New York State Bar Association Web Site Privacy Policy

The New York State Bar Association has created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our users. It discloses information gathering and dissemination practices for, the New York State Bar Association's official Internet site.

Use of IP Addresses

We use your IP address (i.e.,, or to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer various features of our site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as the name of your Internet service provider and its geographic location.

Use of "Cookies"

The NYSBA uses "cookies" to offer you "sticky login" where our system remembers your login and allows you to use the site with out logging in again and to help our ad management software display random advertisements throughout the site. A "cookie" is a small text file that reports user and page activity (i.e., what banner ad appeared and whether or not you clicked on it.)

"Cookies" do not pose a threat to your computer, your web browser or software installed on your system. They do not contain viruses, and the information provided is not used beyond the general administration our ad management software.

Information gathered through the use of "cookies" is not sold or provided to vendors, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc.

The NYSBA cannot control the use of "cookies" by sites linked to our site or to vendor(s) sites that have purchased banner advertisements. The NYSBA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Registration Forms and Online Surveys

Online Order and Registration Forms

Registration and order forms on operate in a secure environment using PGP ("Pretty Good Privacy") encryption technology. This software scrambles email transmissions from users to our customer service representatives. We ask users to provide contact information (i.e., email address, phone number, contact person), unique identifiers (i.e., NYSBA number), and/or financial information (i.e., NYSBA number, credit card number). Customer information is used to: process and send order(s); bill credit cards and/or NYSBA invoices and to contact the customer when necessary. Unique identifiers ( i.e., NYSBA number) are collected for use as account numbers in our record system.

Information supplied via online order forms and registration forms is used only by the NYSBA. It is not sold or provided to vendors, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc.

Online Surveys

From time to time, we conduct online surveys, which ask visitors for voluntary information on various topics of interest to the NYSBA.

Information supplied for online surveys is used only by the NYSBA. It is not sold or provided to vendors, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc.

Email Lists

Throughout our site, users are given the opportunity to freely subscribe to electronic mailing lists, which are subscription-based groups that send email on certain content/topics to your email account. The identity of subscribers and their corresponding email addresses are not sold or provided to outside vendors, advertisers, direct mail concerns other email list services, etc.

To unsubscribe to any email list send an email to [email protected] asking to unsubscribe. Be sure to mention the name of the list.


In the event that customer information is used to direct NYSBA advertisements and announcements to customers, registrants and online survey participants, NYSBA will always provide our users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.


This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.


This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact the webmaster.

Disclaimer of Liability

The New York State Bar Association presents the information on this web site as a service to our members and other Internet 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 reliance on 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.