Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information that The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy including its lawyer and student chapters (collectively “ACS”) may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit or those of its lawyer and student chapters (collectively, “Website”).  ACS does not sell or share any information about its website users for commercial purposes, and ACS does not collect personal identifying information about its users except as described below.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

The Website may use cookies, image tags, and similar technologies. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is stored on your computer. Image tags (also called web beacons, web bugs, clear GIFs, or single-pixel GIFs), which work in conjunction with cookies, are small image files that may be located on select pages of our Website or within web-based emails that we may send. We may also collect your IP address and other information that your browser makes available as a function of visiting our Website.

We use these technologies to learn how the Website is used, save your preferences, and improve the performance and offerings of our Website. These technologies do not collect personal information, because they do not include your name or contact information. We may share information collected via these technologies to improve our offerings, to advance our mission, or for other purposes.

Signing Up on our Mailing List and Donating

When you subscribe to our mailing list on our Website, you are asked to provide your name, email address, and zip code, and if you are a law school student, the name of your law school and graduation year. If you would like to modify or delete any of the information you entered while signing up for our newsletter, email us at You may request to be unsubscribed from our email list at any time.

When you donate online, you are asked to provide your name, contact information, and payment information. We use this information to process your payment and ensure it is correctly credited to your account.

When you donate to ACS, you are added to our email list so that you are kept up to date on our work. You may unsubscribe from our email list at any time.

ACS may disclose certain personal information to third parties, (i) to manage the Website and database with the help of service providers (who are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of any provided personal information), (ii) as part of our normal business operations, (iii) to send you communications about your interactions with us or about features of the Website, or (iv) as required by law or requested by governmental or law enforcement authorities, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is appropriate in connection with any activity that may violate the law or the rights of others, threaten the safety or security of any person or property (including the Website) or expose us to liability.

In addition, ACS may occasionally share our email list  with organizations that we think may interest you (“Sharing Organizations”).  This process is carefully controlled through a third party service provider. The Sharing Organization does not see our data, nor does it know what information is contained therein other than the names and contact information of those individuals who respond to its communication.  If you prefer that we not include your data for sharing in this manner, you may opt out by sending an email to  Please allow up to six weeks for the processing of such requests.

Other Websites

This Policy applies only to the Website. If you visit any unaffiliated website linked to the Website, you are subject to that entity’s own privacy policies, which we do not control or monitor. ACS has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Website and it makes no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices, functioning or content of any sites linked to this Website.


ACS has taken steps designed to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your Personal Information. Please note that Personal Information sent over an unsecured Internet connection could be obtained by third parties.

Children’s Privacy

The Website is not targeted toward, and we do not seek or desire to collect information from, children under the age of 13. Therefore, we will not knowingly request information from persons under such age. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information.  If you believe that we might have personal information of a child under 13, please contact us at

Notice Procedures

Please send all Privacy Policy related communications to To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to receive all legally required notices regarding this Privacy Policy or any privacy or security breaches relating to the Website at the email address you use to contact the Website.

Governing Law

You agree that this Policy and your use of this Website shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the District of Columbia.


Last updated October 9, 2020