iCivics provides educational games such as Argument Wars to engage students in meaningful civic learning. They provide teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms. The terms state the service allows users to comment on content that has been uploaded to iCivics and the service takes reasonable measures to delete personal information from a user's postings before they are made publicly visible. In addition, the terms state the service does not sell personal information to third parties, but does not disclose whether personal information can be used for third-party marketing or behavioral advertising purposes. The terms disclose personal information is stored in a secure location, including on password controlled servers which are accessible only by designated employees who are trained in the proper handling of personal information. However, the terms do not disclose whether personal information is protected with reasonable security features such as encryption. Lastly, the terms disclose if a child under the age of 13 signs up for a user account they must first obtain parental approval and provide a parent's email address for confirmation.
The privacy evaluation is independent from the Common Sense edtech tool review. Privacy evaluations are designed to clarify how a service protects information, which will allow people to make informed decisions before using a tool with students.