Privacy Policy

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, a business of NCS Pearson, Inc. ("Pearson"), respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the Mississippi Foundations of Reading website ("Site"), which provides information about educator assessments and related services. Except as noted below, this website is not currently designed to collect personal information from users, but inquiries, comments, and support requests may be submitted via e-mail.

Collection and Use of Information

This Site is not designed for the collection of information. The information provided herein is available for downloading for noncommercial purposes, as provided in the Terms and Conditions of Use. To the extent you provide Pearson with information during the course of an inquiry, we may collect such information in order to respond to the inquiry. We may also share this information with the state Department of Education, to which this website relates. Users of this Site may send comments, inquiries, or request support in using this Site by sending an e-mail to es-postmaster@pearson.com. We request that these e-mails include the following information: name and e-mail address, computer operating system and browser, and a description of the question or support needed. We collect and use this information to respond to the inquiry and provide support, to maintain our support records, and to evaluate and improve this Site and our services.

Personal Information from Children

This website is designed to supply information, and not for collecting information. This website is intended to supply these resources without collecting any personally identifiable information from students, including, but not limited to, those under the age of 13. Pearson will not knowingly collect, maintain, or use any personally identifiable information supplied by anyone under the age of thirteen (13) through this Site.

Information Sharing or Disclosure

Except for the limited exceptions set forth below, Pearson will not share with, or disclose to, third parties, the names of users, students, or other personally identifiable information collected through or in connection with this Site. Pearson may, however, disclose personally identifiable information:

  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes, to the extent permitted and required by law;
  • To protect student or user security, or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws;
  • As required by law;
  • In connection with the sale, joint venture, or transfer of some or all of the assets of Pearson; and/or
  • To affiliated companies and contractors of Pearson who are obligated to take appropriate commercially reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of such information and use it solely for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

Non-personally-identifiable aggregated information may be used for research and development and may be disclosed to third parties.

Information Access and Corrections

To correct any personal information that you have previously e-mailed to us, please contact us by e-mail at es-postmaster@pearson.com.

Information Received from Internet Service Providers

This Site receives information that is automatically generated by a user's Internet service provider (ISP). This information may include the IP address (a number automatically assigned to a computer by the ISP); the associated URLs; domain types; the browser type used to access our Site; the country, state, and telephone area code; the location of the ISP's servers; the pages of our Site that the user views during the visit; any search terms entered on this Site; and the user's website address and e-mail address. This information may be collected for system administration purposes, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on the Site. Pearson does not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information; however, we reserve the right to link IP addresses and other information supplied by the ISP to personally identifiable information in order to protect the integrity of our system and for security purposes.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your computer's browser. We use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content, and control security. The cookies we use supply non-personally-identifiable information, but they may identify your computer, browser, and Internet specifications.

Transmission of Information

The Internet is a global environment. By using this Site and sending information to us electronically, you consent to electronic transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us. Information transmissions to this Site and e-mails sent to us may not be secure. Given the inherent operation and nature of the Internet, all Internet transmissions are done at the user's own risk.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties, or by Pearson or its affiliates. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy, but by their own terms and policies, which you should read carefully. These other sites may send their cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site. This Privacy Policy is not intended to apply to other Pearson websites, or other types of information which may be subject to different privacy policies.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes or updates. This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 30, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Contact Information for Questions or Resolution of Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how we handle personal information, please contact us at es-postmaster@pearson.com.


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