The Tomorrow Teacher LLC
Last updated: July 18, 2023.
The Tomorrow Teacher LLC (“The Tomorrow Teacher”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its users, including students, teachers, and parents. We aim to provide a personalized and valuable learning experience through our education technology product, The Design and Innovation Experience (Project DIX) (the “Product”).
We have pledged to responsibly collect and use student data, including:
Only collecting, storing, processing, or sharing student information that is needed for authorized educational purposes or as authorized by the parent/student.
Not selling student personal information.
Not using or disclosing student information for behavioral targeting of advertisements to students.
Not retaining student personal information beyond the time period required to support the authorized educational purposes.
The School Environment
1. Personal Information
The specific information collected depends on the user type (i.e., teacher, district/school staff, parent, and student users). A list of the personal information collected for each user type of the Product, including the type of information collected, how the information is collected and used within the School Environment, whether other users can view the information, and whether the information is shared outside of the School Environment, is available upon request.
The Tomorrow Teacher DOES NOT collect the following data:
Physiological biometric data;
Information on free or reduced lunch status;
User’s contact lists or friends lists;
Student or parent addresses.
Cookies are small data files that are commonly stored on your device when you browse websites and online services. They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information and assist with services or personalization. There are also other technologies that are similar to cookies, which may store small amounts of data on your device (“local storage”).
What Does The Tomorrow Teacher Do with the Collected Information?
The Tomorrow Teacher only collects and uses user information that is required to fulfill its duties and provide and improve its services. No personally identifiable student information will be used for marketing purposes. Specifically, collected information is used for the following purposes:
To operate the Product;
To enable users to login to the Product;
To allow the teacher to manage and engage with the Product;
To allow school employees or agents to assign behavior actions to students;
To allow classmates to use the Product;
To enable class related activities such as classroom content, assignments/tasks, and communications;
To allow parents to use the Product with their child(ren);
To allow teachers, students, and parents to compare individual student performance against aggregate results from within that student’s class;
To provide analytic data to teachers and school administrators;
For software and customer support purposes; and
For sales, invoicing, and/or billing purposes.
The Tomorrow Teacher does not share personally identifiable information outside the School Environment, except for those purposes stated within this document, without first obtaining the express written consent of the individual.
Parents who login to the Product are not granted access to personally identifiable information of any student other than their child.
Collected information in aggregate form, whereby individual users are not identifiable (i.e., “de-identified data”), is used for the following purposes:
To improve the Product;
For research and statistical purposes;
For marketing purposes related to The Tomorrow Teacher Product; and
For customer support purposes.
De-identified data will have all direct and indirect personal identifiers removed. This includes, but is not limited to, name, user ID, date of birth, and location information. Furthermore, The Tomorrow Teacher will not attempt to re-identify de-identified data or transfer de-identified data to any party unless that party agrees not to attempt reidentification.
The Tomorrow Teacher User Data Access
All user access and/or interactions within the "Project DIX: The Design and Innovation Experience" occur in the educational environment among administrators, employees or agents, educators, students, and parents (“trusted users”) in the educational environment.
Educators (including teachers, paraprofessionals, aides, substitute teachers, behavior specialists, or other school employees working with students) are granted access to student data for the students in their classes and to parent data for the students in their classes. School/district administration officials may access teacher and student data to monitor in-app activities and student engagement. Other school employees or agents within the educational environment, such as hall monitors, bus drivers, etc., may have basic in-app privileges (such as the ability to award points to students) that allow them to see student names and usernames.
Students are granted access to their personal data, their team play data, all content posted by their teacher in the classroom content system, comments of other students in the classroom content system, as well as any data that is displayed by the teacher in front of the whole class. By default, students can see "Project DIX: The Design and Innovation Experience" events for other students in their class from within their account. However, the teacher can restrict the information visible to other students; on a per class basis, teachers can hide the reasons for gaining and losing points and also limit visibility to a student’s teammates only (for the purpose of being able to engage with the product).
Parents are granted access to data related to their child and their child’s teacher, and to aggregate data for their child’s class.
Detailed information on user data access can be viewed here.
Student records are the property of and under the control of the school and/or school district. Students can access their student records by logging in to their student account. Parents of students under the age of 18 can access their child’s information via the parent account by logging in using their child’s account, by contacting the teacher, or by contacting The Tomorrow Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Corrections of any erroneous information should first be brought to the attention of the teacher or the school administration. In the event that the teacher or school are unable to make the correction, parents should advise The Tomorrow Teacher at email@example.com who will then work with the teacher or school to facilitate correction of any erroneous information.
Should there be any unauthorized disclosure of a student’s records, The Tomorrow Teacher will notify the school, teacher, parent and student via email within 3 days following discovery of the unauthorized disclosure.
No Marketing to Students and Parents
Deletion of Student and Parent Records
Student records are deleted 12 months after the end of their last class within the product. This allows students to use their account during the next school year without having to create a new account. Parent records are deleted when their child’s or childrens’ accounts are deleted.
