Edusmart is committed to protecting your privacy; this policy explains our collection of and use of your personally identifiable information. At Edusmart, we're dedicated to protecting your privacy and the privacy of anyone. To that end, we have instituted certain policies - rules, you might call them - to help us make sure Edusmart remains a safe, trusted environment. Here, we outline those policies and our efforts to enforce them.
Policy for Students
In certain instances when using Edusmart’s Internet-based products, users may be asked to enter a first and last name and grade level. We use this personal information only for the purpose specified at the time you input such information, including for access identity safeguards and other security purposes. Edusmart will not collect any information without the user’s express consent. Some usage of the websites and services is tracked for verification purposes. For example, when a student completes an assigned learning activity, that information will be available to the teacher or administrator who assigned the activity.
We do track certain information, such as courseware and site usage. These data are used to analyze trends and/or internal statistical purposes only. No personal information collected, as a result of this tracking, is disseminated to any third parties.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the World Wide Web. Web servers—the computers that “serve up” web pages—automatically identify your computer by its IP address. Edusmart collects IP addresses for system administration and also to compile aggregate information and audit the use of our site. The Edusmart website logs IP addresses and browser types for systems administration purposes. These logs will be analyzed to improve the value of the materials available on the web site. A user’s session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.
We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.
Edusmart periodically conducts security audits to make sure we are doing everything possible to secure this data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Edusmart can’t guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best efforts and employ state-of-the-art technology to ensure its security on our systems.
Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
In certain cases, you may choose to give us personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, name of the school, grade level, and e-mail address in response to specific requests. This information is never passed to third parties. Only user IDs may be passed to Edusmart vendors, suppliers, or subcontractors (“Contractors”) in order to seamlessly integrate their product(s) with the Edusmart’s Internet-based products. Edusmart enters into contracts with such Contractors which contain confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions requiring that such Contractors maintain the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information which may be disclosed by Edusmart to the Contractor in order to utilize such Contractor’s product, and the Contractor promises not to disclose such information to any other party.
We do not allow children under 13 to provide any direct personally identifiable information (for example, name, address, or school information); all such information will be collected solely from teachers and/or administrators. Such personal information provided by teachers and/or parents will be available only to the teacher and administrator, the student, and the student’s parent or guardian.
We use the log-in information to identify you as an authorized user and ensure that you can see and use those areas of our web sites that are appropriate for you. For example, student users cannot access those areas of the Edusmart’s content which are intended solely for their teachers or administrators. Exceptions to this privacy protection practices described above would only occur if Edusmart is sold to a third party or it is declared bankrupt or insolvent. In those instances, use of the user’s personally identifiable information will be determined by a court, other governing body, or the acquiring entity.
Request for Records/Deletion & Edit Procedure
For parents of children who access and use the services of our websites by means of a license for such use purchased by your child’s school, in order to obtain a copy of your child’s student record in relation to such access and use, you must refer such requests directly to your child’s school. If a user wishes to be deleted from the system or have data previously entered into the system deleted or edited, this can only be done by submitting such a request to your school or institution’s teacher or administrator.
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Edusmart’s Assurances Related to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act
Edusmart understands that many of its agency and institutional clients are subject to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and provides this statement of its data protection practices to provide assurance to those clients.
To the extent Edusmart receives from its client's education records (as that term is defined by FERPA), Edusmart notes that the client chooses what information to provide to Edusmart and also configures who—e.g., employees, students, parents—has access to that information via the Edusmart product/system. In addition, Edusmart offers the following assurances:
Edusmart provides reasonable security for the education records (and the personally identifiable information contained therein) and only those Edusmart employees and agents with a “need to know” have access to the education records.
Edusmart does not use education records for any purpose other than the purposes for which the information was provided to Edusmart or in attempting to enhance the usability or efficacy of our products, services and systems.
Edusmart does not disclose education records to third parties, other than its agents and service providers, except at the direction of the client who provided the education records to Edusmart. Edusmart’s agents and service providers use the education records only to perform services on Edusmart’s behalf.
Edusmart will consider destroying education records upon the written request of the client who provided the education records. There are various circumstances when Edusmart may deny the request, including (but not limited to) when Edusmart believes that applicable law or court order requires it to retain the education records, when Edusmart believes that retention of the education records is necessary to protect its rights, or when the request extends to backed-up, electronically stored education records, the destruction of which would be unreasonably burdensome.
If you have additional questions about Edusmart's data protection practices as they relate to education records received from its clients, please contact Customer Support at email@example.com.