NARIC's Web Policies

Privacy Policies.

NARIC may collect several pieces of information from its patrons. These include:

General Internet user information including browser type, number of pages viewed, specific URLs of pages viewed, search terms used, and entering and exiting URLs. General Internet user information is collected solely for internal purposes and is not distributed to the public. We may use information on a search session (session IDs) to provide a list of previous searches and to suggest similar search strategies. 

Personal patron information including name, address, title, phone number and/or email address, and details of information or document requests are collected through our Information Request Form and used to fill requests for information or for specific documents from the collection. This information is stored in a database that is not available to the public. The data is stored for up to five years. NARIC will never distribute phone numbers, mailing addresses, or email addresses to the general public. To update your personal information, submit a request through our Information Request form and check Update Contact Info. To have your information removed from our database, use the contact form and check Remove Contact Information.

Email addresses are collected for three email alert services: REHABDATA Connection, News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond, and the NIDILRR Announcements List. These lists are used only for these purposes. Emails will not be shared or otherwise distributed to other outlets.

Organization and journal information including contact name, address, phone numbers, email and web addresses, and detailed descriptions. This information will be reviewed, edited, and, if appropriate, added to one of several databases or resource sheets available from NARIC. This is considered public information and will be distributed.

Cookie Policy.

NARIC may use cookies to track search behaviors in our three databases (REHABDATA, Program Database, Knowledgebase) and general activity on the NARIC website. These can include analytics trackers to understand where our visitors come from, what pages they access, how long they spend on our site, and when they leave. We use this information to identify usability and access issues, improve our content and design, and create information resources that meet the needs of our patrons. Logging in to the NARIC website for administrative or custom search purposes includes acceptance of a browser-based cookie (limited usage). 

Rules of Behavior

As an authorized user of the NARIC system, I agree to:

  1. Exercise due care in the protection of the operating software on computers that are used to connect to the NARIC system, including installing virus-scanning software and frequently updating virus definitions;
  2. Maintain the confidentiality of NARIC system data at all times;
  3. Never share my NARIC system user ID and/or password with anyone else under any circumstance;
  4. Never keep my user ID and password in a place where they may be found and used without my knowledge;
  5. Either log off the NARIC system or lock my workstation if I am logged into the NARIC system and must leave my workstation;
  6. Change my NARIC system password every 90 days if I will be using the system for more than one Fiscal Year;
  7. Contact the NARIC System Administrator immediately to reset my password if I feel my password has been compromised, and then immediately login and follow the system prompts to change my password to one known only to myself;
  8. Use a password that is at least eight characters in length, a mix is difficult to guess, and is a mix of characters, numbers and/or symbols;
  9. Understand that personal use of Government information resources and equipment is not authorized, and use the system only for authorized purposes;
  10. and Maintain copyright licenses and comply with all copyright license requirements associated with the NARIC system.


I understand that failure to abide by these rules of behavior may result in losing access to the NARIC system.

Copyright Notice.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

NARIC's Accessibility Policy.

The NARIC staff has been committed to Web accessibility since the first pages went online in 1995. This committment has included active education and promotion of current issues and policies, participation in user groups, and ongoing training for the Media Team. Every effort has been made to create a site that is easy to use, informative, and yet fully accessible regardless of ability, browser level, or connection speed. The current design includes small graphic files with alternative descriptions, common-sense information for links and forms, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and a consistent page design and navigation scheme. NARIC's Website conforms to the Web Accessibility Initiative's Level AA on most of its pages. If you experience any difficulty in accessing NARIC's site, please contact Jessica Chaiken at 800/346-2742, ext. 1114, or email Jessica Chaiken. More information on Website accessibility is available from the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium.