Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for

Welcome to the Bar Association of Erie County (“BAEC”) website. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. This privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page.


The BAEC is committed to the online privacy of its web site visitors and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information.

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.

The BAEC strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect a visitor’s privacy. The BAEC’s goal is to provide protection for a visitor’s personal information no matter where that information is collected, transferred, or retained.

If you choose to provide the BAEC with personal information on the Web, the BAEC may transfer that information within the BAEC or to a third-party service provider, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Your email address will only be used within the BAEC and its affiliates.

We do not sell, rent or distribute e-mail addresses to anyone outside the BAEC; however, the BAEC’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (“LRIS”) does provide a LRIS members attorney’s office email address to a referred client who requests it or who contacts LRIS from another country or continent. If you wish to be removed from our email mailings, please contact our office at or 716.852.8687.

Third Party Services

Third parties provide certain services available on the BAEC website on the BAEC’s behalf. The BAEC may provide information, including personal information, that the BAEC collects on the web to third-party service providers to help the BAEC deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which the BAEC maintains its website. The BAEC will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect personal information on BAEC’s behalf.

The BAEC does not intend to transfer personal information without a visitor’s consent to third parties who are not bound to act on BAEC’s behalf unless such transfer is legally required.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of the BAEC’s web pages use “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by a website visitor. Most browsers allow a visitor to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

Visitors may set most browsers to notify them if they receive a cookie, or a visitor may choose to block cookies with their browser. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original visitor ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the BAEC website.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that the BAEC site is accessed. The BAEC’s use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows the BAEC to improve its website by enabling it to analyze information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.


Our site uses forms that require users to give us contact information (like name and email address), method of payment, and other information. We use customer contact information from the forms to process orders and requests and to send to the user requested products or services or information about the BAEC. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected for membership purposes and to check the users’ qualifications and bill the user for products and services.

External Links

The BAEC site contains links to other external web sites that do not fall under our domain. The BAEC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites.

Public Forums

This site may make comment threads, forums, List Serves, and message boards available to BAEC members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas or through these media becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal or other information. Although the BAEC tries to protect your personal information when you are using these public forums, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use these forums at your own risk. It is also not the BAEC’s responsibility to maintain the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information you have disclosed.


Wherever a visitor’s Personal Information may be held by the BAEC or on its behalf, the BAEC intends to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect this personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Children's Privacy

The BAEC is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, the BAEC does not intend to collect personal information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.


By using this website, you consent to the terms of the BAEC’s Privacy Policy for and to the BAEC’s processing of personal information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where the BAEC collects personal information on the web.