Apollo from Atlas Learning is a tool to help create interactive lessons with real-time student assessments. The service does not provide its terms and policies in a machine readable format that is accessible on the web, mobile devices, screen readers or assistive technologies.
The service states in their terms that they have the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Atlas Learning defines PII as a user's name, username, school affiliation, email address, and role within the school. The terms do not provide details about what types of non-personal user information is collected. The terms of Atlas Learning also do not provide details about steps taken to keep data secure. Lastly, the terms do not mention FERPA, parental consent, or any information about school official status under FERPA.
Atlas Learning states in their terms that they have "the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice." Atlas Learning states in their terms that each of their policies may be changed from time to time and are are effective immediately upon posting any changes on their website. In addition, the terms do not contain information about how users could be notified of changes that affect safety or privacy.
The terms also specify that website members not registered for a specific course could potentially see information on the site. However, the terms do not specify details about what levels of interaction are possible between students.
Atlas Learning defines PII as a user's name, username, school affiliation, email address, and role within the school. The terms do not provide details about what types of non-personal user information are collected. While the terms do not provide details about advertising, the terms specify that users are not permitted to block ads or notices.
The terms state that Atlas Learning uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology to sue the service, but Atlas Learning does not list any vendors, or describe what information may or may not be shared with these third parties. Lastly, the terms do not provide details on how user data will be handled in case of a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy.
The terms of Atlas Learning do not provide sufficient details about steps taken to keep data secure. The terms specify that users of the site understand that any message or information they send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted. The terms also specify that encryption is not guaranteed, as a user should understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including their Content, may be transferred unencrypted. Lastly, the terms do not contain details that describe how users will be notified in case of a data breach.
Atlas Learning contains a Privacy Kit at https://atlaslearning.net/about/kit which states that all of their traffic is encrypted using HTTPS. The language in the non-binding Privacy Kit does not align with the language in the terms.
The terms do not mention FERPA, parental consent, or any information about school official status under FERPA. The terms do not specify if or how a parent can access, update, review, or delete a child’s personal information.
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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