Parents and students over the age of 18 can request to have their account, or the account of their child, and related information deleted from The Tomorrow Teacher database by contacting The Tomorrow Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deletion of Educator Records
Personal data of educators and any data not already deleted that is related to an educator’s classes will be deleted 2 years after their account has become inactive.
1. United States of America
FERPA, standing for the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, is a U.S. federal law designed to safeguard the privacy of student educational records. It offers parents certain rights with respect to the education records of their non-adult children. These rights include the ability to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school, and to request that a school correct records which they believe are inaccurate or misleading.
As per FERPA, schools usually need to have written permission from the parent to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose these records, without consent, to certain parties under specific conditions.
COPPA, or the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, is a U.S. federal law aimed at protecting the privacy of children under 13. COPPA mandates that online service providers like The Tomorrow Teacher, or teachers/schools acting as a parent’s agent, provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before knowingly collecting personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
The Tomorrow Teacher is committed to respecting the rights of children and parents. Consequently:
The Tomorrow Teacher won’t require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate using the product within the educational environment.
Parents can review their child’s personal information, instruct The Tomorrow Teacher to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of their child’s information.
Parents can agree to the collection and use of their child’s information, but still not allow disclosure to third parties unless it is part of the service.
Parents may contact The Tomorrow Teacher following the procedures outlined in the “Changes and Access to Personal Information” section below.
2. European Union
Since May 24, 2018, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has defined the rules for the collection, use, and retention of personal information for citizens of the European Union (EU). The Tomorrow Teacher is fully compliant with these rules.
3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The rights of users located in Dubai, UAE are governed by the UAE’s Federal Law No. 2 of 2019 on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Fields, which pertains to the collection, processing, use, and transfer of health information, and the UAE’s Cybercrime Law. Individual files can be accessed and modified using your user login and password, or by following the instructions in the section of this document titled “Changes to and Access to Personal Information.” Data is stored on servers located in the United States and The Tomorrow Teacher abides by the UAE's regulations with respect to the use of personal information.
The data encompassed by this policy is not casually shared among The Tomorrow Teacher employees. Only those staff members who need the protected data to perform their roles are granted access. In such instances, access is given based on the principle of least privilege, meaning that each program and employee receives the fewest privileges necessary to fulfill their tasks. Employees with access to protected data undergo training to make them aware of their duties when managing data and the diverse laws and agreements regulating data security. These employees are also provided a unique user ID for accountability purposes.
The Tomorrow Teacher conducts regular risk/vulnerability evaluations and data privacy and security compliance audits. Any detected security vulnerabilities will be remedied in a timely fashion. We also maintain a written incident response plan, which encompasses swift notification to the school/district in case of a security or privacy incident, as well as best practices for responding to a breach of personally identifiable information. We will provide this incident response plan upon request.
While The Tomorrow Teacher is dedicated to implementing best practices concerning information and data security, we cannot guarantee 100% security due to the continual evolution of virus and hacking technologies, as well as unpredictable hardware or software failures and other risk factors. As such, The Tomorrow Teacher cannot be held liable for data loss or modification. Should a security breach occur, we will notify any affected user via email within 3 days after the discovery of the breach.
For additional information regarding our security measures and to request a copy of our Data Security Policy, please contact us at email@example.com.
1. Third Party Links
Educators and students may make postings that contain links to third party services in various sections of "Project DIX: The Design and Innovation Experience". Common examples of this would be links to videos hosted by YouTube or Vimeo, links to Wikipedia or other reference material, and so on. It is the responsibility of the educator to ensure that this content is appropriate and free from links to sites which may compromise the privacy of their students. The Tomorrow Teacher software has features within it to allow educators to monitor and control all content posted by the students in their class. Furthermore, students may flag inappropriate comments from within "Project DIX: The Design and Innovation Experience" and their teacher will be automatically notified. The Tomorrow Teacher does not actively monitor classroom content and has no responsibility for this content.
2. Third Party Integrations
A list of these Third Party Integrations, including the services they provide to The Tomorrow Teacher, the information we share with them or they share with us, their privacy policies, and their contact information, can be found here.
3. Third Party Service Providers
A directory of these Providers, including the services they contribute to The Tomorrow Teacher, the information we exchange with them or they exchange with us, their privacy policies, and their contact details, can be found here.
Modifications and Access to Personal Information
Users can access their personal information via their The Tomorrow Teacher user account, or by reaching out to the educator or school administration.
Users can also request a copy of their personal information, or can amend any incorrect details by sending a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The user must provide the following details:
First and last name
Name of the class and school
Student name and/or user ID and/or username
Following the submission, a member of The Tomorrow Teacher team will reach out to the user for verification purposes.
Users are also able to correct and update their personal information following the same procedures outlined above.
Change of Control
In the unlikely event that The Tomorrow Teacher goes out of business, all user information will be securely deleted within 12 months of the date of going out of business.
Disclosure of Information to Satisfy Legal Obligations
Consent to the Gathering and Processing of Information
Name: The Tomorrow Teacher LLC
Address: Dubai, UAE