HPOPS is committed to protecting your confidential member information, and making
your web site visit secure. To register, you must review and agree to the HPOPS
Security Agreement. Your future use of the website acknowledges that you have read,
understand, and agree to the terms and conditions of the Security Agreement set
HPOPS will use Internet security technology to protect your on-line information,
including powerful data encryption, program time-outs, and password authentication.
Every attempt is made to ensure the information provided is accurate and access
is available at all times. However, HPOPS accepts no responsibility for problems
that occur as a result of interruption, inability to access the service for any
reason, or user error.
Your Role in Security
- Protect your personal on-line "assets" by not revealing your password
to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others,
remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account.
If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your
personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your
- Change your password regularly, and contact HPOPS if an unauthorized person gets
access to your password or if you discover unauthorized activity.
- Don't walk away from your computer if you are in the middle of a session.
- Always use the secure Log Off when you have completed your personal access services.
- These Terms and Conditions are subject to change, so check the last revised date
every time you Log On, and review the Agreement if the terms have changed.
HPOPS Privacy Principles
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient
means to provide customer service. To complete your HPOPS business, we sometimes
need to coordinate efforts with other parties, such as the City of Houston. Your
personal information will be used only to conduct HPOPS-related business. For more
HPOPS is committed to responsible information handling practices. When you access
or use the HPOPS web site, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below.
If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site. Since we may change
to the most current policy version. Therefore, you may want to check the policy
from time to time. Unless otherwise specified, your use and browsing of our web
site is anonymous. HPOPS has a responsibility to protect its computing resources.
If we believe an attempt is being made through the Internet to break into or otherwise
abuse our computer systems or business information, we will use the information
in our computer logs, and other means available, to determine those responsible.
As part of these legal efforts, we may share the information we gather with law
enforcement agencies or other authorized entities.
Collection of Personal Information
If you are submitting a message to HPOPS that requires a response, you may need
to provide some specific, personal information. This information can include your
full name, Social Security number, or your home address. It is voluntary for you
to engage in these activities.
The HPOPS web site uses electronic "cookies" to collect and temporarily
store various types of information about users. This information is kept temporarily,
and is anonymous. It is utilized only when you log onto the secure area.
The HPOPS web site and computer systems are for legal and authorized use only. Unauthorized
access, attempted access, or use of this or any related HPOPS system is a violation
of state and/or federal law, and may be subject to prosecution. Individuals using
this system without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having
their activities on the site monitored and recorded. Additionally, as you probably
know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private
communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that
they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your
privacy, we do not guarantee, and you should not expect, that your personal information
will always remain private.
The information HPOPS provides on our web site is available for the convenient access
of our members and other interested parties. While HPOPS makes every attempt to
ensure the information provided is reliable, human or mechanical error remains a
possibility. Therefore, HPOPS does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness,
or correct sequencing of information, and will not be held responsible for any errors
or omissions, or for the use of, or results obtained from the use of the information.
This applies to sites hyperlinked to and from the HPOPS web site. Please note that
the privacy policies or statements of other sites linked to the HPOPS web site may
differ from that of HPOPS On-Line. HPOPS is not responsible for the privacy practices
of those sites.