National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA)
Website and Online Database Terms and Conditions of Use

By accessing this site, you acknowledge and agree to all of our terms, conditions and privacy policies below, and otherwise contained on or referenced in this site (“Agreement”). If you do not agree to this Agreement, you are not authorized to access this site. You also acknowledge and agree that we may modify this Agreement at any time, in our sole discretion; that all modifications to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on this site; and that you will review this Agreement each time you access this site, so that you are aware of and agree to any and all modifications made to this Agreement.

 

The National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA) is a project of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University. This site contains the complete NRMA assessment in downloadable format, as well as a database for users to enter data online, store assessment results, and print assessment records.

 

This service is free of charge and is intended for use by Teachers of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (TVI/TBS); however, information gathered through this database will be used by the NFB and the PDRIB for research purposes and to assist in making educational policy decisions regarding the blind in the United States. For more information on use of student assessment data, see the privacy policy below.

 

The NFB and PDRIB have created this online database system for three purposes: (1) to make the use of the NRMA streamlined and universally accessible to teachers; (2) to conduct ongoing evaluation of the NRMA for continuing revisions and refinements; and (3) to collect data that will assist the NFB in developing evidence-based positions about educational policy.

 

By using this system you agree to provide access to the assessment results you input to the NFB/PDRIB administrative team. You may also be asked to participate in future research studies; however, participation in any such future research studies will be voluntary.

 

This site is password protected and all information will be kept securely in accordance with our privacy policy below.

 

In using this site, you will have access to your own profile and management interface where you can add new students, complete assessments, store, retrieve and print records. This database will create and track a computer generated ID number for each student, which will allow you to identify your students while protecting student confidentiality. You should make note of the student ID number outside of the NRMA database so that you remember which student it identifies. This computer generated ID number will be kept confidential.

 

The NRMA online database system is designed and intended to protect student data confidentiality per our privacy policy below. By using this site, you agree that you shall not disclose students’ personally identifiable information via the NRMA online database system. Any user who discloses such personally identifiable information without parental consent on the NRMA online database system may be in violation of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Act), and other federal and local laws. The NFB and PRIB assume no responsibility for such disclosures.

 

Site users are also subject to all other applicable state and federal laws that pertain to the management, storage, and release of student records.

 

Privacy Policy

 

The NFB and the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University are strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors’ information via the http://nfbnrma.org website and online database system. This policy statement provides our visitors, including educators and parents, with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a secure online environment.

 

This privacy policy ("Policy") is applicable to the National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA) website located at http://nfbnrma.org (“the Site” or “NRMA online database”). This Policy summarizes the NFB’s and PDRIB’s data collection policies and practices on the Site. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that the NFB or PDRIB do not own or control, or to people that NFB or PDRIB do not employ or manage.

 

For purposes of this Policy, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), a non-profit corporation duly organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, and the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB), a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Louisiana are the owners and operators of the Site.

 

This NRMA online database system is intended to be used by educators, parents, and other individuals involved in the education of blind students. It is not intended for use by children under the age of 13.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to our online and database practices collection only.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF EDUCATORS AND VISITORS

We consider the following, among other things, to be personally identifiable information of educators and visitors to the NRMA online database: first and last name, e-mail address, street address and phone numbers.

 

We may collect online and use personally identifiable information from educators and individual visitors over the age of 13 to: (1) establish individual teacher or user accounts; (2) To send e-mails about updates, events, and other information relevant to teachers and their students; (3) To invite users to participate in future research.

 

This information will be collected during the initial online account request process.

 

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF STUDENTS

The NRMA online database system is designed and intended to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable student information. The NRMA site does request or seek to gather personally identifiable information of individual students. Instead, the NRMA online database will generate a computer generated identification number for each student to enable educators to track individual student data while protecting student confidentiality. The computer-generated student identification number will be confidential.

 

The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) generally prohibits the disclosure of personally identifiable student information without parental consent, including the following student information: (a) the student’s name; (b) the name of the student’s parent or other family members; (c) the address of the student or student’s family; (d) a personal identifier, such as the student’s social security number, student number, or biometric record; (e) other indirect identifiers, such as the student’s date of birth, place of birth, and mother’s maiden name; (f) other information that alone or in combination, is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community who does not have personal knowledge of the relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty; or (g) information requested by a person who the educational agency or institution reasonably believes knows the identity of the student to whom the education record relates.

 

Teachers, educators, and other users shall not disclose students’ personally identifiable information via the NRMA online database system. Any user who discloses such personally identifiable information without parental consent on the NRMA online database system may be in violation of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Act), and other federal and local laws. The NFB and PRIB assume no responsibility for such disclosures.

 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT DATA

Educators and other individuals who maintain an account with the NRMA website may input, store, and retrieve student assessment data and results. Student assessment data and results will be available to (1) the educator or individual who enters and maintains the assessment record; and (2) the NFB and PDRIB. The NFB and PDRIB may use student assessment data as part of its ongoing evaluation of the NRMA for continuing revisions and refinements; to collect data to assist the NFB and PDRIB in developing evidence-based positions about educational policy; and for other research and policy purposes. The NFB and PDRIB will store and maintain student assessment data in a secure manner and will not disclose any personally identifiable student information to third parties.

 

NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND THE USE OF COOKIE TECHNOLOGY

Cookies are not used on this site.

 

USE OF IP ADDRESSES

IP addresses are recorded for security purposes upon login and are updated at each new log in.

 

SECURITY

NFB and PDRIB ensure that all personally and non-personally identifiable information that they receive via the NRMA website and online database is secure against unauthorized access. This information is kept in a safe and secure system. Only we and our contractors and agents performing services for us will ever view the information that our visitors send to us, unless we have indicated otherwise. We will give out personal information as required by law, for example to comply with a court order or subpoena or to assist in criminal investigations. We may also give out personal information when we deem it advisable in order to protect the safety and security of our sites and visitors to our sites.

 

CONTACT

If you have questions or seek additional information regarding this Agreement, please contact support@nfbnrma.org.

 

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