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Privacy Evaluation for 24 Game-Math Card Puzzle

Last updated February 22, 2019

Overview

24 Game – Math Card Game is an iOS and Android application that requires a user to combine four numbers to reach 24 with leader boards and opportunities to challenge other players around the globe. For safety, their policy notes that they encourage parents and guardians to spend time online at educational websites with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the sites their children visit. 24 Game's policy promises that it will not knowingly use student information for behavioral targeting of advertisements to students. Registered accounts are password-protected so that only the user has access to any personal information entered in the account. 24® Game's policy explains that it is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge ("SPP"), an industry standard approach to privacy for K–12 service providers.

24 Game sells physical card sets via its website. This evaluation is only for the services available for download at the iOS App Store, and the Google Play Store. The Privacy Policy used for this evaluation can be found on 24 Game’s website. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

Safety

24 Game – Math Card Game provides a privacy policy that defines some general principles. For safety, their policy notes that they encourage parents and guardians to spend time online at educational websites with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the sites their children visit.

Privacy

24 Game – Math Card Game's privacy policy states that the company collects personal information from users. According to its policy, 24 Game collects information in several ways from different parts of its products. Depending on account type, 24 Game may ask for name, and/or additional information. The policy notes that they may also collect information about use of the 24 Game website. If the user is an educator or a parent, they may collect your Email address. Additionally, when a user sends e-mail, user surveys, or other communication to 24 Game, they policy explains that they may retain those communications in order to process that user's inquiries, respond to requests, and improve the company's services. The policy states that they use cookies to better display their website, to save user time, to provide better technical support, for promotional purposes, and to track website usage. The policy also notes that under confidentiality agreements, 24 Game may match non-student accountholder information with third party data. Significantly, 24 Game's policy promises that it will not knowingly use student information for behavioral targeting of advertisements to students. The policy also promises that no personal information will be transferred in the event of a merger or sale unless the receiver has agreed to the Student Privacy Pledge (SPP).

Security

24 Game – Math Card Game provides a privacy policy that notes that registered accounts are password-protected so that only the user has access to any personal information entered in the account. The policy explains that they restrict access to personal information to 24 Game employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve their products and services. Generally, the policy notes that they take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of their data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where they store personal data. The policy describes a secure, encrypted shopping cart.

Compliance

24 Game – Math Card Game's policy states that 24 Game does not permit children under the age of 13 to create an account and does not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or educational institution. 24 Game's policy on allowing users to update, correct, or delete your personally identifiable information is that a user may edit account information at any time by logging into the account and updating your information. 24® Game's policy explains that it is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge ("SPP"), an industry standard approach to privacy for K–12 service providers.

Data Collection
SCORE: 40%

What data does it collect?

  • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.
  • The categories of collected personally identifiable information are indicated.
  • Collection or use of data is limited to product requirements.
  • Unclear whether this product collects geolocation data.
  • Unclear whether this product collects biometric or health data.
  • Behavioral data are collected.
  • Unclear whether this product collects sensitive data.
  • Non-personally identifiable information is collected.
  • Unclear whether this product treats combined information as personally identifiable information (PII).
  • Personal information from children under 13 years of age is collected online.
Data Sharing
SCORE: 70%

What data does it share?

  • Collected information is shared with third parties.
  • The categories of information shared with third parties are indicated.
  • The purpose for sharing a user's personal information with third parties is indicated.
  • Unclear whether use of information is limited to the purpose for which it was collected.
  • Data are shared for analytics.
  • Data are shared for research and/or product improvement.
  • Data are shared with third-party service providers.
  • The roles of third-party service providers are indicated.
  • Unclear whether this product supports social or federated login.
  • Contractual limits are placed on third-party data use.
Data Security
SCORE: 40%

How does it secure data?

  • Unclear whether a user's identity is verified with additional personal information.
  • Account creation is required.
  • Unclear whether parental controls or managed accounts are available.
  • Unclear whether two-factor account protection is available.
  • Third-party contractual security protections are required.
  • Industry best practices are used to protect data.
  • Employee or physical access to user information is limited.
  • Unclear whether this product encrypts all data in transit.
  • Unclear whether this product encrypts all data at rest.
  • Unclear whether this product provides notice in the event of a data breach.
Data Rights
SCORE: 25%

What rights do I have to the data?

