|(a) This section applies only to a website that is
a component used to address Texas essential knowledge and skills as
part of a state-adopted product.
(b) A publisher shall monitor, update, and maintain
any in-house and third party electronic, web-based, or online products
furnished as part of the instructional materials specified in the
contract for the period determined by the State Board of Education
(c) If, at any time during the contract period, the
commissioner of education determines in a hearing that electronic,
web-based, or online instructional materials furnished and supplied
under the terms of a contract have faulty manufacturing characteristics
or display dated or inferior information that is not in alignment
with the Texas essential knowledge and skills that were in place at
the time of the materials' original adoption, the instructional materials
or information shall be replaced with complying materials or information
by the publishers without cost to the state.
(d) Electronic, web-based, or online instructional
materials may not be altered in any way that would remove or change
content that was used to qualify the product for adoption in the curriculum
without prior SBOE approval.
(e) The publisher may not allow advertising of any
type to be placed in or associated with the materials.
(f) The publisher may not add any Internet links to
the materials without the approval of the commissioner of education,
will not redirect any user accessing the web-based or online instructional
materials to other Internet or electronic sites that are not directly
related to the content, and may not collect any information about
the user or computer accessing the materials that would allow determination
of personal information, including email addresses, without a fully
executed data-sharing agreement between the publisher and the local
school district that protects user data and limits its use to permitted
educational purposes only.