Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

July, 2015

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) is a non-profit, professional voluntary member organization.  KCMBA is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information you provide to us.  This Privacy Policy describes what personal information KCMBA collects from members and non – members, how we collect it, and what we do with it.  This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time by means of notice provided through posting on the KCMBA website at www.kcmba.org.

Bar Directory

As a service to members, the annual Directory of the Greater Kansas City Legal Community is published including both member and non-member contact information.  Because some attorneys within the greater Kansas City area have elected to opt-out of inclusion in the directory, the fact that a particular attorney is NOT listed in the directory does not mean that they are not a practicing attorney.  The Directory is a compilation work protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and other applicable laws, and is owned solely by KCMBA.

The Directory is compiled from records maintained in the KCMBA database. Each year, a Bar Directory update form is sent to each attorney in the database with a request to return the form if a correction is necessary.  By completing this form, the attorney acknowledges that the information will be used to compile the Directory and will also be used as a list of members and potential members for purposes of advising of and soliciting participation in Association activities. Any attorney who does not wish to receive these notices (email, facsimile, or mail) has the right to OPT-OUT by submitting a request, in writing, to the KCMBA.

In addition, requests are made to area firms and organizations to update the roster of attorney employees within that organization.  Once the information is collected, the individual attorney will be provided an opportunity to review and revise this information during the next cycle of individual record updates.  However, individuals are encouraged to review and revise their individual records at any time using the KCMBA website.

Types of Information KCMBA Collects and How We Use It

KCMBA collects the following information from members and potential members: name, postal address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, date of admission to the bar, areas of practice, firm or organization name, and title.  In addition, race, gender and other personal data are collected if provided by the attorney.  Non-attorney visitors to the website are not asked to provide any personal information.

KCMBA collects this information so that it may: (1) keep membership records up to date; (2) publish that information in the KCMBA Bar Directory; (3) provide information about KCMBA programs, activities, products and services; and (4) solicit membership and participation in KCMBA activities from non- members.

KCMBA has strict rules about the sale or rental of its membership and database list. KCMBA does not sell or rent any names or addresses to anyone.

Website Information

KCMBA is pleased to provide information on its website as a service to members and the general public.  While the information on this site may include legal issues, it is not intended as legal advice or as a substitute for the advice and counsel of a licensed attorney.  Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and our dependence on information provided by outside sources, KCMBA does not and cannot warranty or guarantee the accuracy or availability of the content on the website or on any other site to which this site links.

Users of this site are hereby notified that KCMBA assumes no liability to any party for any damages arising in any way out of the availability, use, reliance on or inability to use the KCMBA website.  Further, use of the site by any person shall constitute agreement by that person to hold harmless KCMBA for any claim attributable to errors, omissions or other inaccuracies in, or destructive properties of any information provided by or through the KCMBA Web site.

On the KCMBA Web site, the KCMBA collects limited non-personally identifiable information, as well as such personally identifiable information as our Web site users choose to give us.  The privacy policy posted on the website at the time you provide information to us is the one that is in effect.  However, the policy may change from time to time.  We currently use information as follows:

  1. Non-personally identifiable information: We log the IP address associated with your computer at the time of your visit to monitor the traffic to various areas of our Web site and to help us diagnose any problems with our server. We may use session cookies (not stored after you exit our site) or persistent cookies (stored after you exit) to store login information or other information regarding your preferences or use of our site.
  1. Personally identifiable information: Our site uses session cookies (not stored) to maintain user session identity. In addition, some of the information requested on the membership application form may be made available to the public in our online or printed directory and thus there is no expectation of privacy regarding such information.

The KCMBA website contains links to other external websites that do not fall under the kcmba.org domain.  The KCMBA privacy policy does not apply to such external websites.

 

Correction of Information and/or Opt-Out Procedures

If you determine that information supplied to us is incorrect, you may submit corrected information to us at any time.   Members and potential members may indicate communication preferences to us at any time and may select to OPT-OUT of receiving information by mail, facsimile, or email by indicating their preferences in writing to KCMBA.

Questions?  Contact us at kcmba.info@kcmba.org or call (816) 474-4322.

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