Website Privacy Statement & Disclaimer

Updated: September 30, 2021

Website Privacy Statement

The State Bar of Michigan is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to process orders and to personalize your experience at our website. This privacy statement discloses the information gathering and privacy practices for our website.


What information does SBM collect? How do we use it?

Licensing Fee Statement

The personal information required to complete a Licensing Fee Statement is determined by the Michigan Supreme Court for regulatory purposes. If you complete the licensing fee invoice online, you will also be required to provide your credit card number and an expiration date so that we can process the invoice. Our use and protection of the information we collect from members from the Licensing Fee Statement and other sources is protected in accordance with our Member Privacy Policy.

Electronic Voting

To vote online in State Bar elections, you must have an unshared e-mail address on your record in order to access the SBM Member Area.

Online Orders

When you place an order from our website, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, P Number, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fill your order and to notify you of your order status.

Promotions, Online Surveys, & Announcements

If you choose to participate in an online survey, subscribe to an e-mail list, enter a contest, or use one of our other promotional features, you may be asked for your name, address, P Number, e-mail address, practice areas, or other pertinent information to administer the contest, tabulate survey results, or subscribe you to lists. Any personal information gathered from you for these purposes will not be used without your consent.


SBM may use “cookies” for navigation of our online store and for customization of information we present to you. A cookie is a small text file that does not personally identify users, although it does identify a user’s computer. Cookies do not pose a threat to your computer and they do not contain viruses. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change this feature in your browser.


How does SBM protect customer information?

When you place an order, we use a secure server to protect your sensitive information. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Customer information is used to process and send order(s), bill credit cards, and to contact the customer when necessary. Unique identifiers (i.e., P Numbers) are collected for use as account numbers in our record system.

The use of all information provided by users of this website is governed by this Privacy Statement. In addition, information provided from members is used only in accordance with our Member Privacy Policy.


Links to Other Sites

You should be aware that when you are at SBM’s website, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from SBM pages that take you outside our service. SBM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.


Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by SBM. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.


Contacting the Website

SBM welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please contact Member Services at 1-888-726-3678


Disclaimer – Our Website

SBM presents the information on this website as a service to our users. While the information on this site is about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Moreover, due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our use in some instances of information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link.