Is the Platform compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?

COPPA governs the collection of certain information from children under the age of 13 by commercial websites and online services. As a nonprofit, COPPA does not directly apply to Summit. However, Summit voluntarily chooses to comply with COPPA.  

If a school wishes to allow its students who are under the age of 13 to use commercial websites and online services that collect student information, COPPA establishes procedures for the school  to either obtain consent directly from the students’ parents or act as the agent of the parents and consent on behalf of parents (otherwise known as “school consent”). Summit leaves this choice up to the schools. Summit voluntarily complies with these guidelines for school consent by:

  • Collecting personal information from students for educational purposes and for no other commercial purpose;
  • Providing schools with a description of the types of personal information collected (through the Data Privacy Addendum to their Program Agreement);
  • Providing an opportunity to review the child’s personal information and/or have the information deleted (outlined in our Privacy Policy);
  • Posting our Privacy Policy online and alerting users to changes to the policy.

For more information about COPPA and protecting children's online privacy, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s OnGuard Online and Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions.

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