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Updated January 23, 2018

BrainRush

  • Site does not use encryption.
  • Site does not force the use of encryption.
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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Overall Evaluationinfo-bubble

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

The BrainRush platform provides a supply of learning games that teachers can assign to students. We did not run a complete evaluation on BrainRush because this product does not enforce encryption on login. For many schools, districts, and parents, the use of encryption on registration and login is a minimum requirement. For more information, please see the video.

BrainRush can be accessed through its website. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use accessed for this evaluation can be found on BrainRush’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
  • Intended for children under 13.
  • Intended for teens.
  • Intended for adults over 18.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for parents or guardians.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for students.
  • The terms are unclear about whether or not this service is intended for teachers.
Data Collection
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected.
  • 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.
  • Behavioral data are collected.
  • Non-Personally Identifiable Information is collected.
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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We did not run a complete evaluation on BrainRush because this product does not enforce encryption on login. For many schools, districts, and parents, the use of encryption on registration and login is a minimum requirement. For more information, please see the video.

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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We did not run a complete evaluation on BrainRush because this product does not enforce encryption on login. For many schools, districts, and parents, the use of encryption on registration and login is a minimum requirement. For more information, please see the video.

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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We did not run a complete evaluation on BrainRush because this product does not enforce encryption on login. For many schools, districts, and parents, the use of encryption on registration and login is a minimum requirement. For more information, please see the video.

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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We did not run a complete evaluation on BrainRush because this product does not enforce encryption on login. For many schools, districts, and parents, the use of encryption on registration and login is a minimum requirement. For more information, please see the video.

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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