Is the Summit Learning 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 Learning. However, we voluntarily choose to apply many of COPPA’s protections into our practices for the Summit Learning Platform.  

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/guardians or act as the agent of the parents/guardians and consent on behalf of parents/guardians (otherwise known as “school consent”). We leave this choice up to the schools. We voluntarily comply with these guidelines for school consent by:

  • Collecting personal information from students for educational purposes and not for commercial purposes;
  • Providing schools with a description of the types of personal information collected (see the Data Privacy Addendum);
  • Providing an opportunity to review the student’s personal information and/or request to have the information deleted;
  • Posting our Privacy Policy online and committing to alert 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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