DRA ONLINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction

At Pearson, we are serious about the issue of privacy. This Privacy Policy discloses how we collect, protect, use, and share the personal information gathered on this web site (the "Site").

This Site provides online management and reporting tools (the "Services") in connection with student assessment data for the Developmental Reading Assessment Program ® ("DRA"). Users who have questions concerning the site may contact us via Community Connection, https://pearsonnacommunity.force.com/coco/s/Contact_Us


Information Collection

We collect a limited amount of personal information from teachers, application administrators, and view-only access users ("Users") about themselves and their students in order to be able to provide the Services through the Site in connection with DRA.We limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Policy.In no event do we ask children or students for any personal information directly either online or offline.

Application Administrators.Each school using the Site must designate an application administrator, whose name is provided to the Site.The application administrator also provides us with the following contact information for the administrator: office phone, birthdate and email address.We are also provided with the name of the school district, the name of the school, and the city, county, and zip code of that school.We collect from the application administrator the full names of teachers that the application administrator has decided should be eligible to use the Site.Once entered, each such teacher is assigned a user identification and password, enabling them to log onto the Site and to enter or modify student DRA assessment data for students in their class.An application administrator may automatically import student data into the Site if the school or district has such files stored or otherwise available electronically.THE ENTRY OF ALL STUDENT PERSONAL DATA OR DRA ASSESSMENT DATA IS THE SCHOOLíS RESPONSIBILITY AND PEARSON ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO ENTER, COLLECT, OR REVIEW ANY SUCH DATA.

Teachers.Teachers with Users IDs and passwords may log onto the Site.If the application administrator has not imported or otherwise entered the following information regarding the teacher's classes and students, teachers are asked to manually enter their studentsí full names, birthdates, grade, gender, student ID, and any special education and bilingual classifications.Users should not disclose passwords, except to the school or Pearson and the Site.

View-Only Access Users.†† Other school or district officials that require view-only access shall be given access to DRA assessment data upon registration.View-only access users may only view DRA assessment data and may not modify or otherwise change any data on the Site.We will collect the name, email address, birthdate and work phone number when registering any view-only access user. When registering for view-only access, a view-only access user shall require the approval of an application administrator for the applicable school or district.

Students.Except for collecting the student information from a school official or teacher for purposes of correlating DRA assessment data to such student, the Site does not request or collect any other personal information regarding students from the schools, administrators, teachers, students or parents. In no event do we ask children or students for any personal information directly either online or offline.

Testing Information.DRA tests are given by teachers and the test results or assessments of studentsí results are inputted (or otherwise imported) by the teacher into the Site and are accessible only to teachers, the application administrator or other authorized school official.Personally identifiable assessment results or conclusions are not disclosed to any third party although we may share non-personally identifiable aggregate data.

Contact Information.If you contact Pearson or the Site, we may keep a record of your email, correspondence and comments.If you report a problem with the Site, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.If you contact us through the Contact Us page or by calling one of our customer service representatives, we may ask for your name and e-mail address in order to send you a reply.If other Users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on the Site, we may keep the information in a file specific to you.

Information Use

Once a school or district has entered their studentsí name and their DRA assessment results into the Site, Users may use the Site to review available test results, print or create reports with such data, and otherwise track DRA assessment data.This Site uses the information collected to create and provide customized services for you, including customized content and reports.

Information Sharing or Disclosure

Except for the limited exceptions set forth below, we do not share or disclose the names of Users, students or other personally identifiable information with third parties.We may, however, disclose personally identifiable information:

  1. in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, to the extent permitted and as restricted by law;

  2. to protect student or User security, or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; and/or

  3. in connection with the sale, joint venture, or other transfer of some or all the assets of Pearson.

Non-personally identifiable aggregated information may be disclosed to third parties.

Access or Changing Information

Users cannot change their unique user identification but they may change their password at any time.The teacher for a student or school administrator may add or modify a child's assessment data from the Site at any time.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via Community Connection, https://pearsonnacommunity.force.com/coco/s/Contact_Us.If you want us to respond to your comment or question, please provide your contact information in your message.

Security

The Site uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect user information and uses a secure connection to our servers, which are protected by firewalls to prevent unauthorized break-ins.This Site is protected by the Verisign Security Certificate and all data is encrypted for transmission.UNFORTUNATELY, NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET IS GUARANTEED COMPLETELY SECURE.GIVEN THE INHERENT OPERATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE INTERNET, ALL TRANSMISSIONS ARE DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

User Information and access to Services is password protected for your privacy and protection. Schools are encouraged to protect all user information and passwords in a secure location.To protect User Information, teachers, school administrators and view-only access users must remember to always logoff when exiting our Site and to NOT divulge user identification or passwords to anyone.

This policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond our control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable laws or governmental regulations.

Site and Content Ownership

The Site is owned and operated by Pearson. Content is protected by copyright of Pearson and/or its licensors.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The Site reserves the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy as new features and services are added to the site or information is used for unanticipated purposes not previously disclosed in the Privacy Policy.Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted prior to their implementation.If you are concerned about the privacy of information, please contact us via Community Connection, https://pearsonnacommunity.force.com/coco/s/Contact_Us