ASCIP Contract Reviewer FAQs
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What is ASCIP Contract Reviewer?

ASCIP has partnered with LegalSifter to deliver a world-class AI-enabled contract review solution that will empower you to review your contracts faster and better. The software identifies important concepts that are found or missing from your contracts and provides advice configured by ASCIP to help you understand and manage the risks in your contracts.

What types of contracts can ASCIP Contract Reviewer assist me with reviewing?

ASCIP Contract Reviewer currently allows you to upload and review the following types of contracts:

· Consultant Agreements

· Internship Agreements

· Lease Agreements

· Professional Services Agreements

· Technology, Software, and Related Services Agreements

· More to come!

Who do I contact for software support and issues?

Contact LegalSifter at

Who do I contact for Sifter Content Support?

Contact your designated Risk Services Consultant at ASCIP.

My link did not work. What should I do?

The link included in the initial “Getting Started” email from LegalSifter will expire after 14 days. To receive a new “Getting Started” email, please email

What do I do if I cannot login to my account?

  1. The password you entered may be incorrect. If you cannot remember your password, click “Forgot Password”, and an email will be sent to you so you can reset your password.

  2. Accounts will be locked after five failed login attempts. This is a security precaution.

  3. If you have not yet logged in to ASCIP Contract Reviewer, your “Getting Started” email link may have expired. The email link expires after 14 days. Contact for a new link.

Can I receive training for using ASCIP Contract Reviewer?

Yes, you can schedule a training session by contacting Training opportunities are unlimited!

Which internet browsers are compatible with ASCIP Contract Reviewer?

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

Why will my document not sift?

Some documents may have hidden formatting or other characteristics that may make it difficult for the software to read. If that happens and your document is unable to sift, please email and we can assist with troubleshooting the issue.

Which types of formatted documents will ASCIP Contract Reviewer sift?

You can sift documents in doc, docx, and pdf format (assuming the scanned version is readable).

What is a Sifter?

Sifters are artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that are trained to read text and look for a specific concept. They learn from experience and improve over time. The Sifters use two types of artificial intelligence to solve this problem: machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP). NLP teaches computers to interpret human language as written, regardless of style. The Sifters use NLP to convert text into meaning. The Sifters are trained with machine learning to identify a specific concept, like a consequential damages waiver, and hundreds or thousands of examples of a specific concept, and Data Scientists use machine learning to find the intangible thread that binds the writing of lots of lawyers, all with their own grammatical flair. As more clients use the Sifters, they improve.

Is the sifting process complicated/how does it work?

It’s a short 3-step process for sifting that takes a few minutes. Longer contracts may take a minute or two more. Once you’ve logged into ASCIP Contract Reviewer, follow these steps:

· Step 1: Click “Sift Document” and the system will prompt you to select the document type and then click “Continue”.

· Step 2: Upload the contract from your computer, and the system will begin reviewing it. Note: the contract must be saved to your computer to upload it into the system.

· Step 3: You will see a progress bar, and once sifting is complete, you can view the Sifted Document by clicking the “Open” tile.

Do Sifters make mistakes?

Sifters are trained to read text and look for a specific concept. They learn from experience and improve over time. The Sifters do their job extremely well, but they may still make mistakes from time to time. If a user spots what looks like a Sifter error, they can report it to us using the Sifter Trainer. Sifter Trainer submissions can be sent directly from within the application. After a Sifter error is reported to the Sifter Trainer, the Sifter will be retrained within 5 to 10 business days to ensure the Sifter does not make the same mistake again.

How does this service compare to human reviews?

ASCIP Contract Reviewer is not a substitute for human review of a contract. Instead, it provides the user with an automated do-it-yourself review and provides actionable guidance on those issues in the context of the contract so users can understand better the associated risks and make informed changes and redlines. The Sifted document can be exported as a Microsoft Word file or can be shared with other ASCIP Contract Reviewer users in your organization or with your designated Risk Services Consultant at ASCIP to optimize collaboration among reviewers.

Where is user data stored and is it secure?

User data is secure. ASCIP Contract Reviewer multi-tenant environments are currently hosted at Amazon Web Services (AWS) Northern Virginia. AWS data centers are state-of-the-art, housed in non-descript facilities, but controlled physically with the strictest of processes. Data is also encrypted at rest and solutions are deployed as software-as-a-service with multi-tenancy. Unique login keys are used to ensure that users are only able to access data that is available for and associated with their account. To learn more about what LegalSifter does to keep data safe, please visit LegalSifter's Cloud Security Page.

Does ASCIP Contract Reviewer use client’s contracts for Research & Development (R&D) purposes?

At the time of login, users may select to allow the use of the data in their contracts for R&D purposes, including building out additional Sifters and improving existing Sifters. More than 75% of our clients have opted-in and allow us to use their contracts for this purpose.

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