Updated: August 5, 2019
The Platform has been designed to be an online platform where educators and members of a school community can test, evaluate and review a variety of educational technology, tools, products and services. Technology Providers can also create user accounts on the platform. Technology Providers can provide more information about their Educational Tools, and respond to direct questions from educators. As discussed in greater detail below in the section entitled “How We Use and Share Information”, Technology Providers do not have access to data you provide us or data we collect unless the user expressly initiates such a request.
Information of Children
The Platform is not intended for independent use by minors under the age of 13. We do not allow children under the age of 13 to create and access individual accounts on the Platform.
Minors under the age of 13 may only access and use the Platform as part of a School via their use of the Chrome extension, which is installed by the School or at the explicit instruction of School staff. This use can only occur if the school or district has confirmed that it has sufficient authority to permit the students to use the Platform and provide the information described herein. The Platform may be used to collect personal information of students who are under the age of 13. Names, email addresses, and School Community Information are examples of information that may be collected. This information is used for the legitimate business purposes to test, evaluate and review a variety of educational technology tools, products and services and improve the use of educational technology to support student academic performance.
We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in any activity associated with the Platform. Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), LearnPlatform meets the definition of a school official. As such, schools may act as a parent’s agent and schools can consent to collection of their students’ information on the parent’s behalf. Parents do have certain rights over minor children’s information. Parents may review their child’s personal information, direct their child’s school or district to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information. Parents also have the option to allow for the collection and use of their child’s information, but still restrict disclosure to third parties.
We have no intentions, desires, or plans to disclose information collected as part of the learning process or any personally identifiable information of children to third parties. Also, we do not and we will not use any data collected on the platform for targeted advertising. Explicit and verifiable consent of parents would be collected before any disclosure of information in the unlikely scenario of such a need developing.
Because the data entrusted to us are under the direct control of the originating school, district, or educational organization, if parents would like to exercise any of the above mentioned rights, a parent should directly contact their children’s school or district. Should a school or district like to exercise any of the above mentioned rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect
We may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide — When you sign up for the Platform, we ask you for some basic personal information. This includes personally identifying information such as your name and School Community information. You may update or change your account or profile information through the Platform at any time. When you use the Platform, you may provide additional personal information at your sole discretion, including subject interests and grade level interests. Remember as part of a School Community, others in your School Community and linked School Communities may see certain of your personal information and Reviews. If you are a Technology Provider, we may collect information from you concerning your Educational Tools. Any information you provide concerning the Educational Tools may be shared with other users of the Platform. If you are a Technology Provider and are using the Platform to respond to a request for proposal from a school, we may collect the information you submit through the Platform and share that information with the designated school.
Automatically collected Information; Log information — When you access the Platform via a browser, application or other device, our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a Platform, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request. When you use the Platform using your smartphone or other mobile device, we may collect information regarding device type, operating system, IP address and device ID. This information is generally part of standard http requests, and is sent as part of all online interactions on virtually all web sites. We use this information for troubleshooting and security monitoring, and we do not use it to identify specific individuals unless we have reason to suspect fraud, abuse, or illegal activity. As you interact with the Platform, we obtain information regarding your interactions, such as time of day and date, how long you spend on different pages; some of this information is collected via cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account. Unless we have reason to suspect fraud, abuse, or illegal activity, we do not use this information to identify specific individuals; this information is used in an aggregate format for the legitimate business purpose of understanding how your hardware and software interact with the Platform and how we can better improve usage of the Platform. If you or your School have installed our extensions to your browser, we may automatically record certain information while the extension is activated, such as your username, the website you visit and the amount of time spent on each site. The extension only records website information on sites that are included in our Product Library. For more information, see the section below titled “Tracking and the Chrome Extension.”
User communications — When you send communications to us or to other users through the Platform, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Platforms. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our Platform, including service-related notices. You acknowledge that these service-related notices are necessary for the provision of the Platform and you may not opt out of such service-related notices.
