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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Information gathered by the American Inns of Court Foundation

This is the American Inns of Court Foundation’s (“AICF”) online privacy policy. This policy applies only to activities AICF engages in on its website and does not apply to AICF activities that are “offline” or unrelated to the website. AICF collects certain anonymous data regarding the usage of the website. This information does not personally identify users and is gathered to improve the performance of the website. The anonymous data collected by the AICF website can include information such as the type of browser you are using, your IP address and the length of the visit to the website.

You may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the AICF website, which may include your name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and e-mail address. This information can be gathered when feedback or e-mails are sent to AICF or when you register for services. In all such cases you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information.


Cookies are small bits of data that are deposited on a user’s hard drive. The AICF website utilizes cookies and IP addresses for certain functions. Cookies permit users to store their password and other user information without having to constantly re-enter this data. Cookies also permit AICF to tailor our website to your needs. Most browsers permit users to decline to accept cookies, although the default setting is typically to accept them. You may choose to decline the cookies, but certain functions of the website may not be accessible to you.

Use and Disclosure of Information

AICF does not sell personally identifiable information, such as your name or e-mail address to advertisers. However, non-personal “aggregated data” is used to enhance the operation of our website and to analyze interest in the specific areas of our website. Moreover, we may in some circumstances disclose personally identifiable information to third parties to enhance your experience on our website. Additionally, if you provide AICF with content for publishing or feedback, we may publish your user name or other identifying data.

AICF may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such request. AICF may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

Other Websites

AICF is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party’s privacy policies before providing any data to them.


AICF takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, AICF cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.


AICF does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Children are not permitted to use the AICF website or services, and AICF requests that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to the website. Since information regarding children under the age of 13 is not collected, AICF does not knowingly distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13.

Modifications of the Privacy Policy

AICF reserves the rights to modify its privacy policy at any time and will notify you by posting an amendment to the privacy policy on the website. Such modifications will become effective on the day they are posted. AICF encourages you to frequently review the privacy policy for any modifications.

Last Modified September 1, 2002