CALI Privacy Policy

1. CALI is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to providing online and computer-based tutorials to those interested in learning about the law and member law schools, including their faculty and law students. CALI has adopted the following Privacy Policy for users of the CALI web sites including,, and all related sites and pages.

2. Various parts of CALI’s web sites require users to register and to provide CALI with one or more of the following types of personal information:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Law School
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • Fax number
  • E-Mail address
  • User name and password
  • Your web site URL
  • Charge card information
  • E-mail signature card

3. This information is collected and maintained by CALI for its exclusive use, subject to the following conditions. First, limited information (name, title, law school, address, telephone, and e-mail address) collected from the Conference for Law School Computing® registration is provided free of charge to CALI Conference sponsors who request it. CALI, and its co-conference host(s), reserves the right to reject any sponsor and any sponsor’s request. Second, CALI authors receive periodic reports on their lesson’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. This does not allow for the identification of any particular user. Fourth, charge card information is collected on a per transaction basis and is not stored or maintained by CALI. Aside from the methods described in this statement and elsewhere in its privacy policy, CALI does not trade, share, rent, or sell any of the information collected at any point on its web sites.

4. CALI uses this information for a variety of purposes associated with CALI’s not for profit mission of providing users and member law schools, including their faculty and students, with high quality legal tutorials. Information is used to:

  • Monitor lesson usage, to maintain quality, and to ensure proper operation of CALI’s web sites
  • Send updated CDs to customers
  • Advise faculty of changes in lesson material
  • Inform users of CALI Author of changes or bug-fixes
  • Notify member schools about their aggregate student lesson usage and any related questions
  • Contact former conference attendees about upcoming CALI events

5.By participating in various activities on CALI web sites you consent to the passive collection of information such as your IP address and lessons you viewed or downloaded.

6. To access certain areas of the CALI web sites and related sites, registration (including the collection of your name, law school, and e-mail address) is necessary to enable CALI to provide technical assistance. 

7. CALI will share aggregate usage numbers and student questions about the lessons, but not associated with any individual, with our members to allow for purposes related to education. Student names will not be shared with member schools, except as indicated below.

8. CALI will not share the results of specific lessons run on the web site with member schools or faculty without the explicit permission of the student running the lesson, except under two exceptions. First, students who run a lesson on the CALI web site or their school’s web site created by their professor using the CALI LessonLink or CALI AutoPublish features consent to the following information being collected and reported to the 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. Second, when requested in writing by a student or a member law school in connection with a disciplinary proceeding instituted by a member school 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.

9. Visitors to some areas of the CALI web sites must register with their name, school and email address. CALI may use the provided information in order to contact the visitor by email for the purpose of: a) completing or confirming a transaction made on a CALI web site by the Visitor, b) providing notification concerning a change in a CALI web site terms of use or privacy policy, c) providing notification of a change in the visitor's standing or status of that visitor's account or subscription to a CALI web site or product. These transactional or relationship mailings are necessary and allow CALI to maintain its quality of services. Visitors may not opt out of these transactional or relationship emailings. Additionally, CALI may send emails which are neither for transactional nor relationship purposes. Emails which are not for transactional or relationship purposes, such as emails that are primarily for promotional purposes, will include instructions for the Visitor to opt-out of all future emailings that are not transactional or relationship.
10. CALI Virtual Awards reports student name, school and the course in which the CALI Excellence for the Future Award® was earned. This information is provided to CALI by students' law schools. CALI does not share, rent, sell, or trade this information with any third party, although this information is available to visitors to the CALI web site. 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. 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.

11. If CALI decides to change its privacy policy, CALI will post notice of those changes on the CALI Homepage so our users are always aware of what information CALI collects, how CALI uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, CALI discloses it. CALI will use information in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at that time.

12. Some transactions on CALI web sites are processed off of the CALI web sites by a third-party transaction processing company. Such transactions and information given to the third-party are subject to the privacy policy and terms of service associated with that company.


revised March 15, 2006