Last modified: October 28, 2016
Information Collection and Use
We do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us in order to access our website(s). However, from time to time, we will ask you to provide personal information to utilize the full range of our services. This will sometimes require that you create an account.
When you sign up for an account on our website(s), we ask you for your email address and a unique username. Optionally, you may input your name. You will determine your password, which you may change at any time. Your password is encrypted and we cannot, and will not attempt to, decrypt it at any time. If you forget the password, we cannot retrieve it for you. However, you may reset your password by visiting the login page and clicking “Forgot Your Password?”. Your email address is stored as plain text. In addition, we will store other information that you attach to your account. This may include things such as comments, biographical information, registration date, and other user-supplied information.
When you visit our website(s), we may send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. This enables our software to communicate with our users effectively, and enables us to improve the quality of our service. We will not provide cookie information to any third party. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some LST features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
When you visit our website(s), our server(s) automatically recognize and log information that your browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, date/time of the request, etc. Our server(s) do not recognize your email address unless you logged in and provided it to us. We collect this information, particularly information about your browser, to improve usability.
Communications with Law School Transparency
When you correspond with LST, we may retain those communications and use reasonable judgment, factoring in LST’s mission, when publishing them. If your correspondence is on behalf of a law school, website, or publication, we reserve the right to publish your name and public email address. For individuals that send comments, employment data or stories, or provide tips, we will maintain your anonymity unless you expressly grant us authority to the contrary.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data that we have collected from visitors. We restrict access to personal information to LST administrators, and agents of LST who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
When you use LST services, we make good faith efforts to (a) provide you with access to your personal information and (b) either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Please send us email at the above address or visit the user dashboard to make changes yourself.