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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 71WARRANTORS OF VEHICLE PROTECTION PRODUCTS
RULE §71.70Responsibilities of Registrant

(a) A registrant must provide the following written notification to all consumers of its vehicle protection product and warranties: "Regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 800-803-9202, 512-463-6599." The notification shall be provided on all warranty contracts.

(b) A registrant shall notify the department in writing within thirty (30) days of any change in the information set forth in the registrant's application.

(c) A registrant shall allow the department to audit, examine, and copy any and all records maintained by the registrant pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2306 or relating to vehicle protection products sold or offered for sale in this state.

(d) A registrant shall provide a copy of the vehicle protection product warranty to the consumer within 10 days from the date of purchase.

(e) A registrant shall not disclose nonpublic personal information obtained in connection with the sale in this state of a vehicle protection product warranty or claims made under such a warranty, except:

  (1) to an entity acting on behalf of the registrant to perform the functions required to implement the vehicle protection product warranty who agrees not to disclose the nonpublic personal information;

  (2) to the department as provided in subsection (c); or

  (3) as required by law or to comply with a subpoena or court order.

(f) An entity acting on behalf of the registrant under subsection (e) shall not disclose nonpublic personal information except:

  (1) as necessary to fulfill the terms and conditions of the consumer's warranty;

  (2) to the department as requested by a department representative; or

  (3) as required by law or to comply with a subpoena or court order.

(g) A registrant shall maintain financial security as required by §71.22.


Source Note: The provisions of this §71.70 adopted to be effective October 25, 2001, 26 TexReg 8352; amended to be effective December 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 11029; amended to be effective September 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 6718

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