Welcome to the Dallas Bar Association (“DBA”) website. 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 DBA is committed to the online privacy of its website 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 DBA strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect a visitor’s privacy. The DBA’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 DBA with personal information on the web, the DBA may transfer that information within the DBA or to a third-party service provider, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Your email address will only be used within the DBA and its affiliates.
We do not sell, rent or distribute email addresses to anyone outside the DBA; however, the DBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”) does provide an LRS members attorney’s office email 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 email mailings, please contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 214-220-7414.
The DBA 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 DBA website on the DBA’s behalf. The DBA may provide information, including personal information, which the DBA collects on the web to third-party service providers to help the DBA deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which the DBA maintains its website. The DBA will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect personal information on DBA’s behalf.
The DBA does not intend to transfer personal information without a visitor’s consent to third parties who are not bound to act on DBA’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of the DBA’s webpages use “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by a website 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 DBA website.
Our site may use 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 DBA. 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 DBA site contains links to other external websites that do not fall under our domain. The DBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites.
At times, this site may make forums, List Serves and message boards available to DBA 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 DBA 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 DBA’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 DBA or on its behalf, the DBA intends to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect this personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
The DBA is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, the DBA does not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.