Kami allows users to view and annotate documents and PDF files in class. The terms state that students can share their profiles, which include user names and email addresses, within their school, along with sharing user content. The terms state that the service collects personal information only for the purposes of offering the service and for the educational purposes originally intended. In addition, the terms state the service does not sell personal information to advertisers or other third parties and no information is used for advertising or tracking purposes. The terms state that both data at rest and in transit is encrypted, and the service takes reasonable security precautions to keep user information safe. Lastly, the terms state that verifiable parental consent is required for students to use the product, users retain ownership of their user submissions, and users can access, modify, or delete their personal information.
: Promoting responsible use
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.
The terms state that students can only share their profiles within their classroom or school. Teachers and students can both annotate documents and share them with each other, as well as attach audio or video to the content. User profiles can display user names and email addresses to other users. The vendor reserves the right to review conduct and content, but they have no obligation to do so, and do not claim responsibility for the content shared in the service.
: Protecting collected information
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.
The terms state the service collects personal information such as name and email address, and depending on the type of account, also collects physical address, payment information, and name of school. Users are notified if there are any material changes to the policies, but there is no review period; continued use of the product means acceptance of the new terms. The terms state the service only uses personal information for the purpose of providing the service to users and for the use and benefit of the learning environment. In addition, the product automatically collects information such as IP address, browser, internet provider, referring web pages, operating system, location information (depending on user settings), and more, but the vendor doesn't link that data to other information they collect.
: Protecting against unauthorized access
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.
The terms state that accounts are required in order to use the product. The vendor uses reasonable security, including having a team that works to keep information secure and avoid unauthorized access. Information is encrypted, both at rest and in transit. Data is stored on the Google Cloud Platform, outside the control of the vendor, but have obtained security certifications. However, the terms do not mention what action the vendor takes in the event of a data breach. Third parties with whom the vendor shares information are required to use at least the same level of security as the vendor. Lastly, the vendor takes steps to verify any teacher or parent identity before allowing access to a child's personal information.
: Following statutory laws and regulations
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.
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.