Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you contact the GCBA, we will use that information provided to contact you back. We may store this information for our purposes, which include contacting you regarding membership or to pay your yearly dues. If you are contacting the GCBA to find a lawyer, we may share this information with the lawyers whom are members in order to find you counsel. These lawyers are typically the lawyers already posted on the website, but may include current or past members of the GCBA.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. But we do not know what they collect, as the GCBA is NOT associated with any third-party links and we do not have information regarding their policies.


Who we share your data with

The data we collect is minimal, and what we share is almost non-existent. We are not in the business of collecting, storing, and using data to market ourselves or serve any objective; we are a bar association of lawyers. The data we do collect is data that is inputed by you is used by the board of officers, and if you are looking for a lawyer is shared amongst present or former members of the GCBA. The web host, Web Hosting Hub, may collect data and use that for its own means. But we do not share your information with any third-party sources.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. We will do our best to accommodate your request but, again, we are a bar association of lawyers and are not in the business of collecting, holding, sharing, or otherwise using your data for any purposes and quite frankly, we may not know how to utilize any of the data to provide you the information or delete it.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have questions, please use the “Contact Us” box to ask.