Privacy Policy

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Please carefully review these terms of use before using this site. By accessing or using the website of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis (the “HBAstl,” “Association,” “we,” “us” and the like), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accept these terms of use.

General Disclaimer

The HBAstl provides the information contained on this website for informational purposes solely for the convenience of its members and the public, and you should not construe this information as legal advice on any subject matter. No reader of the content on this site should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any of the information included on this site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the reader’s state.

Any information sent to the HBAstl by email or through this website may not be secure, may be intercepted by other parties, and is sent on a non-confidential basis. Imparting this information does not constitute a client-attorney communication nor does the transmission or receipt of any email sent through this website constitute or create, in any way, an attorney-client relationship.

The HBAstl is the sole owner of this website, and the opinions, if any, expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the Board of Directors, the membership, or any individual member of the HBAstl. The HBAstl expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website.

Please note neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Comment Policy

The HBAstl appreciates all the visitors and contributors to this website and wants to thank all of you for adding content. We realize that everyone may not agree with a particular post, and we welcome open and spirited debate. The HBAstl is not responsible for the comments or opinions expressed by any visitor or contributor to this website.

The HBAstl encourages comments, but we reserve the right to edit or remove any post, for any reason. The HBAstl will delete any comments with content that:

  • is abusive;
  • is off-topic;
  • contains personal attacks;
  • promotes hate of any kind; and
  • is blatantly spam.

Comments, once contributed, may be used by the HBAstl at any time in any way, with attribution to the contributor.

IRS Circular 230 Notice

To the extent this website or files available within it concern tax matters, the information is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law or in promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed.

Intellectual property

The entire content of this site is a collective work owned by the HBAstl and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. © 2014 The Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis. All rights reserved. All elements comprising this site, including without limitation, the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof are the sole property of the Association, or its licensors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

All software used in this site is the property of the HBAstl or its licensors, and such software is also protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission is granted to electronically display and electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for your own non-commercial use. Other reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this website without appropriate attribution consistent with Internet and social media norms is prohibited.
The trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, logos, designs, and sounds associated with the site are owned by the HBAstl or its licensors.

Disclaimer of warranty

THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS AND THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE HBAstl EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ITS USES AND THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, ACCURACY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Some states do not allow the disclaimer or limitation of warranties, so the disclaimers set forth above may not apply to you.

Limitation of liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE HBAstl, ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUPPLIERS, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, OR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE SITE.

Some states do not allow the disclaimer or limitation of damages, so the disclaimers set forth above may not apply to you.

Use of passwords

Access to certain portions of this site may, from time-to-time, involve the use of a unique user name, a password, or both. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of such user names and passwords, and will promptly notify us if you believe such security has been compromised. You will not use the user names and passwords of any third party without such party’s express prior consent. You will not misrepresent your identity or any other information when communicating with the HBAstl through the site.

Third party links

This website may provide links to websites operated by third parties. The Association makes no representations whatsoever about any third party websites that you may access through this site, and the fact that we have linked to another site should not be construed as an endorsement or that site or its proprietor. The HBAstl is not responsible for the privacy practices, terms and conditions or content of such websites. The HBAstl makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, or any other aspect, of the information on these other websites or servers.

Communications with the HBAstl

By sending the HBAstl any ideas, comments, suggestions, questions, or other material, you grant the Association an unrestricted, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute such material in any manner, including in connection with the Association’s business, and you also agree that the HBAstl is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.

You agree that no comments or other information submitted by you to the HBAstl will violate any personal or proprietary right of any third party (including, without limitation, copyright and trademark rights). You agree that no comments or other information submitted by you to the HBAstl will be libelous, obscene, harassing, abusive or otherwise unlawful. You agree that you shall remain solely liable for the contents of any comments or other information submitted by you to the Association.

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains the HBAstl’s online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is used at our site.

The Information We Collect

The HBAstl does not collect personally identifiable information about you - such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, etc. - unless you apply for membership; choose to fill out a “Contact Us” form, found on many of the pages of the site; or email us with that information directly.

We do automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site - such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Normally Use Information About You

We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.

In the ordinary course, we use personally identifiable information you provide to communication with you as a member of the Association and to provide you with appropriate information and notices.

Any data gathered will be shared, if appropriate, with authorized representatives of the Association.

We will not contact you about other matters unless you specifically request it, nor will we share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information outside the HBAstl.

It is possible, though unlikely, that we might be forced to disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency’s request. Also, we cannot guarantee the privacy of personal information you transmit over the web or that may be collectable in transit by others, including contractors who provide services to us.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

Our site may contain, from time-to-time, links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. The HBAstl, from time-to-time, may post information about programs and events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored other firms or organizations. Should you choose to register electronically for any of these events, the HBAstl will have no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information. As for our own use of your registration information, that will be handled by us as if you had registered by telephone or on paper. In other words, the privacy policies applicable to our website will not apply.

Policy for Minors

Our site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and as such, our site does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. Children should always ask parents for permission before providing any personal information online. No information should be submitted to or posted on this site by any Minor (a guest under 18 years of age) without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Cookies

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

  • To enable the personalization features on our website (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input on line); and
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

Two types of cookies may be used on this website, session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

Our Commitment to Security

We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy policy for the HBAstl or its implementation, you may contact us at info@hbastl.org. If at any time you decide that we should not longer hold any of your personal data, or wish to change the use to which any such data can be put, please let us know by emailing us at this address.

Revisions to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise this policy or any part of it from time to time.Please review the policy periodically for changes.

Indemnification

As a visitor to this website, you agree to indemnify and hold the HBAstl, its officers, agents, representatives, suppliers, and content and service providers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account with the Association (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account, or your Association username or account password.

Applicable law

Your use of the site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri without regard to its choice of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, with respect to any legal proceedings arising out of these terms and conditions or your use of the HBAstl’s site.

Changes to the site

The HBAstl reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the site and those services offered at the site at any time without prior notice to you.

About these terms and conditions

These terms and conditions were posted on the effective date set forth below. The HBAstl reserves the right to change, alter or modify these terms and conditions for any reason at any time. When we do so, changes in these terms and conditions will be posted on our site and will be effective immediately. If you are a regular visitor to this site, we recommend that you check these terms and conditions on a regular basis.

If you have questions

If you have any questions or concerns about the terms of use for the HBAstl’s website or its implementation, you may contact us at info@hbastl.org.

Effective date: August 1, 2014.

hba 0016 Layer-8Our Mission

The mission of the HBAstl is to promote Hispanic involvement and participation in the legal profession, both in private and public service; to bring attention to issues facing Hispanics in our community and in the legal profession; and to advance equal protection for the Hispanic Community before the law.