Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines
Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.
By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our member services department via the Contact Us link on this site.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the member services department. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.
- Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
- Respect the purpose of the community. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.
- Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
- All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
- Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
- When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
- Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
- Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
- Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings.
The Legal Stuff
This site is provided as a service for the members of Nebraska State Bar Association. Nebraska State Bar Association is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by Nebraska State Bar Association or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall Nebraska State Bar Association be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants Nebraska State Bar Association and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
Nebraska State Bar Association does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of Nebraska State Bar Association we will take all appropriate action.
Nebraska State Bar Association reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.
NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
collects, uses, shares, and safeguards Personal Information and Non-Personal Information on all
sites owned or operated by NSBA, including but not limited to www.nebar.com (the “Sites”), as
members and all other users of the Sites.
By submitting Personal Information or Non-Personal Information to NSBA, each user or member
web page. Each user or member will be deemed to accept those revisions each time he or she
comments, information, or feedback that our users or members submit in any manner that we may
choose without notice or compensation to them.
III. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
A. Personal Information
We collect some information that could be used to personally identify individual people (“Personal
Information”). NSBA Sites collect this information for a variety of business reasons, including but
not limited to processing member applications, administering events or programs, and selling
products or services.
The types of Personal Information we collect include, but are not limited to:
• Contact Information (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email
addresses, telephone numbers)
• Professional Information (e.g., bar number, bar exam passage date, law firm name)
• Government-issued identification numbers (e.g., social security numbers, national
identification numbers, or tax identification numbers)
• Photographic Information (e.g., portraits of our members)
• Financial Information (e.g., credit and debit card numbers, credit reports, passwords, and
• Sensitive Personal Information (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or
NSBA also receives Personal Information from third parties for NSBA’s use in marketing to
potential new members or administering its current roster, such as the Nebraska State Bar
Commission or the Nebraska Supreme Court.
B. Non-Personal Information
We collect other information that does not directly identify our members or users as they interact
with our Sites (“Non-Personal Information”). The types of Non-Personal Information we collect
include, but are not limited to the following topics:
• Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages,
date/time stamp, time on Site)
• Products or services viewed, including advertisements for such products or services
• Computer type, operating system and platform type
• Internet service provider
• Industry and business information (e.g., company size and location, job functions, or
IV. HOW WE USE PERSONAL AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information in order to, among other things:
• Identify our users when they visit our Sites
• Provide service communications such as bill reminders, order confirmations, program
registrations and customer service messages
• Provide information about products or services that our users request or in which we think
they may be interested
• Respond to users’ emails or online requests for products, services, or information
• Deliver and process surveys
• Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
• Fulfill or deliver NSBA products and services
• Tailor content, advertising and marketing to our users
• Publish membership directories, membership lists and registration lists to allow our users
to find our members; such directories and lists will not include credit card information or
personal identification numbers such as Social Security Numbers, as set forth in the
Contact Information section below
• Improve the usability of our Sites
• Provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to our members or users based upon
V. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share Personal Information, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Information, in a variety
of ways including, but not limited to those below:
• We may share information with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform
business functions, such as information hosting services; packaging, mailing and delivering
services; customer support and consulting services; and event registration services.
• We may share information with third parties as required by law or to protect NSBA if we
have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to legal
requirements or comply with legal process served on NSBA; protect and defend NSBA’s
rights or property; or protect the personal safety of NSBA personnel or members of the
public in appropriate circumstances.
• We may share information with third parties in order to offer products and services that
may be of interest to our users or members professionally or personally (e.g., business
software solutions or member product discounts) in accordance with our Mailing List
Policy. Users may request that their information be removed from such lists by contacting
us as provided below.
• We may share information with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only
with a member’s or user’s consent.
VI. HOW MEMBERS CAN MANAGE THE PROCESSING OF THEIR
Members can manage all profile and email preferences through our online membership portal at
www.nebar.com/members. We process data based upon our members’ or users’ consent, contract
performance (e.g., purchase of products or membership sign-up/renewal), legitimate business
interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law. Members or users
that have consented to the processing of Personal Information have a right to withdraw their
consent at any time. To exercise these or other rights, members or users may contact us as provided
in the Contact Information section below.
VII. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain
products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from
us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other
businesses for marketing uses. Where applicable, this information includes the categories of
Personal Information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such
personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current
year will receive information about the prior year). To obtain this information, members or users
may contact us as provided in the Contact Information section below and include a full name,
preferred contact information (mailing address or email address), and State Bar Number, if
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from or market to children under the age of 13.
If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained the Personal Information of a person under the age
of 13, we will delete it.
IX. HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
NSBA implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against
unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information. Except
for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information
Information to certain companies who need the information to operate, develop, or improve our
services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and
may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet
Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is perfectly
secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect all Personal Information from
unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, NSBA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the
Personal Information transmitted to us, or to or from our online Sites. Members or users with
X. USER ID AND PASSWORD
Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID and password as an additional security
measure that helps protect our members’ Personal Information. To help our members protect their
privacy, the Sites have tools to help our members log in and out. These functions may not work
properly in web browsers that do not accept cookies or use certain other settings.
XI. LINKING TO OTHER INTERNET SITES
Other Internet sites linked from the Sites or from an NSBA email message may contain privacy
review the privacy statements of these other linked sites, applications, or other digital platforms.
