Privacy Policy

Policy Statement
Data Collection and Dissemination
Personal Data Deletion
Children's Online Privacy Protection
Copyright Policy
Contact Information

Policy Statement

We value:
  • Your privacy
  • Your knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Your part in the process of teaching and learning
We also value:
  • Connecting learners with other learners who solve problems
  • Connecting learners with resources that solve problems
Our intent:
We envision that all those who use the ProfilerPRO resources are part of a broad network of solutions for educators. ProfilerPRO is designed to sustain a vibrant learning community supporting collaboration, communication, and resource sharing. So while you are finding resources to help you, you will also find colleagues who are dealing with the same issues and developing their own solutions. This network becomes stronger as we get to know one another, develop a shared vision, create jointly, and help solve problems. It is only through your willingness to share your skills and expertise, and to connect with others in your organization, that the network of learning and support available through ProfilerPRO has value.

Data Collection and Dissemination

What information we collect:
In order to use this web site fully, each user must first complete the registration form. This form collects the following personal data:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Area Code and, optionally, Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • For U.S. accounts, State; for non-U.S. accounts, Country
What we will do with the information if you...
  1. Access ProfilerPRO:

    If you access ProfilerPRO simply to view our site and retrieve information, we do not collect personal information about you. If you want to, for example, learn how ProfilerPRO works by reading our "Frequently Asked Questions" page, we collect only general information about the requests for pages that are found across all the domains on our site. These include: daily and hourly summaries of users' domains, organizations, hosts, and browsers. None of this type of information is linked to any personally identifiable information.

  2. Register with ProfilerPRO:
    Registration with ProfilerPRO requires your name and email contact information. During the registration process, you can choose whether or not to allow the other members of your group to see your email address.
    Group owners can choose to use ProfilerPRO surveys as collaborative tools in which the names and email addresses of the "expert" users are shared among the organization.
    By registering with ProfilerPRO and completing a collaborative survey, you are implicitly giving ProfilerPRO permission to share your name (and, if you have so indicated, your email address) with other registrants in your group who are seeking collaboration. We will not sell, share or rent this individual information to any other outside entity.
    If you complete the online registration, we will send you an email notice that your registration was successful. We also use this registration information to report numbers of registered users to our funding agency, the U.S. Department of Education. Only aggregate data will be shared. Summaries transmitted to the federal government will not contain individual information.
    We may also request your permission to contact you regarding the impact of the resources you have used and our plans for further development of the resources on the ProfilerPRO site.

  3. Email ProfilerPRO:

    If you email us we will, of course, respond to you. All email comments are analyzed regularly to determine whether there are specific issues that we are overlooking, whether our site is meeting your needs, and how we might improve our relationship with our users.

What we will not do:
  • share your information with any commercial entity
  • share your personal information with individuals outside your organization without your permission
  • contact you without your permission

Personal Data Deletion

If you wish to delete your personal registration information from the ProfilerPRO database, notify the ProfilerPRO staff directly at
ProfilerPRO also reserves the right to delete the registration data of any individual who violates the confidentiality of others by: sharing his/her login and password information with any other individual; sharing confidential group data with any other individual; or in any other way compromising the security of the group data.

Children's Online Privacy Protection


ProfilerPRO, a project of the U.S. Department of Education, is committed to protecting the privacy of children. There are a number of federal statutes that protect the privacy rights of students and their families.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The primary goals of this act are to place parents in control over what online information is collected from children under the age of 13, and to ensure that any information collected is kept private and confidential. A more detailed explanation of COPPA is available at .

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA or The Buckley Amendment)

This federal law protects the privacy of students' educational records. A more detailed explanation of FERPA is available at and the law in its entirety can be read by entering the following information at the U.S. Code Search page at -- Title 20 , Section 1232g.

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA or The Hatch Amendment)

The goals of the PPRA are to give parents the right to inspect and consent to any materials used in connection with a survey given to students, and to place limits on the types of information which can be gathered by that survey. More information on PPRA can be found at, and the law can be read in its entirety by entering the following information at the U.S. Code Search page at -- Title 20, Section 1232h.

In order to maintain compliance with these federal statutes, ProfilerPRO has adopted the following policies regarding the registration of students for the use of the ProfilerPRO tool:

  • ProfilerPRO does not support the use of the ProfilerPRO tool to collect survey data from any child under the age of 13. We, therefore, do not knowingly allow the registration of any child under the age of 13 into our user database.

  • Students 13 and over may register to use the ProfilerPRO tool. As ProfilerPRO may be used as a collaborative tool in which survey results are shared among the peer group, it is required that any school, district, or individual teacher who wishes to use ProfilerPRO with students 13-18 obtain and hold written parental permission prior to the registration of these students (students who have reached 18 years of age and are attending a postsecondary institution are eligible to provide their own consent). This parental permission form should include the following information:

    • consent for the registration of the student with an on-line collaboration tool in which the student's name, e-mail address and survey responses may be shared with his/her peer group;
    • a copy of the entire survey and all accompanying instructional materials to be used in conjunction with that survey;
    • how that data generated by the survey will be used;
    • how the parent can request the removal of the student's data.

Copyright Policy

ProfilerPRO will not knowingly publish any survey, in part or in whole, which has been previously published in any format without obtaining express written permission from the author or copyright holder.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding our policies, please contact us at .