ThinkCERCA teaches critical thinking through argumentative writing and a personalized literacy platform for English language arts, science, social studies, and more. The terms of ThinkCERCA encourage users to avoid including personally identifiable information in resources and lessons that will be shared or made public, and the service does not moderate content or interactions. ThinkCERCA's terms state they collect personal information such as a student's name, email address, and a school-designated course code, and students, teachers, and parents may enter additional information about students, including student grade level and assignment feedback. In addition, the terms state ThinkCERCA does not use personal information for marketing purposes, to engage in targeted advertising, or to amass a profile of an individual student other than for K12 educational purposes. ThinkCERCA's terms state that they take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information collected from users of the Service. Additionally, the terms state that the tool is intended for students and their teachers, and parents must agree to the terms on behalf of their children prior to any use of the service.
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.