Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® Recruitment
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure®
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® Recruitment

Privacy Policy

Information Collected and Processed in Connection with Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL®) Committee Review Applications

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, a business of NCS Pearson, Inc. ("Pearson"), respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that Pearson may collect or process for individuals seeking to participate in committee reviews of the MTEL ("Committee Reviews") as a service provider to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ("State").

Purpose of Collecting Personal Information. Pearson collects personal information about those applying to be involved in Committee Reviews (a) to enable the State to evaluate the applicant's qualifications for serving on a committee for the Committee Reviews, (b) to communicate with applicants about the Committee Reviews on behalf of the State, and (c) to otherwise communicate with applicants related to the MTEL. Providing personal information is voluntary but necessary if the applicant wishes to apply for and participate in Committee Reviews. Pearson may use the information you provide to contact you related to your application, or with regard to other opportunities for participation in other committee review activities or testing related studies or activities. If you do not wish to be contacted regarding these opportunities, please contact us at

Personal Information Collected at the Time of Application. The personal data that Pearson collects or receives in connection with applications for Committee Reviews may include name, address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, social security or other government-issued identification number, language, date of birth, employment information, previous examination history, and educational information, including educational institutions attended.

Protection of Personal Information. Pearson uses reasonable precautions to protect personal information from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These precautions include appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures.

Transfer of Information to the State. By applying for Committee Reviews participation through Pearson, you consent for your personal information to be transmitted by Pearson to the State. Please contact the State for information about how they may use your personal information if you have questions about their privacy policies and practices.

Other Transfer of Information. In addition to transmitting certain personal data about you to the State that you specify, we may disclose personally identifiable information (a) in response to a subpoena, court order, or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law; (b) to maintain test and Committee Reviews security and integrity, to address violations of law, and/or to protect your security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable law; (c) in connection with a sale, joint venture, or other transfer of some or all of the assets of Pearson; (d) to organizations who are working as contractors or agents of Pearson and who are committed or obliged to protect your privacy in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy; and (e) as required by the State. By applying to participate in Committee Reviews you give your consent for your personal information to be transmitted in the situations outlined above. This website does not participate in any "Do Not Track" frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal information.

Information Access and Corrections. To correct the personal information that we collect at the time of application, please contact us by e-mail at

Resolution of Concerns. If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how we have handled personal data, please contact us at

Information from Children

This website, our testing services, and Committee Reviews are not directed to children or anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Pearson will not, through this website, knowingly collect, maintain, or use any personally identifiable information about anyone under the age of thirteen (13).

Information Received from Internet Service Providers Through This website

This website receives information that is automatically generated by a user's Internet service provider (ISP). This information may include the IP address (a number automatically assigned to a computer by the ISP); the associated URLs; domain types; the browser type used to access our site; the country, state, and telephone area code; the location of the ISP's servers; the pages of our site that the user views during the visit; any search terms entered on this site; and the user's website address and e-mail address. This information may be collected for system administration purposes, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on the site. Pearson does not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information; however, we reserve the right to link IP addresses and other information supplied by the ISP to personally identifiable information in order to protect the integrity of our system and for security purposes.


Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your computer's browser. We use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content, and control security. The cookies we use supply non-personally-identifiable information, but they may identify your computer, browser, and Internet specifications.

Transmission of Information

The Internet is a global environment. By using this website and sending information to us electronically, you consent to electronic transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us. Information transmissions to this site and e-mails sent to us may not be secure. Given the inherent operation and nature of the Internet, all Internet transmissions are done at the user's own risk.

Links to Other Sites

This website may contain links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties, or by Pearson or its affiliates. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy, but by their own terms and policies, which you should read carefully. These other sites may send their cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected or received in connection with Committee Reviews on behalf of the State. This Privacy Policy is not intended to apply to other Pearson websites, or other types of information which may be subject to different privacy policies.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes or updates. This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 8, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

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