Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us - we’re educators and parents ourselves, after all. This is why we’ve comply with FERPA, COPPA as well as the Consumer Protection Act in Mexico.
What information does NedERA collect from children, and how is it used?
NedERA collects the minimal amount of information from students necessary to create accounts on our Service: we ask students to provide a unique username (we advise students not to use their real names), a password, and the unique access code they have been given by their teacher to connect with a class. Consistent with the requirements of COPPA, we also ask for the child's age, and a parent or guardian email address from the child so we can seek verifiable parental consent or provide parental notice (as applicable). We will not use parent emails provided this way to market our Service to the parent, unless the parent has opted in to email marketing or has separately created an account on our Service. Beyond this, the NedERA student account does not allow the child the ability to upload any other content to their account, or enter any other personal information
We use this information to provide the Service to the child, for security and safety purposes, or as required by law or to enforce our Terms. We will not require children to provide more personal information than is reasonably necessary in order to participate in the Service. If we discover that we have collected information from a child in a manner inconsistent with COPPA, we will take appropriate steps to either delete the information, or immediately seek the parent’s consent for that collection. We do not disclose any personal information about children to third parties as required by law, or to protect the security of the Service or other users. Information collected from students (including personal information and information collected automatically) is never used or disclosed for third party advertising, including any kind of first- or third-party behaviorally targeted advertising, and children’s personal information is never sold or rented to anyone, including marketers or advertisers.
We also receive from the child’s teacher whatever name he or she has provided for the student. Teachers can choose to provide full names for students (e.g., first name and last name) when setting up their class; they can also opt to only provide non-identifying information (e.g., just first name, only initials, or even just seat numbers).