Thank you for visiting our web site and reviewing our Privacy
This web site, www.chicagobar.org (the "Site"), is operated on
behalf of the Chicago Bar Association.("CBA," "we," "us," and "our")."
Your privacy is important to us. It is our policy to protect your
Personal Information (as defined below) and to use it only in accordance
disclosure of information collected through this Site.
- INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We automatically collect information about your Internet connection,
including but not limited to:
- The name of the Internet domain you used to access the
- The IP address of the web site from which you linked directly to our
- The date and time you accessed our Site; and
- The pages you visited.
This information ("Non-Personal Information") does not
identify you personally. We use this Non-Personal Information to monitor
the effectiveness of the Site and to consider potential improvements to
We request that you provide certain personally identifiable
information ("Personal Information") to participate in the lawyer
referral service, to register for membership in the CBA and access to
the Members-only portions of the Site, and to use certain other features
of the Site. We request that you provide contact information, including
but not limited to your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number.
Providing such information is voluntary, and by providing such
information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described
you when you visit the Site unless you give us that information.
You may choose not to provide Personal Information via the Site, and you
may choose not to participate in the Site.
We request that you provide your credit card information ("Credit
Card Information") to purchase goods and services marketed through
the Site. We collect Credit Card Information and use it only to process
such transactions. Providing such information is voluntary, and by
providing such information, you consent to our use of it, as described
Information, you may select alternate means of payment if available, or
you may choose not to purchase items through the Site.
- USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We also use your Personal Information to administer your
participation in the Site and to communicate information we think may be
of interest to you. By providing Personal Information, you agree that we
participate in our lawyer referral service, you understand that any
lawyers to whom you are referred may access and use your Personal
Information, and that we have no control over, and are not responsible
for, their use of your Personal Information. We may use your Personal
Information to provide aggregate statistics about our users, traffic
patterns, and related site information to our sponsors and partners.
Identifying information about the individual person shall not be
disclosed unless that person has given us permission to share that
- SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your Personal Information to other users of the Site.
We may sell your Personal Information to third parties unless you elect
to opt-out. We may use third-party service providers and suppliers to
facilitate the Site and the services we provide, and they may have
access to Personal Information and Credit Card Information. In
addition, we may buy or sell business assets or be acquired by or
acquire other organizations. In such transactions, Personal Information
generally is one of the transferred business assets. In addition, in the
event we merge or consolidate with another institution, Personal
Information may be transferred to the successor entity. We may also
disclose Personal Information if we are required or requested to do so
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your
computer's hard drive through your web browser. The help portion of the
toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from
accepting new cookies, but this may limit your ability to use some
features of the Site. Cookies enable us to recognize your browser and
provide features that are tailored to your needs.
We may use information from cookies for purposes of planning and
tracking, as well as assessing the technical function of the Site. We
within the Site to help us gauge the effectiveness of the Site or our
We may provide links on the Site to other sites of interest or to sites
that perform services for us. We do not review or endorse the content of
Your use of such linked sites is subject to the terms and conditions and
privacy policies of the providers of those sites. We encourage our users
to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements
of each Site that collects Personal Information or Credit Card
While we strive to protect your information through security measures on
our system, such security cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, we do not
insure or warrant the security of information you transmit, and you do
so at your own risk.
CHILDREN AND PARENTS
We do not offer or provide products and services for children. If you
are under thirteen (13) years of age, you may not use our Site. We do
not intend to collect Personal Information from children. If your child
has submitted Personal Information and you would like to request that
such information be removed, you may contact us via one of the contact
methods described on the Site and we will promptly remove such
information and shall not use such information. Users under the age of
thirteen and their parents or guardians are advised that any Personal
Information voluntarily entered by children may be available for public
access until CBA becomes aware that a user is under the age of thirteen
and has had a reasonable opportunity to remove the information from the
- REVIEWING INFORMATION
You may review your information at any time by logging into the
Site. You may make changes to the information you have submitted
at any time through the Site. You may contact CBA via one of the contact
methods described on the Site if you wish to discuss any issues
regarding your information.
- CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
comments, or complaints about our privacy policies should be submitted
to us via the methods described on the Site.