XII. SOCIAL FEATURES
Social Features. Certain functionality on the Sites is specifically designed to permit interactions
that members or users initiate between the Sites and third party websites or services, including
third party social networks (“Social Features”). Examples of Social Features include enabling
members or users to transmit content to the Sites from their account on a third party website or
service, or to “like,” “share,” other otherwise interact with content on the Sites using other websites
or services. If they choose to use Social Features, information they post or provide access to may
be publicly displayed on the Sites or by the provider of the Social Feature that they use. Similarly,
if they post information on a third party platform that references NSBA (e.g., by using a hashtag
associated with NSBA in a tweet or status update), their post may be published on the Sites in
accordance with the terms of the third party website or service. In addition, both NSBA and the
third party may have access to certain information about them and their use of the Sites and the
third party site or service. In addition, we may receive information about them if other users of a
third party website give us access to their profiles and they are one of those third-party users’
“connections,” or information about them is otherwise accessible through those third-party users’
“connections” web pages, profile pages, or similar pages on a social networking or other third
party website or interactive service. The information we collect in connection with Social Features
is subject to this Privacy Notice. The information collected and stored by the third parties remains
subject to those third parties’ privacy practices, including whether the third parties continue to
share information with us, the types of information shared, and their choices with regard to what
is visible to others on those third party websites or services.
XIII. ACCESS, MODIFICATION, AND REMOVAL
Members can review, update and correct their through our online membership portal at
www.nebar.com/members. We retain Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the
by law. This may include retaining some Personal Information indefinitely, even after our
members have terminated their active membership, in order to provide them with future marketing
opportunities and other purposes, or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or
enforce any of our agreements. Any member or user may request that we delete all of his or her
Personal Information, at any time, by contacting us as provided in the Contact Information section
below, but the decision whether to delete such data remains in our sole discretion. We may decide
to delete Personal Information if we believe that the information is incomplete, inaccurate, or that
our continued use and storage of that Personal Information is contrary to our obligations to other
members, individuals, or third parties. When we delete Personal Information, it will be removed
from our active information databases or anonymized so that the information is no longer identified
with a particular member or user, but the information may remain in our archives if NSBA
determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.
XIV. COOKIES AND OTHER WEB DEVICES
Our website sends cookies to our members’ or users’ web browsers (if the browser’s preferences
allow it) to collect information when they browse our Sites. A cookie is a small piece of data that
a browser stores in order to collect information, such as which portion of the Sites a member or
user has visited in the past, in order to enhance that member’s or user’s next visit to the Web
Properties. Most Internet browsers can be set to automatically reject some or all cookies. Members
or users that view our website with a browser configured to accept any of our cookies consents to
receive those cookies from our Sites. Some features and functionality of our Sites may not operate
as expected if certain cookies are not allowed by the members’ or users’ browser. To find our more
about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. In addition to cookies, we place
technological tools such as tags and beacons (e.g., code scripts that are primarily used to track
members’ and users’ activities on our Sites by web analytics software), or other tools, to collect
Most web browsers can automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online
services that members or users visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what
“Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, the Sites currently
do not alter their operations when they receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.
To find out more about “Do Not Track,” members or users may wish to visit
We may also enable third-party advertising networks, advertisers and ad servers to promote third party products or
services by placing advertisements on the Sites. These advertisers and ad servers may use their own cookies or
other web devices in order to monitor information related to those advertisements and our members and users’
use of the Sites. Clicking on any of thoseadvertisements may direct members or users to the website of a third-party
information about third-party advertising, and to exercise choices regarding advertising
customization by third-party ad networks, our members and users may wish to visit the Network
Advertising Initiative website. (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp).
XV. TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES
We only process Personal Information in the United States, whose privacy laws may be less
stringent than the laws in other countries and whose government, courts, or law enforcement may
submitting Personal Information to us, our members and users agree to the transfer, storage and
processing of Personal Information in and to the United States.
XVI. RIGHT TO COMPLAIN TO SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, “GDPR”)
gives certain rights to European data subjects in relation to their personal data. NSBA does not
intend, by publishing the Sites or otherwise, to offer its services to persons located in Europe. The
Sites are hosted in the United States and are governed by United States law. NSBA does not
represent that it is subject to or complies with the laws of any government or regulatory regime
outside the United States of America. Personal Information or Browsing Information that is
submitted when members or users use the Sites from outside the United States is transferred to,
stored, and processed in the United States. Where GDPR applies both to members’ or users’ use
of the Sites and to NSBA, we will only process personal data (as that term is defined under GDPR)
when we have a legal basis to do so. Those bases may include our members’ or users’ consent, but
we also may process those data in situations where our processing is necessary: for the
performance services requested by our members or users; to comply with our legal obligations; to
pursue our legitimate interests; or to establish or defend a legal claim.
Where GDPR applies both to members’ or users’ use of the Sites and to NSBA, those members or
users may have the following rights under some circumstances:
• The right request information about what personal information we have about them.
• The right to request rectification, deletion, and limitation of the processing (blocking) of
their personal information as long as this is legally permissible and possible within the
framework of an existing contractual relationship.
• The right to request a transfer of the personal information that they have provided us on
the basis of a consent or a contract (data portability).
• If they have given us consent for personal information processing, the right to revoke it at
any time in the same way that they granted it. Revocation of that consent will not affect the
legality of the processing done before they revoked their consent.
To exercise these rights, members or users may contact us by one of the methods set forth in the
Contact Information section below. We will respond to any such requests within thirty days. We
may not be able to accommodate every request in every situation, but if that is the case, we will
still notify the requester. We may charge an administrative fee for subsequent requests.
XVII. BREACH NOTIFICATION
In the event that Personal Information is inadvertently or maliciously disclosed in a manner
or other means as required by law.
Members and users may contact us as indicated below with questions, comments, or complaints
concerning our privacy practices, or to change, access, or remove their Personal Information.
Nebraska State Bar Association
635 S. 14th Street, Ste 200
Lincoln, NE 68508
Adopted October 18, 2018 by the NSBA House of Delegates