ABCya Animate

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Students, Parents
Good To Know
Used with Under 13
Privacy Policy
Policy length: 12,557 words
No. of policies: 2
Time to read: 99 minutes

App Overview

ABCya provides free online games and an optional in-app subscription to unlock over 250 mobile games. We did not complete a full evaluation of ABCya because the service does not require encryption on logins for either family or school accounts. This is a basic requirement for most schools and districts. Protecting all logged in users with encryption is a widely accepted best practice. We also observed ad tracking on the free service, including activities directed toward elementary school learners. This advertising is clearly disclosed in the privacy policy.
Safety
What's This?
Evaluating Safety takes into consideration best practices that protect a user's physical and emotional health.
We did not complete a full evaluation of ABCya because the service does not require encryption on logins for either family or school accounts. This is a basic requirement for most schools and districts. Protecting all logged in users with encryption is a widely accepted best practice.

We also observed ad tracking on the free service, including activities directed toward elementary school learners. This advertising is clearly disclosed in the privacy policy.
Privacy
What's This?
Evaluating Privacy takes into consideration best practices that protect the disclosure of a user's personal information.
We did not complete a full evaluation of ABCya because the service does not require encryption on logins for either family or school accounts. This is a basic requirement for most schools and districts. Protecting all logged in users with encryption is a widely accepted best practice.

We also observed ad tracking on the free service, including activities directed toward elementary school learners. This advertising is clearly disclosed in the privacy policy.
Security
What's This?
Evaluating Security takes into consideration best practices that protect the integrity and confidentiality of a user's data.
We did not complete a full evaluation of ABCya because the service does not require encryption on logins for either family or school accounts. This is a basic requirement for most schools and districts. Protecting all logged in users with encryption is a widely accepted best practice.

We also observed ad tracking on the free service, including activities directed toward elementary school learners. This advertising is clearly disclosed in the privacy policy.
Compliance
What's This?
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.
We did not complete a full evaluation of ABCya because the service does not require encryption on logins for either family or school accounts. This is a basic requirement for most schools and districts. Protecting all logged in users with encryption is a widely accepted best practice.

We also observed ad tracking on the free service, including activities directed toward elementary school learners. This advertising is clearly disclosed in the privacy policy.

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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