Personal Information

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) does not collect personal information about website visitors without their consent. In cases when such information is requested to provide a service or respond to an inquiry, visitors need to provide only the minimal information necessary. Typically, personal information is collected:

  • to allow us to respond to inquiries and requests
  • to allow us to process online orders
  • to allow access to an informational electronic mailing list or database

Use of Server Logs

PACE’s web server logs the standard information about website users, including the IP address of the user, URLs visited, and the date/time visited. We use this information for diagnostic purposes, which we use to improve our site and its usability for our visitors. We do not attempt to track individual users and we do not link the web log information to any other database with the purpose of identifying individual website users.

Use of Cookies and Third-Party Analytics

To improve the user experience, PACE’s website uses first-party cookies. Additionally, we utilize the third-party service Google Analytics to monitor and improve the performance of our website. You may visit the Google Analytics page with information about how to opt out of Google Analytics tracking: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

How Is Personal Information Used?

Personal information is used by PACE staff only for the purpose stated at the time it is collected-e.g., to reply to a question or inquiry or to provide a requested service. Such personal information is never used for secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise requested or explicitly agreed to by the website user.

It is PACE’s policy never to share, trade, sell, or otherwise disclose personal information to third parties without users’ informed consent or direction except:

  • where required by law-e.g., through subpoena, warrant, or other legal process, or
  • to the electronic bankcard processors and digital trust services that enable PACE to sell tickets to its events online.

PACE occasionally emails information about our events and publications to its online customers (i.e., those who have subscribed to our newsletter). Personal information used for this purpose is never shared with any other organizations.

Links to Third-Party Sites

PACE provides a number of links to third-party sites and assumes no responsibility for the information practices of websites a user is able to access through these links. We encourage all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked websites. There is no third-party advertising on the PACE website.