Privacy Policy

This Web site may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process involving the Web site.

When you visit our sites you may provide us with two types of information: (1) non-personal information that is collected on an aggregate basis from all users, and (2) personal information you voluntarily choose to disclose through registering, filling out a profile form, or joining an e-mail list.

In all cases, your personal information is only provided to clearly identified official requestors affiliated or associated with the College of William and Mary and the School of Education.

Use of Cookies

The School of Education Web site uses "cookies" which are small files which allow us to store and sometimes track what you are looking at when you visit our sites. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by "cookies," you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify or reject cookies. In some cases, blocking cookies may impact certain login and privileged-access features on the Web site.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse, read pages, or download information, our sites' operating system will automatically record the following information about your visit without reference to your personal identity.

1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "" or "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a college or university domain.

2. The type of browser that you use (e.g., "American Online version 7" or "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5").

3. The type of operating system that you use (e.g., Windows or Macintosh).

4. The date and time you visit our sites, and the Web pages that you visit on our sites.

5. The address of the previous Web site you visited, if you linked to us from another Web site.

6. The address of the next Web site you visit, if you linked to it from our sites.

This information is used to help us diagnose technical problems and determine the commonalities for application of future development items. We gather this information in the aggregate -- as a total, not linked to individual users.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The School of Education’s Web site collects and uses personal information that you voluntarily provide for the purposes described below. By "personal information," we mean information that on its own can specifically identify you. This includes, among other things, your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.

1. E-mail Lists: If you would like to receive e-mails from the School of Education we ask for your e-mail address and other personal information. We use this information to administer the e-mail lists. If you wish to remove your e-mail from our records, please follow the instructions provided at the bottom of all e-mailings..

2. Feedback and Other Contact Forms: While we do not ordinarily share personal information that you provide to us on feedback and other contact forms with third parties, depending on the reason(s) for your contact, it may be necessary to share personal information with third parties to comply with your request.

3. User interests & demographics: This information is collected through Google Analytics Advertising Features and is used to improve the experience of our users and the quality of our content.  If you do not want this information to be disclosed to us, you can opt out.

4. Miscellaneous: You may choose to participate in other activities at our sites that may require you to disclose personal information. These activities may include polls, questionnaires, surveys, contests, etc. Because of the nature of these activities, we may share this information with official third parties.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. This site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


This is a community site that is based primarily on member input. This site cannot guarantee the accuracy of information presented. However, anyone demonstrated to have engaged in fraudulent behavior may be subject to (but not limited to) loss of privileges as a member as well as face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

The School of Education retains the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Statement at any time. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as we have described. If we change our policies and practices, we will post the changes in our Privacy Statement so that you are always aware of them. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to provide personal information to us.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us at