BAR  ASSOCIATION

TEXAS AGGIE
This privacy statement covers the site www.Aggielaw.org. Topics covered are:

  1. What personally identifiable information the Texas Aggie Bar Association collects.
  2. What organization collects the information.
  3. How the Texas Aggie Bar Association uses the information.
  4. With whom the Texas Aggie Bar Association may share user information.
  5. What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
  6. What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the Texas Aggie Bar Association control.
  7. How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

The Texas Aggie Bar Association is committed to serving Aggie attorneys across Texas and the USA. We are here to extend your Aggie experience long after you leave campus and law school. While information about you is fundamental to our ability to do this, we fully recognize the importance of keeping personal information secure. Because we respect your right to privacy, we have always placed a high priority on protecting the personal information you provide us. We want you to understand our information safeguards, the information we collect, the information we share and the benefits when we share information about you.  Use of this site is your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact the webmaster at info@aggielaw.org.

Information Collection and Use:

Information Collection
The Texas Aggie Bar Association is the sole owner of the information collected on Aggielaw.org. The Texas Aggie Bar Association collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

Registration
In order to use certain aspects of this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as phone number and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which he/she has expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic and other information, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

Donation
We request information from the user on our donation form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers' donations. If we have trouble processing a donation, the information is used to contact the user.

Other Sources
The Association also collects information from the following sources:
  •  Texas A&M University Student Information Management System. (SIMS)
  •  The Association of Former Students
  •  Information you provide to us through forms, correspondence, newsletters or communication with us including telephone and the Internet.
  •  Noteworthy news items provided by third party news services or individuals.
  •  US Postal Service Change of Address Service
  •  Companies that perform marketing services on our behalf.
Information Use

Profile
We store information that we collect through cookies and log files. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our Web site.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use session ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.

Third Party Advertising
This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Aggielaw.org only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Communications from the Site

Aggie eNewsletter from The Association
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.

Service Announcements
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature. Users may opt-out of these communications. Please see our Choice and Opt-out section.
The Online Directory of Aggie Attorneys:

Accessibility
The Online Directory of Aggie Attorneys is accessible to the public at large.  However, each member has the right to limit the amount of information that is viewable by the public, as well as by other members.  Your personal information is kept in a secure database that is only accessible to the Association staff. After registering with Aggielaw.org you have the ability to suppress your information that is displayed in the Online Directory. If the suppression does not meet your requirements, you can email info@aggielaw.org and we will be glad to discuss the suppression options that are available.

Information Shared
The information displayed in the Online Directory contains fields such as your name, address, zip code, phone number, employer, and other statistics regarding you. As stated previously, some of this information is accessible by the general public. The Association database is not sold for commercial solicitation or political purposes, but any information that a member classifies as public information may be used by those that access it. It is maintained by The Association, mainly through direct input from the members.

Information Use
The Online Directory of Aggie Attorneys is not intended for marketing or political purposes. If The Association has reason to believe that any user is utilizing the Directory for unauthorized purposes, The Association will terminate that users access to the Directory immediately. If you have questions about usage of the Directory, or if you feel you have been solicited as a result of your inclusion in the Directory, please contact the Association's web team at info@aggielaw.org.
Disclaimers
Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We do not share any aggregate information with any third party advertisers or any other party.

Third Party Advertisers
The Texas Aggie Bar Association does NOT share Web site usage information about users.

Choice/Opt-out
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the directions on the website.  Any issues associated with opt-out provisions should be emailed to info@aggielaw.org.
 
Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the Texas Aggie Bar Association, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration/donation form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL . While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just ‘surfing’.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees and board members who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, records processing and our web team) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.  The Texas Aggie Bar Association reserves the right to distribute a printed membership directory to our members from time to time, which may contain all or a portion of the information collected on each member. 

If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to info@aggielaw.org.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users’ personally identifiable information. Please contact info@aggielaw.org if you need assistance with this process. 

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy then in effect.

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner significantly different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at info@aggielaw.org.

 






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