Privacy Statement

State Bar of Michigan is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the State Bar of Michigan Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the State Bar of Michigan website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

State Bar of Michigan collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. State Bar of Michigan also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by State Bar of Michigan. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by State Bar of Michigan for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the State Bar of Michigan Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through State Bar of Michigan public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: State Bar of Michigan does not read any of your private online communications.

State Bar of Michigan encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from State Bar of Michigan so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. State Bar of Michigan is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the State Bar of Michigan and State Bar of Michigan family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

State Bar of Michigan collects and uses your personal information to operate the State Bar of Michigan Web site and deliver the services you have requested. State Bar of Michigan also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from State Bar of Michigan and its affiliates. State Bar of Michigan may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

State Bar of Michigan does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. State Bar of Michigan may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, State Bar of Michigan may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to State Bar of Michigan, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

State Bar of Michigan does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

State Bar of Michigan keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within State Bar of Michigan, in order to determine what State Bar of Michigan services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within State Bar of Michigan to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

State Bar of Michigan Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on State Bar of Michigan or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of State Bar of Michigan; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of State Bar of Michigan, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The State Bar of Michigan Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize State Bar of Michigan pages, or register with State Bar of Michigan site or services, a cookie helps State Bar of Michigan to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same State Bar of Michigan Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the State Bar of Michigan features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the State Bar of Michigan services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

State Bar of Michigan secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. State Bar of Michigan secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

State Bar of Michigan will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. State Bar of Michigan encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how State Bar of Michigan is protecting your information.

Contact Information

State Bar of Michigan welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that State Bar of Michigan has not adhered to this Statement, please contact State Bar of Michigan at webmaster@mail.michbar.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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