Terms of Use

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

This Terms of Use Agreement (this "Agreement"), states the terms and conditions under which you may use this website and our mobile app. Please read this Agreement carefully. This website contains various information relating to the Texas Restaurant Association (“TRA”) in the form of text, graphics, news, reports, and other materials (tangible or intangible) ("Content"). By accessing, browsing and/or using this website and our mobile app you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept this Agreement (and therefore do not agree to by bound by this Agreement), do not use this website or mobile app. We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on our website.

Use of the site

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) authorizes you to view and download the materials at this website for your use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials and on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials on this site in any way or reproduce, distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. Any use of these materials on any other website, mobile app, or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.


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All txrestaurant.org content and graphics are protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties and may not be copied without the express permission of the TRA. In general, the TRA does not permit reproduction of txrestaurant.org content, unless the content is expressly labeled with a grant of permission to reproduce the content. All documents must be kept in their original state, always with reference to the TRA. Please e-mail permissions requests to communications@tramail.org.

Quoting articles

If information from txrestaurant.org or our mobile app is used for online reporting or in print or broadcast, the information to be quoted must be submitted to communications@tramail.org for approval. Content must be reposted, reprinted or broadcast in context and without any alteration to the copy. Reprinted articles must reference the TRA. Please note that these guidelines apply only to material that is not subject to Fair Use laws.

Links to third-party websites

Links on this site or our mobile app to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this site. The TRA has not reviewed all of these third-party sites, does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. TRA does not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Linking to this site

You may create links to this site from other sites, but only in accordance with the terms below.

Guidelines for linking to txrestaurant.org websites

A site that links to the TRA websites:

May link to but not replicate the TRA’s content

Should not create a browser or border environment around the TRA’s content

Should not imply that the TRA is endorsing the site or its products

Should not misrepresent its relationship with the TRA

Should not present false information about the TRA’s products or services

Should not use the TRA’s logo without permission


The TRA and Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) are registered trademarks of the Texas Restaurant Association.

Editorial guidelines

Policy guidelines for editorial content

The goal for editorial content on txrestaurant.org and our mobile app is to be accurate, fair, complete and ethical. We are committed to a policy of editorial neutrality. Although content on txrestaurant.org and our mobile app contains information about legal issues, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice. Users who have specific questions about legal issues should consult with legal counsel.

Content from external sources and links to external sites

Content from external sources will be labeled to indicate the source of the information when the information was not generated by the website’s editorial staff. Content on the site may contain links to non-txrestaurant.org content. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the linked content and txrestaurant.org does not guarantee the accuracy of the linked content.

Corrections and clarifications

We are committed to quickly correcting any factual errors or errors in interpretation. Editorial staff members will address any errors brought to their attention and make an appropriate correction as soon as possible. This includes misspellings as well as factual or information errors identified in archival articles after they have been published. The goal is to correct all content so that no errors remain in our permanent archive. We also will provide clarifications in cases where, in our judgment, the wording or the headline on an article may lead to misinterpretation.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The content provided on this website is provided as a service to TRA members and the public. Information presented on this website is provided for informational purposes only. No information presented on this website constitutes legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship between TRA and any other party.

You acknowledge and agree that this site and the content therein are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.

Neither TRA nor any of its affiliates warrants that this site will be uninterrupted or error free or that this site, its server or any files available for downloading through this sites are free of computer viruses or other harmful elements. You expressly agree that the entire risk as to the quality and performance of this site and the accuracy or completeness of the content is assumed solely by you.

TRA does not make any, and hereby specifically disclaims any, representations, endorsements, guarantees, or warranties, express or implied, regarding this site or any content, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third-party rights. Without limiting the foregoing, TRA disclaims any warranties with respect to any results that may be obtained from the use of this site.

Limitations of Liability

Under no circumstances will TRA be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the content on the website or our mobile app. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or any content available through the website.

In no event shall TRA be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to the content, service, or this agreement, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory.

Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using this site.