Information Collected and Processed in Connection with the Washington Educator Skills Tests (WEST)
Purpose of Collecting Personal Information. Pearson collects personal information about examinees (a) to respond to requests for purchasing practice tests and collect payment for practice tests; (b) to perform test registration and collect payment for the test registration fees; (c) to communicate with the test examinee about the test registration, test process, and test results on behalf of the Client; (d) to administer and score the test and prepare and communicate test results reports to the Client, the test examinee, and the examinee's designated reporting institution; and (e) to otherwise communicate with test examinees related to the WEST. Providing personal information is voluntary but necessary if the examinee wishes to register for and take the examination. Pearson may use the information you provide to contact you related to your test registration, or with regard to other test-related information or other opportunities for participation in other testing related studies or activities. If you do not wish to be contacted regarding these opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com.
Personal Information Collected at the Time of Registration. The personal data that Pearson collects or receives in providing practice tests or registering a test examinee may include name, address, email address, phone number, fax number, social security or other government-issued identification number, credit/debit card information, language, date of birth, employment information, previous examination history, and educational information, including educational institutions attended. In addition, Pearson collects information about the examinee's designated reporting education institution—the educational institution specified by the test examinee to receive the test results.
Personal Information Collected at the Time of Testing. Depending upon test security requirements, Pearson may collect your signature, photographic image, and fingerprint, thumbprint, or palmprint manually or digitally when you arrive at the testing center to take the test. In addition, test examinees may be monitored and audio- and videotaped while taking the test. When the test is administered to you, Pearson collects and scores your test responses and then derives test scores and generates a report about your test results.
Protection of Personal Information. We use reasonable precautions to protect personal information from unauthorized use, access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These precautions include appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We provide a secured transmission method for the electronic transmission of credit/debit card and social security number information.
Transfer of Information to the Client and the Reporting Institution. By registering for a test through Pearson, you consent for your personal information (with the exception of your debit/credit card information) to be transmitted by Pearson to the Client and to the reporting education institution that you specify. Please contact the Client or the reporting education institution for information about how they may use your personal information if you have questions about their privacy policies and practices.
Information Access and Corrections. To correct the personal information that we collect at the time of registration, please contact us by email at www.west.nesinc.com/Contacts.aspx.
Aggregation of Non-Person-Specific Data. Pearson may statistically aggregate in non-person-specific form test responses and other information collected in the test registration and delivery process and may transfer this information to the Client. Such aggregated non-person-specific information may be used for quality control, operations management, and security and to enhance, develop, or improve testing processes, testing services, and tests.
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This website and our testing services are not directed to children or anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Pearson will not, through this website or through its test registration and administration process, 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 email 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.
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 emails 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.
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