Privacy Policy

Web Privacy and Security Policies

The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (Center for Assessment) welcomes you to our website and encourages visitors to review our web privacy and security policies.

The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc., is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our website and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure and private. Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with Center for Assessment of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.

The Center for Assessment website contains links to other websites. The Center for Assessment does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. The Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website. 


What are cookies? A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you access a website. The use of cookies is an industry standard and they are found at most major websites. There are two kinds of cookies, session and persistent.  A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer’s RAM. It is never written to a computer’s drive and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive. Depending on your browser settings, you may receive notification that a site is requesting cookie information, possibly with an expiration date. Persistent cookies have a future expiration date. Session cookies have no date associated with them.

On those pages where NCIEA uses “cookies” to facilitate your use of our site, we do not collect personal information about you and the cookie is destroyed when you exit your browser. There is no information stored on your computer and no unauthorized files are written onto your disk drives. These cookies are called “session cookies.” They help you use our website interactively and are destroyed when you close your browser.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with any website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.

Voluntary Submission of Information or Information Collected from Interactive Forms

On some of our web pages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organization). This occurs for example, when you are registering for an event or sign up to receive our newsletter. In such cases, all submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website users may send an email to If users wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, users should contact the third party.  

The Center for Assessment does not sell, rent, or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties. Center for Assessment may disclose personal information, without prior notice to users, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required to:

– Remain in compliance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or to comply with any legitimate process which may be served upon Center for Assessment and/or our website.

– Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of Center for Assessment.

– Safeguard the personal safety of users of and/or the general public.

Non-personal Information We Record

During your visit as you browse through the website or download information, our operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit in order to improve our services.

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

Center for Assessment reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy.  If this occurs, the Center will communicate those changes to appropriate users.

Acceptance of Terms

By using this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you agree and acceptance of such changes.

Questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website may be directed to privacy at nciea dot org.