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Updated February 14, 2019

Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games

  • Privacy policies are not available.
  • Site uses encryption.
  • Site forces the use of encryption.
The criteria for "Not Recommended For Use" measure whether or not a vendor has done the bare minimum to allow people to have even a rudimentary understanding about how the vendor protects user privacy. The four criteria here are all basics of sound privacy and security practice. Vendors who do not meet these basic requirements can potentially run afoul of state and federal privacy laws.

As with the "Use with Caution" criteria, a "Not Recommended" designation is NOT a sign that a vendor is necessarily doing anything unethical or illegal. It is a sign that, based on publicly available policies and observable security practices, their systems do not provide adequate guarantees that information stored in their systems will be protected.
Not Recommended
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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

Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games helps children learn key math skills such as counting, ordering numbers, adding, and subtracting while playing with cute savannah animals. However, the service does not make a privacy policy, terms of service, or any additional data use agreements available from any easily discoverable link on their website. Without being able to access and review a product’s privacy and security statements, we are not able to provide a privacy evaluation of the product at this time.

Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games is available for download at the iOS App Store. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

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 of Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games state they do not provide social interactions between users or make a user's information publicly visible to others. The Service recommends a username should be fictional and not include the child’s family name. In addition, the terms state a child's username is used solely for the purpose of personalizing the Service for a child and creating learning progress reports for parents.

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 of Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games state they may collect Personal Information about users through its Service such as their email address, username, birthday, and learning profile. Also, the Service may automatically collect non-personal information such as usage information and demographic information for data analytics purposes. However, the terms state users must agree that the Service may have unrestricted use and transfer of non-personal usage information to third parties.

In addition, the terms state users should be aware that the Service's policies are not available on the homepage and labeled Privacy Policy or Terms of Use as required by CalOPPA, but rather only available from the "Support" tab. The Service does not contain any third party advertising or product placement, but may use third party vendors to track which products and services users have purchased. Lastly, the terms state the Service may cross-promote other products and services of Tribal Nova and its Affiliates to users including in the form of advertisements. But the terms state a user's information will not be sold or rented to third parties for their use and will not be used to advertise products to parents or their children.

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 Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games state they incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure a user's personal information. However, the terms do not contain details about whether or not users are notified in the event of a data breach, or whether the Service encrypts personal information while in transit or at rest.

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 of Kids Number, Addition & Subtraction Math Ed Games state they do not have actual knowledge children are using the Service, because it is intended for parents to use in connection with their pre-literate preschool aged children. Therefore, the terms state the Service is intended for general audiences 18 years of age or older. In addition, the terms state that only a parent or legal guardian may register or manage an account with the Service.

However, COPPA provides an exception that requires obtaining parental consent for a otherwise general audience site, if the Service would appeal to children under 13 years of age. This exception takes several factors into account, including subject matter, visual content, age of models, and activities provided. Therefore, because the Service would likely appeal to children and collects personal information from children, all of the compliance obligations under COPPA would apply to this Service.

Lastly, because this Service would appeal to children and does not contain a clear parental consent process, teachers and parents should be aware that by providing permission for a child to use this Service, they are potentially giving the vendor permission to collect and use information that would be protected under COPPA.

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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