Last updated: January 28th, 2022. You can see past versions of this policy here on Github.
You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key points:
Personal Information We Collect: For the complete rundown, please see this page where we detail the personal information we collect from each user type, including the sources from which the information was collected, the business purpose for which the information was collected, and the third parties with whom we share or disclose personal information for a business purpose.
We also have Online Tracking Technologies Policy. You can also find more details below.
How We Use the Information We Collect: We use the personal information we collect from students (or about students from teachers and parents) to provide and improve the Service, for educational purposes, security, and safety purposes, or as allowed by law. We will not require children to provide more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the Service. See here for more information on our use of information collected from students and children using the service not connected to a school or classroom (“Outside School Child User”), including for educational and other learning activities at home through certain premium features, “Premium Features”. For additional information regarding our use of information collected from teachers, parents, and school leaders, see here.
Data Retention: We will not retain student personal information for any longer than is necessary for educational purposes and legal obligations, or to provide the Service for which we receive or collect the student personal information.
We protect students with our industry-leading 2-Tier Student Data Protection Policy: we automatically delete their Feedback Points awarded in school after a year, and we delete Students’ Accounts if they’re inactive for more than twelve months.
Some content within a student account utilized in school or for educational purposes connected to a school or classroom (“Student Account”) will be kept after deletion of the account for school legal compliance reasons (e.g., maintenance of “education records” under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or “Student Data” under state student privacy laws) and will not be deleted until we receive direction from the school. This can include content uploaded by a student, teacher, school leader, or parent.
We store non-student user personal information, including content uploaded by Outside School Child Users, for as long as it is necessary to provide products and Service to you and others. For non-student users (as well as Outside School Child Users), personal information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted or until we no longer need the data to provide the Service, whichever occurs first.
What Children’s Information is Shown Publicly? No Student’s Account, or Outside School Child User’s account (“Outside School Child Account”), profile, or portfolio is made available or visible to the general public through ClassDojo. For a list of what logged in student users and Outside School Child User’s information can be viewed by other logged-in ClassDojo users, please see our FAQ.
We never use student information for behaviorally targeted or third-party advertising: Information collected from students (including personal information and information collected automatically) is never used or disclosed for third-party advertising. We also do not place any third-party advertisements in student logged-in areas of the Service. Additionally, personal information collected from students is never used for behaviorally-targeted advertising to students by us or any third-party. We may present contextually relevant educational content (not using student personal information) for either our own products (e.g., Premium Features) or third-party products and services ourselves that we believe may be of interest to a student (e.g., our co-created content with Yale University on Mindfulness, and Heart of a Champion series) or Outside School Child User.
You own your data: We don’t own any content or information you provide or we receive - you (students, parents, and/or schools) will own your content and information.
Security and Privacy by Design and Default: We use security industry best practices to protect personal information, including using encryption and other security safeguards to protect personal information. We design products with security and privacy in mind from day one. See here for more information as well as our Security Whitepaper and Privacy Center.
Transparency and Choice: We will be transparent about our practices so that you can make meaningful choices about how your personal information is used. If we make a material change, we will provide prominent notice by posting a notice on our service or this website page and/or we will notify you by email (if you have provided an email address to us). See here for more information.
Right to Access, Correction, and Deletion of Data: We support access to, correction, and deletion of student personal information by the student or their parent or legal guardian, either by 1) assisting the school in meeting its requirements for access, correction, and deletion or by responding to requests we receive from schools, or 2) directly responding to requests from parents when the information is collected directly from a child, and ClassDojo obtains the parent’s consent (not the school’s) - such as when they are using our Premium Features or Outside School Child Account. Teachers, parents, school leaders, and other users can contact us at email@example.com from the email used to create your account or here once you are signed in to your account to access, correct, or update their personal information, or they can use the features in their account settings to do so. See here for more information on all user’s rights, including about your additional rights of data portability and right to object or withdraw consent.
Last updated: January 28th, 2022
ClassDojo’s mission is to give teachers, school leaders, parents, and students the power to create incredible classrooms. We’re humbled that millions of people like you trust ClassDojo to do that every day. Keeping this trust through your privacy and safety is incredibly important to us.
