THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
AND LEGAL DISCLAIMER
Collection of Your Information
Identifiable Information ("PII"): The Hispanic Bar Association of DC
("HBA- DC") collects, uses, and
discloses certain PII in the course of conducting its business and interacting with HBA-DC members and non-members.
PII includes name, mailing address, employment address, telephone numbers,
email addresses, and information relating
to law school or current or past employment.
How We Collect Your Information: HBA-DC collects
information from you, whether as an HBA-DC member or as a non-member, in several
(1) Electronic mail. You may send us PII
in any electronic mail message.
Registration. By completing a membership application online or in hardcopy
registering for events online you will be providing us with PII. This and other
information that you choose to provide may
also be available on your public membership
profile, if you choose to have one.
(3) Participation in Programs. We may collect
PII from you if you complete certain forms to participate in HBA-DC programs or if you
complete questionnaires relating to
the HBA-DC's programs and activities.
Use of Your Information
How We Use Your Information: HBA-DC uses the PII
it collects to conduct its business, including:
Programs. We may use the PII we collect from you to further the HBA-DC's program goals.
(2) Questionnaires. We may contact you in
response to PII that you provide to us when you complete certain questionnaires, such as
pro bono or employer diversity questionnaires,
and we may use the PII provided in these questionnaires to improve HBA-DC member benefits and programs.
Disclosure of Your Information
To Whom We Disclose Your Information: HBA-DC
discloses the PII it collects to conduct its business as follows:
to HBA-DC. We may disclose your PII to certain persons within HBA-DC, including Board and Committee members and
other volunteers, in order to conduct our business. For instance, PII that you
provide in forms to participate in programs will be shared with the relevant
HBA-DC Committee charged with that program and members participating in
the program (e.g., the Student Affairs Committee when completing a mentoring
program application form to match mentoring
participants). We may also disclose PII to the HBA-DC Board to conduct Board business, for instance, to
consider an endorsement request.
(2) Disclosure to Third Parties. We may also
disclose PII to third parties in order to conduct HBA-DC business. For instance, if you
complete a pro bono questionnaire,
that information may be shared with the public interest organizations,
schools, and other organizations who have expressed interest in assistance or participation from our members. We
share your name with organizations,
such as other voluntary bar associations, with who we cosponsor events if you have indicated that you will attend.
To the extent necessary, in addition to what we have described herein, we may
disclose PII to such third parties as the website vendor
(yourmembership.com), our credit card processor (Bluepay), our event planners, and other third parties with whom HBA-DC
works to provide benefits and
Information: Please be aware that e-mail is not necessarily secure and can be
intercepted. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes personal
information, you may want to send it by postal mail instead. Before you contact
us by postal mail, telephone, or electronically, please be aware that the
material you submit may be seen by various
HBA-DC officers, committee members, volunteers,
and other designees.
Passwords: Our website, through our vendor
yourmembership.com, has the following password controls. Passwords must
contain at least 6 characters and at least
Website Data Protection: The HBA-DC website
(through our vendor yourmembership.com) uses the following security
protocols. The vendor is PCI ("Payment
Card Industry Security Standard") compliant and is audited quarterly by SecurityMetrics Corporation. SSL ("Secure
Socket Layer"), which helps make sites secure, is used to protect
sensitive information in transit. When financial account numbers are stored, they are stored using triple DES encryption
and remain in the system for only a limited amount of
time. After this time the information is masked whereby credit card numbers
are wiped and only the last 4 digits
are saved and encrypted. If real-time credit card processing is utilized,
financial information is never stored and only the last 4 digits are saved and
encrypted. The only exception to this is if the customer chooses to utilize the
system's recurring payment
capabilities. When a recurring transaction occurs, the entire credit
card number is stored using the encryption methods listed above for the duration of the recurring transaction event.
NOTICE: We will not collect PII about you when
you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
Changes to Our Policy
please review it frequently.
The Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. presents the
information on this website as a service to our members and other
Internet users. While the information on this site may be about legal issues,
it is not legal advice. This website contains links to websites not maintained
by the HBA-DC. The HBA-DC is not responsible for the contents of any linked
site or any link contained in a linked site nor does inclusion of a link in our
web site to another website imply
recommendation, approval or endorsement by HBA-DC of the site. In addition, HBA-DC is not responsible
for the privacy practices of other sites.
HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF DC WEBSITE SOCIAL COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
("HBA-DC”) welcomes you to our social community. The use of "you” and "your” refers to member(s) of The
HBA-DC social community, available through the hbadc.org website ("Website”)
and "we,” "us,” or "our” refers to HBA-DC.
The goal of our Social Community is to encourage discussion and
exchange of ideas between members of the The HBA-DC community. Our Social
Community is available to registered members of The HBA-DC who have created a
public profile on our Website. Members
elect whether to make their profile information public during registration, and
members can change their election at any time. Making profile information
public gives members the ability to contact other members using our Social
Community networking features.
welcome your views, comments and other communications, photographs, images,
illustrations, ideas, suggestions, designs, videos, music
and audio creations ("User Content") within the Social
Community and within pages and applications created or administered by The
HBA-DC (the "Pages”), and encourage self-expression while respecting the
dignity, rights and property of others.
on the Pages does not reflect the opinions or ideals of The HBA-DC or its
employees, affiliates, or agents. The
HBA-DC does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statement or product
claims on the Pages.
HBA-DC reserves the right to modify the Rules at any time without prior
notice. Your use of the Pages following
any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the
Rules. You should review the Rules
whenever you access and/or use the Pages.
The HBA-DC Network General Rules
posted from time to time on the Pages and/or the Website, which are
incorporated herein by reference (together, the "Rules”), which should be read before using the Social Community. Any postings
or submissions from users on our page do not reflect the views or opinions of
The HBA-DC. We do not accept
responsibility for the information posted by others nor do we warrant the
accuracy of such information.
The HBA-DC Social Community Rules
In order for our Social Community to maintain a positive and enriching
environment in which our members can interact with each other, it is essential
that all our members feel safe while using the Social Community. At all
times we reserve the right to remove, delete or disable any content, postings,
comments or ideas from members and the right to terminate access to the Social
Community at our discretion. The HBA-DC may, but is not obligated to, monitor the posted
User Content and reserves the right at its sole discretion to ban a user from
posting as it deems necessary or remove or disable
the inappropriate content or activity if found on our page, including but not
- Profane, defamatory
or obscene language
- Content inappropriate for a
professional setting, as determined by The HBA-DC
- Stalking, harassing, threatening, abusive or violent language or
- Hateful or discriminatory comments towards any individual or
specific groups of people
- Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading content
- Posts that impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents
identity or affiliation
- Links or comments that contain sexually explicit content or
- Any activity that is illegal or encourages illegal activity
- Content that infringes the rights of another, including without
limitation copyright, trademark, right of privacy and right of publicity
- Files, software or mechanisms that contain viruses or corrupted
files that may harm or damage computer software, hardware or other programs,
spyware, Trojan horses, worms, Easter eggs or any other harmful, disruptive or
destructive files or activities, or that result or may result in any denial-of-service attack
- Content promoting commercial solicitations, chain letters, mass
mailings, or spamming
- Intentionally disruptive or incendiary comments or material
- "Sensitive” personally identifiable information (such as medical
information; financial information; sexually-related information; political or
religious opinions; criminal charges or convictions; racial or ethnic origin)
that, in the sole judgment of The HBA-DC, is objectionable, restricts or
inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Pages, or damages the
image or rights of The HBA-DC or other users or third parties
- Content directly expressing support or opposition for
a candidate for public office.
agree to indemnify The HBA-DC, its employees, officers,
directors, affiliates, agents, representatives and all related parties from
and against any and all damages, costs, judgments and expenses
(including reasonable attorney fees) that it incurs as a result of your use of
and Proprietary Rights
you believe your copyrights are violated by any User Content, please report it
by clicking here and providing details in accordance with the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe any User Content violates the Rules in other
ways, you may report it by contacting us here.
you for adhering to the HBA-DC Social Community Guidelines. We hope you enjoy your social networking
HBA-DC thanks the law firm of Venable LLP for its generous support in acting as pro bono advisor to HBA-DC.