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Student Data Privacy

Our Student Privacy Commitment

ObjectiveEd is committed to the effective use and security of private student information. With ObjectiveEd, you can assure your district’s stakeholders and parents alike that your students’ information is in safe hands.  We are compliant with all U.S. federal and state laws, as well as with the regulations of many other countries.  Our Data Security and Incident Response Plan is available upon request.

We Collect Only What You Need

We minimize the amount of Student Data we collect to only that data required to achieve the educational objectives of our service. We maintain an updated list of Student Data we collect and its purpose; it is available upon request.

Your Student Data is Secure

All of the data ObjectiveEd houses is monitored around the clock in secure data centers in the United States, ensuring your data is protected from physical intrusions and natural disasters. Your data is encrypted in transit and at rest.

You Own Your School Data

We will never sell, rent, transfer, disclose or distribute your personal or student data without prior written consent, even if you choose to terminate your contract with ObjectiveEd.  We do not share any student data with any third party without a written request from you.  We do not market to students and we do not knowingly allow any third party to use our service to market to students.  All student data is removed from our system when you request the deletion of such data, or when you terminate your subscription.  All student data is removed from all backups at the next backup cycle.  We commit to allowing schools to access and update student personal information, as part of your school's obligation to parents and students for the review and correction of their student data.

We Communicate with Your Staff, not Your Students

We do not directly communicate with, or provide direct online support to, your students, without a written request from you.

We Notify You of Changes

We will notify your designated contact of any change to the ObjectiveEd subscription agreement, which includes all details of our student data privacy commitment.

We Train Our Staff

Even the strongest systems are vulnerable if staff are not trained well. ObjectiveEd staff understand the importance of protecting your students’ data and are trained and equipped with the appropriate resources to do so.

Some of the things we do to ensure our staff is well-trained include:

  • Periodic training on how to protect client data, including procedures to follow in the event of a data breach.

  • Our staff is trained to never move student data from our secure data centers on to portable or personal devices

  • Our Research team is trained in research ethics (PHRP certified) and all research studies are approved by Institutional Review Boards, such as the American Foundation for the Blind's IRB.

  • All staff who are likely to come into contact with student data are screened against federal criminal and sex offender registries.

COPPA Compliance

Our products are compliant with Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, 15 U.S.C. 6501-6508, 16 CFR Part 312.  COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.

FERPA Compliance

Our products are compliant with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99.  FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

AI Services

ObjectiveEd uses commercial AI services for speech to text processing from commercial providers, and the Data and Privacy policy of these providers state that they do not retain any input or output data after the completion of the processing.  These Data and Privacy policies are available upon request.


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