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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to ​us. We have developed this privacy policy from industry guidelines and standards, and local, national, and international laws and requirements. All privacy practices and methods described in this policy apply only insofar as permitted by applicable standards, laws, and requirements. This privacy statement relates only to this GSS site. Please visit the privacy statement at for additional information on NORC’s privacy policy as it relates to other research that NORC conducts.

NORC maintains appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect information disclosed to or collected by NORC on the GSS site. NORC reviews, monitors, and evaluates its privacy practices and protection systems on a regular basis. Notwithstanding the foregoing, transmissions over the internet and/or a mobile network are not one hundred percent secure and NORC does not guarantee the security of transmissions. Please be apprised that all internet-based communication is subject to the remote likelihood of tampering from an outside source.

In keeping with the highest privacy standards, NORC does not collect any specific information regarding visitors to our GSS site. We do accumulate general information for analytics purposes; however, such does not contain any individual-specific information.

Use of Cookies by Subcontractors Generally
NORC may use third parties to provide services and certain functionality to NORC. NORC may use contracts with such third parties to control their use of cookies and to limit their use of cookies to the limited purposes set forth in the contracts.

Log Files 
NORC may automatically gather and store certain information in log files, including, without limitation, data available from your web browser, including, without limitation, IP Address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exiting pages, operating system, date/time stamp and click stream data.

Voluntary Information and Contact from NORC

Based upon information voluntarily provided by visitors posing requests, we use return email, physical addresses, or phone numbers to address such. This contact information is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with outside parties. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we receive online. Your personal data may be kept as long as NORC believes it to be current. You may notify NORC if you wish to remove your return contact information from our system. If you have questions or complaints regarding NORC’s privacy practices, please contact us via email at You may also send a letter by U.S. Mail to:

Chief Privacy Officer
NORC Privacy Compliance Office
55 East Monroe Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

We may periodically update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices.