Privacy Statement

Welcome to the Maine State Bar Association web site. The Maine State Bar Association has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for our web site users and our membership. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns please contact us:

Our postal address is:
Maine State Bar Association
P.O. Box 788
Augusta, ME 04332-0788

We can be reached via e-mail at: info@mainebar.org

You can reach us by telephone at 1-800-475-7523

Visitors to the Mainebar.org Website

We may collect some or all of the following information about visitors who view or download information from our website:

Information Definition
Date Date the visit occurred.
Time Time the visit occurred.
Client IP Unique Internet Protocol (IP) Address of the website visitor. The IP address recorded is normally that of the visitor's Internet service provider, e.g. aol.com if the visitor connects from an America Online account.
Server IP Unique Internet Protocol (IP) address of the State of Maine web server accessed.
HTTP Status HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code. E.g., "404 Requested Page Not Found."
HTTP Request URL Identifies the web page or file requested by the website visitor.
Bytes Sent Amount of data sent from the web server to website visitor during that connection.
Bytes Received Amount of data sent from website visitor to the web server.
User Agent Type of web browser or other client software that made request to the web server.
Referrer Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that referred to the requested file.
Protocol Version Version of HTTP used by the visitor's web browser software.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our website logs is not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link it with the individuals that browse our website. Some of this statistical information, such as a running count of the number of visitors, may be displayed on the website.

E-mail Messages

E-mail messages, sent to any Maine State Bar Association address, will be treated the same as any other written communication. E-mail addresses obtained as a result of a request to our site will not be sold or given to private companies for marketing purposes.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Registration Forms

Our site's registration forms require users to give us contact information (like name and email address), method of payment, and demographic information. We use customer contact information from the registration forms to send the user information about our association. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected for member enrollment, registration and to process orders for products and services.

External Links

Mainebar.org contains links to other external web sites that do not fall under the mainebar.org domain. Mainebar.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites.

E-Commerce

Our site uses an order form for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like email address) and method of payment. Contact information from the order form is used to process orders and to send information about our association. User payment information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications and bill the user for products and services.

Surveys

Our online surveys ask respondents for contact information (like email address) and demographic information (like zip code, age). We also may use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our association.

Contest

We run contests on some sections of our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like email address) and demographic information. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary.

Cookies

In order to better serve you, the user, we use cookies for certain types of online transactions. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We do not use cookies in order to track your visit to our website. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of many of the association's services, and we recommend that you set your web browser to accept cookies. A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

Disclaimer

The Maine State Bar Association makes every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current. Neither the Maine State Bar Association or its employee' warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the mainebar.org website, nor endorses any products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of the information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information

To offer comments about the mainebar.org website or about information presented in this Privacy Statement, contact the webmaster@mainebar.org.