Your privacy is important to us. It is Sean Ahern’s d/b/a Law School Lantern policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

If you have any questions, Sean Ahern is the designated data manager of this website and can be reached at

Personal Data

We collect names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other basic information only when offered to us by visitors and clients for the purposes of bookkeeping, account maintenance, and marketing efforts. We do store this data when provided to us.

We do not sell this data. We share this data only with the third-party services, such as Google, WordPress, and other plugin developers (such as WooCommerce and Mailchimp, for example), that help to make this site run. You can see their own privacy policies on their company websites. With any more questions about what third-party plugins are running, you can contact us directly.

We do not collect sensitive data such as social security numbers, addresses, or credit card/banking information.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Any information entered into contact forms is stored merely for the purposes of outreach and marketing efforts by this company.

None of the this information is shared with any other businesses, other than the third-party plugin developers running the contact form service, Google, WordPress, and any other marketing-related plugin developers (such as Mailchimp, for example). You can see their own privacy policies on their company websites. With any more questions about what third-party plugins are running, you can contact us directly.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

This website does in fact install cookies to track your usage of the website. This information is shared through Google Analytics and other analytics tracking plug-ins. If you do not wish for these cookies to be installed, please refrain from using the site. If you have already used the site and would like your data removed, please contact us directly. 

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie 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, we will also set up several cookies 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.


There are a number of third-party services (such as Google, for example) that may analyze the cookies that are installed when you visit this website or else your behavior on this website. Data is shared with those services in order to improve performance and understand our clients better.

If you do not wish for this website to use analytic service on your data, please contact us or refrain from visiting the site. Otherwise, by visiting this website, there is implied consent to using the data for analytics purposes.

Sharing your data on this site

We share your data only with the third party analytics and software companies that make it necessary to share your data for the purposes of the functioning of this website. Please contact us with any other questions.

Retaining your data on this site

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.

Rights over your data on this site

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.