Privacy Policy

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This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (“NLADA”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (“You” or “Users”) of our website located at (“Website”).

The Types of Information NLADA Collects

  • Non-personally identifiable information

NLADA collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit our Website. Such information may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you used, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited the Website, the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website, and which pages you viewed on the Website.

  • Web browser cookies

The Website may use “cookies” to enhance your experience with the Website. NLADA may also use cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat Users and the most popular webpages, and for other purposes.  NLADA does not use cookies to track User activity on an individual basis. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

  • Personally identifiable information

NLADA collects personally identifiable information (such as names, email addresses, mailing addresses) from Users when they voluntarily provide such information to us, including, for example, when Users sign up to become members of NLADA, when Users register for a conference or other event, or when Users complete the form under the “Contact Us” section of the Website. 

How NLADA Uses the Information that It Collects

NLADA uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that NLADA can improve the Website and its offerings. NLADA also uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, in other words, to provide requested information, to process a donation or event registration, or to otherwise fulfill a request. If you provide NLADA with your email address and/or mailing address, NLADA may add you to its email and/or mailing list, as applicable, and may contact you with information that NLADA thinks will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from NLADA, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email NLADA sends you, or send NLADA an email at [email protected] and ask to be removed from NLADA’s distribution lists.

How NLADA Protects User Information

NLADA adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, but NLADA cannot guarantee that your information is 100% secure. In addition, please recognize that email is not a secure method of communication, so you should not include sensitive information in any email you send to us. Your credit card information is stored in a manner that is PCI compliant.

Sharing Personal Information

NLADA uses third party service providers to help it operate its business and the Website or administer activities on NLADA’s, such as registering for conferences and other events and collecting donations online. NLADA may share User information with these third parties for those limited purposes but NLADA requires that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.

In addition, NLADA shares personally identifiable information about Users with the NLADA Service Corporation but, other than as stated herein, not with other third parties unless required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. 

NLADA may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties.

Third Party Websites

NLADA may provide links from the Website to other websites. NLADA does not control the content or links that appear on these third party websites and is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website. These websites and services have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to or from NLADA’s Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. This Privacy Policy covers only information collected through the use of NLADA’s Website. In addition, NLADA does not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, NLADA never collects information at the Website from those NLADA knows are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If NLADA becomes aware of having information about anyone under 13, NLADA will promptly delete the information.

California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to NLADA, you may request information once per calendar year about NLADA’s disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to NLADA at [email protected].

Changes to this Privacy Policy

NLADA may update this Privacy Policy at any time. When it does, NLADA will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. NLADA encourages Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information NLADA collects and how it uses that information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any modifications since your last visit.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting NLADA

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything relating to the Website, please contact NLADA at [email protected].

June 27, 2016