The Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project shares your concerns about maintaining the integrity and privacy of personal information collected on the Internet. Social & Demographic Trends is committed to protecting your privacy, and the following Privacy Policy ("Policy") is intended to explain our information collection and dissemination practices in connection with the web site (the "Site"). Please review the entire Policy and feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

1) Collection of Personal Information

In order to monitor the Site’s performance and for statistical and routine system maintenance purposes, Social & Demographic Trends may collect (a) the home server domain names, IP addresses, type of computer, and type of web browser of users of the Site ("you"), and (b) aggregate information on which pages you access.

Beyond the above information, Social & Demographic Trends only collects personal information (e.g., name, email, mailing address and phone number) that you voluntarily submit to us. This information is used by Social & Demographic Trends or its contracted service providers solely to provide you with the information and materials you have requested, such as datasets, email updates and other materials regarding Social & Demographic Trends and its programs.

2) Use of Personal Data Collected

Social & Demographic Trends will not sell, share, rent or disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which you voluntarily provide to us, except (a) to provide the services you have requested; (b) to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, or (c) to protect the rights and intellectual property of Social & Demographic Trends.

Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you. Social & Demographic Trends works with a third-party vendor, Constant Contact, to provide users its email update service. All personal information obtained pursuant to Social & Demographic Trends email subscription services is covered by Constant Contact’s Email Privacy Policy.

3) User’s Rights

You may obtain a summary of any of your personally identifiable information retained by us, or you may modify, correct, change or update such information by contacting Social & Demographic Trends via the postal address, email or telephone number listed below.

4) Links

The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites. However, Social & Demographic Trends does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices or the content of these web sites. You should review these policies in connection with your use of such third-party sites.

5) Security Measures

Social & Demographic Trends has established reasonable precautions to protect collected personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Please note that while Social & Demographic Trends has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from Social & Demographic Trends via the Site or email cannot be guaranteed.

6) Right to Contact

Social & Demographic Trends reserves the right to contact users of the Site regarding changes to this Policy, the terms of use of the Site, or any other policies, agreements or transactions relevant to Site users.

Questions or concerns regarding Social & Demographic Trends data protections practices should be addressed to:

Social & Demographic Trends
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202.419.4300