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Testing Task Force Privacy Policy

Date Updated: September 7, 2018

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes our practices and procedures as they relate to information we collect through our website (the “Site”) located at www.testingtaskforce.org. By providing information on this site, you consent to allow NCBE to use that information in accordance with this Policy.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information

You are not required to provide any personal information to browse or access the public area of the Site. However, to access or use certain services at the Site, you are required to provide personal information. “Personal information” is information that is unique to you, and includes, but is not limited to, your email address and name (and any formerly used names), and legal practice experience.

Personal information is collected on the Site when you subscribe to updates, post comments on the blog, or when you contact us.

NCBE uses your personal information for the purposes described where it is collected. Generally, NCBE uses your personal information for identification purposes; NCBE does not use personal information for marketing or promotional purposes. If you are located outside the United States, please note that we process and store personal information in the United States.

Email Updates

By clicking “Submit” to receive email updates, you agree that this Testing Task Force email service is exclusively for providing updates about activities of the Testing Task Force and NCBE may share your contact information with MailChimp (https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/#contacts) only pursuant to their limited role as a data processor. Your contact information will not be used or shared for any other purpose.

Blog

By posting a comment, you agree that you are responsible for the content of your comment, and grant to NCBE a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to display, modify, store, and use the information for the limited purposes of the Testing Task Force. Further, you grant the Testing Task Force the right to associate your name, image, and biographical data in connection with your submitted content. You also agree that you are not using a misleading name or email address, nor soliciting for commercial or political purposes. Your comment will be posted subject to review by a moderator. Moderating and posting of comments will typically occur during normal business hours.

Contact Form

We use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage contact form submissions.  Messages that you send to us by email, including by use of the Contact Us form on the Site, may not be secure, and use of email is not recommended for sending confidential or sensitive information to us. We store user input data sent through the contact forms on this website, along with meta information about the submissions, including the time stamp, the origin IP address, and the user agent (browser). The information is also stored in the database on our web servers for backup and later reference purposes.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Cookies are used by NCBE to keep track of your site activity. Information transferred through cookies does not contain any personally identifying information, nor is it shared with any other parties. We use persistent and non-persistent cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site but your ability to use some areas of the Site will be limited.

NCBE’s web servers use software and plugins (Wordfence) to monitor traffic by automatically recording every visitor’s host, domain name, pages visited, length of user sessions, browser type, and/or IP address. We use Google Analytics to track interaction with specific features of our website. We do not (and do not allow any third party to) use this service to track, collect, or upload any data that personally identifies an individual, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information by Google. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please review “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Plugin: Relevanssi Search 

All searches performed using the Site search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, and the IP address associated with the search. The search logs are stored indefinitely.

Plugin: Smush

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Security

NCBE has physical, technical, and administrative safeguards in place to protect your personal information. We use industry-standard Transport Layer Security technology (TLS) to encrypt data transmissions. To learn more about TLS, view http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/T/TLS.html. Despite our security measures, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot and do not warrant the security of your personal information.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

NCBE reserves the right to use or disclose your personal information when NCBE reasonably believes it is needed to (i) respond to information requests by law enforcement or other governmental authorities; (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena or other legal process, or court order; (iii) investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud, malicious activity, or inappropriate, unauthorized, or illegal activity involving our examinations, services, or networks; or (iv) enforce or protect our rights and property, including intellectual property. In these four circumstances, NCBE may disclose your personal information without notice to such third parties as we deem reasonably necessary.

Data Retention

NCBE will retain your personal information only for as long as we deem appropriate and necessary, or as permitted by law.

Links

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites and web pages that we do not control. NCBE does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such linked websites. If you submit information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. Use of any linked websites is at the user’s own risk.

Children’s Privacy

This website is not designed to attract children. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

If we change our policies, the changes will be posted to this privacy policy on the Site. At our discretion, we may also provide notice in the NCBE Accounts and on other pages of the Site as we deem appropriate. NCBE reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it periodically or before you provide us with additional personal information.

Contact Us

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to

National Conference of Bar Examiners
302 South Bedford Street
Madison, WI 53703-3622

Phone: 608-280-8550
Fax: 608-280-8552
TDD: 608-661-1275

E-mail: taskforce@ncbex.org