Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment Project Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last modified on June 11, 2018.

This Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment Project (NDLAP) Privacy Policy (this or the “Privacy Policy”) explains our practices, defines our users' (“you” or “your”) privacy options, and describes how your information is collected and used by the Minnesota Literacy Council (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “MLC”).

By using the NDLAP application that allows users to assess their computer- and online-skills through online, self-guided modules, and all information and materials related thereto (the “Application”), our website at (the “Site”), or any of its related services, features, tools, or resources, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy differentiates between learners ("learners") that use the Site to assess their skills, and administrators and proctors of sponsoring sites ("administrators") who are able to proctor assessments, see reporting on learners' test scores, etc.

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the Application, the Site, and any other links through social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, we will refer to all of these access points as the NDLAP system (the “System”).


We reserve the right to modify this policy from time to time and will mark new versions with a corresponding effective date. We recommend you visit the Site to review any changes in our practices. Your continued use of the Application and Site constitutes your agreement to our then-current Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Sites

Our Application and Site may contain links to other websites. These websites may have privacy policies different than our Privacy Policy. The Application and Site may also contain certain social media icons or widgets. Although you can view the material we have linked to, you may have to create an individual account or register to use these third-party social media sites to use interactive features. Any interaction on social media websites is governed by the terms of use and privacy policy of the particular platform.

What Information is Collected?

We may collect personal information from you on our Application, Site, or through any other digital or personal communication with you in the System. Information collected by us is voluntarily provided by you and may include information such as your name and email address for both learners and administrators. Our Application and Site may also collect general information about your technology interface or preferences (such as the type of browser used or the files requested). Additionally, we may collect information regarding the websites you visit and other information, as described in this Privacy Policy. The information we may collect includes, but may not be limited to:

Administrators may additionally have the following information collected:

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Application, Site and System are not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect information from any person we know is under the age of 13.

How is User Information Used and Shared?

We collect information about you in order to provide you with services and products and also collect information that is necessary for our Application and Site to work properly. We use personal information about our users for a variety of purposes related to the Application, including but not limited to:

We may share information, in the aggregate, regarding your online browsing preferences to evaluate our products or allow third parties we work with to better serve our users. We will not share personally identifiable information in these instances, other than described in this Privacy Policy.

We may provide user information to third-party service providers or vendors for purposes of, including without limitation, initiating direct marketing programs on our behalf, data tracking, maintenance or development of our System, development of online products and services or customer service or new product development, or other contracted promotional opportunities provided to our users. We will not share your information with third parties to directly market their products to you. We may share this information with any subsidiaries, licensees, suppliers, distributors, affiliates, assigns, successors, or other related entities and their respective owners. We may also share your personal information in connection with law enforcement requests or in response to investigations, subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or as otherwise required by law.

How is User Information Protected?

We maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for all user information collected in our System.

How Can Users Limit Information Collected?

By providing information to us or browsing our Site, you are consenting to our use of your data as outlined in this Privacy Policy. While we work hard to use and disclose our users' personal information only for the purposes identified above, you can choose not to provide personal information or limit the personal information obtained by us as follows:

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at

Contacting Us

For additional information pertaining to our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180
St. Paul, MN 55114

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