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Cal Bar Affinity Privacy Policy

1. Our Commitment to Privacy

This notice describes Cal Bar Affinity’s privacy principles and procedures. Our Privacy Policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you. Personal information does not include publicly available information,  information that is aggregated or information that cannot be reasonably linked to you.

2. What Information is Collected

(a) Information You Provide to Us: We collect any information you voluntarily provide us by corresponding with us by phone, email or other means. You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of our services and benefits.

(b) Information We Gather from Third Parties: As permitted by applicable law, we obtain publicly available information about California licensed attorneys from the State Bar of California.  The information we obtain from the State Bar of California may include personally identifiable information, such as your name, admission date, address, telephone number, email address or employer.

We also receive Personal Information from our affinity partners, which may include your name, contact information, and the services or products you purchased through our affinity program. Our affinity partners may also disclose the total amount charged for products or services rendered. They will not, however, share your credit card information or other payment methods you use to complete the transactions.

(c) Automatic Information:  Our website, as do most internet sites, uses non-personal information and combines it with information that tracks the number of visitors to our site, and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.  However, no personally identifiable information is available or used in this process.

3. How and When the Information is Used

Through our affinity partnerships, we offer high quality, discounted products and services to licensed California attorneys. The information we collect is used to conduct our business activities. Occasionally, we may contact you via mail or email with information about special benefits, products and services available through our affinity partners, or other opportunities that we believe may be of interest to you. For some marketing campaigns, we may use the Personal Information we collect about you to help us determine the most relevant information to send you.

The Personal Information provided to us by our affinity partners, such as your name and products or services purchased, may be used to confirm royalty payments or otherwise enforce our contractual rights and obligations.

4. Who Has Access to the Information

Your privacy is important to us.

We may share Personal Information with the California Lawyers Association, partner of Cal Bar Affinity, only to the extent necessary to comply with applicable law or legal obligations or to enforce our legal or contractual rights.

We may also be required to share Personal Information we collect for other purposes as permitted by law, such as complying with federal, state or local laws, a legal investigation, or fulfilling any other purpose with your consent.

5. Methods We Use to Protect Your Information.

We have implemented reasonable security measures and practices to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or accidental loss. We use security software, secured files and buildings to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. In addition, our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information.

6. Your Rights with regards to your Personal Information.

a) Right to Disclosure.  You have the right to request that Cal Bar Affinity disclose to you the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information, and the categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.

b) Right to Access. You have the right to obtain access to your personal information in a portable and readily usable format that allows you to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance.

c) Right to Deletion. You have the right to request deletion of your personal information from our records. Your request for deletion may be limited in certain circumstances, such as where the personal information is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or to complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected.

d) Right to Opt-Out. California law defines “sale” of Personal Information broadly, and some cases, such as sharing data for valuable consideration, may be viewed as a “sale” under applicable privacy laws. You have the right, at any time, to direct Cal Bar Affinity to not sell or otherwise disclose your personal information.  You may submit your request to limit the sale of your Personal Information at “Do Not Sell My Personal Information”.

If you do not want to receive communications directly from us, you may also unsubscribe from our marketing and other email communications by sending an email to info@calbaraffinity.org.

e) Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right to non-discrimination for exercising your rights under this Privacy Policy. Discrimination includes, but is not limited to, denying you goods or services, charging different prices or rates for goods or services, providing a different level or quality of goods or services. Note, however, that Cal Bar Affinity is not prohibited from offering financial incentives for the collection of personal information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us via email at info@calbaraffinity.org.

7. How You Can Access Your Information

You can request access to all your personally identifiable information by sending an e-mail to info@calbaraffinity.org. You can also submit a request for information HERE.

Upon receipt of a verified request, Cal Bar Affinity will provide you with a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by Cal Bar Affinity regarding the user.  The disclosure will cover the 12-month period preceding your verifiable request and will be made in writing and delivered in a readily usable format that allows transmission from one entity to another without hinderance.  Cal Bar Affinity is only required by law to respond to two access requests within a 12-month period.

8. Children

This website does not provide services or sell products to children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.

9. Do Not Track Signals

Our website currently does not respond to Do Not Track Signals. Cal Bar Affinity does not track your online activities over time or across third-party websites.  Third parties do not collect any personally identifiable information about your online activities from our website.

10. Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

11.Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2020.

12. Changes to Privacy Policy

Cal Bar Affinity may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If our Privacy Policy or procedures change, we will immediately post those changes to our website. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the change.

13. Links to Third Party Websites

For the convenience of our visitors, this website contains links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information or services. This website also contains social media features, such as Facebook and LinkedIn widgets and links.

The policies and procedures described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to those sites or features. Cal Bar Affinity suggests contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.

Annex to Privacy Policy

Category of Personal InformationSource of Personal InformationUse of Personal InformationPrevious 12 month disclosures
Identifiers and Personal Information categories listed in the California Customer Records Statute

(Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), such as your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number

We obtain this information about California licensed attorneys from the State Bar of California. In addition, we may collect any information you voluntarily provide us by corresponding with us by phone, email or other means.We use this information to communicate with you, including sending you email communications and affinity program information. This information is necessary for our legitimate business interests, particularly of offering high quality, discounted products and services to licensed California attorneys.This information may be disclosed to our Affinity Program partner, California Lawyers Association.
Commercial Information, such as products or services purchased through our Affinity ProgramWe obtain this information from our affinity partners.We use this information to confirm royalty payments or otherwise enforce our contractual rights and obligations.  Where applicable, we may also use this information to provide the California Lawyers Association notice of the transactions completed through our Affinity Program.This information may be disclosed to our Affinity Program partner, California Lawyers Association.
Professional or employment-related information, such as your job title, employer, and admission dateWe obtain this information about California licensed attorneys from the State Bar of California.We may use this information to tailor the content and information we display or send to you, and to otherwise personalize your experiences with the Affinity Program.None.
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.140(o)),

to create a profile about you as a consumer

We compile this information about you from on the information identified in this chart.We may use this information to tailor the content and information we display or send to you, and to otherwise personalize your experiences with the Affinity Program.None.