Actively Learn

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Audience
Parents, Teachers, Students
Good To Know
Vendor requires parental consent managed by School, Used with Under 13
Privacy Policy
Policy length: 5,283 words
No. of policies: 2
Time to read: 42 minutes

App Overview

Actively Learn allows teachers to create instructional content and students to create base content that includes rich media in their reading experiences. The vendor collects only the information required to provide the service, and only shares non-personal data with third parties. The vendor states they protect a user's data with administrative, technological, and physical safeguards to protect personal information against loss or theft, and that they are in compliance with COPPA and FERPA, but do not provide further details.
Safety
What's This?
Evaluating Safety takes into consideration best practices that protect a user's physical and emotional health.
Actively Learn allows teachers to create instructional content and students to create base content that includes rich media in their reading experiences. This content is available for the student, class, and associated educator. However, a user can choose to share their discussions, notes, questions, feedback or ideas with other individuals.
Privacy
What's This?
Evaluating Privacy takes into consideration best practices that protect the disclosure of a user's personal information.
Actively Learn collects a limited amount of personal information from a user to provide the rich media learning experience. The vendor states that they will not sell or lease any teacher or student data, however, any non-personal information collected by the vendor can be used, transferred, or disclosed for any purpose.
Security
What's This?
Evaluating Security takes into consideration best practices that protect the integrity and confidentiality of a user's data.
Actively Learn will protect a user's data with administrative, technological, and physical safeguards to protect personal information against loss or theft. However, the vendor does not describe its security practices or whether a user's data is encrypted while in transit or at rest.
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.
Actively Learn states that a school or educator is responsible for compliance with COPPA or FERPA and requires verifiable parental consent before a student or child under 13 can register for the service. The vendor will respond to any requests to access, modify, or delete a user's data to remain in compliance.

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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