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Privacy Statement

Commitment to Privacy

The Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center ("MLDSC") has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy.

Security Measures

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under the control of the MLDSC.

How Long Does MLDSC Keep Information

The MLDSC may keep information collected through use of this website for an unlimited period of time.

General Privacy Policy

It is the MLDSC’s policy to preserve the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information. Such information will be disclosed publicly only as required by the Maryland Public Information Act or as necessary or permissible to carry out official duties. Under State law, these policies do not apply to information gathered for certain specified purposes, such as the investigation of a possible violation of the law. If you have any questions, please contact the MLDSC at (410) 706-2085.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Other sites

For your convenience, the MLDSC provides links to other sites, but is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of the websites to which MLDSC offers links.

Public Forums

This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

If you have questions or comments with regard to the MLDSC website, please contact:

Ms. Jamese Dixon-Bobbitt
Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center
525 W. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Please refer to the Department of Information Technology website for additional information regarding technology practices in Maryland. The State of Maryland is committed to providing you with websites over which you may securely and confidently transact business with the State.