Personal information we may collect
The SOMAH program collects personal information directly from individuals who voluntarily use some of our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver some specific services, however, use of these services is voluntary. We may ask you for certain information referred to on this site as “personal information,” which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include but is not limited to items such as your name, ZIP code, email address or telephone number. You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our website or features of the site. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the site where such information is requested.
General information we may collect
There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“general information”). Such information may include your internet protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a transmission-control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required for you to communicate with others via the internet. We also collect information about the browser and operating system you used to access the site, the date and time you visited the site and the webpages or services you accessed at the site. Such general information may be collected from you whenever you access the site, whether you provide us with any personal information.
Use of personal and general information
Additional uses of personal or general information
SOMAH reserves the right to access, use, preserve or disclose personal information as required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with the law or legal process served on this website; (2) protect and defend the rights, interests or property of SOMAH, its respective employees, marketing partners, agents or third parties; and (3) to protect the personal safety of state bar members or members of the public in general.
Length of time personal and general information is retained
SOMAH retains the personal and general information voluntarily provided or otherwise obtained from you indefinitely. The information may be provided for future third-party use.
Opportunity to have personal information discarded
You may cancel your registration at any time. Additionally, you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. You may opt out or delete or modify your personal information by emailing us at contact@CalSOMAH.org. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information when it changes.
No use of this site by persons under 18 permitted
PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
Information Practices Act
Any information we acquire, including information collected on our website, is subject to the limitations set forth in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Title 1.8 [commencing with Section 1798] of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code) and may be released if requested as stated in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (see Civil Code Section 1798).
Public Records Act
Electronically collected personal information is exempt from disclosure when requested under the California Public Records Act (see Government Code Section 6250).