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OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We respect your privacy! Any information you give to scba.org or The Suffolk County Bar Association website (SCBA) will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to.

The following describes SCBA’s privacy practices, including its policy for information received from or about you during visits to the Web site. The amount and type of information received depends on how you use the Web site.

Confidentiality of Personal Information

The SCBA may collect and maintain member personal information to provide member benefits and services. The SCBA protects the confidentiality of, prohibits unlawful disclosure of, and limits access to such personal information.

The SCBA safeguards the data, computer files and documents containing such personal information from misuse by third parties, and destroys, erases or makes unreadable such data, computer files and documents prior to disposal. Documents containing personal information of employees and members are retained and then destroyed pursuant to the SCBA's document retention schedule.

In addition, the SCBA ensures that all vendors who have the need to know personal information of SCBA employees and/or members are trustworthy and adequately safeguard such personal information

Normal Web Site Usage

We may collect and store information during normal web site usage such as the name of your Internet service provider, the Web site that referred you to us, the pages you request, and the date and time of those requests. We may use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits. During normal Web site usage, we do not collect or store information that will individually identify you (such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, or Social Security number). We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly.

When linking to third party sites through SCBA Web pages, visitors become subject to those third party sites' privacy policies.

Advanced Web Site Usage – Completing and Submitting Online Forms

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as ordering products, The SCBA may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities however, The SCBA may require that you provide us personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. You may also be asked to provide a credit card number. Such information is collected, stored, and used consistent with all applicable laws and in a manner appropriate to the nature of your request and is used to fulfill it.

The SCBA uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its on line visitors. Whenever you provide sensitive information (for example, a credit card number to make a purchase), we will take reasonable steps to protect it.

Use of Cookies

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by The SCBA’s Web site through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. A cookie is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages).

While The SCBA uses cookies to track your visit to scba.org, this information does not identify you personally, and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided The SCBA with personal information.

Comments and Questions

The SCBA welcomes comments and questions on this policy. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure. Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this site. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to scba@scba.org.

Disclaimer of Liability

The SCBA presents the information on this web site as a service to our members and other Internet users. While the information on this site is about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link.

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