ClassFlow Software Complies with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Promethean was recognized by iKeepSafe, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, for the compliance of ClassFlow with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of the achievement, ClassFlow ensures that parents remain in control of the personal information that online services can collect from their young children.

“As one of the first companies to sign the Student Privacy Pledge and to receive iKeepSafe’s FERPA and California Student Privacy certifications last year, Promethean is committed to meeting the security and privacy requirements of our users.” Click To Tweet

As a ClassFlow user, you’re probably wondering how this affects you and your students. Here are some key takeaways:

 

What is iKeepSafe?

According to iKeepSafe, The iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor Certification program ensures that the processes surrounding the gathering, use, maintenance and disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13 are consistent with principles and requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Companies that abide by the guidelines are recognized with a badge, allowing parents and schools to easily identify products compliant with COPPA.

 

What is COPPA?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of 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.

 

What is the Certification Process?

To receive the COPPA badge, iKeepSafe conducted a thorough manual and technical review of ClassFlow to assess its compliance with iKeepSafe Privacy Assessment guidelines. Once the privacy assessors concluded that the software compiled, ClassFlow received the COPPA badge and a product profile on iKeepSafe that summarizes and communicates how it protects student data privacy and security. There are several parts of this process:

  • Manual Assessment: The first step in the assessment is for companies to provide iKeepSafe’s assessors with access to product and send documentation, including data questionnaires, privacy policies, sample contracts, and test logins.
  • Technical Assessment: Following the manual assessment, iKeepSafe uses a series of proxy and web traffic analysis tools to reveal whether any third parties receive data from the product.
  • Product Compliance: During the phase, the company will need to resolve any privacy or security gaps based on the outcomes of the manual and technical assessments.

Once a product has completed the full assessment, iKeepSafe will award privacy badges to signify their compliance with relevant law and regulations.

 

What does this mean for ClassFlow Users?

We’re committed to safeguarding students in every way, especially when it comes to personal information. iKeepSafe’s awards privacy certifications to companies that meet its privacy assessment guidelines. By earning this certification, ClassFlow users can feel assured that the lesson delivery platform meets iKeepSafe’s quality standard of data privacy protection.

For more detail on ClassFlow earning iKeepSafe’s privacy certifications, click here