Privacy and Security Notice
This document describes the information gathering and dissemination practices
for the Web site https://mmic.rand.org/data. This Internet site is provided as
a public service by the American Life Panel. Information presented on these
pages (except for downloaded datasets and files) is considered public
information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate
keyword/link/byline credits is requested.
Information Automatically Logged
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer
our Web site, and for statistical purposes. We do not link IP addresses to
anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be
tracked, but the user will be anonymous. When we do save personal information
about a user (e.g., when registering for access to public data files) we do not
save any information about which IP address they used. Except for authorized
law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify
individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other
purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction.
while you are accessing data files.
Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information
(such as their name, e-mail address, and telephone number) and demographic
information (such as their state/province and institutional affiliation). Users
are also requested to provide information on research interests and environment
as well as educational background).
Users are expected to provide us with information on published materials that
they have authored which reference Health and Retirement Study data files.
These materials will be included in an on-line public database containing
Information from the user registration page may be used in summary form to
provide usage data to sponsoring agencies. Unique identifiers
(such as e-mail address) are collected from public data users to verify the
user's identity, and for use as identifiers in our record system. Although the
data user list will not be shared with third parties, the Health and
Retirement Study may use the list for electronic mail user surveys,
announcements of new data products, data alerts, and other purposes.
When registering for access to ALP data files, users may opt out of receiving
data product and data alert announcements via electronic mail.
This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse
and alteration of the information under our control. To ensure that this
service remains available to all users, this government-supported computer
system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify
unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this
service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications
from us at the point where we request information from potential users of
ALP public datasets and files.
This site gives users the option for removing their information from our
active database or to not receive future communications, by sending
electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a user's record has been removed from the active database, the user will
no longer be able to download public datasets and files.
This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying
information previously provided:
- Send electronic mail to
- Send mail to the following postal address:
American Life Panel
RAND Labor and Population
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138