Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October, 5 2020


This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice. (“ATJ,” “we,” or “us”) treats personal information on our websites and other online platforms where this Policy is located (collectively, our “Platform”). 


We collect information from you and about you. Here are some examples of the information we may collect:

  • Contact Information. For example, we may collect your name, address, telephone number and email address. We may also collect your mobile phone number.
  • Billing Information. For example, if you register for a training or other event, we may receive your billing address and telephone number.
  • Information You Post or Submit. We may collect information when you send us a message through the “Contact Us” page, when you sign up to receive updates, or through similar features on our Platform. We may also collect the information you post to a forum or similar feature on our Platform.
  • Demographic Information. We may collect demographic information such as your birthdate, age, and zip code.
  • Device Information. For example, we may collect the type of device you use to access our Platform. We may also collect your device identifier, IP address or mobile operating system.
  • Usage Information. We may collect information regarding how you use the Platform. For example, we may collect information regarding what Platform features are useful or most frequently used. 
  • Technical Information. If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you are using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. 


We collect your information in different ways. Below are some examples of how we may collect your information.

  • Directly From You. For example, when you:
    • Sign up for our newsletter.
    • Submit information to us.
    • Post information on our Platform.
    • Sign-up for a training or other event.
    • Interact with our social media pages.
    • Otherwise contact or interact with us.
  • Passively. For example, when you visit and navigate our Platform on any device. We may also collect information about users over time and across different websites and devices when you use the Platform. 
  • From Third-Parties. We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, this may include receiving information from our business partners, including analytics vendors or social media sites.
  • By Combining Information. For example, we may:
    • Combine information that we collect offline with information we collect through our Platform. 
    • Combine information we collect about you from the different devices you use to access our Platform.
    • Combine information we get from third-parties with information we already have about you.


We process your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To Provide Our Services. This includes fulfilling your requests for our services.
  • To Optimize Your Experience With Us. This may include displaying services that may be of interest to you.
  • To Run and Improve Our Platform and Organization. We may use your information to make our Platform better. We may also use your information to provide you with information about our organization.
  • To Provide Customer Support. This includes responding to customer service and support requests. This may also include responding to your questions or feedback.
  • To Communicate With You. We may communicate with you about our relationship. We may also contact you about this Policy or our Platform terms and conditions.
  • For Marketing Purposes. We may provide you with information about our company and our business initiatives. This includes using your information to optimize your experience on our Platform. We may also engage in online behavioral advertising and retargeting. For more information about your choices related to these communications, see the Choices Regarding Your Information section below.
  • For Administrative Purposes. This includes using your information for accounting, record keeping, backup, and administrative purposes.
  • For Security Purposes. This could include protecting our company and consumers who use our products and services. It may also include protecting our Platform.
  • As Otherwise Permitted By Law or As We May Notify You.


We may share your information in the following ways:

  • With the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
  • Internally. We may share your information within our organization, including with any affiliated entities.
  • With Our Service Providers. We may share your information with third-parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, this may include companies that send emails on our behalf or help us run our Platform.
  • With Any Successors to All or Part of Our Organization. For example, if we merge with, acquire or are acquired by another entity. This may include an asset sale, corporate reorganization or other change of control. 
  • To Comply With the Law or To Protect Ourselves. For example, this could include responding to a court order or subpoena. It could also include sharing information if a government agency or investigatory body requests. We might share information when we are investigating a potential fraud. 
  • Where You Have Asked Us to Share Your Information With a Third-Party.
  • For Other Reasons We May Describe to You. 


The Platform where this Policy is located are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 18, and we strive to comply with the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child has provided us with information, please send us a message at Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.


You have certain choices about how we use your information. Certain choices you make are browser and device specific.

Marketing Communications:

You can opt out of receiving our newsletter by using the unsubscribe link  within each email or sending a message to Note that you will continue to receive transactional messages from us, including messages regarding our relationship with you.

Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies:

  • Cookies: You can adjust your browser to control cookies to require your affirmative acceptance for new cookies, automatically reject cookies and/or delete or disable existing cookies. How you do this depends on the type of cookie and the browser that you are using. For more information on how to control browser cookies, click here. If information about your browser is not available through this page, please search your browser for instructions about how to opt-out of cookie collection. 
  • Flash Cookies: You may need to take an additional action to manage flash cookies, which you can learn more about here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
  • Google Analytics: We may use Google Analytics on our Platform to help us understand how you use our Platform. You can learn about how to opt-out of Google Analytics here.
  • Email Tools: You can also change your email settings to block the automatic download of images in email messages, as such images may contain technologies that help us understand how you interact with the message.
  • Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop. 

Note that deleting or blocking cookies may impact your experience on our website, as some features may not be available. Certain options you select are browser and device specific.


We take appropriate steps to preserve the security of your personal information, including preventing them from being distorted, damaged or disclosed to unauthorized third-parties. We use reasonable means to safeguard personal information under our control.

However, the Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our Platform will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet.  A username and a password may be required to access certain areas of our Platform. Consequently, it is your responsibility to protect any such username and password.


Information we maintain may be stored in or outside of the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your personal information to the United States. This Platform is intended for use in the United States and is subject to the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. By using this Platform, you consent to the transfer of your information in this manner.


Our Platform may contain links to other third-party sites that are not governed by this Policy. If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will be taken to a site we do not control.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices used by third-party sites. We suggest that you read the privacy policies of those sites carefully. We are not responsible for these third-party sites.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns with respect to our privacy practices or this Policy, or wish to update your information, please feel free to send us a message at


From time to time, we may change our Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our Platform. Please check our Platform periodically for updates. 

© Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice. 2020.