Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s website. The CMBA created this site to provide useful information for its members and the community. The CMBA uses discretion to ensure visitor and member confidentiality and has a commitment to the protection of privacy.

This website provides general information about the CMBA for the convenience of visitors to the site.  Information on the website is not legal advice and is not intended as a substitute for a lawyer. No visitor to the website should act on the basis of the information contained within this website without appropriate legal counsel. If you are seeking legal advice, you should contact a lawyer through our Lawyer Referral Service or through another source.  Because of the rapid changes that occur within the legal industry, the CMBA does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the content on this site. External links are only for convenience and should not be interpreted as an endorsement or sponsorship of any third party site. Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of copyrighted material from this site or external sites is strictly prohibited without the permission of the copyright owner.

This is the privacy policy of the CMBA’s website. This policy only applies to activities on the website and does not apply to actions 'offline' or unrelated to the website.

Privacy Policy
Understanding the online privacy and risks of its users, the CMBA takes precautions and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of personal information. The following discloses our data collection and distribution practices.

Personal information refers to any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first and last name, home address, email address, or any other contact information, either work or home.

The goal of the CMBA is to comply with applicable laws designed to protect visitor privacy. The CMBA strives to afford protection of personal information despite the collection, transfer, or retention of the data.

Email addresses are not available for sale, rent or distribution to anyone outside the CMBA. To update your own communications preferences, login to your account or call our Membership Department at (216) 696-3525 or send on email to membership@clemetrobar.org.

Third Party Services
Third parties provide certain services to the CMBA website. The CMBA may supply information collected, including personal information, in order to deliver applicable products, programs, information and services. The CMBA will take steps to ensure these third-party services protect personal information of the CMBA's visitors. Unless legally required, the CMBA does not intend to transfer information to those not bound to act on their behalf.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Occasionally this website utilizes 'cookies' for certain functions. A 'cookie' is a small text file that is used to review a user session or collect and track general information about the website's activity.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names, protocol addresses, click stream patterns, browser software, operating systems as well as dates and times when the site is accessed. These technologies allow for website improvement by analyzing non-personal information for trends and statistics.

External Links
This site contains links or alternate, external websites to help locate possible areas of interest. However, the CMBA is not responsible for the privacy policies of these websites. Different rules may apply for the personal information collection and use. Please review the third party's privacy policy before providing them data.

Forms are posted on this site to provide the CMBA with contact information, method of payment, and other information. Using these forms, we process orders and requests and send the requested products, services or information. This information is collected for membership purposes, to check user qualifications, to bill the user for products and services, and to contact the user when necessary.

Online Payments
The CMBA website enables members to make online credit card payments. The information collected is solely for CMBA use during these transactions and will not be sold to any third party vendor.

Online Surveys
On occasion, the CMBA conducts online surveys. Information in these surveys is used only to improve its membership services and is not provided or sold to third parties.

CMBA takes reasonable and appropriate steps to secure data privacy and security; however, CMBA can not guarantee the security of all information disclosed online.

Children's Policy
The CMBA's website is not formatted to attract children. Accordingly, the CMBA does not knowingly intend to collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13.

Terms of Use
This website is owned and operated by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.  By using this website and links accessible through the site, you consent and agree to the terms of this privacy policy for www.clemetrobar.org.

The CMBA reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Though the policy is subject to revisions, all changes will be posted on this site. These modifications will become effective as posted and as such, the CMBA encourages you to review the privacy policy frequently.

Contact Information
Questions regarding this privacy policy should be directed to the Communications Department, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East Ninth Street, Floor 2, Cleveland, OH 44114-1785, Phone: (216) 696-3525.