StudyBee AB  (we, us, our) collects and uses information in order to run StudyBee. This policy outlines how we do this and applies to everyone who uses StudyBee.

WHO DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM?

We collect information from teachers, students and school leaders who use StudyBee. No information enter

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

StudyBee makes standards-based grading directly in Google Classrooms possible. By assigning standards to assignments in Google Classroom students can easily see what is expected of them for each assignment, helping them to progress through each level of mastery. This allows teachers to give students relevant formative feedback and track their progress through each area of learning.

We collect the following personal data about our users:

  • Student Information: Course Assignment, Grades, Base Assessment, Assessment for each learning objective, Self-assessment for each learning objective, Student profile picture, Student email address
  • School Information: School name, address, municipality,  email address, organization code, telephone number, Educational level.
  • Guardian Information:  Name and email address
  • Information you share with us, for example in an email, form or support issue.
  • Some technical information about how you use StudyBee, for example, the type of device, your operating system or IP address.
  • When you sign into StudyBee using a Google account, we will receive your full name and profile picture from your account.

We only collect the minimum data necessary to run StudyBee.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR DATA?

We only use your information for the following purposes:

  • Providing StudyBee and making sure it can be used properly.
  • Managing your account.
  • Responding to any questions or requests we receive from you.
  • Communicating with you about StudyBee.
  • Improving StudyBee.

We will never use your information to target advertising. We will not build a personal profile of you other than for supporting authorized educational or school purposes, or as authorized by you (or by a parent or guardian if necessary). We also won’t use your information for any purposes except those above without letting you know and getting your permission if necessary.

This includes adhering to a school’s requests after StudyBee is no longer in use by a teacher or the school or after this policy is terminated or expires in relation to transfers of students’ personal data, deleting students’ personal data and making sure that any third parties that work in connection with StudyBee do the same, in each case subject to our legal requirements regarding the use, storage and transfer of such data. You can also request that we provide you with written confirmation of the deletion of your data.

For U.S educational institutions we will work with you to ensure mutual compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is a Federal law that protects personally identifiable information from students’ education records from unauthorized disclosure. It affords parents the right to access their child’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. As a parent, you may request to access or review your student’s records at any time by contacting your child’s school directly.

For the purposes of COPPA consent, StudyBee uses school consent. By allowing students to utilize StudyBee via Google Chrome in the classroom you affirm that you have all necessary consents required to comply with state and federal regulations. 

Collection of Student Information from Social Media (California Education Code § 49073.6)   

Under California Education Code § 49073.6  a school may gather or maintain in its records any student information obtained from social media provided that they first notify students and their parents or guardians about the proposed program, and then provide an opportunity for public comment at a regularly scheduled public meeting before adopting the program.

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?

We don’t sell your information.

We don’t share your information except:

  • with third party service providers, such as hosting providers or an email service, so that they can provide services to us. In cases where we share student personal data with these third parties, they will be notified and be obligated to comply with the commitments in this policy. We maintain a list of these third party service providers.
  • if we have a legal obligation to disclose the information (for example, if a court orders us to).
  • Change of Control: Over time, StudyBee may grow and reorganize. We may share your information, including personal information with affiliates such as a parent company, subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us, in which case we will require those companies to agree to use your personal information in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.  
  • In the event of a change to our organizations such that all or a portion of StudyBee or its assets are acquired by or merged with a third-party, or in any other situation where personal information that we have collected from users would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by that third-party, this Privacy Policy will continue to apply to your information, and any acquirer would only be able to handle your personal information as per this policy (unless you give consent to a new policy). We will provide you with notice of an acquisition within thirty (30) days following the completion of such a transaction, by posting on our homepage and by email to your email address that you provided to us. If you do not consent to the use of your personal information by such a successor company, subject to applicable law, you may request its deletion from the company.
  • In the unlikely event that StudyBee goes out of business, or files for bankruptcy, we will protect your personal information, and will not sell it to any third-party.

All information collected through StudyBee is stored in Google Cloud and hosted in the USA. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal data when it is transferred to Google Cloud, and Google participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield arrangement. This means it safeguards your personal data appropriately.

What Student Information is Shown Publicly? 

No student’s account, profile, or information is made available or visible to the public through StudyBee. Only the student, the student’s parents, and the student’s teachers or school leaders can see the student’s information. 

SECURITY

We have strict security measures in place to try to protect your information and make sure that it is not lost, damaged or accessed by anyone who should not see it. Your data is transmitted securely over SSL and stored in Google Cloud. To learn more about Google Cloud’s security measures, please visit https://cloud.google.com/security.

Additionally, we conduct regular security audits on these services and access to this data is restricted to only authorized employees of StudyBee with suitable training and background checks.

In the unlikely event of unauthorized disclosure of your data, we will notify you by email and, when possible, by telephone, and act in accordance with our legal requirements to resolve such disclosure and prevent any future unauthorized disclosure. Every user affected by the unauthorized disclosure will be notified, either by us or in conjunction with the school district or educational agency.

YOUR RIGHTS

You can ask us for a copy of your personal information or your child’s personal information, which we will send to you as soon as possible (but within 30 days). We may require you to provide verification of your identity before providing a copy of the information we hold.

You can also ask us to correct any information we hold about you that is inaccurate. If you would like us to send you a copy of your information or correct your information, please email us at privacy@studybee.io .

You can also ask us to delete your account and all the associated personal data held by StudyBee by emailing us at privacy@studybee.io

If you are a school, you may request to review your students’ information, have it deleted, and refuse further data collection by emailing us at privacy@studybee.io . If further data collection is stopped, those individuals may no longer be able to use StudyBee.

DELETING INFORMATION

We don’t keep your information for longer than we need to for the purposes listed in this policy. We may delete certain personal and usage data if you haven’t used your account for more than 2 years.

COOKIES

StudyBee uses cookies to recognize you when you log in with Google to our website or application and to track referral purchases for our affiliate program. You can block cookies through your browser settings, but if you do you might not be able to use StudyBee properly.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will send you a link to our new policy along with a summary of our updated data collection practices via email to all our users 30 days in advance of changes. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy periodically to stay up-to-date about our privacy practices. As long as you use StudyBee, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and any updates we make to it.

We will notify schools in advance of material changes to this policy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions relating to this policy, please email us at privacy@studybee.io, call us at +46 730247279 or write to us at:

StudyBee AB

Djäknegatan 9,

211 35 Malmö,

Sweden

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