  • Unclear whether opt-in consent is requested from users at the time personal information is collected.
  • Unclear whether users can control their information through privacy settings.
  • Unclear whether users can create or upload content.
  • Unclear whether users retain ownership of their data.
  • Processes to access and review user data are available.
  • Processes to modify inaccurate data are available.
  • Unclear whether the product provides a data-retention policy.
  • Unclear whether the school, parents, or students can delete data.
  • Processes to delete user data are not available.
  • Unclear whether this product provides users the ability to download their data.
Data Sold
SCORE: 30%

Is the data sold?

  • Unclear whether data are sold or rented to third parties.
  • Users can opt out from the disclosure or sale of their data to a third party.
  • User information can be transferred to a third party.
  • Unclear whether users are notified if their information is transferred to a third party.
  • Unclear whether user information can be deleted prior to its transfer to a third party.
  • Third-party transfer is contractually required to use the same privacy practices.
  • Unclear whether user information is shared in an anonymous or deidentified format.
  • Unclear whether the vendor describes their deidentification process of user information.
  • Data are shared for research and/or product improvement.
  • Unclear whether contractual limits prohibit third parties from reidentifying deidentified information.
Data Safety
SCORE: 0%

How safe is this product?

  • Unclear whether this product supports interactions between trusted users and/or students.
  • Unclear whether users can interact with untrusted users, including strangers and/or adults.
  • Unclear whether profile information is shared for social interactions.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personal information publicly.
  • Unclear whether this product allows users to control how their data are displayed.
  • Unclear whether user-created content is reviewed, screened, or monitored by the vendor.
  • Unclear whether user-created content is filtered for personal information before being made publicly visible.
  • Unclear whether social interactions between users are moderated.
  • Unclear whether social interactions of users are logged.
  • Unclear whether users can report abuse or cyberbullying.
Ads & Tracking
SCORE: 35%

Are there advertisements or tracking?

  • Data are not shared for third-party advertising and/or marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays traditional or contextual advertisements.
  • Behavioral or targeted advertising is not displayed.
  • Unclear whether this product allows data collection by third-party advertising or tracking services.
  • Unclear whether this product uses data to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for data enhancement, and/or targeted advertisements.
  • The vendor can send marketing messages.
  • Unclear whether this vendor provides promotional sweepstakes, contests, or surveys.
  • Unclear whether this product provides users the ability to opt-out of traditional, contextual, or behavioral advertising.
  • Users can opt out or unsubscribe from marketing communications.
Parental Consent
SCORE: 60%

Can I provide parental consent?

  • Not intended for children under 13.
  • Intended for parents or guardians.
  • Vendor does not have actual knowledge that personal information from users under 13 years of age is collected.
  • Children's privacy is applicable.
  • Unclear whether this product indicates COPPA parental consent exceptions.
  • Parental consent is required.
  • Unclear whether this product limits parental consent with respect to third parties.
  • Unclear whether this product allows parents to withdraw consent for the further collection of their child's information.
  • Children's personal information is deleted if collected without parental consent.
  • Unclear whether this product provides parental consent notice and method for submission.
School Purpose
SCORE: 20%

Is the product intended for school?

  • Intended for students.
  • Unclear whether personal information or education records are collected from preK-12 students.
  • Unclear whether intended for teachers.
  • Product is primarily used by, designed for, and marketed toward students in grades preK–12.
  • Unclear whether the product creates education records.
  • Unclear whether this product provides notification of a contract or additional rights.
  • Unclear whether this product designates the vendor as a school official.
  • Unclear whether this product transfers parental consent obligations to the school or district.
  • Unclear whether the vendor indicates FERPA parental consent exceptions.
  • Unclear whether this product discloses directory information.

Common Sense Standard Privacy Report (SPR)

The standard privacy report (SPR) displays all the privacy practices from a product's policies in a single, easy-to-read outline. The report shows a green check mark for better privacy practices and an orange alert for risky or unclear practices. This alert indicates that more time should be focused on these particular details prior to use.

About Privacy Evaluations

The privacy evaluations have been designed with the help and support of a consortium of schools and districts across the United States. These evaluations are designed to help educators make informed decisions about the potential privacy implications of educational technology used to support teaching and learning.

Our core evaluation criteria will always be freely available. People are encouraged to read the questions we use and our information security primer. Vendors are encouraged to use our questions and the information security primer to self-evaluate. You can also learn more about our evaluation process. Please be in touch with any questions or feedback.