ePEN is an assessment scoring tool with various features designed for use by a variety of education stakeholders, including Education Agency officials, educators, independent contractors, and Pearson employees. The purpose of ePEN is: (a) provide access to assessment scoring tools; and (b) provide statistical reports regarding assessments scored with the tool.
Pearson collects and uses personal data through this Site in accordance with, and for the purpose of fulfilling, its Assessment Program contract with the Education Agency for which such personal data is collected.
Access to the ePEN Site related to each Assessment Program is restricted by password to users authorized by Pearson or the Education Agency sponsoring such Assessment Program. Education Agencies are responsible for authorizing individual access to this Site when it is used for local customer scoring, or providing Pearson with such authorized user information.
Assessment Information. Assessments to be scored through the ePEN system will be uploaded onto this Site by Pearson or by the Education Agency. These assessments may contain personally identifiable student information, as designated by the Education Agency. This Site collects score information recorded on this Site by users of this Site.
Education Agency and School District Personnel: If you using this site pursuant to a contract between Pearson and an Education Agency, then you will be required to provide Pearson with your name and e-mail address or other personally identifiable information, which Pearson will use to confirm authorization to access the site, before access will be granted. This information is requested in order to comply with security policies. If Pearson receives inquiries or emails about or through this Site from users, Pearson may keep a record of the email, correspondence and comments, including the individual’s name, school district or organization name and email address in order to reply to the communication, perform Site support and issue resolution and maintain business records concerning this Site.
Independent Contractors and Pearson Employees: Independent Contractors and Pearson employees that use this site may regularly be required to update their personal contact information or other data as requested by the Site administrator.
Information from Children: This Site and our testing scoring systems are not intended for use by students. Accordingly, this Site is not directed to children or anyone under the age of thirteen (13).
Users may view, update and correct their own personal information by using the functions of this Site. Please contact Pearson at PearsonAccessPrivacy@pearson.com if you have difficulty accessing information through this Site or correcting any of your own personal information.
Student assessment information will be used by Pearson for purposes of performing its contractual obligations to the applicable Education Agency for the Assessment Program for which such student assessment information is collected.
The personal information supplied by Users will be used by Pearson in connection with its educational assessment scoring activities, to perform contractual obligations and to comply with state and federal law, audit, security and internal Pearson control requirements.
Non-personally identifiable aggregated information collected through this website may be used for quality assurance and for research and development and may be disclosed to third parties in non-personally identifiable form upon receipt of written approval from the Education Agency for the Assessment Program for which such information was collected.
User Information and access to this Site is password protected for the privacy and protection of user personal information and student assessment data. Users are required to keep confidential all user identification and passwords. If storage of this information is required, it must be kept in a secure location. To protect data, users should always logoff when exiting this Site and not divulge or share user identification or passwords with anyone. In the event the confidentiality of a password is compromised, a user should immediately change their password, and contact Pearson with any concerns or questions at PearsonAccessPrivacy@pearson.com.
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. This Site may collect IP addresses, the associated URLs, domain types, the browser type used to access the Site, the country, state and telephone area code where the users' Internet service provider's servers are located, the pages of this Site that users viewed during their visit and any search terms entered on the Site. Collection of IP addresses is generally for system administration purposes, to monitor the level of activity on the Site and for security reasons.
This Site may contain links to other websites related to the Assessment Program on the Internet, which may include Education Agency sites, or other Pearson websites. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement or any other policies or terms applicable to this Site. You should read the terms and policies of those other websites before supplying information to that site or otherwise using the site.
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Effective Date: July 11, 2013
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