FERPA and COPPA Compliance Statement

FERPA

Innovative School Tools LLC services comply with all applicable provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). We receive Student Data from School Customers as a “school official” under FERPA and only process Student Data for educational purposes. In the event we receive a subpoena or judicial order for the disclosure of education records, we will notify the associated School Customer(s) prior to fulfilling the request in accordance with §99.31(a)(9). For additional information on FERPA, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center.

COPPA

Innovative School Tools LLC services comply with all applicable provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) (15 USC 6501 et seq.) To the extent COPPA applies to information we collect, we process such information for educational purposes only, at the direction of the partnering School Customer and on the basis of educational institution consent. For additional information on COPPA and educational institution consent, please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions.

Our COPPA & New York Section 2-D Compliance Policies

Innovative School Tools LLC (IST) takes student data privacy seriously. In alignment with U.S. Federal Law and Article 1 – Section 2D of the Laws of New York, we take the following actions to ensure student data privacy:

  1. IST limits access to students’ education records to teachers and administrators who are named employees of the institutions with whom we partner, and only for legitimate educational interests
  2. IST does not use the education records for any purpose other than those explicitly authorized in our contract.
  3. Except for our authorized representatives, to the extent they are carrying out the contract, IST does not disclose any personally identifiable information to any other party without the prior written consent of the parent or eligible student; or unless required by statute or court order and the party provides a notice of the disclosure to the department, district board of education, or institution that provided the information no later than the time the information is disclosed, unless providing notice of the disclosure is expressly prohibited by the statute or court order.
  4. IST maintains reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of personally identifiable student information in our custody.
  5. IST uses encryption technology to protect data while in motion or in our custody from unauthorized disclosure using a technology or methodology specified by the secretary of the United States department of health and human services in guidance issued under Section 13402(H)(2) of Public Law 111-5.

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