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Updated January 10, 2018

Accelify

  • Privacy policies are not available.
Not Recommended
The privacy evaluation process categorizes edtech tools into the following three tiers:
Use Responsibly
Indicates that the service meets the minimum criteria and more research should be completed prior to use.
Use with Caution
Indicates that the service does not clearly define the safeguards to protect student information.
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This Overall Evaluation 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

Accelify provides a suite of tools designed to support schools and districts get resources to students with learning differences. However, Accelify does not make their privacy policies, terms of service, or any additional data use agreements available from any obvious or easily discoverable link on their web site. Accelify does include a "Privacy Statement" that defines some general principles. The "Privacy Statement" also specifies that additional Terms of Use agreements are available within purchased systems. However, without being able to access and review these privacy and security statements, we are not able to provide a full evaluation of this service. Schools, districts, or other Education Agencies are strongly encouraged to review these terms before purchasing and using these systems.

Accelify can be accessed through its website. The Privacy Policy used for this evaluation can be found on Accelify’s website. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

Key Points
Intended Use
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for children under 13.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for teens.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for adults over 18.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for parents or guardians.
  • Intended for students.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for teachers.
Data Collection
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service collects Personally Identifiable information.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service collects geolocation data.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service collects biometric or health data.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service collects behavioral data.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service collects non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Parental Consent
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service requires parental consent to be obtained.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service limits parental consent with respect to third parties.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service allows parents to withdraw consent for the further collection of their child's information.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service deletes children's personal information if collected without parental consent.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service provides parental consent notice and method for submission.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service discloses COPPA parental consent exceptions.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service discloses FERPA parental consent exceptions.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service transfers parental consent obligations to the the school or district.
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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As noted in our full summary, because Accelify only makes a brief Privacy Statement publicly available, Accelify is not recommended for use at this time.

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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As noted in our full summary, because Accelify only makes a brief Privacy Statement publicly available, Accelify is not recommended for use at this time.

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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As noted in our full summary, because Accelify only makes a brief Privacy Statement publicly available, Accelify is not recommended for use at this time.

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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As noted in our full summary, because Accelify only makes a brief Privacy Statement publicly available, Accelify is not recommended for use at this time.

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.

Please be in touch with any questions or feedback.