Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Notice

Last updated: Aug 8, 2018

This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and outlines our practices regarding children’s personal information.

For information about COPPA and general tips about protecting children’s online privacy, please visit OnGuard Online.

For information about school consent of a website or app’s collection, use, or disclosure of personal information from students, please visit the "COPPA and Schools" section of the FTC's "Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions" webpage.

Our Compliance with COPPA

Floop Edu, Inc. takes all measures reasonably available to protect the privacy of the personal information of children, in compliance with applicable federal regulations. Part of that effort involves fully advising parents regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information from children, including notice of any material change in the collection, use, or disclosure practices to which the parent has previously consented.

Due to the nature of the work that we do, it is necessary that we collect and store information about minors.

The collection and storage of such information is subject to regulation under COPPA (the Children’s’ Online Privacy Protection Rule).

Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 13 years of age outside of the bounds of COPPA.

We understand “Personal information” to mean:

When Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. name, email address, etc.) in work samples and feedback, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, will be displayed to your teacher and classmates. Those people could collected and use that information. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any text or image submissions made on this site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to your teacher and classmates. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by them, you are advised not to make any such submissions. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and/or account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.

We strongly recommend that each time a students under the age of 18 uses the site, they do so only under the direct supervision of a Teacher User. Teacher Users should remind Student Users of the risks of including Personally Identifiable Information in their work samples and feedback.

Additional COPPA-Related Provisions

1. Parental Choice

Parents have the choice of consenting to (or declining) our collection and internal use of a child’s information.

2. Disclosure to 3rd Parties Inherent to Service

Our operations, by their nature, may require disclosure of personal student information to third parties. We will exercise reasonable diligence to assure this is restricted to disclosures made for education purposes. We only contract and share student data with third parties that are consistent with our own policies. If we ever contract with a future company we will make sure they are consistent with our policies, otherwise we will seek your consent again before sharing User information. You can learn more about the third-parties we contract with in the FAQ section below.

3. Parental Access to Information, Deletion, Prevention of Further Use or Collection

By arrangement with the company, either via the contact information specified below or via a Teacher User online portal associated with the child Student User's account, parents or persons acting in loco parentis may:

FAQ

What does in loco parentis mean?

In loco parentis means "in the place of a parent.” COPPA allows schools special permissions for providing consent for services that are strictly educational. If a teacher chooses to act in loco parentis, it is best practice for them to work with their school to obtain written consent for such actions, to keep that consent on file, and to provide direct notice of the Terms and Policies of all sites to parents.

What do we currently do to communicate the information required by COPPA?
What information do we currently collect from children and why?
When would we disclose a child’s personal information?
How can a parent, legal guardian, or person acting in loco parentis provide consent?
Who collects and maintains the personal information from children on this site?

We only contract with third-party services whoes data collection and privacy practices are consistent with ours. As of August 8, 2018, we contract with the following third-party services:

What rights do parents and persons acting in loco parentis have regarding children's personal information?

Parent can review or have deleted the child's personal information, and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child's information by contacting their child's Teacher User and/or contacting us using the contact information below.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this COPPA Notice, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us:

Floop Edu, Inc.
P.O. Box 1541
Bellevue, WA 98009-1541
(541) 668-7514
[email protected]