Privacy Policy

Montgomery Bar Association Privacy Policy for

Thank you for visiting the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) on the World Wide Web. Our Web site has been designed to make it easy and efficient for our members and visitors to access and navigate our Web site. The following paragraphs disclose our data collection and distribution practices. This privacy statement is subject to change at any time; any changes will appear on this page.

Purpose of Web Site

The Montgomery Bar Association created this Web site as a tool to help its members and the legal community and the general public connect with useful information.

Purpose of the Privacy Policy

The MBA has created this Privacy Policy to ensure the confidence of our visitors and members and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and protection of privacy.

Visitor Privacy Policy

The MBA is committed to the online privacy of its web site visitors and recognizes the need to safeguard and manage any personally identifiable data.

“Personally identifiable data” refers to 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 e-mail address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.

The MBA strives to comply with all applicable laws that are designed to protect a visitor’s privacy. The MBA’s goal is to provide protection for a visitor’s personal information no matter where or how that information is collected, transferred, or retained.

If you elect to provide the MBA with personal information on the Web, the MBA may transfer that information within the MBA; to MBA Members or to a third-party service provider for the purpose of expediting requested services. We do not sell, rent or distribute e-mail addresses to anyone outside the MBA; however, the MBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”) will provide an LRS member attorney’s (office) e-mail address and contact information to a referred client upon request. If at any time you wish to be removed from our e-mail mailings, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 610.279.9660, ext. 210 or; simply follow the instructions associated with the correspondence or Listserv in which you would like to be removed.

The MBA from time to time will make information, which is provided by members in their “public profile”, available to other members and its professional partners. All material that is sent in such correspondence must be reviewed in advance by the MBA for content and suitability prior to being circulated. If you do not wish to be included on such correspondence, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 610.279.9660, ext. 210.

Third Party Services

Third parties provide certain services available on the MBA Web site on the MBA’s behalf. The MBA may provide information, including personal information that the MBA collects on the Web to third-party service providers to help the MBA deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which the MBA maintains its Web site. The MBA will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect personal information on MBA’s behalf.

The MBA does not intend to transfer personal information without a visitor’s expressed consent to third parties who are not bound to act on the MBA’s behalf unless such transfer is required by law.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Certain areas on the MBA Website utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to maintain a user session or to collect/track general 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 MBA Web site. Tracking technologies may also record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; click stream patterns; and dates and times that the MBA site is accessed. The MBA’s use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows the MBA to improve its Web site by enabling it to evaluate non-personal information for trends and statistics.


Our site uses forms that require users to provide both “public” and “private” contact information, payment methods, and other information. The MBA utilizes this information to process orders and special requests and to send to the user requested products or services or information about the MBA. 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 authorized products and services.

External Links

The MBA site contains links to other external web sites that do not fall under our domain. The MBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites.

Public Forums

This site may make chat rooms, forums, Listservs and message boards available to MBA 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 MBA attempts to take reasonable care in safeguarding your personal information when you are using these 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 MBA’s responsibility to maintain the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information which you have disclosed.


Wherever a visitor’s Personal Information may be held by the MBA or on its behalf, the MBA intends to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect this personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Children’s Privacy

The MBA is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, the MBA does not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.


By using this Web site, you consent to the terms of the MBA’s Privacy Policy for and to the MBA’s processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where the MBA collects personal information on the Web.

Updated 10/1/2004