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GoGuardian COPPA Disclosure & Consent Form
Regarding Student Personal Information

Last Updated: December 2, 2016

Because your school is utilizing GoGuardian’s products (“Products”), GoGuardian is required to provide you information about our collection and use practices regarding personally identifiable information of students under thirteen (13) years of age under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“Disclosure”). See Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA FAQs. 

On that note, GoGuardian will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose any Personal Student Information without your school’s verifiable consent or your school’s representation that you have obtained verifiable consent. Additionally, GoGuardian’s Privacy Policy provides more details about how we treat data. If there is a conflict between GoGuardian’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, and this Disclosure, the terms of this Disclosure shall take precedence.

Collection of Personal Student Information

GoGuardian may collect Personal Student Information provided by you, your school, or a student for your school’s educational purposes. Specifically, GoGuardian will collect students’ names and email addresses. Depending on your school’s selected Products and settings, additional information may be collected including the student’s school-managed account information (e.g., Google Profile ID, Google Image URL, organizational unit), student browsing history, IP address, messages between teachers and students during class time, screenshots, and device identifiers. GoGuardian may also collect the geographic location of devices and/or accounts subject to a school’s higher level management (i.e., accounts managed by the school’s Google Admin console), which a school can use for limited school purposes such as locating and recovering its devices.

GoGuardian does not access or store geographic login locations of mobile phones. The information collected may change if a school utilizes new features and Products. The Products generally do not access or store student-generated content. However, students may create or store student-generated content through GoGuardian Teacher.

Use of Personal Student Information

GoGuardian may use Personal Student Information to provide the Products, including, allowing students to access the Products, restricting access to certain websites, as well as enabling teachers to distribute educational material, view student activity, and exchange messages with their students. GoGuardian may use Personal Student Information such as device identifiers, cookies, or IP addresses to improve and understand usage of the Products.

We may use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information (data that does not, on its own, permit direct association with students’ identities) for any purpose. For example, we may aggregate and use information regarding usage of the Products to help us understand which parts of the Products that are of most interest to schools. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information.

Please note that GoGuardian does not use Personal Student Information to target advertisements or market to students or anyone else, or for any purposes prohibited by the Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99.3) (“FERPA”), California Business & Professions Code section 22584 (“SOPIPA”), and California Education Code section 49073.1. We also do not sell Personal Student Information. Also, as a company committed to student privacy, we have also signed the Student Privacy Pledge.

Disclosure of Personal Student Information to Third Parties

Depending on your school’s selection of Products and selected settings within the Products, your students may share information with teachers, administrators, and other school leaders. GoGuardian may provide Personal Student Information to certain companies that provide services on our behalf such as information processing,and customer support technologies. We may also disclose Personal Student Information about your students if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users; to comply in good faith with any law enforcement, legal, or regulatory process; or with your consent and/or at your direction. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale, we may transfer any and all Personal Student Information you provide to the relevant party.

Access, Correction, and Deletion of Personal Student Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Disclosure, or if you would like to access, correct, or delete Personal Student Information, please contact us at privacy@goguardian.com.

Consent to GoGuardian’s Collection, Use and Disclosure of Student Personal Information

By your school submitting payment (regardless of whether the payment is provided by you, your billing/accounting office, or other department) to GoGuardian, your school is consenting to GoGuardian’s collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Student Information as set forth in this Disclosure, and you represent and warrant that you have legal authority to provide this consent on behalf of each student. You understand that your school will be able to use the Products made available to them in connection with your students, subject to your school’s selected Product and settings.

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