Privacy Policy

This privacy and security policy sets out how ClassLink, Inc. (ClassLink) uses and protects information that is provided to ClassLink when using this website or our products.

Website Privacy

ClassLink is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any information provided by users of this website to ClassLink is intended solely for the purposes of improving end-user experience and communications between end-users and ClassLink.  ClassLink does not share email addresses or user information.

ClassLink Privacy and Security

As a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge our goal is to both support the effective use of student information and safeguard student privacy and information security. ClassLink maintains a comprehensive security program that is reasonably designed to protect the security of personal student information.  By signing this pledge, ClassLink will:

  • Not sell student information
  • Not behaviorally target advertising
  • Use data for authorized education purposes only
  • Not change privacy policies without notice and choice
  • Enforce strict limits on data retention
  • Support parental access to, and correction of errors in, their children’s information
  • Provide comprehensive security standards
  • Be transparent about collection and use of data

Occasionally, ClassLink will evaluate platform and third-party application utilization to identify usage trends and system capacity. During the course of these evaluations, including if/when reports are provided to third-party applications, at no time does ClassLink retrieve, collect, or share end-user information.

All documents stored in ClassLink products are owned and managed by the end users that uploaded the information into the system.

FERPA Compliance

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets forth protocols for ensuring privacy and security. ClassLink is 100% FERPA compliant under the Education Services Exemption. ClassLink has staff dedicated specifically to overseeing privacy and security, ensuring that the entire company is up to date on policies and that the products we develop maintain FERPA compliance.

COPPA Compliance

ClassLink is compliant with the regulations put forth by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). ClassLink collects and stores only that information which enables users to operate ClassLink products, such as name, username, and password. ClassLink does not collect and store personally identifying information of users.

As a system that connects school districts to the applications they use, ClassLink ensures that school district customers retain 100% control of their teacher, student, and parent information, including granting permission for third-party applications to access said data through ClassLink’s single sign-on connectors. In the course of enabling access, ClassLink does not retrieve nor distribute personal identifying information from districts or to third-party applications.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Learn more about our security protocols.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at www.classlink.com/contact

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to //www.classlink.com/contact.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.