Privacy Policy

Effective as of April 30, 2020.

This Privacy Policy describes how the National Immigration Litigation Alliance treats user data collected from interactions on the NILA site.  The Privacy Policy applies to the site located at www.immigrationlitigation.org and any other sites under the control of NILA. By visiting the site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the site.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online through our site. They do not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to sites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link.

Our Collection and Use of Information About You

As a general matter, you can browse the site without submitting your personal information to us.  However, like most sites, we may automatically receive and record information from your browser when you visit the site. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL.  We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site.  On occasion we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability of our site.

Certain portions of our site may invite you to provide us with your personal information, such as your name, address, email address or phone number.  We collect this information in a transparent manner and often through one of the following means: 

  • When you register for an account;
  • When you sign up to receive newsletters from us;
  • When you register for and participate in our programs, activities, initiatives, and events;
  • When you request information or assistance;
  • In conjunction with any verification of your account information;
  • When you communicate with us through the Site;
  • When you provide user-generated content on any part of the Site that permits it; and
  • In conjunction with any other place on the Site where you knowingly volunteer personal information.

Also, when you interact with any NILA account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, or when you use your social media account or credentials to log in to the Site, we may also collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or through that account, including your account handle. 

We may use that information to:

  • Fulfill your orders or transactions; 
  • Respond to your inquiries;
  • Communicate with you about NILA activities or news, about opportunities to support NILA or tp provide information about features on our Site;
  • Communicate with you about changes to our policies;
  • Send you newsletters, mailings, and information about programs, initiatives, activities, and events;
  • Process any employment applications;
  • Record registrations for events or programs;
  • Optimize or improve our programs, services, and operations;
  • Verify your account and account activities;
  • Detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies; and
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Site and their usage patterns.

How We Combine Your Information

We may combine information gathered from the site and information that we have received, gathered, acquired, or stored from other sources, both information collected offline and information received from third parties into a single record.  We also use and/or combine information that we collect offline or receive from third-party sources (e.g., contact information from government funders or grantor information) to edit, enhance, and/or check the accuracy of your customer record.

How We Share Your Information

NILA adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Site. When we give you an opportunity to voluntarily submit information about yourself, we may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data with other parties.  Except as disclosed below, we will not sell, barter, give away, rent, or permit anyone outside NILA to use or access your personal information.

We occasionally use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to perform functions such as marketing, analytics, providing customer service, etc., on our behalf.  For example, outside vendors may help us analyze traffic on our site, process credit card transactions, or facilitate activities.  To the extent that any vendor has access to personally identifiable data about you, by virtue of the fact that it participates in the operation of the site, we require that vendor to promise that it will keep that data confidential and use it only for the purpose of carrying out the functions we have engaged it to perform.  That is true both as to passively collected data and as to voluntarily submitted data, and as to data from any cookie or other tracking device.

We may also occasionally share your personal information with our organizational and funding partners, grantees, or co-sponsors of our programs, activities, initiatives, and events. We endeavor to share your personal information only with partners, grantees, and co-sponsors who will respect your personal information. You may withdraw your consent to our sharing of your personal information with partners and co-sponsors at any time.

We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the site, or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, our agents, or the users of the site or the public.

Our Use of Cookies

Like many sites, we use cookies to improve website performance, to remember user preferences and settings, and to collect analytic data.  Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit.  We use cookies to track use of our sites and online services, and to improve the performance of the site. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve sites and make it easier and/or relevant for your use.

We also use analytics tools in order to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our site.  That in turn allows us to gauge the current performance of site features, and to develop better content.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  This Site is functional without the retention of cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.

We may also use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie is an invisible graphic on a web page or e-mail newsletter that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of a given site or newsletter, e.g., whether you opened the e-mail.  Like cookies, web beacons allow NILA and its technology providers to summarize overall usage patterns for our analysis and provide personalized services to you.  We do not share or provide personally identifiable information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names or e-mail addresses, without your express permission.

Security Measures

NILA strives to protect the transmission and storage of any information submitted by visitors to the site. However, no transmission and storage of data is completely secure, and submissions are at your sole risk.

This site may contain links to sites operated by third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other sites.

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

The Site is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer, processing, and storage of that information in the United States. NILA shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Site.

Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. We will post any changes to the Privacy Policy as updated version on this page.  Your continued use of our site following the posting of any updated version of this Privacy Policy means you accept those changes.

Procedure for Updating Your Personal Information or Preferences

If you wish to withdraw or change personal information you shared with us previously or adjust personal preferences — such as your preferences regarding email lists — you may contact us to update our records. To do this, please contact a member of our staff or use the contact link on the footer of the site.

National Immigration Litigation Alliance, Inc.
Email: info@immigrationlitigation.org
Tel: (617) 819-4649