Privacy Policy

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, as well as our clients, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners. This privacy policy explains the information we collect through our website ( and how it is used and safeguarded.

We may ask for information or feedback from you through online forms, surveys or other methods in order to process a donation, subscribe you to our newsletter, provide you with information, or to better understand your interests and needs. Any personal information you provide us is entirely voluntary and will only be accessible to certain qualified staff. We use the latest SSL data encryption technology to ensure that when you subscribe or donate to Bay Area Legal Aid, your information is secure.

We do not sell or rent subscriber or donor information under any circumstances. We will not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website without prior consent except as compelled by law. If you have questions about this privacy policy or would like us to correct or delete your personal data, please contact us.

Text (SMS, MMS)
If you consent to receiving texts from Bay Area Legal Aid, you may receive texts regarding your intake, legal case, satisfaction survey, notification of changes in the law, appointment confirmations, referrals, clinic information and/or legal information.  You may OPT OUT of text messages by replying STOP or HELP. Message or data rates may apply.  Frequency of messages may vary.  Your data will not be sold or distributed to third parties.

Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who meet eligibility and case acceptance guidelines. We cannot guarantee representation. This website contains materials that are for general informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, and are not guaranteed to be complete or up-to-date. You should not act or rely on any information available from this (or any) website without seeking the advice of an attorney. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon any single source of information.

Viewing this website, or communicating with us through this website, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Bay Area Legal Aid. Sending email to an attorney mentioned in this site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the attorney. Unless you are already a client of the attorney, your email may not be protected by the attorney-client privilege. Moreover, unless it is encrypted, email can be intercepted by persons other than the recipient.

This website contains links to other websites whose privacy policies differ from ours. Bay Area Legal Aid is not responsible for content or privacy policies of any linked website. Additionally, the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of or affiliation with that organization.

Bay Area Legal Aid’s Client Complaint Procedures may be obtained by calling the Administrative Office at (510) 663-4755.