Student Data Privacy and Compliance
At Learning Blade, we believe trust is a critical element of providing a blended learning environment for schools to safely educate all students. As such, we:
• Do not require personally identifiable information (at the option of the school), and
• Collect a minimum amount of information that is retained only for education purposes, and
• Do not sell or share student information for other purposes, and
• Maintain internal data management policies to protect your information, and
• Do not allow any advertising on our website, and
• Will notify all customers before any making any changes to this policy that would negatively impact data privacy and security.
The Data We Collect
The only data required to register a student in our system is a first name, last name, username and password. At the option of the school, these may be anonymous. These items are entered or provided by the school staff, or by students if allowed by a teacher, and are never gathered by Learning Blade staff or entered by Learning Blade staff except at the express request of school staff.
The Learning Blade system has the ability to store data on grade, sex, and race, however these are only entered by school staff and are not required or requested by Learning Blade.
The Learning Blade system keeps data on student answers to individual questions answered in Learning Blade, scores for lessons, and time spent in lessons.
How Data is Stored
Learning Blade data is maintained in a secure hosting facility. Data is encrypted in transit and critical personal information is encrypted at rest. Our network is protected by a firewall and VPN. Access to this system is protected by appropriate security measures to ensure unauthorized access. Access is only allowed to limited individuals on a “need to know” basis.
Access to Student Data
Access to Learning Blade is provided through schools or other organizations for educational purposes only, and who authorize us to collect the information described above. Only the teacher and administrator accounts for the individual school, school district or organization have access to the individually identifiable student data of their participants. We also provide access to student data only to our employees and certain trusted service providers who have a legitimate need to access such information in connection with providing the Learning Blade service.
Learning Blade and Thinking Media does not sell, distribute or publish personally identifiable student data, or use it for any purpose other than providing the reports to authorized teachers and other school staff or representatives designated by the school.
We may use data that has been aggregated or otherwise de-identified for the purposes of operating, analyzing, improving or marketing our services.
Right to Removal of Data
Schools and/or parents may request that we delete student data, which we will comply with in commercially reasonable time not to exceed ten days.
Schools may opt to delete or retain data between school years, and data will be deleted after contracts are completed.
Teacher and administrator accounts on our site may delete their student data at any time.
Data Breach Response Plan
We strive to maintain strict control over all identifiable student data and maintain physical and administrative safeguards to protect this data. However, we do maintain a data breach response plan in the event that unauthorized access occurs. If any disclosure of this data to an unauthorized party occurs, we will promptly notify the effected schools and make efforts to investigate the incident and cooperate with the effected schools.
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We make all reasonable efforts to comply with regulations such as FERPA, COPPA and GDPR, provided that assume that it is the responsibility of the subscribing school, school district or state to obtain any required parental approvals for use of online curricula.
Additional details on any part of this policy is available upon request by contacting us at support(at)learningblade.com.