Privacy Policy


The principal activity of the OSEP IDEAs That Work website is to provide information to grantees and access to a wide range of evidence-based products, publications, and resources to assist IDEA stakeholders including states, local district personnel, families to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

American Institutes for Research recognizes that users of OSEP IDEAs That Work (the Site) value their privacy. Our goal is to create a safe online environment of trust and community with our users. The following privacy policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site.

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access 

We provide visitors with anonymous access to the website. You can access and browse without disclosing your personal data.

What personal information is gathered about you and how do we use it?

AIR will not disclose any personal information to any third party without your consent, except when necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries (e.g., an external vendor assisting with delivery of a product ordered by a customer), who will be required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy.

AIR may gather the following types of information:

  • Information given voluntarily while using a feature of this website, for example, subscribing to a newsletter. We may use your telephone number or email address to contact you if we have trouble processing a registration, etc. However, we will never use your telephone number for sales or marketing purposes.
  • Information gathered as a result of voluntary participation in a survey or poll, or when communicating with our webmaster or other members of our Web Team.
  • Information gathered automatically when users visit our website (i.e., IP address, session time [date, time, duration on site], click path analysis, page requests, user’s browser and Operating System version).

Our server will not automatically record your name or email address.

With whom is your information shared?

AIR may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, which may include your IP address, session time, click path analysis, and the pages you request.

We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission, or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

We reserve the right to disclose any content, records, or electronic communication of any kind (including, but not limited to, personal information or private electronic communication transmitted on the Site): (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary to operate our business; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of AIR or its users, sponsors, providers, or licensors. We also reserve the right to reject any order or to request additional information from any user.

What about other sites linked from the Site?

Please be aware that when you are on the Site, you can be directed to other sites that we do not control. These other sites may send their own cookies,* collect data, or solicit personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites.

* “Cookies” are text files sent from a site’s server and stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow sites to personalize and save preferences. Cookies can be used to collect anonymous data and serve the user with specifically targeted ads. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent that.

What about information you post on the Site?

If you post information on, or transmit information to other people through, the Site, including without limitation, on message/bulletin boards on the Site, such information will be publicly available and you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality regarding such information.

Your Agreement

By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change, add, or remove all or part of our privacy policy at any time by posting the changes on this page. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept such changes.

If you have any comments or questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at