|(a) A commercial social networking site may request
access to online identifiers maintained by the department under Code
of Criminal Procedure, Article 62.051(c)(7).
(b) Requests may be submitted to: Crime Records Service,
Attn: Sex Offender Registration Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety,
P.O. Box 4143, Austin, Texas 78765-4143; or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(c) Requests for access submitted to the department
(1) the name of the commercial social networking site;
(2) the website address of the commercial social networking
(3) the name, mailing address, e-mail address of a
point of contact for the commercial social networking site;
(4) the state or country where the commercial social
networking site's articles of incorporation are filed; and
(5) a statement indicating whether or not a combination
of advertising revenue and subscription fees generated by the commercial
social networking site is in excess of $10,000 per annum.
(d) The department will determine if a requester of
online identifiers meets the definition of provider.
(e) Approved providers will be instructed to create
a user account and furnished instructions to access public information
as defined by Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 62.005(b), and online
identifiers maintained by the department under Code of Criminal Procedure,
(f) Information disseminated to the provider by the
department is subject to the restrictions outlined by Code of Criminal
Procedure, Article 62.0061.
(g) User accounts will be deactivated after six (6)
months of inactivity. This does not preclude a provider from requesting
reactivation of a user account.
(h) The department reserves the right to terminate
a user account for a violation of any statute, administrative rule,
or department policy.