Privacy Policy


The National Education Equity Lab understands your concerns about privacy and your interest in knowing how your information is used and shared, and so we have created this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to provide you with more information on these topics.  This Privacy Policy describes the practices and policies for our website located at www.edequitylab.org (collectively, the “Website”).  This Website is owned and operated by the National Education Equity Lab (hereinafter referred to as “Ed Equity Lab,” or “we” or “us”).  This Privacy Policy applies only to Ed Equity Lab’s online information-gathering and sharing practices occurring on the Website, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.  By visiting the Website, you are accepting the practices and policies described in this Privacy Policy, and you are further indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy you should not visit this Website.  We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is stated at the end of this document. 

SUMMARY

The notifications provided by this Privacy Policy include:

  • What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website.
  • How we use the information we collect.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of information you provide to us.
  • The laws that apply to those accessing our Website from outside of the United States.
  • How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Website anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information.  However, a few requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information as more particularly described below. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you.  Please do not send confidential information to us directly via the contact email addresses listed on this Website. 

Contact Us: The Website provides a “contact us”  web form for questions visitors may have about the work we do and our Website.  If you contact us via this web form, we will collect your name and email address, and any other personal information that you provide to us. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests and/or questions. 

Donate:  We accept donations via both credit card and PayPal.  If you make a donation through the Website via the “donate” button, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well as your credit card billing information/PayPal information, in order to process the donation. The payment information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose.  However, if you opt to make a recurring donation, your payment information will be stored and used for the purpose of processing your recurring donation.  Please note Ed Equity Lab has engaged the services of a third party payment service provider(s) to process all donation/payment transactions, and such third party payment service provider(s) will have access to the information you provide to them when making a donation.  

Additionally, if you opt to contact us via email in order to make a donation via wire transfer, or a gift of stock or services, we may collect certain personally identifying information to process your donation/gift.

Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect some limited, non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website.  This information is collected through the use of the third-party tracking services Google Analytics.  The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories and similar data. When gathered, this this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time, including marketers.  Other than the preceding data collection practices, we do not collect other non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) when you visit the Website.

RESPONSE TO “DO-NOT-TRACK” SIGNALS

Every time your computer sends or receives information over the Web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.”  These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don’t want to be tracked, and sends a signal to websites’ visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option.   Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing.  Consequently, we do not respond to Web browser “do not track” signals. 

HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize Ed Equity Lab to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow Ed Equity Lab and its service providers or agents to provide services on Ed Equity Lab’s behalf, (3) it is to provide products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for Ed Equity Lab, (5) Ed Equity Lab is required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or our network, and/or (iii) to protect the rights, privacy, property, business, or safety of Ed Equity Lab, its partners and employees or the visitors to the Website.  

We may disclose all of the information (described herein) that we collect, as stated in this Privacy Policy including in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. Ed Equity Lab works with a variety of third-party partners in order to allow us to make the Website available to you, to host and store the information we collect from you, and to provide certain functionality and features. 

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY/NOTE TO PARENTS

The Ed Equity Lab Website does not intentionally or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors to our Website who are less than 13 years of age. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at [              ] and be sure to include in your message the name and email address that you believe your child submitted, if applicable.

HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION

We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you.  

USE OF THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

We do not represent or warrant that the Website, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular geographic location. If you choose to access our Website, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations applicable in your jurisdiction. The Website is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Website from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Website, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us at www.                ]

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back regularly to see if there have been any changes to this policy, which you can determine by reviewing the Effective Date listed below. By continuing to use the Website after those changes become effective, you consent and agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.  

PRIVACY POLICY EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 15, 2021.