The American School District Panel site, americanschooldistrictpanel.org, is operated and maintained by the RAND Corporation. RAND is a U.S.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides objective analysis and effective solutions to public policy challenges that impact people around the world.
Because your privacy is important to us, we will operate by the following principles of Notice, Choice, Security, and Reasonable Access. Users seeking additional information regarding the principles may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAND explicitly asks when it needs any personal information from you. You can visit our site and download documents without disclosing information such as your name or address. RAND collects information in the following categories, depending upon purpose or need:
- Contact information
If necessary to achieve the purpose for which your personal information was submitted, or if you give your consent, RAND may use your personal information to operate its site and provide services, to fulfill requests, or to compile general demographic statistics.
RAND uses personal information collected on this site only for the purpose for which it was submitted by you. At the time of collection, we may ask whether you will permit RAND to use your personal information in other ways. For example, we may ask you whether you would like to receive certain information and email from RAND or its service partners, or if you wish to participate in demographic surveys. Unless you specifically consent to such use, RAND will use your information only for the purpose for which it was submitted.
RAND and the third-party service providers it uses have established and maintain reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected by our websites. RAND will disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with applicable laws, or to comply with legal process served on you, RAND, or the site.
For more information you may contact RAND's Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
RAND does not currently maintain a comprehensive online database of full personal information you may have provided to RAND through other channels. If you wish to access, review or update personal information that you have provided to RAND (such as a change in mailing address), please fill out our feedback form, call (310) 393-0411, or write to American School District Panel c/o RAND, 1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA, 90407-2138.
Privacy frequently asked questions
How does RAND use personal information?
Generally, RAND uses your personal information to operate the site and to deliver our services. For example, if you request a dataset, RAND will ask for personal information needed to process your request, such as your email address. RAND may use your email address to respond to incoming service requests from you.
How does RAND use the demographic data you may provide?
RAND may request demographic information or profile data when you register for an account or participate in online surveys. Your provision of this information is strictly voluntary and is used to tailor our products or services to better meet the needs of RAND.org visitors. This demographic information is not shared with third parties except as required by law. From time to time, RAND may also collect demographic data as a component of our research undertakings. However, we will not gather such data without your knowledge or consent.
Does RAND share personal information with other companies?
RAND does not share your personal information except with partners who assist in providing services or products associated with americanschooldistrictpanel.org. Without this relationship, RAND could not provide its service to you. Under their agreements with us, these third-party partners may not share or use personal information for any secondary purposes except in limited circumstances, such as responding to a court order.
Is your information secure?
RAND, our internet service provider (ISP), and other service providers have taken every reasonable step to ensure you have a safe experience online. RAND has established and maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected by this site.
How does this apply to links that you find on the American School District Panel site?
americanschooldistrictpanel.org occasionally includes links to other sites. RAND will take every reasonable step to ensure that links provide a pleasing online experience, but RAND is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
What about cookies and non-personally identifiable information?
When a visitor comes to americanschooldistrictpanel.org, RAND servers will request a digital cookie(s) be placed on the visitor’s computer. If the visitor’s browser is set to accept these cookies, RAND will track, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks, if any, were clicked. Our analytics partners also record data including the visitor’s IP address, operating system (e.g., Windows or macOS), browser software (e.g., Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), and internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon). Although these data are not personally identifiable information on their own, they can be used to determine the approximate geographic location of a visitor's point of connectivity to the internet.
How can you contact us?
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, RAND's practices, or your experience with our web presence, please fill out our feedback form, call (310) 393-0411, or write to David Grant, American School District Panel c/o RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138.