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Updated December 19, 2018

Kiddom

  • Intended for children under 13.
  • Collection or use of data is limited to product requirements.
  • Personal information is displayed publicly.
  • Users can interact with 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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This overall score represents how the service addressed all our evaluation questions. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive policies.

Overview

Kiddom is described as an all-in-one school operating system that enables educators to collaborate and personalize student instruction and assessment. The terms state the service includes features that allow users to communicate in a variety of ways, and personal data may be shared by users with other users through the service. The terms state the service collects personal and non personal information from children and students and the information the service requires users to provide on the Kiddom platform is extremely limited. The terms specify they employ physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to maintain the integrity and security of users' personal data. Lastly, the terms state that if a child under 13 (or 16 in the EU) tries to create a Kiddom account, they require verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s personal data.

Kiddom can be accessed through its website, and is available for download at the iOS App Store, and the Google Play Store. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use used for this evaluation can be found on Kiddom’s website, iOS App Store, and the Google Play Store. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

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The standard privacy report (SPR) displays the most important privacy practices from a product’s polices in a single easy-to-read outline. The report displays an alert when a particular privacy practice is risky, unclear, or not evaluated. This alert indicates more time should be focused on these particular details prior to use.
SafetyPromoting responsible use
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Evaluating safety takes into consideration best practices that protect a user's physical and emotional health. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to safety.
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The terms state the service includes features that allow users to communicate in a variety of ways, and personal data may be shared by users with other users through the service. The terms further clarify that users can make personal information publicly available in publicly accessible areas of the service, such as by sharing user submissions with another user. However, the service does not monitor content or interactions and therefore does not take reasonable measures to delete all personal information from a user's postings before they are made publicly visible.

PrivacyProtecting collected information
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Evaluating privacy takes into consideration best practices that protect the disclosure of a user's personal information. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to privacy.
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The terms state the service collects personal and non personal information from children and students and the information the service requires users to provide on the Kiddom platform is extremely limited. In addition, the terms state the service does not sell users’ personal information or share their information with any thine-parties for their marketing or advertising purposes. Parents and educators should be aware that the service allows users to connect with a Google account, which grants Kiddom access to certain information associated with that student’s Google account that the service may use to setup and operate their classroom.

SecurityProtecting against unauthorized access
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Evaluating security takes into consideration best practices that protect the integrity and confidentiality of a user's data. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to security.
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The terms of Kiddom state they endeavor to protect user information. The terms specify they employ physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to maintain the integrity and security of users' personal data. To protect users' privacy and security, the service takes reasonable steps to verify a user's identity before granting them account access or making corrections to their information. In addition, the terms state when users enter information in the login portion of the service, Kiddom encrypts the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). The terms further clarify they do not store a user's password, but instead store a result of an irreversible operation performed on the password to verify its validity.

However, the terms state Kiddom cannot guarantee the security of user account information in the case of unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors that may compromise the security of user information at any time. In the event Kiddom learns of a security systems breach, the terms state they may attempt to notify users electronically or otherwise contact users through the service so that they can take appropriate protective steps.

ComplianceFollowing statutory laws and regulations
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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. A higher score (up to 100) means the service provides more transparent and comprehensive responses related to compliance.
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The terms state that if a child under 13 (or 16 in the EU) tries to create a Kiddom account, they require verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s personal data. The terms further specify that if Kiddom learns that personal data of children under the age of 13 has been collected on the service without verifiable parental consent, or if a user has provided personal data beyond what was requested, they will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Additionally, the terms state parents and teachers can request to review, access, modify, delete, and download a copy of their child or student's information. Only those students who have been invited by their teacher, school, or district to use the Service may register to use Kiddom. The terms further specify that FERPA prohibits schools from sharing educational records without the consent of the student and/or the student’s parent. Kiddom's terms state they work hard to ensure that schools using the service have met that obligation. For that reason, the terms state parents must provide consent to Kiddom for storing and accessing student education records, and teachers are required to provide consent that their school or district has obtained all necessary parental consents to share educational records of students with Kiddom.

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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