Welcome to the Boston Bar Association (“BBA”) web site. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. This privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page.
The BBA is committed to the online privacy of its web site visitors and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.
The BBA strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect a visitor’s privacy. The BBA’s goal is to provide protection for a visitor’s personal information no matter where that information is collected, transferred, or retained.
If you choose to provide the BBA with personal information on the Web, the BBA may transfer that information within the BBA or to a third-party service provider, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Your e-mail address will only be used within the BBA and its affiliates.
We do not sell, rent or distribute e-mail addresses to anyone outside the BBA; however, the BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”) does provide an LRS members attorney’s office e-mail address to a referred client who requests it or who contacts LRS from another country or continent. If you wish to be removed from our e-mail mailings, please contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-617-778-1924.
The BBA from time to time sells member postal address mailing lists to certain vendors who offer products and services to the legal profession; all material that is sent in such mailings is reviewed in advance for content and suitability. If you do not wish to be included on such postal address mailing lists, please contact the Membership Department.
Third Party Services
Third parties provide certain services available on the BBA Web site on the BBA’s behalf. The BBA may provide information, including personal information, that the BBA collects on the Web to third-party service providers to help the BBA deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which the BBA maintains its Web site. The BBA will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect personal information on BBA’s behalf.
The BBA does not intend to transfer personal information without a visitor’s consent to third parties who are not bound to act on BBA’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of the BBA’s Web pages use “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by a Web site visitor. Most browsers allow a visitor to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
Visitors may set most browsers to notify them if they receive a cookie, or a visitor may choose to block cookies with their browser. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original visitor ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the BBA Web site.
Our site uses forms that require users to give us contact information (like name and email address), method of payment, and other information. We use customer contact information from the forms to process orders and requests and to send to the user requested products or services or information about the BBA. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected for membership purposes and to check the users’ qualifications and bill the user for products and services.
The BBA site contains links to other external web sites that do not fall under our domain. The BBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites.
This site may make chat rooms, forums, List Serves and message boards available to BBA members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas or through these media becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal or other information. Although the BBA tries to protect your personal information when you are using these public forums, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use these forums at your own risk. It is also not the BBA’s responsibility to maintain the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information you have disclosed.
Wherever a visitor’s Personal Information may be held by the BBA or on its behalf, the BBA intends to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect this personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
The BBA is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, the BBA does not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.