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Your use of this Internet web site (the "Site") is subject to the following Terms of Use. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. Your use of the Site indicates your acceptance of these terms.

The content on the Site is informational only and does not convey legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice of any kind. Your use of the Site does not create a lawyer-client, or any other type of,  between you and the National Student Legal Defense Network (“NSLDN”) or any of its officers, agents, or employees, nor will any information you submit to us via this Site or by electronic mail be considered a lawyer-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of a pre-existing express agreement by us to the contrary. NSLDN expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken based on any content of this site and no individual viewing the Site should act on the basis of any content herein included without seeking the appropriate legal advice from counsel.

Some of the content on this site may be considered Attorney Advertising under the applicable rules of certain states. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Ethical constraints prevent us from identifying some of our client relationships. Any clients identified on this website in connection with our representation of them in general or on a particular matter only if the fact of such representation is not sensitive or confidential, or if client consent has been obtained.

NSLDN does not endorse, and is not responsible for, any third-party content that may be accessed through this website.


This Privacy Statement describes the types of information we collect, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. We also tell you how you can reach us to update your contact information or remove your name from our contact list.

What Information Do We Collect About You?
We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email from you. We collect information from and about you, and we are the sole owner of that information. National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) allows you to sign up to receive communications and resources. To do so, we ask you for certain personal information (such as your name, phone number, e-mail address and postal address).

Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit NSLDN sites. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you make a donation, send us an email or sign up to receive email or text message updates, fill out a form, connect through a social feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, or request information. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, geographic location, and credit card information. We may also collect demographic information you may voluntarily provide from time to time, such as in response to questionnaires and surveys, including gender, ethnicity, education, and interest information. If this information is tied to personally identifiable information, it will be treated as personal information. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect on NSLDN sites.

Passive Collection: When you use NSLDN sites, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on NSLDN sites. If you access NSLDN sites from a mobile device, we may also collect information about the type of mobile device you use, your device's unique ID, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the location of your device (for information about how to opt-out of this data collection, please see "What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?" below). We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only

Cookies: We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies" or web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our and your experience. Information obtained from cookies and linked to personally identifying information is treated as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. However, if you choose to remove or reject browser cookies, this could affect certain features on NSLDN sites. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on NSLDN sites or in emails relating to NSLDN to collect certain information about usage and effectiveness and monitor user activity on NSLDN sites.

What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through NSLDN with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed by NSLDN. For example, we may share personal information as follows:

With vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us; with organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives; when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information; when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders and filing campaign finance reports; when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the owners of this website, its sponsors, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of NSLDN sites; to enforce or apply this Policy, or our other policies or agreements; We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

Collection By Third Parties: Third party vendors, such as Google, Yahoo, AdRoll, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Share This and Resonate may use cookies or other technologies to serve ads or deliver content on this or other websites based on your visits to this site and other sites on the Internet and to provide analytics services. These third parties may automatically collect information about your visits to this and other websites, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our Site, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. They do this using cookies, clear gifs or other technologies. Information collected may be used by the owners of this website, its sponsors, and third parties, among others, to analyze and track data, to solicit donations, to deliver advertising or content on this or other websites based on your prior activities on this or other sites or targeted to your interests, and to better understand the usage and visitation of NSLDN sites and the other sites tracked by these third parties. This Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies, clear gifs, or other technologies used by the third parties, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. In some cases, third party vendors may collect personal information from you, such as your name and email address, on other websites and provide this information to us, or we may collect personal information that you enter directly within an advertising unit. This Policy does apply to such personal information collected online in this manner, and we will treat such information in the same manner as information collected on NSLDN sites.

Links to Other Websites: NSLDN sites may contain links to other websites. Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's privacy policy. This Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of these websites or any other sites that are linked to from NSLDN sites. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our website will be safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet.

What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?
You may "opt out" of receiving email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those emails. You may also contact us through