The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice explains how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal data. It also explains your rights regarding your personal data and how to exercise those rights.
Third-party service providers who assist us in providing our services
Other government agencies as required by law
Educational institutions as necessary for academic purposes
Law enforcement agencies as required by law
Retaining and deleting your personal data
We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. We will delete your personal data when it is no longer necessary for those purposes, except as required by law.
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Privacy notice updates
We may update this privacy notice from time to time to reflect changes in our practices and legal requirements. We will post the updated notice on our website and indicate the date of the latest revision.
Applicable regulatory, statutory, and privacy industry standards
Maryland Protection of Information by Government Agencies, MD State Govt Code § 10-1301 (MD PIGA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Internal Revenue Service Publication 1075 (IRS-1075)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)