This policy states how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our site. The privacy of our visitors is of utmost importance. We collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site unless you knowingly and voluntarily provide that information to us.

Except as provided herein, membership information that you provide on the membership form provided on this web site will not be disclosed to or shared with anyone unless expressly authorized by you. The following information will be shown on the member roster that is published on the web site: your name, your firm name, your address, your phone number, and your web site URL; however, you may request that any of such information not be shown, and your request will be honored. Your email address, and any other information contained on the form, will be shown only at your request.

For each HTTP (what your browser transmits when you request a page or part of a page from a web site) request received, we collect and store certain information, such as: the date and time, originating IP address, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested, completion status of the request, and pages visited. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. This includes analyzing the logs periodically to determine the traffic through our site, the number of pages served, and the level of demand for pages. This information may also be used to investigate abuse or interference with our website. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to insure the integrity of the data on our servers.

Cookies are small files that web servers place on a user's hard drive. There are two kinds of cookies: (i) temporary or session-based cookies that contain certain information about a user's or visitor's use of a website at a particular time and (ii) persistent cookies that contain certain account-related information about a registered user's use of a website. Session-based cookies are automatically disabled or deleted when a visitor closes his or her browser software at the end of a session. Persistent cookies remain stored on a registered user's computer system until he or she disables or deletes them. Other than the DCBA Forum, our site does not use cookies. Cookies are used in connection with the Forum to identify you as a previous visitor and verify your identity for logging in or posting purposes. If you set your browser not to accept cookies or you delete them, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features of the website or may be required to re-enter information that was given in an earlier session. To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a web site that does use cookies.

Some of our pages provide forms allowing visitors to submit search queries, registration or membership information, feedback, or other information. Some of these forms may request personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address) for specific purposes. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we will not share any personally identifiable information you give us with any other person, agency, organization, or the public, without your express consent.

By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personally-identifying information. In these cases, we may retain the information as long as necessary to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. Please be aware that email is not necessarily secure from interception or misdirection. Regardless of the information being transmitted, we will protect all such information consistent with applicable law. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties unless otherwise directed by the visitor.

For site security purposes our website system may employ software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the information on our website. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and other federal or state laws. Except for investigations for violations of such laws, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. We may share information received via our website with law enforcement agencies or technical personnel of our internet service providers and/or their upstream providers. For example, if a breach of our security protections were to occur, the information collected by our servers and staff could be shared with appropriate law enforcement officials and technical personnel.

Some of our Web pages contain links to other web sites. When you follow a link to another site, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the new site, which may be different from our policy. You should not disclose personal information at any website unless that site provides a written privacy policy and you have read it and understand it.

This policy is subject to change at any time, and you are encouraged to review it from time to time. Written questions or comments may be mailed to Douglas County Bar Association, P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044.