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TEA and ETS take the privacy of test takers seriously and recognize your right to control the information about you that is stored by them. Their policies are designed to safeguard that information from unauthorized disclosure.
Because of laws protecting confidentiality and privacy, only you can register yourself for a test or make inquiries regarding your registration or test scores.
ETS takes reasonable precautions to protect the integrity of your personal information provided in connection with the registration process, as well as any information generated internally that is specifically pertinent to you, and to keep this information secure.
Your private information will not be made available to anyone but you; ETS and TEA (including the employees, agents, contractors, or professional advisors of ETS and TEA); the educator preparation program providers or employing agencies you indicate in your registration; and any educator preparation program provider, entity, or person required or authorized by law to receive this information.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any other ETS or ETS affiliate’s (“ETS,” “we,” “us,” “our”) materials or agreements with you, you consent to the terms and conditions herein by registering for or taking an ETS test, creating an online account or using our website, providing survey information or requesting one of our services, or completing order or payment information.
You agree that we have the right to obtain, store, use and transmit your personal information including, full name, home address, email address, telephone number, Social Security number, passport number, biometric data such as fingerprints, photographs, audio recordings and video files, and your answers to other background information questions, the test you are registering for, test date, payment information, how you specifically use our website (“Personal In-formation”).
You must show the required identification documents to be admitted to test.
At PBT test centers, your photograph will be taken and your fingerprint will be imprinted on your answer sheet.
Your photograph and fingerprint may also be taken at CAT test centers. The biometric-enabled check-in system at CAT test centers is designed to protect test taker privacy and improve the security and integrity of the CAT testing process. The biometric-enabled check-in system converts a fingerprint image to a digital image that is used for identity verification purposes. To use the biometric-enabled check-in system, you must place your finger on a scanner. The system equipment will create a digitized representation of your fingerprint (a "template"). This representation template will be paired with other personal information you provide allowing ETS and TEA to identify you accurately during the testing process.
Your personal information can be used to:
Based upon your specific relationship(s) with us, we may use your Personal Information in ways described in more detail in one or more other agreements.
Additionally, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information within and outside of your country of residence and outside of the location where you have taken the test(s).
We disclose your Personal Information to certain third parties with whom we have a direct or indirect business or contract relationship, to provide the products and services you have requested.
You will have the ability to opt out of receiving certain communications from us, including voicemail or email. If you do not opt out immediately, but later decide that you would prefer not to receive email communications from us, please contact that particular testing program through this website. Remember, however, that we may still send email or call you in order to provide a product or service that you request.
Your personal information may be disclosed to those third parties that provide services to ETS and TEA, provided that they have contractually agreed to only use the personal information as needed to provide the services.
By electing to report your scores at the end of a CAT test, you are authorizing ETS and the TEA to report your scores to you; to the TEA; to your educator preparation program provider (if applicable); and to any provider, entity or person authorized or required by law, inclusive of the TEA’s compliance with applicable Open Records Requests, to receive this information.
Unless you cancel your scores at the end of a CAT test, your scores will be reported. Any information you provided as a part of registration may be used to report your scores or to contact you regarding test- or program-related issues.
ETS, TEA and their service providers shall at all times protect your personal information with operational, administrative, technical and physical security safeguards.
Unless your photograph and fingerprint images are being used in connection with an active security investigation, ETS and TEA shall retain them for a maximum of five years after the last test you have taken.
You may at any time:
Requests, inquiries or comments should be directed to ETS-Texas Educator Certification Program. See Contact Information.
Your score information is intended only for you and your EPP. However, background information, as noted during the registration process, is reported to the state of Texas and some institutions.
ETS will not release your score information at the request of institutions or agencies except:
Note that whenever ETS has confirmed that you have submitted a TExMaT score directly to an educational institution, agency or district in satisfaction of one of its requirements, ETS will respond to requests for score review from that recipient.