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, 2012, 2013, 2014 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

Your privacy is important to us.  In keeping with the highest privacy standards, NORC does not collect any specific information regarding visitors to our websites.  We do accumulate general information for analytics purposes;  however, such does not contain any individual-specific information.
Based upon information voluntarily provided by visitors posing requests, we use return email, physical addresses, or phone numbers to address such.  This contact information is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with outside parties.  To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we receive online. Your personal data may be kept as long as NORC believes it to be current. You may notify NORC if you wish to remove your return contact information from our system.


All imagery and digital assets on norc.org are owned by NORC or used by permission. Specific credits include:
  • A subway rider reads a newspaper featuring news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in New York. South Africa's first black president died Thursday after a long illness. He was 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) 
  • NORC Library, 2011. (Tom Maday)

How To Contact Us

​Should you have other questions or concerns please contact NORC at commhelp@norc.org.