Privacy Policy

The National Center for State Courts respects your concerns about privacy. This privacy policy describes the types of personal information we collect on this Web site, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. Our polcy also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information.

Information we collect and how we use it

Personal information. You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) on this Web site. Here are the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit:

  • Contact us. You may choose to contact us through our Web site. If you e-mail us comments or questions, we use the information you provide only to respond to your inquiries.
  • My Center registration. You may choose to customize your personal My Center page on our Web site to reflect your unique interests in NCSC research, services, publications and programs. You may provide us with your first name, last name, e-mail address, address, telephone and fax numbers when registering for My Center. We use the information you provide only to register you for the My Center features specified, and to contact you when your content "favorites" are updated.
  • Event registration. You may choose to register on our Web site for NCSC-sponsored events. You may provide us with your first name, last name, telephone number and e-mail address when registering for an event. We use the information you provide only to register you for the specific event for which you request registration or to contact you about changes or updates regarding the event.
  • Publications. You may choose to register on our Web site to receive NCSC publications. You may provide us with your first name, last name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and topics of interest when registering. We use the information you provide only to send you communications on the specific topics you select on the form.

Non-personal information. We collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit this Web site. Aggregate and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us such things as how many users visited our site and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor this Web site to our visitors. We collect this information through “log files,” small text files that Web sites automatically create when a user visits a site. Information collected through log files is stored on the server on which the Web site is hosted.

Information we share

We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information about our Web site visitors, except as described here. We may share information provided by our Web site visitors with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf (for example, to process online registration forms for events). These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Links to other sites

Occasionally we provide links to other Web sites for your convenience and information. These sites operate independently from NCSC and are not under our control. These sites may have their own privacy notices in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked Web sites. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of these sites.


We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for this Web site to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on the site.