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COPPA Compliance

According to the Federal Trade Commission:

The COPPA Rule was put in place to protect kids’ personal information on websites and online services — including apps — that are directed to children under 13. The Rule also applies to a general audience site that knows it’s collecting personal information from kids that age.

COPPA requires those sites and services to notify parents directly and get their approval before they collect, use, or disclose a child’s personal information. Personal information in the world of COPPA includes a kid’s name, address, phone number or email address; their physical whereabouts; photos, videos and audio recordings of the child, and persistent identifiers, like IP addresses, that can be used to track a child’s activities over time and across different websites and online services.

In order for The Allen-Stevenson School to continue to be able to provide your son with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning, we need to abide by federal regulations that require a parental signature as outlined below.

The School utilizes several computer software applications and web-based services, operated not by this school, but by third parties. These include Google Apps for Education (GAFE), Evernote, Dropbox, IXL Math, VoiceThread, and similar educational programs. A complete list of the programs with the privacy policy for each can be below.

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily across multiple devices. 
Privacy Policy  Terms of Service
Evernote is a organization service that allows users to take notes with text, pictures and audio which can be shared on multiple devices. 
Privacy Policy – Terms of Service
Google Apps for Education
An online office suite that  allows students to create and share work online and access documents from anywhere.
 Privacy Policy  Terms of Service
IXL Math 
IXL is the Web’s most comprehensive math practice site. IXL provides unlimited questions in more than 2000 topics. 
Privacy Policy – Terms of Service
Voicethread hosts multimedia discussion forums where users can share images, audio, text, and written notes. 
Privacy Policy – Terms of Service
Weebly is a website creation tool that has an easy, drag & drop interface. 
Privacy Policy  Terms of Service

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.