Privacy Policy

California Bankruptcy Forum

California Bankruptcy Forum™ (“CBF”) 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 CBF ™ gathers and distributes information, may change at any time. Any changes will be posted on this website within this policy.

Collected Information

It is CBF’s general policy to collect only such personally identifiable information as our Users knowingly provide. CBF does not collect personally identifiable information from those merely browsing the CBF website. Most information collected on the website is used to better enable CBF 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 CBF as members, registering for CBF events and other services and activities on the website provide personally identifiable information as requested for those actions. The categories of personally identifiable information collected may include names, titles, passwords, 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.

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

Use of Information

CBF 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.

CBF members, customers, subscribers and event registrants will receive electronic and printed communications, including, where applicable, regular publications and information regarding CBF 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 CBF membership. Visitors to the CBF website also 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.

CBF also provides information collected, as indicated above, to third parties with which CBF does business. CBF, as part of its annual conference, provides conference registrants’ information, including name, firm, address, telephone number and e-mail address, to vendors such as hotels, hotel reservations systems, the conference registration system vendor and to exhibitor and sponsors for social invitations and marketing use.

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 CBF, in the aggregate, to identify appropriate User offerings.

CBF 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.

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

Purchases and Fulfillment

When you place an order or register for a CBF 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 hotel, meal and other travel preferences. This information is used only for the specific event.

CBF 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 a CBF 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 as follows: if you are a member, by e-mailing your local CBF administrator; if you are a customer, event registrant or subscriber, 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 CBF website does not set cookies.


CBF 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 and is accessible only by CBF’s management company employees and by CBF contractors. The database is protected behind a firewall.


CBF’s website contains links to websites not within the CBF domain. CBF 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 CBF website.

Electronic Discussion Groups

The CBF website does not offer electronic discussion groups. This privacy policy only applies to the CBF 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 August 8, 2015.

Contact CBF

If you have any additional questions, please contact CBF Headquarters: CBF c/o JBS & Associates 954 La Mirada Street Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Telephone 949-497-3673 ext. 1200

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