We are committed to providing you the best possible online service and experience, and your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of the operation of LSAC.org, certain types of information are gathered about LSAC.org users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, and what we do with this information.
Information Collected at LSAC.org
Two types of personally identifying information are collected from LSAC.org users: personal data that users supply to us voluntarily (such as names and e-mail addresses), and aggregated data (such as information about LSAC.org traffic patterns).
Personal data is collected when users voluntarily provide data on LSAC.org; for example, when registering for our services or purchasing our products. LSAC's primary activity is the collection and dissemination, to law schools and researchers, of data about persons interested in applying to law school. This activity is designed to streamline and improve the law school admission process for both applicants and schools. Data collection and dissemination is the heart of what we do. LSAC's Data Retention and Confidentiality policy is available on this website.
When you visit the LSAC.org site, we collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes which pages are visited, types of products purchased, and any feedback from our visitors. We then aggregate this information with hundreds of thousands of other pieces of information to improve our site and make your experience on the site as valuable and efficient as possible.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site registrations, is also collected through various methods. For example, IP addresses are collected at LSAC.org. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that serve up webpages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page at LSAC.org, our servers log your IP address. IP addresses are not linked to anything personally identifiable at LSAC.org, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us. IP addresses are collected at LSAC.org for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data about the volume of use on LSAC.org.
Cookies are also used at LSAC.org to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that most major websites write to your hard drive for record-keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow activity to be measured on LSAC.org and are also used to improve your user experience; for example, opening special registration sessions within an LSAC.org account and LSAC electronic applications for plugins, searches, and data population, thus allowing you to cut steps. Except for personal information voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during registration or use of our online services), information transferred through cookies is not used by LSAC for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information shared with any third parties whatsoever.
Use of Information Collected by Our Traffic Analysis Software
The personal and aggregated information we collect through our traffic analysis software is used for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the website, to customize the content and/or layout of the website for each individual user, and to be able to implement and provide a more user-friendly site that meets the system requirements of our users. This collected data also helps us get an overview of the number of users visiting our site so that our systems and servers are running at optimal performance.
Security and Credit Card Processing
We use the latest encryption technology (SSL—secured sockets layer) to keep your personal information safe. All your personally identifiable information—including your name, address, and credit card number—is encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Your credit card and billing information cannot be read as it travels to our servers. To ensure that your information is even more secure, once we receive your personal or credit card information, we store it on a server that isn 't accessible from the Internet. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you are welcome to call LSAC at 215.968.1001 to register for our services or order our products.
By using LSAC's website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by LSAC as described in this policy.
LSAC fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services, including LSAC.org, for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about users who we believe are in violation of our content guidelines. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.
LSAC wants you to be aware that when you click on links that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, LSAC cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties.
This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
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