Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy 

AAJ respects the privacy of our members and other visitors to this site. We want you to know how we handle the information you may provide on

Purchases on the Web Site

When an AAJ member buys one of our products or services online, for example, a Section membership or registration for an AAJ convention, this purchase is entered into your record in AAJ's database. We use the information to target our future communications, so we can send you news about resources pertinent to your interests and avoid sending you items that are not relevant.

Nonmembers of AAJ may buy certain items on, such as seminar registrations and publication subscriptions. When making these purchases online, nonmembers are asked to provide their name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. This information is used to fulfill your order and then is retained so we can notify you in the future about new, related products or services that may be of interest.

A cookie is a piece of information that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our system to recognize your browser and operating system information. We use cookies to track traffic statistics on In addition, by setting a cookie for you when you visit the "Exchange" portion of AAJ's Web site, we make it possible for you to move back and forth between and the Exchange without having to log in your password more than once.

The "help" portion of the toolbar in most browsers will explain how to identify and disable cookies. However, keep in mind that because cookies help us recognize you, they can make your experience on our Web site faster and easier.

Some of our advertisers may use cookies on their sites; however, we have no access or control over these cookies.

Log Files
AAJ's Web site automatically receives and records information on server logs from your browser including your Internet Protocol (IP) address and requested pages on the Web site. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, know the number of hits per page, administer the site, track users' movement on our site, and gather broad demographic data for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Credit Card Numbers
AAJ members, and, in some cases, nonmembers, may purchase AAJ products and services on our site. When our registration or order form asks you to enter your credit card number, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry, SSL. AAJ does not disclose your credit card account information to any other company.

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that AAJ is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, including those you may reach through banner ads placed on our site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

All of our users' information is restricted. Only employees and subcontractors who need the information to perform a certain job, for example, to create a list of convention registrants, are granted access to personally identifiable information. In addition, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

E-Mail Addresses
If you are an AAJ member, you must provide your e-mail address to access the members-only portion of Your e-mail address is also required in order to receive the AAJ News Brief, free news information services for AAJ members only.

AAJ regularly e-mails members with legislative news or information about AAJ products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. In addition, sometimes AAJ sends offers via e-mail to selected groups of AAJ members on behalf of certain non-affiliated businesses whose products or services may be of interest. When we do this, we do not give that company your e-mail address, your name, or any other information that identifies you personally. AAJ stores members' e-mail addresses on our in-house database.  AAJ does release member e-mail addresses to affiliated organizations, specifically, West, WestLegalEdcenter, and service providers only.

With each e-mail sent from AAJ, members are given the opportunity to opt out of receiving this type of e-mail message in the future. This is easily done with a reply e-mail. You can also direct us not to send you e-mails when you fill out your annual Member Update Form.

If you would like to opt out of certain types of e-mails right now, you may do so as follows:

  • To opt out of e-mails about AAJ legislative or public policy issues, send an e-mail to
  • To opt out of e-mails about AAJ products and services, send an e-mail to
  • To opt out of e-mails that AAJ sends on behalf of certain business whose products or services may be of interest to you, send an e-mail to

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