Angry Birds

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Other (Staff etc.)
Good To Know
Used with Under 13, Vendor does not clearly define a process for parental consent
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App Overview

Angry Birds is a well known consumer based game that is used in some classrooms to introduce a range of academic subjects. Angry Birds does not provide social interactions between users, but does allow users to make personal information visible to others. Angry Birds may collect personal information and non-personal analytical information from its users. The terms state the Service follows generally accepted industry standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of users' information. Lastly, the Service does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age and its partners do not collect non-personally identifiable data from children.

Safety
What's This?
Evaluating safety takes into consideration best practices that protect a user's physical and emotional health.

Angry Birds does not provide social interactions between users, but does allow users to make personal information visible to others. Any data that a user discloses in any forum or blog may become public information, and the terms state users should have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality with respect to that data.

Privacy
What's This?
Evaluating privacy takes into consideration best practices that protect the disclosure of a user's personal information.

Angry Birds may collect personal information and non-personal analytics information from its users. Angry Birds may collect mobile geo-location information from users to provide location related services and advertisements. The Service may also share a user’s de-identified and anonymous mobile geo-location with third parties. In addition, the Service may supplement a user’s data with information received from third parties in connection with demographic, advertisement, market, or other analytics based surveys or services.

The Service may also combine information collected from its users with information obtained through social networking sites and third-party ad serving technologies. Lastly, the Service or third parties may display behaviorally targeted advertising to users and use demographic and geo-location information as well as information collected from a user's hardware or device to ensure that relevant advertising is displayed.

Security
What's This?
Evaluating security takes into consideration best practices that protect the integrity and confidentiality of a user's data.

The terms state Angry Birds follows generally accepted industry security standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of users' information. However, the Service does not discuss any additional information about its data security practices or whether a user's personal information is encrypted while in transit or while at rest.

Compliance
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Evaluating compliance takes into consideration best practices of companies that collect personal information from children or students and the legal obligations for the privacy and security of that information.

Angry Birds does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age, and its third-party partners do not collect non-personally identifiable data from children. Features and services such as social networking plug-ins, behaviorally targeted advertising, and collection of data for the purpose of building user profiles are not available to users under 13. The Service also does not allow third-party partners who engage in these practices to access personally identifiable data from users under 13.

Angry Birds does not directly target children under 13 years of age, but would likely still appeal to children under 13 years of age due to the type of game play provided and cartoon based content. In addition, Angry Birds does not provide an age-gate or other age verification method and therefore the Service does not obtain actual knowledge children under 13 are using the application. If the Service learns it has inadvertently gathered personal data from children under 13 years of age, the Service will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such personal information. Lastly, the Service provides users the ability to review, update, or correct their personal data.

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 streamline making an informed decision about the potential privacy implications of educational technology used to support teaching and learning. The bars in the evaluations are not a measure of absolute safety or risk rather, they suggest areas to be considered and examined as part of using the application.

Our core evaluation criteria are freely available, and will remain freely available. People are encouraged to read the questions we use and the information security primer we released. Vendors are encouraged to use our questions and the information security primer to self-evaluate. You can also learn more about our evaluation process.

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