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Board of Bar Overseers - Office of Bar Counsel, Board of Bar Overseers Registration Department, and Clients' Security Board

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Board of Bar Overseers - Office of Bar Counsel, Board of Bar Overseers Registration Department, and Clients' Security Board web sites. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

In plain language, our policy is to gather only the information you deliberately send us - such as change-of-address forms you fill in, email you send us, faxes you transmit, etc. - and to handle this data just as we do when you send it in on our forms.

We do not keep records of your sessions on our website, or attempt to place cookies* on your browser.

Like most ISP's, our web hosting site keeps performance and usage logs of its webserver software. These count "page hits" by web-page and by IP address of the requestor. The IP Address is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address is necessary to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to us may identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or (more often) a server or firewall owned by your Internet Service Provider or DP department. It identifies a machine you use or share with others, not the identity of the user, or whether different page requests were from a single user's session or from multiple users.

Security

Unencrypted email is not a highly secure channel, and you should not send highly sensitive case matters to us in this way. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Policy Changes

We will post changes to this policy at least 30 days before they take effect. Any information we collect under the current privacy policy will remain subject to the terms of this policy. After any changes take effect, all new information we collect, if any, will be subject to the new policy.

Note*

Please note that the above policy applies only to the Board of Bar Overseers - Office of Bar Counsel, Registration Department, and Clients' Security Board Web Sites. Other web sites operated by state agencies have created different policies that are individually tailored to the services available through each site. We suggest that you read the privacy policies for each of these sites as you visit them.

Contact Information

For questions about your privacy while using our Web Sites, please contact privacypolicy@massbbo.org.


Definitions

Cookies are files that a web site can place on your computer. A cookie file contains unique information that a web site can use to track such things as your password, lists of web pages that you have visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific web page, or to identify your session at a particular web site. A cookie file allows the web site to recognize you as you click through pages on the site and when you later revisit the site. A web site can use cookies to "remember" your preferences, and to record your browsing behavior on the web. Although you can prevent web sites from placing cookies on your computer by using your browser's preference menu, disabling cookies may affect your ability to view or interact with some web sites.

Our web site does not use cookies.



BBO/OBC Privacy Policy. Please direct all questions to webmaster@massbbo.org.
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