GameMaker Studio 2 makes game development accessible to everyone by taking away many of the barriers to getting started using a 'Drag and Drop’ development environment without ever having to write any code. The terms of GameMaker Studio do not state clearly whether any social interactions between users are available. Furthermore, the terms indicate that there are no attempts to moderate or limit user content to prevent the sharing of personal information. The terms of GameMaker Studio state that the company collects personal information such as name, date of birth, address, and email address. The terms of GameMaker Studio state that the company takes reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information collected from users of the Service but do not indicate whether stored data is encrypted. The terms of GameMaker Studio state that the company obtains parental consent (including through an educational institution) and that a student's personal information is collected in order for certain services to function.
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.