Protecting Students’ Privacy

Protecting Students’ Privacy

Out of Eden Learn does not collect or intend to have access to any personally identifiable information about students through the website.  Educators must ensure that students do not share their own names or their classmates’ names, the names of any of their family members, their home address, email address or telephone number, any personal identifier such as a social security number, student ID number, or biometric record (such as a photograph or video of any student), any other indirect identifier, such as date of birth, place of birth, or any other information that permit the research team or any reasonable person to identify the students with reasonable certainty. Students are not permitted to upload a photo of themselves or any other person. 


Students' Work

Your students’ work, without their name or other identifiers, may be featured on the home page of the Out of Eden Learn website, which can be viewed by the whole world. We may include their work in blog posts, tweets, or other forms of online communication. We may include it in written publications. However, as noted above, we do not collect or have access to any personally identifiable information about students through the website, so student work that is featured or posted will not be associated with identifiable student information. 


How We Use Student Data

We use the de-identified student work that is submitted via our website, for scientific research purposes. We also make this student work available for the mutual educational benefit of other students and educators participating in Out of Eden Learn. We do not sell or license this information to others. We do not permit advertising on the Out of Eden Learn website or in our blog posts, tweets or other online communications.

In some cases, with prior parental consent, we may interview students via Skype for purposes of our research.


Storage and Security

We store information we receive from you and from students on servers of companies we hire to provide services to us. Our third party service providers agree to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information we collect, receive, store or transmit. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. While our third party service providers endeavor to ensure the integrity and security of their network and systems, we cannot guarantee that these security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing and obtaining information.

If we learn of a security breach involving your personal information, student information posted to our website and identified only by avatar, or identifiable information that the parent of a student has consented to provide to us, we may notify you by email and, if we do, you agree to provide written notification to the parents of any students whose identifiable information may have been improperly accessed. If you become aware of any security breach, please notify us immediately.

See our full Terms of Service.