Privacy Policy

This policy covers the privacy practices of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) concerning the personal information we collect from registered users of the CGRS website and database. The University of California Hastings College of the Law, which hosts the CGRS website, maintains a separate privacy policy for general visitors to the site who do not register for a CGRS database account. 

Personal Information

CGRS collects the following information from registered users:

  • Name
  • Company/Organization*
  • Title*
  • Email address
  • Phone Number
  • Street Address*
  • CGRS user ID and password

* Not required

CGRS Use of Personal Information

CGRS limits access to personal information about registered users to employees who reasonably need to have access to that information to provide resources and other materials responsive to account holders' requests for assistance in asylum representation or research.

CGRS will not use or disclose personal information provided to us except as necessary to respond to requests for litigation or research assistance. We may report on personal information in the aggregate, for example for statistical compilations regarding database users, but only in such a way that identity of a user cannot reasonably be determined. We may also disclose personal information as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant. We will not sell or rent personal information to a third party, and CGRS will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  The database is protected by modern security standards and user passwords are encrypted inside the database using modern encryption standards.   

Privacy Responsibilities of Users

To help protect your privacy, do not share your CGRS user ID or password with anyone else, and log off the CGRS website when you are finished.

Notice of Changes

In the case of major changes that might directly affect our users, we will notify you by email.

Acceptance of Terms

By registering to use this site, you signify acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not register on the site.  Once you register, your continued use of the website following notification of any changes to the terms of this policy terms signifies acceptance of those changes.

Questions or comments?

If you have questions or comments about the CGRS privacy policy, please email or call (415) 565-4877.