Thank you for visiting the Maryland School Performance web site and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit, namely:

  • The Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and the IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website; the type of browser and operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit; and if you linked to the Maryland School Performance website from another website, the address of that website.
  • We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information — as in feedback e-mail we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or to give it to any private organizations. Maryland School Performance does not collect information for commercial marketing.

Links to Other Sites

Our Website has links to many other web sites. In a few cases we link to private organizations, with their permission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


We at the Maryland School Performance web site are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope that parents and teachers are involved in children’s Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. We specifically ask children to get their parents’ permission before providing any information on-line — at our site or any other site — and hope parents will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Maryland School Performance website, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.