Terms and Conditions

The​ following covers the general terms and conditions for use of norc.org and its affiliated web properties.


While substantial effort has been dedicated to the review and corroboration of information and materials posted on NORC websites, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and/or timeliness of any and all contents generated by NORC or received from third parties. Any and all warranties and representations are hereby expressly disclaimed; no person may rely upon the contents of NORC websites. NORC would greatly appreciate any advice as to potential errors, website functionality issues, and other matters; such should be directed to: commhelp@norc.org.

Copyright notice

© 2011-2018 NORC. Except as otherwise noted and/or attributed, all contents of NORC websites is under NORC copyright protection. No part of the contents of NORC websites may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, in whole or in any part, without the express written consent of NORC. Requests for permissions should be directed to: commhelp@norc.org. “NORC” and associated graphic images are service marks of NORC and subject to United States and international trademark and other intellectual property protections.

NORC's Legal Name

The legal name of NORC at the University of Chicago is National Opinion Research Center; we are also registered to do business as NORC. NORC is an affiliate of the University of Chicago and has offices located on the University campus, as well as downtown Chicago, the DC Metro area, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco. NORC is an independent 501 ( c ) 3 research corporation and is not a part of the University.

Questions should be directed to contracts@norc.org.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Commitment

This Privacy Statement outlines the information NORC collects on NORC.org and how we will use that information. We’ve developed our privacy policy from industry guidelines and standards, and local, national, and international laws and requirements. All privacy practices and methods described in this policy apply only insofar as permitted by the applicable standards, laws and requirements.

About NORC’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets forth the collection, use and disclosure of information by NORC in connection with NORC’s website, NORC.org (as defined herein). Your use of NORC’s website is completely voluntary. NORC strives to conform its privacy practices to applicable laws, codes, and regulations, and the codes of standards of applicable market and opinion survey research associations.

What information is collected by NORC.org, and how is it used?


NORC may also collect certain information automatically, such as information about: (i) your device or computer and its capabilities, including, without limitation, the operating system, the applications or programs on your device or computer, IP address, device carrier, device type, time zone, network status, browser type, browser identifier, unique device identification number, carrier user ID (a number uniquely allocated to you by your network provider), media access control address, international mobile equipment identity, locale and other information that alone or in combination may be used to uniquely identify your device or computer.

Use of Cookies by Subcontractors Generally.

NORC may use third parties to provide services and certain functionality to NORC. NORC may use contracts with such third parties to control their use of cookies and to limit their use of cookies to the limited purposes set forth in the contracts.

Log Files

NORC may automatically gather and store certain information in log files, including, without limitation, data available from your web browser, including, without limitation, IP Address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exiting pages, operating system, date/time stamp and click stream data.


Generally, watermarking involves placing a technology or file on your device or computer to identify that it has previously been used to register with or access NORC’s website. Watermarking is used for quality control and validation purposes and fraud detection and/or prevention purposes. NORC may engage in watermarking activities directly or through a third party vendor.


NORC does not collect personal information about visitors to NORC.org without their consent.


NORC only uses personal information collected from NORC.org for the purpose stated at the time it is collected. NORC does not use personal information for any other purpose without explicit instruction from the website user that provided the information.


NORC may include links to third-party sites on NORC.org. NORC assumes no responsibility for the information collection practices of a site linked to on NORC.org. NORC.org contains no third-party advertising. NORC.org visitors are responsible for reviewing privacy policies of any sites linked to on NORC.org.

I am a NORC research participant. What information does NORC collect about me?

If you have been contacted by NORC or invited to participate in our research, you may be asked to provide personal information. To learn more about NORC’s privacy policy for information supplied to NORC by research participants, please visit our privacy section for research participants here.

What security is available for information collected through NORC.org?

NORC maintains appropriate technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect information disclosed or collected by NORC on NORC.org. NORC reviews, monitors and evaluates its privacy practices and protection systems on a regular basis. Notwithstanding the foregoing, transmissions over the Internet and/or a mobile network are not one hundred percent (100%) secure and NORC does not guarantee the security of transmissions. Please be apprised all Internet-based communication is subject to the remote likelihood of tampering from an outside source.

Who can I contact with questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy?

Questions or Concerns Generally.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding NORC’s privacy practices and/or this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at privacy@norc.org. You may also send a letter by U.S. Mail to:

  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Privacy Compliance Office
  • 55 East Monroe Street, 20th Floor Chicago, IL 60603


We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices.

Last updated: May, 2015