Third Party Online Services Utilized by the State Bar of Texas
Election & Voting Services
Election Services Co., or “ESC,” is the State Bar of Texas’ contracted service provider for election services. The State Bar uses ESC when conducting board elections, judicial polls, and referendums. Located in Hauppauge, New York, ESC provides paper ballot production, mailing, and tabulation services and hosts the State Bar’s internet-based voting service. When conducting elections, members may receive emails from ESC (email@example.com) or be directed to a secure website URL to access online balloting services (www.esc-vote.com). Additional information regarding Election Services Co. can be found on its website (www.electionservicesco.com).
Blast Email & Survey Services
Informz, Inc. is the State Bar of Texas’ contracted service provider for blast email services. They are utilized by the State Bar to send both mass and targeted administrative electronic mail to our members, to distribute online newsletters (such as the Legislative Update or TYLA eNews), and to perform certain online surveys. Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Informz services provide the State Bar a means to quickly reach our members via email. Emails our members might receive from this service will have an underlying email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails emanating from this email domain are not spam or phishing scams. The State Bar of Texas provides a means for its members to “opt-out” of future emails of a given type that they may receive.
About Your Information
In the provision of the services above, these vendors may be required to use, handle or hold personal information of our members (such as email addresses, home addresses, etc). Each vendor is required by contract to maintain the confidentiality of this information, including using it only for the purposes designated by the State Bar of Texas and taking the necessary precautions to protect it from unauthorized access. At the termination of their relationship with the State Bar, they are required to either return such information, or certify that it is destroyed or disposed of in a secure manner.