Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Sacramento Filipino American Lawyers Association (SacFALA). SacFALA is a recently formed association comprising Fil-Am lawyers, judges, and law students in the Sacramento area. Our primary mission is to address legal issues within the Filipino-American community and support the professional growth and concerns of Filipino-American legal professionals in the region.

1. Your Consent Matters

By accessing and using our website, you acknowledge your consent to our Privacy Policy. SacFALA values your privacy and strives to provide a seamless online experience. This includes the collection of basic personal information such as location, cookies, and log file data. You can customize certain data collection settings like cookies by adjusting your web browser settings, but using our website implies consent to our privacy policy.

2. Information We Collect

We collect specific user data to improve your experience and serve our community better. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. The information we may collect includes:

  • Personal Data: We may request basic personal information such as your name, phone number, email address, and contact details. We use this data primarily to communicate with our community members and provide personalized updates.
  • Location Information: Our website may collect location data to provide relevant information tailored to your geographic area. You have control over this information through your device settings.
  • Cookies: Like most websites, we use cookies to enhance user experience and gather insights into how our website is used. You can manage and refuse cookies through your browser settings.
  • Log Files: We use log files to record information when visitors access our site, helping us improve website functionality. Common data collected may include IP addresses, browser types, device types, and internet service provider details.

3. How We Use Your Data

We utilize user data to enhance website functionality and security. Our key data use purposes include:

  • Website Operations and Maintenance: Ensuring our website remains functional, up-to-date, and user-friendly.
  • Personalization of Our Website: Customizing the user experience based on preferences and feedback.
  • Analysis of User Behavior: Understanding how users navigate our website to enhance functionality and user experience.
  • Resolution of Technical Issues: Swift identification and resolution of technical issues.
  • Community Support Services: Providing effective support to our community members.
  • Updates and Notifications: Keeping community members informed about significant website changes.
  • Communication: Using provided contact information to communicate effectively. Community members can opt out of communications.
  • Fraud Prevention: Identifying and preventing fraudulent activities to protect user information.

We retain Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in our privacy policy, complying with legal requirements, resolving disputes, and enforcing agreements.

4. Data Protection and Security

SacFALA is committed to data security and protection. We employ advanced security measures including encryption, firewalls, and secure servers to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches. Our organization monitors systems regularly, updates procedures, and strictly controls access to personal data, ensuring confidential handling.

5. Your Rights under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

SacFALA is committed to protecting your data and ensuring your rights are upheld under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA). This section outlines your rights and how you can exercise them:

  • Right to Access, Update, or Delete Information: You have the right to access, update, or request the deletion of your Personal Data directly within the settings section of your account on our website. If you encounter any difficulties in performing these actions on your own, please reach out to us for assistance. We will respond promptly and ensure your information is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Right of Rectification: You have the right to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete information about you. If you believe that any of your Personal Data held by SacFALA is incorrect or outdated, please contact us, and we will rectify it promptly to ensure accuracy.
  • Right to Object: You can object to our processing of your Personal Data. If you have specific objections or concerns about how your data is being used, please let us know, and we will assess your request and make necessary adjustments in compliance with the law.
  • Right of Restriction: You have the right to request the limitation of the processing of your personal information under certain circumstances. If you wish to restrict how your data is used, please contact us, and we will review your request and act accordingly.
  • Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format copy of the information we hold about you. If you want to obtain a copy of your data for your records or to transfer it to another service provider, please reach out to us, and we will provide the requested information.
  • Right to Withdraw Consent: You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time if we relied on your consent to process your personal information. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please inform us, and we will cease processing your data as per your request.

Please be aware that we may need to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Upon making a request, we have one month to respond to you. Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the provided contact information.

Furthermore, you retain the right to file a complaint with a Data Protection Authority regarding our collection and utilization of your Personal Data. For further details, please reach out to your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

At SacFALA, we are dedicated to ensuring that your data protection rights are respected and upheld. Your privacy is a top priority, and we are here to assist you in exercising your rights under GDPR. If you have any questions or require assistance regarding your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

6. Third-Party Information and Providers

While our website may link to or interact with third-party services, we are not responsible for their content, policies, or practices. Third-party links are for informational purposes only. We encourage users to exercise caution, review third-party privacy policies, and use third-party services at their own discretion and risk. Our commitment to data protection applies exclusively to information we directly collect and manage.

7. Understanding Cookies and Internet Data

Cookies are vital for personalized internet experiences. They are small data files stored by your web browser to recognize your device and remember your preferences. Cookies can be session-based (temporary) or persistent (remain on your device).
Cookies enhance usability, but we respect your privacy choices. You can manage your cookie settings through your browser. Refusing cookies may impact website features, but our aim is to balance functionality with data privacy.

8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update our privacy policy to align with evolving standards and practices. Changes will be reflected on our website, and we may notify you via email or our website. We encourage regular review of our privacy policy to stay informed about how we use and protect your personal information.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or need legal assistance, please contact us at We are here to provide support to the Filipino-American legal community and ensure your privacy and trust are respected.