We Value Your Privacy and Safety!
CompuScholar, Inc. does not collect any personally identifiable information at this website (www.compuscholar.com) or our Learning Management System (learning.compuscholar.com) unless specifically and knowingly provided by you from feedback, guestbook, email, online order forms or other forms that require keyboard input from the user.
We welcome testimonials entered through our website or sent by email. Such testimonials become the property of CompuScholar, Inc. and we may reproduce them in whole or in part for marketing efforts. Personal identification (full names, email addresses, etc.) will be removed from the testimonials prior to any marketing display, unless provided with written consent.
Third Party Disclosure, Advertising and Cookies
We never disclose or sell any of your specific information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses to any third party. No student information is ever disclosed to 3rd parties for any reason. All information you provide is used internally by CompuScholar, Inc.
No third party advertising is present in any form on any CompuScholar platform or within any CompuScholar course material.
FERPA, COPPA Compliance and Student LMS Accounts
The CompuScholar learning platform is designed to be used by Middle and High School students and their teachers, including children under the age of 13 with the involvement of their school, teacher, parent or legal guardian. CompuScholar complies with FERPA and COPPA standards to protect the privacy and safety of students using our online Learning Management System (LMS).
User Profiles and Course Access
When taking courses hosted on CompuScholar's LMS, we require students and teachers to create personal accounts in order to access online course content. Entry of any personally identifiable information is optional. The following data fields are required to create an account:
- Username (self-chosen)
- Password (self-chosen)
- First name*
- Last name*
- Email address (optional)
All information collected in the student profile is used exclusively within the LMS to support student access to their course material. It is never exported or used for marketing and other purposes. This information (e.g. username and password) represents the minimal amount of information needed to support course access.
Student accounts will naturally accrue information about grades assigned to the student as they participate in a course. Grades may include numeric scores, actual quiz and test answers, the number of retakes, teacher-assigned project grades, and teacher comments. This information is kept in the gradebook as a convenience for the student and teacher, and is only used by student and teacher as desired. No student grades are ever exported from the system by CompuScholar, used by CompuScholar in any way, or preserved beyond the end of the course. Student grades are only visible to the student account and the teacher assigned to the course.
CompuScholar uses industry-standard security measures to protect student data, including but not limited to: firewalls, segregation of databases behind a DMZ, TLS protection of all data transmitted to/from our online platform, and limitation of administrative access to authenticated CompuScholar employees with a business need to access the data and manage the platform.
Parental Review and Request for Deletion
Parents can use student logins at any time to review student profile details and grades. Parents or teachers may choose to un-enroll students from a course at any time. Un-enrolling a student will automatically purge all student information, and no further information is collected. To un-enroll a student, teachers may select the "Manage My Logins" link from their Teacher Menu. Parents may request that teachers complete this step, or Contact Us with a specific request.
Alternate Course Hosting on District LMS
CompuScholar supports integration of our course material into district-maintained Learning Management Systems through IMS Global Common Cartridge and LTI standards. Under that deployment model, the following changes apply to the above privacy statements:
- Student and teacher accounts are never created within any CompuScholar platform.
- No student or teacher profiles, grades or other personal information is ever transmitted to or stored in any CompuScholar platform.
By enrolling a student in a CompuScholar course, parents and school districts consent to collection of the minimal course access information described above.
Last Updated 08/22/2018.
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