Online Privacy Statement


Overview: The Massachusetts Association of School Committees respects and takes very seriously the privacy of the information made available to the Association by users of our website and other electronic assets. The following information describes ways that information related to the use of these assets that are managed by the Association and which help us to improve website functionality and Association services by assisting in identification of issues and opportunities for improvement of online resources and other member services. User information may include aggregated click through information and experience reports, contact and billing information provided by the user to MASC, email information and other details that users provide while interacting with our electronic assets.
Communications: When contact information is provided by users of our services, or in some cases by representatives of member school districts or other organizations, MASC may occasionally send communications including important member updates, news or event information, legislative alerts and other information we believe may be relevant to members. If you do not wish to receive communications from us, please contact our office by mail or email using the contact information at or as listed below. Our goal is to provide our members with only the information they wish to receive and we will make every attempt to cease undesired communications upon being notified.

Electronic cookies: When users connect to website servers, this website (and most other websites you visit) retrieve basic non-personally identifying technical information, through the use of browser cookies, which small bits of data sent to the browser by the server. This may include page loading and server connection times, browser and OS specifications, referral and domain information and other data. This information helps website administrators analyze and aggregate browsing and issue details for troubleshooting purposes, benchmarking, site testing and optimization of Association services. Like most popular online services, our electronic assets utilize technology service providers to retrieve and manage this information. These providers have policies regarding information usage which may be different than that of MASC. The information maintained by these services is aggregated and not associated with any personally identifiable data – it is used in technical reports to assess the quality and performance of our services.

Partners: In some cases, for example when a user registers for an event, we may provide some of this registration information to partner organizations who support our programs and services. For example, an event vendor who wishes to send the registrant a letter in advance of the event may wish to know the mailing address of attendees; technical information as discussed previously in this statement is NOT shared with these partners.

External Sites: This website also occasionally links to external sites or services that are not affiliated with the Association, for example, a news website that publishes an article that we wish to share and link to. We advise using caution when browsing outside of this website, as we cannot control and are not responsible for the practices or content of other sites on the internet, even those linked to from this website.

Changes: This statement could change as necessary when services are modified or updated; any updates to this statement will be published on this page.