Web Privacy Notice

This privacy notice describes the types of information Northwestern Pritzker School of Law collects from you when you visit our website. It includes how we may use and disclose such information, and your ability to control certain uses of it.

This notice applies to the following websites: www.law.northwestern.edu and news.law.northwestern.edu, and is a supplement to Northwestern University’s Privacy Statement.

Your continued use of our website implies your acceptance of this privacy notice.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

We collect certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address when you choose to contact us through a web form, register for an event, or apply to a program.

Information Collected By Automated Means

We may use cookies, web beacons/pixel tags, log files, and other technologies to collect certain information about visitors to our website. We collect interactions with our emails and online advertisements. For example, through these means, we may automatically collect information such as your browser type, operating system, mobile device type and carrier, Internet service provider (“ISP”), and IP address. We may also collect information about your use of and interaction with the website (such as the webpages viewed, whether you open, forward, or click-through links, emails, and ads) and other site usage data. Collecting and processing this information helps us to best tailor our website and enhance your online experience, and to help identify site features and content that may be of particular interest to you.

Consent to Cookies and Similar Technologies

If you choose to use our websites without blocking or disabling cookies, or opting out of these technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies, and to our use (in accordance with this Notice) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies.

If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, you can set your Internet browser settings to stop accepting new cookies, to receive notice when you receive a new cookie, to disable existing cookies, and to omit images (which will disable pixel tags). Note that the opt-out will apply only to the browser that you are using when you adjust your tracking settings or cookie preferences. To learn more, refer to the support instructions for each browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge). Be aware that disabling or deleting cookies can impact your ability to use certain features of websites. Our system may not respond to Do Not Track requests from some or all browsers. You can learn more about and opt-out from receiving third party advertiser cookies by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page. Read about how Google uses cookies in advertising.

Information Collected from Other Sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, including commercially available sources, such as data aggregators and public databases. This information may include your name, demographic information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media. We may combine this information with the information we collect from you to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve our services and products.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect from and about you to contact you from time to time. For example, we may send you communications and information about Northwestern Pritzker Law, our portfolio of programs, or our events. You may receive these in advertising that is directed to you via third party sites and media platforms, including in social media. We may respond to your comments or questions, or contact you if needed while processing a product or service you requested through our website. As described in this Privacy Notice, we also use the information we collect about you to improve our website, products and services, and to deliver content that is customized to your interests.

How We Share Your Information

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information about our website visitors, except as described here.

We may share personally identifiable information we collect from and about you with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf, such as to help run programs and provide customer service. These service providers may have access to personally identifiable information about our website visitors if it is needed to perform their functions for the Law School, but they are not authorized by Northwestern Pritzker Law to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information if required by law, or in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials.

We may share your email address with a third-party, such as a media agency, to send you interest-based advertising on our behalf. We may also share aggregated or de-identified information about you, with our advertising and marketing partners, and third-party media platforms, including social media sites, to allow them to send targeted advertising messages and/or conduct analyses on our behalf. You may be able to opt out of these ads by clicking on an icon in the ad or through the privacy settings in each social media platform.

How We Protect Your Information

The security of personally identifiable information is important to us. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personally identifiable information we collect on this website. While we make every effort to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee our security measures.

Other Information

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to subdomains of law.northwestern.edu and external websites. We provide these links solely for convenience and informational purposes. Please check the privacy notice of the specific subdomain or site you are visiting to understand the privacy practices associated with that subdomain or site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of subdomains of law.northwestern.edu or third party websites.



Updates to This Privacy Notice

We may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time. Please check back periodically so you are aware of any changes. We will indicate the notice’s effective date.


Effective Date:  October 7, 2021