ClassroomSync is committed to ensuring that your information is secure and your privacy is protected. The information below outlines our privacy and security policies. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we store. Our security protocols are detailed further in this document.
What We Collect: We only collect the following information on each user, as defined by their role in the academic institution.
Students: ClassroomSync only collects a student identification number, name, email addresses, user ID or other reference identification method provided by the academic customer to track the user’s particular activities. We do not collect personal addresses, phone numbers, photos or any other personally identifiable information on students.
Teachers: While using ClassroomSync, teachers will only be able to access student information regarding to the student’s name, whether they are on the ClassroomSync app, and which sub-app they are currently in inside of our platform.
Data Ownership – Personal Information: ClassroomSync acknowledges that all personally identifiable information about students, teachers, administrators, and other authorized users is the property of the educational agencies ClassroomSync serves.
Purpose: ClassroomSync is a trusted steward of personal data. While we make every effort to NOT collect ANY personally identifiable user data, we have implemented these privacy procedures in the event a school customer does, in fact, input personally identifiable information in our system. Any personal data received from educational agencies is to be used solely for purposes of providing educational services. Such personally identifiable data will NOT be sold or used for marketing purposes.
Protection: ClassroomSync keeps all personal data confidential and secure. ClassroomSync team members are bound by contractual non-disclosure agreements. ClassroomSync’s data security protections include: internal data management policies and procedures, limitations on access to personal data, data systems monitoring, incident response plans, and safeguards to ensure personal data is not accessed by unauthorized persons when transmitted over communication networks.
Disposal of Data: ClassroomSync permanently deletes any personal identifiable data after the termination of a contract, when no longer needed, or when advised to do so by the educational agency.
Discovery of a security breach that results in unauthorized release of personally identifiable data: ClassroomSync shall promptly notify affected educational agencies of such breach, shall conduct an investigation, and shall restore the integrity of its data systems as soon as possible. ClassroomSync will fully cooperate and assist with required notices to those individuals affected by such breach.
Third Parties (Personally Identifiable Information) – We will only share personal information stored on behalf of our customers with third parties if authorized by the relevant School District or SEA customer and in the following situations, to the extent we believe in good faith it is necessary or appropriate and permitted by law:
To comply with the law, respond to requests in legal or government enforcement proceedings (such as complying with a subpoena), protect our rights in a legal dispute, or seek assistance of law enforcement in the event of a threat to our rights, security or property or that of our affiliates, customers, end users or others;
To work with third parties who conduct studies or assist us in providing and improving our products and services, such as platform, infrastructure, software and other types of service providers, agents, partners and researchers. We contractually bind such parties to protect personal information by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for ClassroomSync; and
We may also share information collected or stored in ClassroomSync systems with affiliated education companies your academic institution has also contracted with, as directed by your institution, provided that such disclosure is used solely for the benefit of the academic institution and is not shared with unauthorized additional third parties.
Third Parties (Non-Identifiable Usage Data ONLY): ClassroomSync may collect and compile de-identified, aggregate usage data across all of its customers for the limited use of research and other business purposes. ClassroomSync may evaluate platform and application utilization to identify usage trends and system capacity. During the course of these evaluations, including if/when reports are provided to third-parties, at no time does ClassroomSync retrieve, collect, or share end-user information. The only data collected will be the applications and web sites visited and the amount of time used. NO identifiable information pertaining to the identity of the school institution or any of its users (adults or children) will be collected or used in the scope of this limited use. This information will NOT be used for ad tracking purposes.
ClassroomSync is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any information provided by users of this website to ClassroomSync is intended solely for the purposes of improving end-user experience and communications between end-users and ClassroomSync. ClassroomSync does not share email addresses or user information with any third parties, other than noted in this policy.
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Commitments to State/National/International Student Data Privacy Efforts
ClassroomSync is a trusted steward of personal data. To that end, we acknowledge our efforts to comply with the following student privacy efforts, as well as any other efforts introduced not reflected below.
International Student Privacy Pledge
As a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge (https://studentprivacypledge.org/) our goal is to both support the effective use of student information and safeguard student privacy and information security. ClassroomSync maintains a comprehensive security program that is reasonably designed to protect the security of personal student information.
By signing this pledge, ClassroomSync will:
Not sell student information
Not behaviorally target advertising
Use data for authorized education purposes only
Not change privacy policies without notice and choice
Enforce strict limits on data retention
Support parental access to, and correction of errors in, their children’s information
Provide comprehensive security standards
Be transparent about collection and use of data
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA sets forth protocols for ensuring privacy and security of personally identifiable information of students. ClassroomSync adheres to the data protection protocols set forth in FERPA.
ClassroomSync is compliant with the regulations put forth by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). ClassroomSync collects and stores only that information which enables users to operate ClassroomSync products, such as name, username, and password. ClassroomSync does not intentionally collect and store personally identifying information of student users.
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires schools and libraries receiving certain e-Rate benefits from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adhere to policies that provide safe internet experiences for minors. These include policies related to:
Preventing access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;
The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications;
Unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;
Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and
Measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.
Although ClassroomSync does not itself prevent access to inappropriate websites, that burden belongs to the school or library, ClassroomSync can help by providing schools a means of tracking the use history of its devices, and helping school officials focus students on positive learning experiences.
U.S. State Data Privacy Acts
ClassroomSync is compliant with regulations put forth by the following states. This section may be updated to reflect any new state acts that apply to student data privacy.
Florida – Fla. Stat. § 1002.22, Education records and reports of K-12 students; rights of parents and students; notification; penalty (§1002.22); and Fla. Stat. § 1002.222, Limitations on collection of information and disclosure of confidential and exempt student records (§1002.222): ClassroomSync is compliant with the regulations put forth by Fla. Stat. § 1002.22, Education records and reports of K-12 students; rights of parents and students; notification; penalty (§1002.22); and Fla. Stat. § 1002.222, Limitations on collection of information and disclosure of confidential and exempt student records (§1002.222). In addition to the above guiding principles on personal data:
Biometric data of students, parents, and siblings: ClassroomSync does not collect biometric information as defined statute for students, parents, and siblings in Florida.
Location: ClassroomSync contracts with educational agencies in Florida are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Additionally, educational agencies in the United States are serviced by ClassroomSync servers and database infrastructure that are based in the United States.