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MediaLaw.org, the website for the Media Law Resource Center (“MLRC”), is a forum for sharing news, information and resources about media law.  Additionally, some members receive MLRC’s MediaLawDaily and other publications by e-mail or links sent via e-mail.  Because MLRC understands that your privacy is important to you, MLRC has established this privacy policy to explain what information is collected and how it is used. This Privacy Statement is effective July 31, 2012.

Information Gathered by MLRC

For visitors to our website and members of our organization, we log standard technical information such as your IP address, the kind of browser and/or device you are using, and referral site.

In addition, MLRC requires registration for certain services, such as distribution of email newsletters and access to certain areas of our web site (including our Brief Bank, Publications, and Committee pages).  Users log in to the site with their email address (the username) and a password.  We collect limited information regarding user logins/dates for security purposes.

MediaLaw.org uses cookies to administer our site and provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you.  For example, we may use cookies to save password and account information to facilitate automatic logon and also establish a user’s access privileges, which may vary depending on membership level.

Members may also voluntarily upload documents, such as briefs, to MediaLaw.org.

MediaLaw.org’s security is designed to restrict access to these documents to members of MLRC who are logged into the site.

MLRC’s Use of Information

MLRC makes a Member Directory of defense counsel contact information available to the public on its website, but Members may opt-out of being listed in the Member Directory.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to opt-out of being listed in the Directory.

We may share personally identifiable information about our users with third parties, including: (1) with your consent or as otherwise stated in this Privacy Statement; (2) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order; (3) where required by law; or (4) at our sole discretion, where we deem necessary to respond to claims, to protect the safety of any individual or the public, or to protect the rights or property of MLRC or any third party.  In the event of a change of ownership or a direct merger with or acquisition by another entity, your information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

Third Parties

This site contains links to related sites and organizations.  MLRC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.  We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited.

Changes to Our Policies

MLRC’s Privacy Statement may change from time to time. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will notify registered users by email at the address provided by you, or by posting notice of changes to this website.  Your use of the site after the changes constitutes your agreement with regard to information collected from you in the past and in the future.


Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by MediaLaw.org in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security, as perfect security does not exist on the Internet.

Use by Minors Prohibited

MediaLaw.org is designed for users over the age of 18.  MLRC complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.

International Users

If you are an international user, by visiting our website and providing us with data or using our services, you agree that we may use the data collected as described in this Privacy Statement.  In addition, such data will be stored on servers located in the United States.  By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data outside your jurisdiction.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of MLRC, or your experience with MediaLaw.org, please contact us at the postal address, phone number or email address listed below.

Media Law Resource Center
520 Eighth Avenue
North Tower - 20th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10018
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