We are an organization dedicated to diversity in the legal profession, with one of our primary missions being to enhance business opportunities for attorneys of color in the State of California. Many of our activities revolve around business networking and providing business opportunities. In the course of our activities, we gather and use a limited amount of information about you. We take privacy concerns seriously and want you to know how we handle information about you.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect contact and practice information about our members, people who attend our events or use our services, and people who may be interested in our events or services. If that describes you, the type of contact and practice information that we seek includes:
If you are a member or have attended our events or used our services in the past, we also keep information about your attendance at our events and use of our services. If you have paid us in connection with one of our events or services, we maintain records on your payments.
As you can imagine from the nature of our services, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a child under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any personal information.
How do we collect information about you?
For the most part, we get our information about you from you. If you are a member, you or your company, firm, or public agency provides us with your contact information and information about your practice. We may also ask for this type of information from you when you attend one of our events or use one of our services. For your contact information, we suggest that you provide contact information that you would ordinarily use for business networking and may already publish, for instance, on your company’s, firm’s, or public agency’s Web site.
As we try to keep our contact and practice information about you up to date, we sometimes try to supplement the information that you or your company, firm, or public agency provides to us with publicly available information. For example, we may check the publicly accessible Web site of your company, firm, or public agency to keep our contact and practice information about you current and complete. Or we may check the publicly accessible records on the California State Bar Web site.
What do we do with information about you?
We use your contact information to communicate with you about events and services in which you may be interested. In addition to our own events and services, we may also inform you of events, services, or opportunities provided by other companies or organizations. We do not, however, share your contact information with other companies or organizations—except in the very limited ways we describe in our response to the next question, below. If you are a member, we use your contact information also to communicate with you or your company, firm, or public agency about your membership—such as services and opportunities offered only to members, membership status, and membership dues.
And if you are a member, we use your contact and practice information to facilitate business networking. Among other things, we currently publish your and other members’ contact and practice information in the Lawyer Locator feature of our Web site; and for our Annual Business Development Conference’s Corporate Connections meetings between in-house counsel and outside counsel, we may disclose your contact and practice information to other people participating in Corporate Connections.
Do we share information with you with others?
The answer is a very limited yes. First, from time to time, we may use other companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf. To illustrate, we might use a company or individual to administer registration for one of our events or to run a survey or a contest. We may allow such a company or individual to access and use information about you as reasonably needed to perform the services on our behalf—and we will inform the company or individual that it may not use your information for any other purpose.
Second, we share our list of our members’ mailing addresses (though not e-mail addresses) with other organizations with a similar diversity- and inclusion-oriented focus and with similar purposes, goals, and missions as CMCP. Examples of organizations with whom we may share your mailing address are:
We only share your mailing address with such organizations for specific one-time purposes. We inform these organizations that they must seek separate permission for each use of our mailing list.
We do not sell or rent our mailing or e-mail lists; and we do not give our mailing or e-mail lists to commercial vendors. If you have provided personal financial information in making a payment to us, we do not disclose that information to others.
That said, we do reserve the right to share your information with others if we are required to do so by law—or if we believe that we must do so in order to: comply with legal process served on us; protect or defend our legal rights or our members; or investigate or prevent illegal, tortuous, or dangerous activity.
How do you update or correct our information about you or get off our mailing or e-mail lists?
Alternatively, please mail us at: California Minority Counsel Program 465 California Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94104
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