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Updated May 10, 2019

Book Creator

  • Intended for children under 13.
  • Collection or use of data is limited to product requirements.
  • Personal information is displayed publicly.
  • Unclear whether this product supports interactions between trusted users and/or students.
  • Notice is provided in the event of a data breach.
  • Parental consent is required.
Indicates that the product meets all our required privacy safeguards, but more research should be completed prior to use.
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Basic evaluation
A basic privacy evaluation answers key questions about a product's policies covering issues of safety, privacy, security, and compliance.

Book Creator is a simple tool to create ebooks on iPad, Chromebooks and on the web. Create a book and publish it to Apple's iBooks Store, or share it online with the built-in ePub reader. Book Creator's policy states that teachers have the option to make student books public, which may contain personal information. Book Creator's terms state that Book Creator does not use any information to engage in behavioral advertising, marketing, or create ad profiles. Book Creator's policies state that they take reasonable steps to protect user data, including encryption. Lastly, Book Creator's terms state that they require parental consent and collect information from teachers, parents, family members, guardians and students who create an account with Book Creator or upload content to Book Creator.

Book Creator can be accessed through its website, and is available for download at the iOS App Store. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use used for this evaluation can be found on Book Creator’s website, and iOS App Store. Additionally, other policies used for this evaluation include: GDPR Compliance, and Data Processing Addendum. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

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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 streamline making an informed decision about the potential privacy implications of educational technology used to support teaching and learning.

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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