Privacy Policy

Who we are

This blog is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation. Our main website address is:  Further information on CJLF is available there.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Until comments are activated this blog will not collect personal data. When comments are activated the only personal data collected will be from persons who choose to registers as commenters, as described in the comments section.


The information on comments below is provided for reference, to take effect at such time as comments are activated on the blog.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, including real name and email address, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The commenters name is shown in comments. The email address is used for sending verification emails to the commenter but is not displayed.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The only cookies set by this site are those set by the WordPress software and its plugins. CJLF does not access or use any of this information.

If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie may be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies may be set to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We do not knowingly share data with third parties, except as noted in this page and as may be required by law.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Email regarding privacy concerns may be address to ccadmin at the blog’s domain.

Data protection

This blog is not intended to store date of a sensitive or personal nature or data with the potential to cause financial loss if disclosed. For this reason, extensive security measures are not in place, and we make no guarantee that data will not be obtained by hackers. Users should not input any data of the types describe above to the site.