Privacy Policy

General Statement of Privacy

CSEC| The Computer Science Education Coalition is a coalition of technology organizations who are working together to increase funding for computer science education in the US. The CSEC is the controller for this data, and respects the privacy of its members and of those who visit the Site ( By accessing the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy policy. Subject to the provisions of applicable laws, any information you submit to the CSEC will not be used in any manner to which you have not consented.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) includes, but is not limited to your e-mail address and zip code. A user’s PII is collected through the membership registration form, e-mail newsletter registration, legislator contact and/or other forms. CSEC’s does not collect Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) about you on the Site without your knowledge or action. If you disclose any information on an open forum that is hosted by the CSEC, others may collect that information to send you unsolicited information from outside the CSEC, or for other purposes. Except as otherwise described in this statement, the PII collected, stored and maintained by CSEC will not be shared outside of the CSEC, including with any members of the Coalition.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

The PII you supply us with will be used to provide you with more effective customer service, improve the Site and other CSEC products, and provide you with relevant information. CSEC will only share data for that purpose to our employees, staff, and agents. If CSEC contracts a third party to act on our behalf, such as a website hosting or public relations company, we will only provide them with as much information as needed to provide services and will require they comport with the restrictions of our privacy policy. We will never sell your e-mail address or other PII.

CSEC may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CSEC or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CSEC or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of CSEC employees or agents, users of CSEC products or services, or members of the public.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Non-PII includes, but is not limited to, information CSEC automatically collects on the use and/or actions on our Site (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the Site, click-through rates, and search terms that users enter into our search utility). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system, and browser software used.An IP address is used to provide approximate location. This information assists us in better understanding how our visitors are using our Website and how we can personalize our contents and resources.

Use of Non-PII

As a general matter, Non-PII helps us determine how the Site is being used, helps us identify popular areas of the Site, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities regarding the Site. In the course of collecting, non-PII may be shared with third parties.

Use of Cookies

The Site uses cookies (i.e., a small data file that our Site writes to a user’s hard drive) to help track your usage of our site, including what advertising you have seen. The Site’s cookies enable us to provide you with services you may request. You can refuse our cookies by turning them off in your browser (for more information on how to do this, please refer to your browser’s documentation). You do not need to have cookies turned on in your browser to use the Site; however, without cookies certain of the automated functions and features of the site will not be available to you. We also use cookies to measure the click through rate on e-mails delivered.

Do Not Track

CSEC respects user choice and controls. To the extent possible, the Site responds to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals communicated by your browser. However, there is currently no DNT industry standard defined and therefore CSEC cannot guarantee that it responds to the DNT signal on your browser.

Third Parties

The Site may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, including such sites’ use of any information.


CSEC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, when we transmit sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Other Services

You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the Site, or via links or clickthroughs from the Site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and the CSE shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.

Notice to Parents or guardians

We want to help you protect your child’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. CSEC does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for CSEC or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site or CSEC. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link on the Site. We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

Opting Out

To opt out of receiving information, please contact us in one of the following ways:

1. Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our e-mails.

2. Send an e-mail to

3. Send a written request to:
Customer Service
1250 I St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

Data Retention

CSEC will collect and retain data for the purposes stated on this website and described in this privacy statement, and will destroy the data when it’s no longer needed at the conclusion of the coalitions efforts, unless you tell us otherwise.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is available at all times to all users of at Any material changes to this privacy policy will be communicated to users through this web page. Users are responsible for making use of this resource to stay up to date on CSEC privacy policy.