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The Minority In-House Counsel Association (“MIHCA”) is a wholly separate and independent 501 (c)(3) organization that has no affiliation with the Minority Corporate Counsel Corporation (“MCCA”).

© 2017 MIHCA ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Privacy Statement

Updated: April 16 2015

At the Minority In-House Counsel Association (“MIHCA”), we know you care about your personal privacy and about the terms and conditions that govern your use of this Web site (this “Site”). Because we respect your preferences, we have adopted the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use.

Our Collection and Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information

In general, we collect and use information about you for membership administration, to deliver member benefits (e.g., our newsletter) and to inform you of MIHCA-related events, benefits, job postings and/or other opportunities. Except as described herein, we do not sell, rent or otherwise share or disclose your private, personally identifiable information to third parties.

Because of the nature of our business, our services and benefits are not designed to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.

MIHCA specifically collects information from you at several different points, including but not limited to the following:

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

MIHCA primarily collects information in connection with MIHCA membership, services and MIHCA-related events. MIHCA will treat your membership information as confidential and will not disclose it to any third party (other than as necessary to provide services you have requested) without your consent. If you do not wish to receive the MIHCA newsletter or have specific contact preferences, you may express your preferences by sending a letter or e-mailing the MIHCA Administrative Offices at the contact information below informing us of your preferences.

In connection with MIHCA-hosted events, MIHCA may provide an attendee list to attendees, sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors.  MIHCA may also make available (including through a third party mailing service) addresses for use by sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors in event-related mailings. If you do not wish to receive the information from such sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors, you may express your preference to not be so contacted by sending a letter or e-mailing the MIHCA Administrative Offices at the contact information below informing us of your preference.

CORRESPONDENCE

If you correspond with us via e-mail, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and/or notify you of MIHCA events, news or other MIHCA-related opportunities. Importantly, e-mail and postal address information is never sold, given, or otherwise shared or disclosed to third parties except as set forth herein. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you may express your preference to not be so contacted by sending a letter, calling or e-mailing the MIHCA Administrative Offices at the contact information below informing us of your preference.

INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES

We may receive information about you from other sources, such as our agents, vendors and service providers, and from publicly available sources. For example, sometimes we receive information from third parties when we process payments made by you for events or membership.

URL AND IP ADDRESS

Like many other Web sites, we may collect information about our users’ utilization and navigation of our Site. This information helps us to design our Site to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

COOKIES

Cookies are pieces of data that a Web site transfers to a user’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The Site uses cookies to provide enhanced functionality on the site (e.g., user ID and password prompts, and event registration) and aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). These cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context. MIHCA may also use cookies in association with e-mails delivered by MIHCA. Our Site also captures limited information (user-agent, HTTP referrer, last URL requested by the user, client-side and server-side clickstream) about visits to our Site; we may use this information to analyze general traffic patterns and to perform routine system maintenance. You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Restrictions on Disclosing Information to Third Parties

We may disclose all of the information (described above) that we collect, as stated above and in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. We do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third-parties for their independent use unless: (1) you request or authorize; (2) in connection with MIHCA-hosted and MIHCA co-sponsored events as described above; (3) the information is provided to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or court order), enforce an agreement we have with you, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others; (4) the information is provided to our agents, vendors or service providers who perform functions on our behalf; (5) to address emergencies or acts of God or (6) to address disputes, claims, or to persons holding a legal or beneficial interest; (7) through the MIHCA Member Directory. We may also gather aggregated data about our members and Site visitors and disclose the results of such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to our partners, service providers, advertisers and/or other third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.

The MIHCA website may use interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or share information from the MIHCA website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your site visit to your personally identifiable information.

From time to time we may partner or enter into arrangements with another party to provide specific benefits and/or services to our members. We will provide to such partners the information that we believe is reasonably necessary for them to provide such benefits or services to you. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from our partners or us, you may be provided an opportunity to opt out upon providing your information, and you may always express your preference to not be so contacted by sending a letter or e-mailing the MIHCA Administrative Offices at the contact information below informing us of your preference.

Member Directory

The MIHCA may make member information available through the MIHCA Member Directory to other MIHCA members using this Site. In addition MIHCA may incorporate information regarding our members into hard copies of a Member Directory and provide to our members.

Inapplicability of Privacy Statements of Any Linked Sites or Other Third Parties

This Privacy Statement only addresses MIHCA’s use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. As this Site may contain links to other Web sites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another Web site you should carefully read their privacy statement.

General Legal Notice and Disclaimer

Access to the information contained on this Web site is provided by MIHCA to its members and nonmembers as a service. References herein to any product, process or service do not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by MIHCA. While MIHCA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this Site, MIHCA does not approve or certify such information nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of such information. Use of such information is voluntary and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its applicability, accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness with regard to your specific needs and uses. MIHCA (including its employees and agents) is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to or reliance on the information available through this Site. No approvals, recommendations, endorsements, guarantees or warranties, including, but not limited to, any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular use or purpose of products or services named on this Site are made by MIHCA.

Conditions of Use, Notices and Changes to Our Privacy Statement

By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Site or any MIHCA benefits or services. You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. You also agree to arbitrate such disputes in Illinois, and to abide by any limitation on damages contained in any agreement we may have with you.

As our organization, membership and benefits change from time to time, this Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use at this Site. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and terms and conditions and will e-mail MIHCA members of material changes thereto, but you should check our Site frequently to see the current Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use that is in effect and any changes that may have been made to it. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this Site.

Questions Regarding the Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use

If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use, or any concern about privacy at MIHCA or the use of this Site in general, please contact us by e-mail at info@mihca.org