Lincoln Law School of Sacramento (Law School) is committed to providing services and support to meet your needs and achieve your educational goals. We are equally committed to protecting your privacy. This notice is provided to help you better understand how we safeguard your personal information.
Information We Collect and Disclose About You
We collect public and non-public information about you through information you provide us on applications and other forms and, when appropriate, through the transactional activity you initiate with the Law School or its agents. Additionally, we receive information from other institutions or organizations that you have authorized to send to us.
Consistent with federal law, we consider some personal information to be public, or directory information. We can disclose this kind of information without your consent unless you have restricted us from doing so. The following items are directory information:
Date of birth
Dates of attendance
Honors and awards received including Dean’s list
Student employment information (title, pay rate, dates of employment)
About your Social Security Number
The Law School does not allow the display of your SSN, or any four or more consecutive numbers contained in your SSN on any Internet site or other publicly accessible document for any purpose.
How We Protect Your Information
The access and release of your non-public (non-directory) information such as educational records (or any personally identifiable information they contain) without your consent are prohibited under federal law. However, federal law permits access to such information without your prior consent under certain circumstances or to certain individuals. These include the following:
- Officials of the Law School, including instructors who have a legitimate educational interest in the information;
- Officials of other schools in which you seek or intend to enroll on the condition that you (upon request) receive a copy of what was transferred and have an opportunity to (upon request) challenge its content;
- Persons, companies, or agencies with whom the Law School has contracted to provide services that the Law School, itself, would otherwise have to provide, such as an attorney, auditor, collection agent, security service, or other service provider;
- Federal, state, and local officials, authorities, or their agents, as required by law, or for the purpose of audit program and institutional evaluation and improvement and legal compliance with federally supported educational programs;
- Financial aid information to the extent necessary for such purpose as determining eligibility for financial aid or determining or enforcing the terms or conditions of the financial aid;
- The Law School or its agents to the extent necessary to resolve any outstanding financial obligation to the School;
- Accrediting organizations in order to carry out accrediting functions;
- Your parents, if you are a dependent, as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code;
- Appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency;
- Officials of the military for recruitment purposes;
- By judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Any other condition or individual not named here but for a legitimate purpose within federal law.
Notification of Students’ Rights Under FERPA
FERPA also affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access;
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Please note that this process cannot be used to challenge a grade;
- The right to provide written consent before the School discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent;
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901