Integrated Metrics Producing Analytics on Classroom Technology (IMPACT) Data
Not all Schools use IMPACT, so if your school or district does not use IMPACT data this section does not apply. The IMPACT module of LearnPlatform is an optional tool that integrates data from multiple sources including student demographic information, product usage, and student achievement data to produce evidence-based reports and dashboards on product effectiveness. All of the data used in IMPACT are defined, approved, and controlled by the school or district using IMPACT, and usage of IMPACT only happens at the direct instruction of -- and via direct involvement with – School staff. IMPACT does not use any data collected via the Chrome extension. All data used for IMPACT are only used for the specific educational purpose defined by the school or district.
How We Use and Share Information
We use information you provide and information we automatically collect for legitimate interests of our business; including, to administer the Platform, to allow you and other users to use the Platform and to improve our Platform. You understand that certain information and the Reviews that you post to the Platform will be shared through the Platform and will be accessible to the Community. Likewise, you will be able to view information and Reviews of others in the Community. For clarity, we never disclose or share personally identifiable information (“PII”) of children.
Please note once you have posted information to the Platform or communicated with another member of the Community through the Platform, we cannot control how the Community or other user may use any information which you may provide and we hereby disclaim any liability associated with such use or disclosure. Additionally, the School may have access to your information including as posted to the Platform and may use such information in accordance with the School policies. We may create aggregated and statistical data about our users and/or Schools, and the use of the Platform. We may share or provide aggregated and statistical data, including Reviews, to Schools, Districts, Educational Organizations, or Technology Providers. While we have no intentions, desires, or plans to share or provide any information that can be used to identify individual students or individual learning performance, we would only take this highly unlikely step with the prior express written consent of the student’s parent, the School (consistent with applicable law) or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. We will not disclose any of this information to advertisers or marketers of other products. We may also use your non-personally identifiable information, including as aggregated with other users’ information, to analyze use of our Platform, including obtaining school and district level demographic information generally and with respect to Community Reviews of Technology Tools.
Our Technology Providers do not have access to data you provide us or data we collect unless you expressly initiate such a request or expressly consent to the disclosure of such data. If given permission, our Technology Providers may provide information about their Educational Tools and respond to requests from users.
From time-to-time, and only if you consent to such notification, we may notify you of Educational Tools, services, products, events, promotions or other opportunities which we believe may be of interest to you. Participation in any of the aforementioned is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us as indicated below, or by using the “unsubscribe” link included with all notification emails. With your permission, including if you indicate through the Platform that you wish to receive more information regarding any Educational Tools or request an Educational Tool on a trial basis, we may share your personal information with the Technology Providers offering such Educational Tool(s) so that they can fulfill your request. Information provided by you or by us to the Technology Provider will be governed by that Technology Provider’s privacy and other policies. Also, if you wish to opt out of such notification please notify us at email@example.com.
We will disclose information to our service providers that work on our behalf or with us to provide the Platform. We do not permit these providers to use your information other than as necessary to provide the Platforms to us. We may disclose your information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other governmental or law enforcement request, (b) enforce our Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (d) protect against or mitigate harm to the rights, property or safety of our company, the Platform, its users or the public as required or permitted by law, and (e) in order to respond or report on reports of abuse or misuse of the Platform.
If you are a Technology Provider, we may use the information you provide through the platform in response to RFPs from Schools in an aggregate and de-identified manner and provide aggregated and statistical data about such responses to our users and schools.
We have no intentions, desires, or plans to use any information entrusted to us in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected or other than as disclosed in this policy; if, however, a situation arises where using information in a different purpose other than for which it was collected arises, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
We will take commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and other security measures. Furthermore, we limit access to our users’ information to only those employees who reasonably need access to it to perform the activities attached to their job responsibilities. However, no organization can guarantee its absolute security or that unauthorized persons will not access or use your personal information for improper purposes.
