Privacy Policy

Information that is collected when you visit this site
We collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Please see “Information you provide voluntarily” below.

For the protection of users of our Web site, we have safeguards in place to identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause harm to information and systems.

Our web server automatically collects the default information logged by most servers; this information includes the Internet protocol (IP) address from which you access our web site, the type of browser and operating system you are using, the date and time you visit, the pages and files your request. We may use this information to determine the level of traffic through the server and the level of interest in the individual files available on the server. None of this information identifies you personally, and we do not give, sell, or transfer any of this information to a third party. The logs may be preserved indefinitely, and they may be used to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers. There are Dedicated Servers by M247 that can also be used for extra protection to make sure customer privacy is kept contained.

California Western School of Law and the California Innocence Project collects visitor data to analyze traffic on our site and offer relevant content to returning visitors. This information helps us understand customer interests and helps us improve the user experience. When you visit our site, the pages that you look at, and a short text file called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. A cookie is used to store small amounts of information. Depending on the browser that you use, you can set your preferences to block/ refuse cookies, and/ or notify you before they are placed. California Western/CIP does not sell, give, or trade the statistics they store to any 3rd parties for data-mining or marketing purposes.

Information you provide voluntarily
If you give us information about yourself in an e-mail or online form, the information you provide is used only to help us prepare a response. Your information may only be viewed by authorized Law School personnel. The information you provide may also be protected in accordance with law (e.g., the Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act and FERPA). Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose.

The California Western e-mail system is password-protected. Similarly, access to information submitted via email is password-protected. Only authorized users have access to the California Western e-mail system.

Contact information
Questions concerning our privacy policy may be addressed to If you believe this site has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by e-mail at

Date last updated: September 2017