Privacy Policy

The National Office for Research on Measurement and Evaluation Systems respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.

Information Collection
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, or other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously. NORMES does not automatically collect personal information, including your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you access and how long you spend there. However, NORMES does not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged in to our website.

Like many other websites, the NORMES website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of the NORMES website use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

Access to certain NORMES web pages requires a login and a password. The use of those web pages, and the information or software downloadable from those sites, may be governed by a confidentiality agreement between you, your employer and NORMES.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of the NORMES website if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our website. You do not need to have cookies turned on, however, to use/navigate through many parts of our website, accept access to certain NORMES web pages may require a login and password.

Data Security
Your NORMES account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. NORMES safeguards the security of data with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our websites, NORMES uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions.

Third Party Sites
The NORMES website contains links to other sites. NORMES does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Our website may contain links to websites operated by other companies. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with a NORMES logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by NORMES. Although we choose our research and business partners carefully, NORMES is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our site. Once you have left our website, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
NORMES will amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will make that information available by posting a notice on this site.

Questions or Suggestions
If you have questions or concerns about our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please email us at

This document was last updated 11 November, 2008.

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