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Privacy & Security Statement

The FCAT Explorer is an educational program provided to Florida public schools by the Florida Department of Education.

The FCAT Explorer stores information about students' use of practice materials only. Other information, such as test data and student grades, is not stored in the system.

All stored data, including user information, is not distributed by the Florida Department of Education, and is used only for educational purposes.

The FCAT Explorer uses an industry standard firewall to protect the system database and prevent unauthorized access. All areas of the FCAT Explorer site that contain student, school, or district information require username and password authentication for access. All educators signing into the FCAT Explorer's Administrative Desks must agree to abide by federal student privacy laws.

Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Information

The FCAT Explorer (www.fcatexplorer.com) is very concerned about children's privacy online. Students are not asked to submit any contact information to use the FCAT Explorer. The site does not use cookies.The only time student contact information is requested is when a student submits a comment or question via the online “Contact Us” form (i.e., name, e-mail address, telephone number, school name, and county/district). The information the student provides will be used to respond one time to a question or request for information, and then the e-mail contact information will be deleted. We do not otherwise make use of personal information, nor do we provide it to third parties. Additionally, we will not require a student to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary.

Parental Rights

Parents can review their child’s contact information, have it deleted, and refuse to permit any further collection by contacting FCAT Explorer at 1-888-750-3228, or E-mail us at: privacy@fcatexplorer.com

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact

Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
Special Projects Director (FCAT Explorer)
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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