About NCSTL Website/Database

Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at the Stetson University College of Law homepage. Your privacy is important to us. Simply stated, NCSTL’s policy is to collect no personal information when you visit unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available.

When you log onto the NCSTL website, web servers automatically recognize only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed that website, and keep track of the types of operating systems, screen resolutions, and other hardware related items that help NCSTL make the website more accessible. This does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.

Additionally, information regarding the volume and timing of access to NCSTL websites is gathered by collecting information on the date, time and website pages accessed by website visitors. NCSTL does this so that content of the website can be improved. This information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and individual visitor's personal information is not identified.

You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this website. If you choose to share information with NCSTL – by sending NCSTL a message or filling out an electronic form to register on the NCSTL website or order NCSTL products – NCSTL will use the information only for the purposes intended. If you apply for employment at NCSTL and submit your resume to NCSTL electronically, then please be aware that NCSTL will provide that information to the College of Law Human Resources Department, who shall have the authority and discretion with respect to the management of that data. Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by other means.

NCSTL does not collect or use information for third-party commercial marketing and will not disclose the information to third parties or other government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law, by your specific permission, or for other legitimate reasons. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with institutional archiving policies. Because this website is funded by federal grant, electronically submitted information may be maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. A discussion of your rights under these laws can be found at: Federal Citizen Information Center .

Please be aware that there are many websites within the NCSTL.org domain. This policy relates only to the NCSTL website. NCSTL cannot ensure that all websites within the NCSTL.org domain are in compliance with this policy, and makes no warranty in that regard. The choice to visit other websites is completely your own, and you assume any and all risks associated with that decision.

Personal information and registration on the NCSTL website
The information provided by you to register on the NCSTL website is collected to provide user benefits relating to the NCSTL database. If you wish to terminate your registration on the site, please send an electronic message to: watson@law.stetson.edu.

Personal information and eNewsletter subscriptions
The information provided by you to subscribe to the NCSTL eNewsletter is collected by NCSTL to deliver the NCSTL eNewsletter to your email address and maintain the accuracy of your information. If you wish to unsubscribe from our eNewsletter, please click the "unsubscribe" option that appears at the bottom of every eNewsletter.

This website reserves the right to cooperate with local, national, and international authorities in investigations of improper or unlawful activities and this may require the disclosure of personal information. We may also report to other organizations about improper or unlawful user activities on this website and this reporting may include disclosure of personal information relating to those individuals conducting such improper or unlawful activities.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Stetson University College of Law or NCSTL. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by any of the aforementioned agencies. The information and statements contained on this server shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of the NCSTL.

Regarding documents available from this server, neither NCSTL nor any of its employees make any warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, neither NCSTL nor any of its employees assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed; nor do they represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Always close your browser when you have finished your business on the Internet. This is to ensure that others do not access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your computer. Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet that this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your usernames and passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet. The NCSTL website may contain links to other websites and we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices on other websites.