Pledge to Parents

Effective June 1, 2016

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IO Education is committed to your Privacy.

IO Education helps school leaders and educators improve academic outcomes by breaking down data silos and combining data into one platform where teachers, principals, specialists, administrators, parents and students have access to the right data at the right time. Making data accessible and actionable allows the right people to focus on academic growth and improvement.

With over 18 years of experience, we provide the secure and private platform that enables school districts to integrate data from their various sources and securely store that data in one place. School districts decide which data is provided and stored in our platform.

Once data is provided to us, we take care of it as if it were our own children’s information. We thoroughly understand that privacy is tremendously important to educators, parents and students whose information we may be provided. IO Education is a market leader in protecting student privacy and has been for over 18 years. We are a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, and we publicly describe our privacy policies and practices on our website.

Our promise to you is that we will be responsible stewards of any student personal information that may be provided and strictly adhere to all federal and state laws that apply.

We Do Not

  • Collect, maintain, use or share student personal information beyond that needed for authorized educational or school purposes as contractually agreed to with the educational institution
  • Sell student personal information to anyone for any reason
  • Share any personally identifying information with any third party unless directed to do so by the school district or by the parent/student, except in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, to the extent required and as restricted by law
  • Use or disclose student information for the targeting of advertisements to students
  • Build a personal profile of a student other than what is required and authorized by the school, school district or the state department of education
  • Retain student personal information beyond the time period necessary for the authorized educational or school purposes or as authorized by the parent (or student of age)

We Do

  • Collect, use, share, and retain student personal information only for purposes for which we were authorized by the educational institution or the parent/student
  • Support access to and correction of student personally identifiable information by the student or their authorized parent through the educational institution
  • Maintain comprehensive security and privacy policies that are designed to protect the security, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of student personal information against risks such as the unauthorized access or use, or unintended or inappropriate disclosure through the use of appropriate administrative, technological, and physical safeguards
  • Require that our vendors with whom student personal information may be shared in order to deliver the educational service when authorized by the educational institution are obligated to implement these same commitments for the given student personal information

We ask parents to help protect their children’s privacy by being informed on privacy and security matters related to their students, including reviewing and understanding applicable federal and state laws. For more on parent rights under FERPA, visit: http://familypolicy.ed.gov/ferpa-parents-students. We also encourage parents to talk to their children about never providing their personal information without first getting your permission.

To obtain more detailed information about how data is collected, used, and shared by an educational institution, please contact the school or school district.

Our Pledge to Parents is not intended to be a comprehensive privacy policy or to be
inclusive of all requirements to achieve compliance with all applicable federal or state laws.

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