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Updated January 23, 2018

BrainRush

  • Privacy policies are available.
  • Site does not use encryption.
  • Site does not force 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

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.

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.

Please be in touch with any questions or feedback.