Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Who we are

We are the Lackawanna Bar Association, 233 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

Our website address is:

Legal Disclaimer

The following “plain-language” disclaimers apply to this lawyer-related website:

  • the website presents only general information;
  • nothing on this website is legal advice or is intended to be legal advise;
  • seek a lawyer’s advice before relying on any information from this website or referenced websites;
  • not liable for errors, omissions, etc.;
  • no warranty;
  • no attorney-client relationship or expectation of lawyer confidentiality arises from use of the website or from sending an email/contact form or otherwise contacting the Lackawanna Bar Association; and
  • void where prohibited by law.

Use of "plain language" neither is intended to nor does it alter or waive any legal rights.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When visitors submit a contact form, the visitor voluntarily provides information such as telephone number and email address. We collect the data shown in the contact form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


To the best of our knowledge, we do not engage in analytics or "web tracking."

Who we share your data with

We do not generally share visitor data with outside parties. We may share visitor data internally and with our outside vendors to trouble-shoot, identify misuse, or as required by law. If the visitor seeks a referral, we may share visitor information with referral service's subscribing attorneys and staff.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us, if any and if available via the website functionality.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Lackawanna Bar Association, 233 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

TEL: (570) 969-9161
FAX: (570) 969-9170