Northern District Historical Society Privacy Policy –

Your Privacy Rights

Effective Date: June 16, 2020; last updated August 29, 2023

  1. Introduction

This Policy describes how we treat personal information on the websites where it appears. It does not describe our practices for information we collect offline or from our employees. By using the website, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy. Please read it carefully. 

  1. Information We Collect

We collect information from and about you as described in the following categories:

Contact information. This includes your name and email address. It also includes your phone number and physical addresses. We collect both the billing address and shipping address.

Other identifying information. We collect your State Bar number.

Payment information. If you make a purchase with us, we, or our service providers who process payments for us, collect your billing information. This includes your credit card number, bank account number, or other financial account number.

Demographic information. We collect demographic information, such as the law firm where you work.

Usage information. If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you are using. We may look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. This might include your operating system. We may also collect information about your general location. We may collect ISP information and IP addresses. We may also collect device identifiers.

  1. Business Purposes for Collecting Information

We use information as disclosed and described here.

We use information to respond to your requests or provide our products and services. We use contact information to respond to your questions and to communicate with you. This includes questions about our presentations, bookstore, or your relationship with us. We use contact, payment, and other identifying information to process your membership application, register for and verify attendance at presentations, continuing legal education reporting, or to process other purchases on our website.

We use information to maintain, improve, and develop our website, products and services. We use usage information, contact information, demographic information to maintain or make our website, products, and services better.

We use information for security purposes. We may use contact information, other identifying information, payment information, demographic information, or usage information to protect our organization, members, customers, and other or to prevent fraud, theft, and misconduct. We also use contact or usage information to protect our website.

We use information for promotion and outreach purposes. For example, we use contact information to send information about upcoming presentations, books or member benefits. We might tell you about new features or other updates. These might be our own offers or products, or third party offers or products we think you might find interesting. We may use contact and demographic information for our fundraising or outreach efforts.

We use information to communicate with you for transactional purposes. We use contact information to contact you about this Policy or our Terms.

We use information as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you.

  1. Methods of Collecting Information

We collect information in a variety of ways.

We collect information directly from you. We collect contact information when you sign up for our mailing list. We collect contact, demographic and payment information when you become a member. We also collect payment information when you make a purchase, such as a book or registration for a presentation. We collect other identifying information when you register for a presentation and are requesting continuing legal education credit.

We collect information passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons. We do this on our websites and in emails that we send to you. We collect usage information about users over time when you use this website. We may have third parties collect personal information this way.

We get information about you from third parties. For example, our business partners may give us contact or payment information about you. Social media platforms may also give us information about you.

  1. We Combine Information

We combine information. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. We combine information that we have collected across other third party sites. We may also combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.

  1. We Share Information With Others

We share information with vendors who perform services on our behalf. We may share contact, payment or usage information with trusted vendors. These include companies who serve as our vendors and help us deliver products and services to you. We may also share contact and usage information with companies that operate our website or provide our email service.

We share information if necessary as part of a service we provide. We share contact and other identifying information with state bar organizations when you have requested continuing legal education credit for attending a presentation. We may also share contact information and other identifying information with our law firm continuing legal education partners for the purposes of continuing legal education credit submissions to your state bar organizations.

We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We will share information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. We may share information with law enforcement when we think it is appropriate, obtaining legal remedies or limiting our damages, and to enforcing or protecting our contracts, legal rights or the rights of others, including by responding to claims asserted against us.

We may share information if we are investigating potential fraud.

We may share information with any successor to all or part of our organization. If all or part of our organization was transferred, we may share your information as part of that transaction. If there is a merger or acquisition, we may also share your information. If there is a financing or bankruptcy, we may share your information.

We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.

  1. Your Choices

You have certain choices about how we use your information.

You can opt out of certain promotional communications. To be removed from our mailing list, email us at [email protected], or follow the instructions in any promotional message you receive from us. If you opt out of getting promotional messages, you will continue to receive messages from us about your relationship with us where permitted by law.

You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop. Options you select are browser and device specific.

  1. These Sites and Apps are Not Intended For Children

Our site is meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can write to us or email us at the addresses provided at the end of this policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.

  1. We Use Standard Security Measures

We use reasonable security measures as required by relevant law. The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.

  1. We Store Information Inside the United States

Information we collect is stored in the United States. This site is intended for people who are in the United States. If you live outside of the United States and choose to use this site you understand that it is at your own risk. You also understand that your information will be sent to the United States. The United States may not afford the same level of protection as laws in your own country.

  1. Links to Third Party Sites

We may link to third-party sites. Our sites may also include third party content that collects information. We do not control these third parties. This policy does not apply to the privacy and security practices of these third-party websites. Please read the privacy and security policies of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for the practices of these third-party sites.

Our site may also serve third party content that contains their own cookies or tracking technologies. We do not control the use of those technologies.

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy or our data practices, please email us at [email protected].

You can also write to us or call at:

Northern District Court Historical Society

450 Golden Gate Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102

  1. Updates

From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.