Actively Learn allows teachers to create instructional content and students to create base content that includes rich media in their reading experiences. The terms state they collect only the information required to provide the service, and only share non-personal data with third parties. The terms also state they will protect a user's data with administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect against unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information. Lastly, the terms state that a school or educator is responsible for compliance with COPPA or FERPA, and they require verifiable parental consent before a student or child under 13 can register for the service.
Actively Learn allows teachers to create instructional content and students to create base content that includes rich media in their reading experiences. The terms state this content is available for the student, class, and associated educator. However, a user can choose to share their discussions, notes, questions, feedback or ideas with other individuals.
The terms of Actively Learn state they collect a limited amount of personal information from a user to provide the rich media learning experience. The terms state that personal information the Service collects is different for teachers and staff, students under 18, and children under 13. In addition, the terms state they do not sell or lease student or teacher personal information to third parties for their advertising, marketing, or other non-educational purposes. However, any non-personal information collected by the vendor can be used, transferred, or disclosed for any purpose.
The terms of Actively Learn state they will protect a user's data with administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect against unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information. The terms also state they use 2-factor authentication whenever possible and encrypt all data at rest and in transit between the Actively Learn web application and Actively Learn's servers using TLS/SSL.
Actively Learn's terms state that a school or educator is responsible for compliance with COPPA or FERPA and they require verifiable parental consent before a student or child under 13 can register for the service. The terms state the Service will respond to any requests to access, modify, or delete a user's data to remain in compliance. In addition, the Service may share personal information with a teacher’s or student’s educational institution for authorized educational or school related purposes.
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. The bars in the evaluations are not a measure of absolute safety or risk rather, they suggest areas to be considered and examined as part of using the application.
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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