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PSJD Privacy Policy

NALP—the organization that administers and operates PSJD—respects the privacy of PSJD’s subscriber schools, their students, alumni and staff; public service legal employers or their authorized agents; and other visitors to this website (collectively, “Users”). To protect online privacy, NALP has implemented the following policy f or the PSJD site.

Data collected by NALP on the PSJD website is used to provide better service to Users. It is NALP's policy to collect and store personal information only if knowingly submitted by users. "Personal information" includes an individual's name, address, contact numbers, email addresses, and other individualized data. It is different from "aggregate data," which includes non-individualized information about an overall group, as well as users' IP addresses, number of hits per page, etc.

Use of Data

In order to use the PSJD database, users must register (as covered in the Terms of Use). Subscribing law schools voluntarily provide basic contact, email and address information for the school and any staff members permitted to access PSJD as school administrators. Students voluntarily provide contact, email, address, law school, graduation, and password information. Information about employer organizations may be submitted directly by an organization, contributed by a subscribing law school, or compiled from review of various media sources. All information may be edited or deleted directly by Users or at the request of a User at any time, and is accessed by NALP/PSJD and its agents only for purposes of operating and maintaining the PSJD website, and for assisting PSJD Users.

General users (those who do not have password-protected User accounts)

NALP does not collect any personal information from Users browsing PSJD. Those browsing PSJD’s publicly accessible areas do so anonymously. Only aggregate data, such as IP addresses and the number of hits per page, are collected; these data do not provide any personally identifying information and are only used for internal analysis of website usage and traffic.

Registered Users (those who are approved to access the password-protected areas of PSJD)

To gain access to password-protected pages and features of PSJD after registering, Users are asked to log in using some limited information such as username and password or member number. These data are submitted voluntarily. When Users log in, NALP's system will set a cookie, a small piece of data stored on their computer, in order to provide access to members-only information. A cookie cannot read other data from Users’ computers hard disks and is not used to disseminate information about Users over the Internet or to analyze information that Users have provided. NALP does not allow third parties to set cookies from the PSJD site; cookies set by NALP are used only to pass information from the User to and among NALP's web servers. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your browser options to block cookies if you prefer. If the User declines attachment of a cookie, they may not have access to the full benefits of the PSJD site.

Disclosure of Information

We will not sell, rent or trade personal information to marketers or information brokers. We do not disclose any personal information to third parties except as explained below.

  • Personal information may be released to companies and individuals we employ to perform work on our behalf, such as web site developers or administrative staff. These companies and individuals will only have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their jobs, and they may not share your information with anyone else.
  • Students and alumni of subscriber schools, as well as job seekers who register for individual accounts, are eligible to use the site only as specified in the Terms of Use. Personal information about students and alumni registered in conjunction with a law school is available to some members of that law school’s staff, as well as to PSJD/NALP staff.
  • Information about employer organizations and job opportunities is made available in a password-protected area to registered users of PSJD, as well as being accessible to PSJD/NALP staff. In some cases, information about job opportunities (for instance, postgraduate fellowships) may also be made available in print as part of the annually published PSJD Comprehensive Fellowships Guide. Further, some job opportunities may be selected to be temporarily featured on the PSJD homepage, which is publicly available.
  • We may disclose personal information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a government entity, or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; protect the rights or property of PSJD/NALP; prevent a crime; or protect the personal safety of Users.

General Provisions

Links to other web sites

The PSJD website contains links to other websites. NALP/PSJD has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. Inclusion of links to an outside website, whether in an advertisement or content area, is not an endorsement of the outside website or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate. Your use of such linked sites is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the providers of those sites. We encourage Users to be aware when they leave PSJD’s site and to read the privacy statements of any site that collects personal information.


NALP/PSJD has implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. These precautions include data encryption, firewall protection, and restricted server access. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

Changes to Privacy Policy

NALP reserves the right to change its privacy policies at any time. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. For members of NALP, this privacy policy is a supplement to, not a replacement for, any other agreements or terms provided by NALP to you.

Contacting PSJD/NALP

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with NALP, or if you are concerned that NALP has handled information in a manner that does not comply with this policy, please contact us at [email protected] or (202) 296-0057.