Privacy Policy

The California Appellate Project–San Francisco (“CAP”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website.

CAP does not sell or rent website visitor information under any circumstances.

Information Gathered by CAP’s Site

Logging: We do not track visitors to the public pages of our website. For users who are logged in, our site tracks page views in the aggregate but not per user.

Cookies: We do not use persistent ID (“remember me”) cookies. We use session cookies for users who are logged in. Session cookies expire when you log out, close your browser, or are idle for a period of time.

Voluntarily Submitted Information: CAP collects and retains a small amount of personal information you voluntarily submit to us to create your user account or mantain your user profile.

Email Communication: All user accounts include an email address. We may send email to communicate about your account, or occassionally regarding training or other events.

CAP’s Use of Information

Website: CAP does not sell or rent user information, nor will it share such information without prior conset except as may be compelled by law. CAP may use anonymous aggregate user information (such as page views) in communication with the California Supreme Court or any other court or agency with whom it contracts to provide case assistance, training, or representation.

Training Events: CAP provides training reports to the California Supreme Court, which include those who register for and attend CAP training events. CAP may do so for any other court or agency with whom it contracts to provide case assistance, training, or representation.

Third-Party Service Providers

CAP may use third-party data services such as cloud hosting providers (for example, hosting our site and/or its data, and handling traffic to our site).

Where possible, we take steps to limit the ability of third parties to retain data about our users. These service providers may place session cookies on your computer as discussed above. Service providers may also log standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use, and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. Our service providers may also, on our behalf, store and organize the personal information collected through this site. Third-party providers primarily process information in the United States, but may process data in other jurisdictions.

Third-Party Services and APIs

CAP’s site provides links to or may interact with third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like legal research services, mapping services, or video hosting websites, often via application programming interfaces (APIs). CAP is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties.

Disclosure of Your Information

While CAP endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

Updating or Removing Your Information

You may choose to correct, update, access, or delete your account and user profile information either on your user profile page or by sending an email requesting changes to

Data Storage and Retention

CAP may store and retain server logs containing the information described above.

If you communicate with CAP, we may keep records of those communications indefinitely.

Financial records of donations and other transactions are retained indefinitely, pursuant to our document retention policy. Donor contact information may be retained for future communication.

Contacting CAP

If you have any questions about our privacy and data protection practices, you can reach CAP at:

California Appellate Prject
345 California Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 495-0500


CAP employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, such as the encryption of passwords and data backup systems. CAP’s website has enabled HTTPS by default.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by CAP in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

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