- What information ClassDojo collects from you (and why we collect it),
- How we use and share that information,
- The choices and rights you have, including how to access, update, delete your information, and take your information out of ClassDojo.
This policy does not apply to websites or services or practices of companies that ClassDojo doesn’t own or control, such as third-party services you might access through links or other features (e.g., social media buttons, email campaigns, push or in-app notifications, or YouTube videos) on the Service. These other services have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to review them before providing them with personal information.
We hope you find this clear and friendly. If you have any questions, we’re here to help. You can visit the ClassDojo Privacy Center to learn more about how we protect your privacy, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSDOJO’S PRIVACY CERTIFICATIONS
ClassDojo participates in the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program. iKeepSafe has granted ClassDojo the COPPA Safe Harbor seal signifying its Website, Platform, and Apps have been reviewed and approved for having policies and practices surrounding the collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of personal information from children are consistent with the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor program guidelines.
ClassDojo holds the iKeepSafe FERPA Certification. Our Website, Platform, and Apps have been reviewed and approved for having policies and practices that are compliant with the federal mandates for FERPA.
ClassDojo is also a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge. We agree to a set of principles intended to safeguard student privacy, including responsible stewardship, protection, and transparent handling of student personal information. Read more about the Student Privacy Pledge here.
ClassDojo is certified COPPA-compliant, has a certification stating that its policies and practices help schools meet their FERPA obligations, and has also signed the Student Privacy Pledge.
WHAT IS CLASSDOJO?
ClassDojo is a communication platform that helps teachers encourage students in class and engage parents and other teachers. Teachers use ClassDojo to give students encouragement (or “Feedback Points”) for showing critical skills or strengths - ones like persistence, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership. Teachers can also post assignments using the Activities feature for students to complete on ClassDojo (“Activities”). They can use the ClassDojo Apps or the ClassDojo Platform - if multiple devices are used, they will all sync with each other. Teachers can instantly message parents with text-based messages, pictures, videos, and stickers, post assignments and Activities , and privately message parents or send group messages. Teachers can also add posts to Class Story, School Story and individual Student Portfolios.
Parents get to be a part of their child’s classroom experiences and may also set up their child’s account on ClassDojo for use in school and at home. Parents may optionally purchase Premium Features to help encourage their children at home. Parents can also comment on Class Stories and School Stories. Parents can only view their own children’s Feedback Points (if elected to be shown by their child’s teacher) and Portfolios, not those of any other students. Parents can also message with other parents.
Students can have their own Student Account to view feedback given by teachers and parents, and perform additional tasks, such as posting to their portfolio, responding to assigned Activities (“Student Activity Responses”), commenting on Class Story or Portfolio posts (teacher and student comments collectively “Portfolio Comments”), and customizing their ClassDojo avatar. Children may also use ClassDojo in the non-school context with their Outside School Child Account - for use with the parents and other parent-approved uses, including with certain Premium Features.
In order to have a Student Account or Outside School Child Account created, children will need to either (1) have the Student Account created at school by their teacher (only after the teacher represents to ClassDojo that they have obtained any necessary parental consent which allows them to then log in or (2) create their own account, such as with a username and password (which will require parental consent); or (3) have their parents create their Student Account or Outside School Child Account at home after we have obtained parental consent. Any at-home points (“Home Points”) and content uploaded through use in an Outside School Child Account are not viewable by the child’s teacher or other students, but the customization of the monster through Premium Features may show up in the child’s Student Account and viewable in school (e.g., by teachers, school leaders, and other students).
School Leaders also play a meaningful role on ClassDojo. They can share notes, events, photos, and videos on School Story; only teachers, parents, and students connected to classes in the school can see these posts. School leaders can also create classes and events, share classes with teachers to give feedback to students, post to Class Story and Portfolios, add Portfolio Comments, message with parents, and see Highlights of their school.
More information on how the Service operates is located here, and your participation and use of the Service is governed by our Terms of Service (“Terms”).
