Welcome to the Oregon State Bar Web Site (“OSB Web Site”). The Oregon State Bar (“OSB”) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy for OSB members and other Web Site users. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns please contact us.
Oregon State Bar
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, Oregon 97281-1935
By phone or fax:
Email Privacy and Member Contact Information
From time to time, the OSB sends broadcast email to members or groups of members (e.g., members of a particular section). Read our Email Communication Policy here.
All members must provide an email address to the bar, unless they qualify for an exemption. Members who wish to request an exemption should contact General Counsel at email@example.com. Bar Rule of Procedure 1.11, as approved by the Supreme Court, requires OSB members to maintain an email address for the purpose of receiving regulatory notices and correspondence. OSB members can always opt out of receiving nonregulatory broadcast emails or restrict the category of nonregulatory emails, by logging into the member section of the Web Site and visiting the OSB Communication Preferences page.
Oregon Public Records Act
Certain features of the OSB Web Site allow users to submit personal information to utilize OSB services or programs, or update member data. Users should be aware that information submitted, regardless of whether it is submitted via the OSB Web Site, is subject to the Oregon Public Records Act. This act requires the OSB to disclose this information upon request, unless an exception applies. Because of this requirement, this information may be obtained by commercial vendors. For questions about the OSB’s disclosure of information under the Oregon Public Records Act, please contact General Counsel’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Collected and its Use
Server log information
When you visit the OSB Web Site, you are identifiable as a unique number, called an IP address. Your IP address is automatically collected in server logs. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to analyze server traffic to learn which pages on the OSB Web Site receive more or fewer visitors. This information is anonymous and cannot be traced back to a specific individual. The server log also can tell us which browser you are using and the name of the Web Site that referred you to our site.
When you visit the OSB Web Site, session cookies are maintained in your computer’s temporary memory. These disappear when your session is over and you close your browser. Session cookies allow users to be recognized within the OSB Web Site so user data and selections are remembered within the OSB Web Site.
User-supplied personally identifiable information
Current and future services on the OSB Web Site may require that you give us your name, email address, billing and delivery information, credit card or other financial account information, or other personal information. By providing this information, you can and will be able to transact business via the Internet which in the past required telephone or mail contact with the OSB. Financial account information is exempt from disclosure under the Oregon Public Records Law, ORS 192.501(27).
Member Section of OSB Web Site
Access to the member section of the OSB Web Site is protected by a password.We recommend that you not divulge your password to anyone. Members who have logged into the member section of the OSB Web Site have the option of updating contact information, stating preferences, and making regulatory reports online. These online services are provided as a convenience, and allow the OSB to provide you with efficient and high-quality service at a lower cost.
Information Submitted to BarBooks™ and Lawyer Referral Services
The OSB considers information submitted by lawyers using BarBooks™ and users seeking a lawyer referral to the OSB Lawyer Referral Service to be confidential submissions, pursuant to ORS 192.502(4), and exempt from disclosure under the Oregon Public Records Act. The OSB will maintain the confidentiality of these submissions to the extent allowed by law.
We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.