Data Use Policy

Blue Dots Texas Department of State Health Services

The data accessed through this site does not include controls over its end use. However, as the data owner or authoritative source for the data, the Texas Department of State Health Services retains version control of datasets accessed. Once data has been downloaded, the Department makes no representation, warranty or guarantee of quality, nor does the Department vouch for any analyses conducted with data retrieved from this site.

Unless otherwise noted on an individual document, file, web page or other item, the Texas Department of State Health Services grants users permission to reproduce materials published by the department on this website so long as the Texas Department of State Health Services is noted as the source, and the data the web page was accessed, along with the date of publication of the material cited, is noted. All copyright and other proprietary notices must be retained in the same form and manner as on the original and the contents may not be modified in any way. The user agrees to abide by all additional restrictions provided on this site as it may be updated from time to time. Finally, users must clearly state on any work product using the data that: "The Texas Department of State Health Services makes no representation, warranty or guarantee relating to the data or analyses derived from these data."

Nothing in this Data Use Policy alters or impedes the ability of the Texas Department of State Health Services to perform its responsibilities under law and consistent with applicable legal authorities, nor does this Data Use Policy limit the protection afforded any information by other provisions of law. This Data Use Policy is intended only to improve the internal management of information controlled by the Texas Department of State Health Services and it is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by a party against the Texas Department of State Health Services, its officers, employees, or agents.