Privacy Policy

Updated May 24, 2018

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) is a not-for-profit organization that fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed.

This privacy policy covers websites maintained by NELP (including,, and and discloses NELP’s practices regarding information collected from users of its websites.

Information Collection

NELP is the sole owner of information collected on and all other NELP websites. NELP collects information from our users at several different points on our websites.

Newsletter Signup Page
We request information from the user on our newsletter signup page. A user may provide name, email, and/or mailing address to receive news and other information via email and/or postal mail. If a user wishes to subscribe to any of our electronic newsletters, we require only an email address.

Donation Page
We request information from the user on our donation form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used to process donations initiated by the user. If we have trouble processing a donation, the information is used to contact the user.

Membership Application Page
We request information from the user on our membership application. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and employment information (name of employer and job title). This information is used for verification purposes only. If we have any questions, the information is used to contact the user.

Information Use

Log Files

Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Communications from NELP


A user can subscribe to any of our newsletters; we require only an email address. Out of respect for our users’ privacy, we provide a way to opt out of these communications. Please see the  “Opt Out” section below.

Information Sharing

These are the instances in which we will share users’ personal information:

Legal Disclaimer
Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our website.

Third-Party Intermediaries
We use an outside internet service provider to host and maintain our web servers and bulk email service, a mailing house to send mail, and a credit-card processing company to bill users for donations. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Opt Out

All users are given the opportunity to opt out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters and/or promotional communications may opt out of receiving these communications via NELP’s unsubscribe page. Alternatively, users may send an email to NELP’s database manager, identifying which communication(s) the user is subscribed to, and indicating the email address(es) to be removed from the email list(s). We also offer opt-out mechanisms at the bottom of every such message.


NELP takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.

All sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry: SSL. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our financial manager) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

Correcting, Updating, Deleting, or Deactivating Personal Information

All users have the opportunity to request changes to personally identifiable information (such as email address). If a user no longer desires our communications, we provide a way to correct, update, or delete/deactivate users’ personally identifiable information. This can be done by emailing us at

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