Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) website,, is operated by the Data Quality Campaign, a national, nonprofit organization leading the effort to bring every part of the education community together to empower educators, parents, and policymakers with quality information to make decisions that ensure students achieve their best. This Privacy Policy applies to the Website and all products and services offered by the Data Quality Campaign.

The Data Quality Campaign (“DQC”) is committed to protecting your privacy online. Your use of (the “Website”) indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”). If you do not accept all of the terms of the Policy you should not use the Website. This Policy may change, so please refer back to it periodically.

1. Information We Ask You to Provide.

  • We may collect personal information from you if you visit the Website, subscribe to our blogs, participate in our email groups, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources made available on the Website. Personal Information is information that would allow someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, organization, address, and email address.
  • In furtherance of our mission to provide information in a timely manner, we may ask you to provide information such as your name, address, and email address. We may send communications to your email address.
  • While using the Website you do not have to provide Personal Information and you decide the amount of information you wish to provide.

2. DQC’s Use of Information You Provide.

  • DQC uses Personal Information collected about you to fulfill your requests for information and services, enable you to participate in features on the Website, including blogs and email groups, customize our services to individual needs, provide customer support, and contact you regarding updates about the Website.
  • DQC will not sell, rent, or disclose Personal Information to any third parties without your express permission. So, for example, DQC does not sell users’ email addresses or other Personal Information to mass marketers.
  • If law enforcement or judicial authorities require us to provide them with your Personal Information, we must cooperate with the authorities if their request is supported with the necessary legal documentation.

3. Nonpersonal Information.

We may collect nonpersonal information about you when you visit the Website. Nonpersonal information may include IP addresses, browser types, access times, and technical information concerning connection to the Website. We may use this information for internal purposes, for example, to improve the Website, analyze usage patterns, and negotiate with vendors of Internet services. That information does not include your Personal Information.

4. Security.

DQC treats security seriously and takes reasonable measures to protect each Website user’s Personal Information. DQC is not, however, responsible for any information you share with other users of the Website or third parties. While we strive to use industry-standard practices to protect your information, DQC cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

5. Your Control of Personal Information.

You may limit the collection and use of different elements of your Personal Information by not participating in those activities for which we collect Personal Information, as listed above. You may discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information by limiting or discontinuing your use of the Website altogether. You may also opt out of receiving our email distributions by contacting us via email at or by unsubscribing using the link in our email distributions.

6. Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to receive and store certain types of information when individuals interact with the website. This anonymized information streamlines your experience as a repeat visitor and helps us understand how users navigate our website and experience our resources. Examples of this information include but are not limited to: pages visited, time spent on pages, type of browser/device/hardware, IP-based geographic location, and search terms. DQC never sells your data to third-parties. You may continue to use our website if you reject the terms of our cookie usage. Cookie collection preferences can be modified in your browser’s cookie management settings.

7. Links to Other Websites.

The Website may contain links to third-party websites. DQC is not responsible for the privacy practices, policies, or content of those websites. Once you link to any third-party website, you are subject to the terms of service and privacy policy of that site. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing information to third parties.

8. Notification of Changes.

  • We strongly believe in respecting your privacy. We will update and amend this Policy if and when it is necessary. Please check back often to read our most updated and amended version. Your continued use of the Website means that you consent to our updates and amendments.
  • If DQC decides to use your information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, DQC will notify you in advance by email. You may choose whether or not DQC may use the information in this manner. In addition, if DQC makes any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect your information already stored in the Website’s database, DQC will post a prominent notice on the Website notifying you of the change. In some cases when DQC posts such notice, DQC may also email you to notify you of the changes to this Policy.

9. Contact Information.

You may contact DQC through any of the following ways:

The Data Quality Campaign is one of the many leading national education organizations to sign on to the Student Data Principles, which outline how we believe data should be used and protected. To see a detailed description of the Student Data Principles, please visit