In the event of a breach of security affecting personal information on our servers, we will take such notification and we will promptly investigate the matter. Such investigation will be without delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement; (ii) measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach; (iii) efforts to identify the individuals affected; and (iv) steps to restore the reasonable integrity of our Platform. The Platform does not ask for or require potentially sensitive PII such as Social Security Numbers, personal health information, Driver’s License numbers and the like, and we ask that you do not send us or post any highly sensitive information on the Platform. We will not be liable for the use or disclosure of any such information if posted through the Platform.
If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us might have been compromised), or if you suspect someone else is using your account, please let us know immediately by contacting us as at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Controlling, Accessing and Updating Personal Information or Otherwise Exercising your Personal Rights
If you have created an individual account on learnplatform.com to access and use the Platform, you may update, change or correct your personal information through the Platform. You may also request that we deactivate your account. If you have accessed and used the Platform through a School without creating an individual account (generally through use of the Chrome extension), please contact your School administrator to address any updates, changes or corrections to your personal information. You may also contact us at email@example.com or postal mail (517 W. North Street, Raleigh, NC 27603) to request an update, change or correction to your personal information or (if you have an individual account) to deactivate your account.
Please be aware that your request may not be accepted for review unless you provide the following:
The name, user ID, pseudonym, email address, or other identifier that you have used to use our Platform, or if you are not a registered user of the service, or have not otherwise previously interacted with us, your first and last name and an address where we can correspond with you.
State or Country in which you are located.
Clear description of the information or content you wish to receive or to be deleted or corrected, or the action you wish to be taken; and
Sufficient information to allow us to locate the content or information to be deleted, removed or corrected
For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request.
In addition, please note that, depending on the nature of your inquiry or request, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request and may require proof of identity, such as in the form of a government issued ID and proof of geographical address.
Upon receipt of a request, we will use our reasonable efforts to respond to and act on your request or inquiry in a timely manner. We may be unable to update or delete your information if we determine, in our reasonable discretion, that it is impractical (for instance, if the information is residing on backup tapes or is otherwise archived), if the deletion or modification would violate applicable law, or if the legitimate interests for which it was originally collected persists. You further acknowledge and agree that any information or data that you have publicly shared or provided directly to a Technology Party is beyond our control and we cannot modify, correct or delete such information.
Third Party Sites
We do not exercise control over any other sites that may be linked to or accessed through the Platform or our website, including the Technology Providers. We have no responsibility for the privacy practices of other Web sites, including the Web sites of the Technology Providers who have accounts on this site. You should review the policies of any third party sites before providing personal information to these sites.
Social Media Sites
We may have pages or other presence on various social networking sites or services, such as Facebook, Twitter and the like. Any information you post or provide through such sites and services will be subject to the policies of those sites and services.
Location of Servers
We process personal information on our servers in the United States of America. If you are accessing the Platform from another jurisdiction, you hereby consent to the transfer and processing of your personal information in the United States.
Tracking and the Chrome Extension
If you use the Chrome extension portion of our Platform, the Platform will collect information relating to your use and interactions with various websites accessed through the browser. Because the explicit purpose of the Chrome extension is to help our customers understand how educational tools are used in their environments, the Chrome extension collects general information only when people use sites related to educational tools that are listed on the Platform and included in our product library. When the Chrome extension is grayed out, no information is being sent to the Platform. When the Chrome extension is colorized, you are on a site that is part of the product library, and general information is sent back to the platform. This information is never used to identify an individual student, and is only used in reports in aggregated form that cannot be used to identify individual students. For schools and districts that have a paid subscription to the LearnPlatform service, the names of individual teachers can be listed on a per-school or per-district basis.
Aside from the Chrome extension, we do not track or collect personal data about your online activities once you leave the Site.
Each time you access the Platform, the then-current version of this Privacy Notice will apply. We recommend that you periodically check this page and the date of the posted Privacy Notice.
If you do not agree with such changes, you should cease accessing or using the Platform and seek the deletion of your information by contacting us as described above in “Controlling, Accessing and Updating Personal Information or Otherwise Exercising your Personal Rights”.