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Updated December 20, 2018

LearnZillion

  • Intended for children under 13.
  • Collection or use of data is limited to product requirements.
  • Personal information is not displayed publicly.
  • Users can interact with trusted users and/or students.
  • Notice is provided in the event of a data breach.
  • Parental consent is required.
Indicates that the product meets all our required privacy safeguards, but more research should be completed prior to use.
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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

LearnZillion offers thousands of free Math and English Language lessons that have been developed by teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. The terms state that teachers and parents who are the managers of a class can see information about their students or children in that class, such as the student’s or child’s name, school affiliation and activity on assignments (including time of activity and any responses to questions, extending to grades for those assignments). According to the terms Information collected from students is never used or disclosed for any third-party advertising or any kind of behaviorally targeted advertising. LearnZillion’s terms state that encryption, firewalls, and reasonable security measures are in place for data while stored and in transit. Lastly, LearnZillion's terms state that when school districts or teachers create primary accounts and invite students to create student accounts, they are acting on behalf of parents to give LearnZillion consent to collect student information described in their policies, and LearnZillion is acting as a service provider or school official to the school district or teacher.

LearnZillion can be accessed through its website, and is available for download at the iOS App Store, and Google Play Store. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Service used for this evaluation can be found on LearnZillion’s website, iOS App Store, and Google Play Store. This evaluation only considers policies that have been made publicly available prior to an individual using the application or service.

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The standard privacy report (SPR) displays the most important privacy practices from a product’s polices in a single easy-to-read outline. The report displays an alert when a particular privacy practice is risky, unclear, or not evaluated. This alert indicates more time should be focused on these particular details prior to use.
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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The terms state that teachers and parents who are the managers of a class can see information about their students or children in that class, such as the student’s or child’s name, school affiliation and activity on assignments (including time of activity and any responses to questions, extending to grades for those assignments). In addition, the terms of LearnZillion state that account administrators can delegate the right to access, modify, and delete student information to school administrators in accordance with district policy.

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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According to the terms of LearnZillion, school districts or teachers can create primary accounts and invite students to create student accounts, and are required to act on the behalf of parents to give LearnZillion consent to collect student information. This can include student records and teacher and student information such as email address, grade level, and zip code. The terms also state that cookies and other tracking mechanisms are used for the purpose of directly supporting the purpose and development of the site.

Additionally, the terms state LearnZillion does not ask or require students to provide information beyond that which is reasonably necessary to use the service. The terms further state LearnZillion does not sell or share any student login information with any third party and they do not automatically collect personal information from student accounts. According to the terms Information collected from students is never used or disclosed for any third-party advertising or any kind of behaviorally targeted advertising.

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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LearnZillion’s terms state that encryption, firewalls, and reasonable security measures are in place for data while stored and in transit. According to the terms, data is only accessed and controlled by the primary account holder (teacher or parent). The terms further state that in the event of a data breach, LearnZillion will provide notification to users within 30 days.

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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LearnZillion's terms state that when school districts or teachers create primary accounts and invite students to create student accounts, they are acting on behalf of parents to give LearnZillion consent to collect student information described in their policies, and LearnZillion is acting as a service provider or school official to the school district or teacher. For these types of primary account, all requests to review, delete or edit student information must come from the school district or teacher, and parents should make use of the school’s policies with respect to reviewing, deleting or editing student information. In addition, the terms state when parents are the primary account holders, they may delete or edit student information through the LearnZillion user interface or by contacting LearnZillion.

If a school district or school requests deletion of data under the control of the school district or school, LearnZillion will promptly delete it, subject to any legal requirement to retain or transfer that data. The terms further state that any information students share with others on the service or content other students may have copied, is not a part of their account and may not be deleted when users delete their account. Lastly, the terms state that if LearnZillion shares student data with one of their service providers, they will require third parties to delete student data when they delete their account.

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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