1) The Information We Collect and Store
We may collect and store the following information from you when you visit www.dcbar.org.
a) Information You Provide
(a) When you create an account, we collect some personal information, such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, and home or business postal addresses. By providing this information to the D.C. Bar you release the D.C. Bar from any liability in relation to the security of such information. For your security, we encrypt the transmission of Sensitive Information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). The D.C. Bar does not store credit card information you submit through this site.
(a) We use “cookies” to ensure you are able to log in to the site and stay logged in for the duration of your session. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer that records your session identification information and nothing more. No personally identifying or sensitive information is stored in the cookies used by the D.C. Bar.
2) How We Use Personal Information
a) Personal Information
In the course of using this Web site, we may collect personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Other than as described hereinabove, your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent.
We also collect some information (ourselves or using third-party services) using logging and cookies, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the purposes stated herein as well as to monitor and analyze use of the Web site in order to improve its technical administration, functionality, and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed to process transactions.
3) Information Sharing and Disclosure
a) Service Providers, Business Partners, and Others
b) Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of D.C. Bar’s Rights
We may disclose to outside parties data stored in databases and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
i) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request
ii) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury
iii) prevent fraud or abuse of the D.C. Bar, or its users
iv) protect D.C. Bar’s property rights
v) avoid the infringement of the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of third parties.
c) Third-Party Sites
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. This Web site is scanned regularly for security vulnerabilities and is also PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant as determined by a PCI ASV (Payment Card Industry Approved Scanning Vendor). No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. This policy may be revised from time to time. Any changes will be posted at this location.