CBA Privacy Policy

CBA of Georgia is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This notice explains how CBA of Georgia uses any personal information we collect about you when you use this website and/or become a member. CBA of Georgia collects personal data only with your consent (i.e. by joining CBA of Georgia or creating a guest account) or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of CBA of Georgia in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. CBA of Georgia endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with CBA of Georgia and the practices described in this Privacy & Data Use Notice.

What Information Do We Collect About You?
We collect information about you when you join CBA of Georgia, create a guest account on our website, register for an event, or otherwise input information about yourself in your use of the website. The specific information collected can be found via the join/renewal form, event registration form, etc. This information is collected transparently and voluntarily. Website usage information is collected using cookies (defined below), however this data is not personally identifiable.

How Will We Use This Information?
Your personal, contact, and other information is collected so that CBA OF GEORGIA may:

1) provide members, prospective members, and attendees with goods and services, including membership services, educational content, events, and the like;
2) communicate with you about your membership, our events, other association news and business, and/or communicate with you with promotional material from our sponsors;
3) analyze membership composition and trends;
4) tailor member and event services based upon known information about our members;
5) include your contact information in the member directory;
6) contact you regarding opportunities for volunteer service with the association (your information may be shared with volunteers such as the Executive Board and Nominations and Elections Committee).

We occasionally sell or provide names and mailing addresses to relevant third parties, such as providing a member or conference attendee mailing list to our preferred partners. Explicit permission to do so is requested via the member join and renew form. Additionally, we may share personal information with third parties who are facilitating the delivery of CBA of Georgia services.

DISCLAIMER: CBA does not distribute/disclose email lists. Entities offering any such list are not affiliated with CBA of GA and should be treated as spam. All communication from CBA will come from an domain or from FinEd/Community Bankers Webinar Network (webinar communications)

How Will We Communicate With You?
CBA of Georgia will send you information about association news, registration, etc. By creating an account on the CBA of Georgia website, you consent to receiving emailed communications from us. You may opt out from marketing materials using the “Safe Unsubscribe” link on all emails we send or by sending your request to, though you will subsequently not receive any CBA of Georgia news or information (including registration notices for any professional development education programs or annual convention). You will receive automated notices from the website (such as expiration reminders and event registration confirmations) regardless of whether you opt out of marketing materials.

Where Is My Information Stored?
Information related to your member or guest account with CBA of Georgia is maintained in your user profile. This personal information is stored in one or more software platforms hosted by third parties. These third parties do not use your personal information for any purpose other than cloud storage and retrieval, or other purpose as noted below. A sample of this software is as follows:

  •  Website association management software
  • Mail Chimp (email marketing software)
  • QuickBooks Online (accounting software)

Website Cookies
As is true of most web sites, CBA of Georgia’s website collects certain information automatically utilizing cookies. CBA of Georgia utilizes cookies in order to give you the best experience on our website. Cookies assist with the website “remembering” you, and also with our ability to use analyze and assess website behavior and activity so that CBA of Georgia may evaluate and adapt the website itself based on visitor use. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the CBA of Georgia’s website, including a history of the pages you view. You can set your browser not to accept cookies. For more information on cookies, here are third-party links for your reference:

Other Websites
Our website contains links to other websites and subscription services. This Privacy & Data Use Notice only applies to the CBA of Georgia website. When you click a link to an outside website, you are leaving the CBA of Georgia site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the outside website.

Changes to this Statement
CBA of Georgia will occasionally update this Privacy Notice to reflect company and customer feedback. CBA of Georgia encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CBA of Georgia is protecting your information.

How to Contact Us
The CBA privacy policy may change at any time and any changes will be posted on this page. If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact CBA by email at or by calling (770) 541-4490. Contact by mail at Community Bankers Association of Georgia, 1640 Powers Ferry Road SE, Building 28, Suite 100 or by fax at (770) 541-4496.

E-Mail Privacy and Member Contact Information

CBA communicates with its membership primarily through emails. Members can always opt out of receiving e-mails or restrict the category of e-mails they receive. The CBA membership directory is available to members and elected officials. However, such lists do not include e-mail addresses. We do, however, provide e-mail lists to our third-party webinar provider for purposes of marketing our community bank webinars only. We may provide personally identifiable or other information in response to a lawful request from a law enforcement or government agency.

External Links

The CBA website may contain links to other websites. CBA is not responsible for the privacy practices of outside websites. The CBA also will not guarantee the accuracy of links in the event an outside website changes its links or moves its website.

Use of Cookies and IP Addresses

CBA uses cookies on the members-only pages to store your username and password locally for easy access. Cookies are small bits of information that is stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however, if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. CBA cannot control the use of cookies by other sites that may be linked to this site. Visitors to the public areas of the website remain anonymous. CBA uses industry-standard software to collect only non-personally identifying information concerning the usage of our website by that visitor, such as the date and time the visitor accessed our website, the visitor’s IP address (a numeric address given to servers connected to the Internet), information concerning the visitor’s web browser, the visitor’s geographic location, and other access-related information.

Google Analytics

CBA also uses Google Analytics to process data regarding your use of the website. For more information regarding how Google uses this data, please click the following link to Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use or partners’ sites or apps,” located at

User Accounts

When registering to use a “Members Only” feature, it is solely your responsibility to keep your account information, such as username and password, secure. CBA will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. If you lose or forget your username or password, you can request the information using the “forgot password” feature on the logo screen or by calling CBA at (770) 541-4490.

Registration and Order Forms

Registrations and order forms on this site operate in a secure environment. Users provide contact information (i.e. email address, phone number, etc.) and/or financial information (i.e. credit card numbers). Customer information is sued to process registrations/dues, bill credit cards, and/or CBA invoices and to contact the customer when necessary.


We employ reasonable security measures to protect sensitive information, including personally identifiable information, in our possession. However, no electronically stored information is completely secure. Consequently, while we strive to secure the information we have collected online concerning you, we cannot guarantee such security, and you ultimately provide such information at your own risk.


The Community Bankers Association of Georgia provides the information on its website as a service to members. No information found on this website should be considered as the final word on any subject covered