this analysis.

1. Name, domain and numerical Internet address of the host computer (usually your ISP). This tells FWERF which ISPs people use to connect to our sites.

2. Date and time you accessed the Web site. This helps FWERF make sure we have the resources to help all the people who use the site at peak times.

3. Internet address of the Web page you came from. This tells FWERF how people find the site.

4. Pages you visited. This tells FWERF what is popular/helpful/interesting.

5. Browser you use. This allows FWERF to keep our site accessible to as many people as possible.

For site management functions, aggregated information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. FWERF does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information and does not release this information to any outside parties unless required to do so under applicable law.

E-mail

Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to FWERF in an e-mail message or in an online form submitted to FWERF will be used by FWERF to respond to the request and to analyze trends. FWERF may redirect the message to another FWERF department or person who is in a better position to answer the question. We treat e-mail the same way we treat letters sent to FWERF.

E-mail Subscription List

This website provides users the opportunity to subscribe to and unsubscribe from informational mailing lists. FWERF will request information about our visitors when they utilize our mailing list form to determine which email addresses are added to or removed from our lists. Site users are free to unsubscribe at will using this form should they opt not to receive future communications from FWERF.

Texas Public Information Act and Legal Disclosure

All information collected from FWERF website, including the summary server log information, e-mails sent to the Web site and information collected from Web-based forms, is subject to the provisions of the Texas Public Information Act. Information about the Texas Public Information Act is available from the Office of the Texas Attorney General at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/index.shtml. FWERF may be legally required to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. FWERF will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. FWERF reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities deemed to be illegal.

Online Surveys

From time to time, online surveys may be conducted on the FWERF website. It is FWERF’s policy that information gathered in these online surveys are used only for the research purposes indicated in the survey. Unless otherwise noted on the specified survey or as required by the Texas Public Information Act, answers are confidential and individual responses will not be shared with other parties. Aggregate data from surveys may be shared with external third parties.

Links to non-FWERF Websites

As a courtesy, the FWERF website may provide links to other websites that might be useful or provide relevant services. When you link to another website, you are no longer on the FWERF website and could be subject to the privacy and security policies of the new website. Links to non-FWERF websites are provided purely as a convenience to website users. FWERF does not endorse or make any representation about these websites, or any information, products, or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. Access to a website linked from the FWERF website, is done so entirely at your own risk. FWERF has no responsibility for the content of other websites and is not liable for any damages or injuries occurring from the use from these other websites.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

FWERF owns the copyright in all content on the FWERF Member Portal and the FWERF website and material from the website may be downloaded and copied only for personal, non-commercial use. Other than as expressly provided above, no one has the right to copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute anything from the FWERF website without the prior written consent of FWERF. If you wish to use any of the copyrighted material other than as expressly provided above, please see the contact information below. FWERF reserves the right to deny any such request in its sole discretion.

Copyright Protections

FWERF respects the rights of all copyright holders and will use reasonable efforts to remove or disable access to infringing material. In appropriate circumstances, users, account holders, subscribers, or any other individuals, who repeatedly infringe the rights of copyright holders, will be terminated from network participation or use of the FWERF website.

FWERF accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures.

A person who believes that a work has been copied or used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may provide FWERF notice with the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512, et seq.):

1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;

2. Identification of the copyrighted work or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

3. Identification of the infringing material or the subject of infringing activity that should be removed or access to which should to be disabled;

4. Information sufficient to permit location of the material;

5. Information sufficient to permit FWERF to contact the party providing notification;

6. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

7. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

For copyright or any other inquiries please contact FWERF at (817) 632-8900.