The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum ("LABF") respects the privacy of its members, customers, subscribers, event registrants and other visitors to its website ("Users") and has adopted this privacy policy in order to highlight the importance of privacy. This policy, which discloses ways in which the LABF gathers and distributes information, may change at any time. Any changes will be posted on this website within this policy.

Collected Information
It is the LABF's general policy to collect only such personally identifiable information as our Users knowingly provide. The LABF does not collect personally identifiable information from those merely browsing the LABF website. Most information collected on the website is used to better enable the LABF to serve its members and customers. We may also contact you regarding a website problem or other customer or member service-related issues.

Those joining the LABF as members, registering for LABF events and other services and activities on the website provide personally identifiable information as requested for those activities. The categories of personally identifiable information collected may include names, titles, professional license and certification information, biographical information, event registration information, companies, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses and possibly other identifiers that permit the physical or online contacting of a specific individual. Individuals are requested to provide similar information when they sign up by offline methods.

The LABF does not market to children and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children on the LABF website.

Use of Information
The LABF uses the data collected to provide and improve goods and services to Users. Registrant contact information may be made available to other participants. This may include the compilation of such information in hard copy which may be made available to participants and, in limited circumstances, to others. Member information will be made available to the public unless otherwise requested.

LABF members, customers, subscribers and event registrants will receive electronic and printed communications, including, where applicable, regular publications and information regarding LABF member and other events, elections, and other information related to the provision of member and customer services. Member communications are delivered as part of your LABF membership.

Because LABF members are automatically enrolled as members of the California Bankruptcy Forum ("CBF"), we will share your name and contact information with the CBF. Visitors to the CBF website have access to the CBF online member directory, which includes the names of all members and other member profile information, except to the extent that the member requests that any such information not be included. For additional information regarding CBF's use of information collection, please see the CBF's privacy statement posted on its website,

Usage Tracking
We track information on Users in terms of what pages they visit and the different interaction/touch points Users encounter when visiting our website. While we do not typically store this information in a fashion that enables us to automatically identify individual Users, we do store IP addresses, session times and pages visited which could be used to piece together data on an individual User.

This data may also be used by the LABF, in the aggregate, to identify appropriate User offerings.

The LABF does not track its Users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to "do not track" signals.

The LABF does not authorize other parties to collect personally identifiable information about our Users' online activities over time and across different websites when they use the LABF's website or service.

Purchases and Fulfillment
When you place an order or register for a LABF event or product/subscription or apply for membership, we may request additional information such as cardholder information, credit card number, expiration date and security code. This information is used for confirmation and billing purposes and to service the order. Also, when you register for an event, we may request additional information about your meal preference. This information is used only for the specific event.

The LABF may use third-party service providers such as credit card processing companies, shipping companies, mailing houses and event coordinators together with other service providers as required to satisfy customer requests.

When you register for an LABF event, we may provide necessary information to hotels and to facilities hosting events. These parties are allowed to use that personal information only to provide services relevant to the event.

Updating Personal Information
If you are a User from whom we have collected personally identifiable information, and your information changes, you may update it by e-mailing

Use of "Cookies" "Cookies" are pieces of data that a website may send for storage by your web browser on your computer's hard drive. The LABF website does not set cookies.

The LABF uses commercially reasonable measures in an attempt to provide its users with a secure online experience. To do this, we use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety and confidentiality of personal information about you. All user registration information is contained behind a firewall; it is accessible only by the LABF's management company employees, by LABF contractors, and (not including credit card information) by certain members of the LABF's board of directors. The database is protected behind a firewall.

The LABF's website contains links to websites not within the LABF domain. The LABF is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such sites. We encourage our Users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by the LABF website.

Electronic Discussion Groups
The LABF's website does not offer electronic discussion groups. This privacy policy only applies to the LABF's website.

Notification of Policy Changes; Effective Date
We will notify members and other Users about material changes to our privacy policy by posting the privacy policy as changed on our website. Thus, Users of the website may want to periodically review the policy for changes.

The effective date of the current privacy policy is January 4, 2016.

Contact LABF
If you have any additional questions, please contact the LABF at:

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
c/o Credit Management Association
111 N. Maryland Ave., Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91206

Telephone: 818.972.5343

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