This policy is applicable to information collected and maintained by Embrace®. Any reference to "Embrace®," "us," "we," in this material refers to Embrace® and its related entities. We agree and support the idea that privacy is a fundamental right. We take the responsibility given to us by our users seriously and we are a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge set forth below.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
The information we collect regarding you is supplied by user districts. We use this information in accordance with our agreement with the user districts to operate, maintain and provide information via the Embrace® products and services. We will not share your information with any third party outside of the district, vendors specifically authorized by the user district, authorized parents, legal guardians, and our organization.
Embrace® does not and will not distribute, sell or provide any access to student personal data to any third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.
We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
We take precautions to protect your information. When users submit information, via the website, that information is protected through passwords and encryption. Additionally, the computers/servers in which we store personal information are kept in a secure environment. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personal information. Embrace® will work with districts in the event of a data breach consistent with the data breach plan as set forth in the applicable Agreements between the district and Embrace.
Embrace shall amend or delete a student record upon school district request. Any parent, guardian or student requesting a change or deletion to a student record should contact the school district for information on that process.
K-12 Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy
At Embrace®, We Commit To:
Not collect, maintain, use or share student personal information beyond that needed for authorized educational/school purposes, or as authorized by the parent/student.
Not sell student personal information.
Not use or disclose student information collected through an educational/school service (whether personal information or otherwise) for behavioral targeting of advertisements to students.
Not build a personal profile of a student other than for supporting authorized educational/school purposes or as authorized by the parent/student.
Not make material changes to school service provider consumer privacy policies without first providing prominent notice to the account holder(s) (i.e., the educational institution/agency, or the parent/student when the information is collected directly from the student with student/parent consent) and allowing them choices before data is used in any manner inconsistent with terms they were initially provided; and not make material changes to other policies or practices governing the use of student personal information that are inconsistent with contractual requirements.
Not knowingly retain student personal information beyond the time period required to support the authorized educational/school purposes, or as authorized by the parent/student.
Collect, use, share, and retain student personal information only for purposes for which we were authorized by the educational institution/agency, teacher or the parent/student.
Disclose clearly in contracts or privacy policies, including in a manner easy for parents to understand, what types of student personal information we collect, if any, and the purposes for which the information we maintain is used or shared with third parties.
Support access to and correction of student personally identifiable information by the student or their authorized parent, either by assisting the educational institution in meeting its requirements or directly when the information is collected directly from the student with student/parent consent.
Maintain a comprehensive security program that is reasonably designed to protect the security, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of student personal information against risks – such as unauthorized access or use, or unintended or inappropriate disclosure – through the use of administrative, technological, and physical safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Require that our vendors with whom student personal information is shared in order to deliver the educational service, if any, are obligated to implement these same commitments for the given student personal information.
Allow a successor entity to maintain the student personal information, in the case of our merger or acquisition by another entity, provided the successor entity is subject to these same commitments for the previously collected student personal information.
Notes and Definitions:
To the extent that Embrace® is subject to additional legal obligations, contractual commitments, or requests from educational institutions or parents/students that direct or otherwise authorize additional uses of student data, other than those specified above, it shall promptly comply with the same.
'Educational/School purposes' are services or functions that customarily take place at the direction of the educational institution/agency or their teacher/employee, for which the institutions or agency would otherwise use its own employees, and that aid in the administration or improvement of educational and school activities (e.g., instruction, administration, and development and improvement of products/services intended for educational/school use).
'Student personal information' is personally identifiable information as well as other information when it is both collected and maintained on an individual level and is linked to personally identifiable information.
'Student' applies to students of United States elementary and secondary schools, and with regard to notice and consent applies only to students of appropriate age as authorized under relevant United States federal law.
'Consumer privacy policies' include those privacy policies that are posted by the company to be available to all users to the site or service.
'Parent' includes a student's legal guardian.