Security & Privacy Policy


The OCBA is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online members and users. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals (such as names and postal and/or email addresses) except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. The OCBA believes that maintaining privacy of members and users is very important. Please read the policy carefully so that you will clearly understand both the OCBA's commitment to you and your privacy and its method of collecting and using information. The terms in this privacy policy shall govern all interactions with the OCBA through either the OCBA's website or email.

By using the OCBA's website or communicating with the OCBA by email, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy.


Making Purchases in the OCBA Website

When you make a purchase in the OCBA website, including, but not limited to, the purchase of a CLE product, seminar, new membership, membership renewal, event admission, advertisements, room bookings or other OCBA products and services, we will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill your order. That information can include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number and credit card number. This is the same information requested when you place an order by telephone or through the mail. For online orders, the OCBA also requires your email address so you can receive order and shipping confirmation emails and additional communication from the OCBA, as necessary, related to processing your order. When you make an online purchase, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server. The OCBA will retain the personally identifiable information you provided with your order for its records to facilitate customer service.


Refund Policy

The OCBA will refund payments to both members and non-members based on the information as described by each item for sale. All refunds need to be requested via email, letter or in person within the designated time frame.


Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of the OCBA's web pages use "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by a website user. Most browsers allow a user to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

Users may set most browsers to notify them if they receive a cookie, or users may choose to block cookies with their browser. If you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the OCBA website the next time you login.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that the OCBA site is accessed. The OCBA's use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our website by enabling us to analyze information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.


External Links

This website occasionally contains links to other websites. The inclusion of such links, however, does not constitute referrals or endorsements of the linked entities and are provided as a convenience to the user. The OCBA is not responsible for any third-party content that may be accessed from its website; further, the OCBA cannot assure that the information obtained by linking from its website to the external linked site is accurate or reliable. The links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and the authors of this website make no representations or warranties about the content of these links.


Children under Eighteen Years of Age

The OCBA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under eighteen years of age, with the exception of some college applicants.


Orange County Bar Association/Member Relationship

The materials on this website are intended for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be, nor should they be interpreted as, legal advice or opinion. The user should not consider this information to be an invitation to an attorney-client relationship, should not rely on information presented here for any purpose, and should always seek the legal advice of counsel in the appropriate jurisdiction. Transmission and receipt of the information on this site is not intended to solicit or create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship.


Transmission of Information

Electronic mail or other communications through this site may not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you choose to contact the OCBA through this website, you should be aware that any information transmitted electronically may not be secure.


Legal Warranty

The content of this website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments. Such content is designed only to give general information on the developments actually covered. It is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of recent developments in the law, treat exhaustively the subjects covered, provide legal advice or render a legal opinion. Since the law is constantly changing and since the law will vary based on different facts and circumstances, statements on this website regarding the status of a given law or legal issue may not be current or applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this website.


OCBA Member Attorneys

Although this website may be viewed from any country, the attorneys named in this site practice primarily in the State of Florida and may not be authorized to practice law in other jurisdictions.


Liability

The OCBA assumes no responsibility for computer viruses resulting from use of its website. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the OCBA be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this website, even if the OCBA has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the OCBA and its members, managers, officers, employees, agents and the assigns of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of the OCBA's website and any violation of these terms by you.


Jurisdiction

By accessing this website, you agree with the OCBA that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of this website shall be governed under the laws of the State of Florida without regard to the conflict of laws.


Changes

The OCBA may change these policies at any time without written notice to users. The changes will become effective upon posting of the changes to the website.

Privacy
The OCBA respects the privacy of the User. Therefore, the OCBA shall not license or sell to third-parties the Personal Information of the User. Personal Information for purposes of this section shall mean only that information which specifically identifies the User and their use of the website. The OCBA may collect and use the Personal Information to improve or modify the website. This section shall not otherwise limit or expand the rights and obligations of the OCBA under these Terms of Use. The OCBA reserves the right to license or sell to third-parties for commercial purposes information regarding the website that is not Personal Information.