Terms & Conditions
TACA TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TACA POLICY FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND RELATED ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS
As a TRADE ASSOCIATION, with multiple members in a variety of industries, the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) is held to a different standard from other entities when it comes to its online communications. Certain ethical rules must be followed by all personnel participating in social media. Use of TACA’s name, logo, or related marks requires prior, express, written consent of the TACA President. TACA Members who post material on social networking and other Internet sites, blogs, or other public forums (for example Facebook, Twitter, etc.) must take extreme caution not to appear to be representing the Association (TACA) in any manner, whether during or after their working hours. TACA Members should not offer or appear to offer any advice or other information that would be inconsistent with TACA’s Anti-Trust Policy when using social media, social media outlets offered by TACA via its Twitter feeds, Facebook postings, website (www.taca-tx.org), LinkedIn discussion groups, or its member-only online project management system: Basecamp. Any items that are thought to be inconsistent with TACA’s Anti-Trust policy will be brought to the attention of the TACA President, TACA’s legal counsel, and the Chair of the Board of Directors. If the posted material in any form is thought to be a violation of TACA’s Anti-Trust policy the material will be immediately removed and documented.
TACA PHOTO RELEASE
By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, inclusion in the TACA Conveyor, or any other purpose by TACA. You release TACA, its Board of Directors, its Staff and each and all persons contracted with TACA to present TACA events, including the TACA Annual Meeting from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/opr sound recordings.
TACA COVID-19 DISCLAIMER
The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending the TACA Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend TACA’s Annual Meeting and/or enter onto rented premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. You are traveling to attend TACA’s Annual Meeting aware of and understanding the general risks and particularly the risks of COVID, and you are accepting responsibility for those risks on your own, and while TACA is taking steps to provide for a safe event, TACA is not liable for any illness or death resulting from your participation in its event.
TACA ANTI-TRUST STATEMENT
The President of Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) reminds all association members that certain topics are not proper subjects for discussion and consideration at any association meeting of members, officers, directors, or committees, whether formal or informal. While it is entirely appropriate to meet as an association to discuss common problems and areas of interest, it must be kept in mind that the members are competitors and any action taken to eliminate, restrict, or govern competition among members is a violation of the antitrust laws. If there is any discussion at association meetings relating to significant factors of competition among members, an inference may be raised that such a discussion among competitors is for the purpose of agreeing upon a common course of business conduct. Examples of subjects that should never be discussed at association meetings are pricing, surcharges, conditions, terms and prices of service, allocating or sharing of customers, and refusing to deal with a particular supplier or class of suppliers. Agreements among competitors relating to any of these subjects are per se violations of the antitrust laws and can lead to severe criminal and civil penalties. It is essential, therefore, that all necessary steps be taken to prevent any association meeting from becoming a forum for those types of discussions that might lead to an understanding or agreement, expressed or implied, with respect to any essential element of competition. We urge you to be most vigilant to make certain that your discussions do not stray from the prepared agenda.
TACA CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA), as part of its role in representing its members, does, from time to time, create and deliver certain documents to local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, elected officials, other government entities, and third-party organizations. Creation of such documents often requires in-person, telephone, fax, email, and similar communications between TACA company members, their employees, Allied members, and TACA staff. It is imperative that the content of such documents remain confidential. The content of any TACA document, especially one that is going forward representing the opinions and stated position of TACA and its members on any issue, must not be disclosed, in whole or in part, to any person or persons outside of TACA members or the TACA staff until such disclosure is explicitly approved by the Chairman or President of TACA, acting on the will of the TACA Board of Directors. This Confidentiality Agreement also applies to meeting minutes and other official records maintained by TACA as a part of its routine business. We urge you to assure compliance with the Confidentiality Agreement at all times.