The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, ("CALI,” "us," "we," or "our") is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in Minnesota, USA, with its principal place of business at 565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60661, USA. We are dedicated to providing online tutorials, casebooks, podcasts and other legal education materials to those interested in learning about the law, including faculty, staff and students at Member law schools and at Affiliate Members, through our Website.
What CALI Collects and How CALI Uses It - CALI collects a variety of information from visitors to our Website. We may track, collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages on our Website were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our Website. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Website. CALI may be able to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the visitor’s point of connectivity. All Personally Identifiable Information stored by CALI is stored on servers located in the United States.
CALI uses Personally Identifiable Information which you provide to us for the following purposes:
- To allow you to access and use portions of the Website and to provide any information, or services that you request from us, such as downloading an eLangdell® casebook.
- To allow CALI to provide technical support and security. We may use Personally Identifiable Information to provide technical support to you, where required, and to ensure the security of our services and the Website.
- We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Website, bug fixes to CALI Author software, or the availability of new content. CALI may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you, where we are legally entitled to do so.
- Monitor usage of educational materials, to maintain quality, and to ensure proper operation of CALI’s Website.
- Contact former conference attendees about upcoming CALI events.
Retention - If you reside or are located in the EU, we keep your Personally Identifiable Information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the Personally Identifiable Information is processed. The length of time we retain Personally Identifiable Information depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. Generally, your Personally Identifiable Information is retained for as long as you maintain an account at our Website; further some Personally Identifiable Information may be retained for longer periods of time to allow for analysis of content in CALI Lessons to allow CALI to make improvements in our legal educational materials.
Third Parties that your Information is Shared With - CALI has a legitimate interest in data collection. Data is collected and maintained by CALI for its exclusive use, subject to the following exceptions:
- First, limited information (name, title, law school, address, telephone, and e-mail address) collected from conference attendees through the Conference for Law School Computing® registration process is provided free of charge to CALI Conference sponsors who request it for the sponsor’s use. CALI, and its co-conference host(s), reserves the right to reject any sponsor and any sponsor’s request. This information cannot be further sold, traded, or distributed by any CALI Conference sponsor.
- Second, authors of educational materials on the Website receive periodic reports on their material’s usage. This includes aggregate users per institution or user type, but does not allow for the identification of any particular user.
- Third, aggregate usage numbers are available to members. For example, CALI may provide a law school with usage numbers broken out by graduation date or full-time student enrollment. This does not allow for the identification of any particular user.
- Fourth, CALI Virtual Awards reports student name, school, year and the course in which the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® was earned is publicly available from the Website. This information is provided to CALI by students' law schools. CALI does not share, rent, sell, or trade this information with any third party. It is the responsibility of the Registrar at each law school participating in the CALI Excellence for the Future Award program to determine whether their students will also receive CALI Virtual Awards; students can override their school’s decision by emailing webmaster at cali.org and request that their virtual award be posted or removed. CALI is not responsible for any loss, damages or injury resulting from a law school or student’s participation in the CALI Excellence for the Future Award or CALI Virtual Awards programs. All errors in the CALI Excellence for the Future Award certificates are the sole responsibility of the law school. Although CALI, working with law school Registrars, will endeavor to fix errors on certificates.
- Fifth, when required, CALI may share your Personally Identifiable Information with various government authorities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights or to protect our property; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases CALI reserves the right to raise or waive any legal objection or rights available to us.
Exceptions to Sharing Information about Lesson Runs - CALI will not share the results of specific Lessons run on the Website (including your Personally Identifiable Information) with third parties without the explicit permission of the student running the lesson, except under the following circumstances.
- Educational Purpose – Students who run a Lesson on the Website (or on their school’s web site created by their professor) using the CALI LessonLink, AutoPublish, or QuizWright® services consent to the following information being collected and reported to their professor who assigned the particular lesson: name, score, responses to individual questions, essay response, date and time lesson was accessed, and any other information collected as a result of the student’s accessing the lessons and deemed necessary for the professor to teach the student.
- Disciplinary Action – When requested in writing by a student or a member law school (or affiliate member) in connection with a disciplinary action or proceeding instituted by the member school (or affiliate) against a named student, CALI will release to the requesting party any information stored in its database concerning lessons run including but not limited to, Lesson titles, and scores for that particular student.
Effective May 25, 2018