ClassDojo is a platform that brings teachers, students, and parents together. Learn more here.
HOW DOES CLASSDOJO PROTECT CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION?
WHAT INFORMATION DOES CLASSDOJO COLLECT?
We collect two types of information about you: (1) information that you voluntarily provide us by using the Service (described below under “Information you provide to us”) and (2) information collected automatically as result of your use of the Service (described below under “Information collected automatically”). We may also receive information about you from third-party sources (as described below under “Information Received from Third-Party Sources”). The types and amounts of information collected will vary depending on whether the user is a teacher, school leader, parent, student or Outside School Child User and how they use ClassDojo (e.g., if teachers join their school, we may need to collect school address information). We have also created this chart with the detailed categories of personal information we collect from each user type, including the sources from which the information was collected, the business purpose for which the information was collected, and the third parties with whom we share or disclose personal information for a business purpose.
ClassDojo asks for some information directly from teachers, school leaders, parents, Outside School Child Users and students (such as account information), and also collects some information automatically (such as crash reports when errors occur) in order to provide you with the best possible ClassDojo experience. Please see this chart for the detailed categories of personal information we collect from each user type, including the sources from which the information was collected, the business purpose for which the information was collected, and the third parties with whom we share or disclose personal information for a business purpose.
Information You Provide To Us
We ask for and collect the following personal information about you when you use the Service. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, for our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the Service, and to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services.
Account Sign-up and Profile Information: To create a ClassDojo account as a teacher, school leader, or parent, you may be asked to provide some basic information such as your first and last name, email address, telephone number, password, and an optional profile photo. If a student’s teacher is creating the Student Account on behalf of the student, they will provide the student’s name, grade, and possibly date of birth. This same information is also used to create the Student Account on the parent’s behalf (the parent does not currently need to provide any additional personal information of their child if a parent is connected to the school with the unique parent code). If the parent is creating their child’s account and is not connected to their child’s school, they may provide additional information about their child (such as first and last name and date of birth). Teacher, school leader, and parent profiles may be viewed by other teachers and school leaders in the same school as well as parents connected to the school or class; however, no teacher, parent, or student profile is made available or visible to the general public through the functionality of our Service.
School Information and Collaboration Features: If you are a teacher or school leader, as part of the profile information you provide, you may choose to associate your account with an existing school or may enter a new school name and possibly your school’s address if we do not have it already. If you are using the Service as a teacher, School Leader, or parent, we may ask you for permission to collect and store your precise geolocation information to help us identify schools located nearby for you, including to help connect your parent account to your child’s school (e.g., our “Find a Teacher” feature). This data is only temporarily captured and not stored beyond the initial search request for schools near the user and is not viewable by other users. By connecting you and verifying your position with your school, the Service may enable and provide additional collaboration features for teachers and School Leaders within the same school (and parents of children at that school) such as adding photos, videos, and text updates on Class Story or School Story for parents, students and other verified teachers in that school to see. Learn more about our current collaboration features and what information may be collected and shared from teachers, school leaders, students and parents and who can view these stories here.
Class Information: As a teacher, you enter the grade level and the names (or nicknames/ aliases) of the students in your class. Alternatively, teachers can also upload a spreadsheet to the Service with the student’s first and last names or choose students from the School Directory if they are already in a class of a verified teacher within the school. If a teacher opts to share the classes they set up on ClassDojo with other teachers or school leaders in their school or outside their school, such as teachers they co-teach with, then those teachers can also see that class’s information, excluding parent-teacher messages which remain private between one parent and one teacher.
Messaging and Stories: As a teacher or school leader, you can privately message with individual parents that have signed up for the Service, including through Portfolios, or send broadcast messages to all parents at once, using the ClassDojo Messaging, Class Story, and School Story features. Additionally, as a teacher, you can send messages to other teachers and school leaders. As a parent, you can also message with your child’s teacher through ClassDojo Messaging as well as through comments on Portfolios, Class Story, and School Story posts and can also message other parents that are connected to your child’s school. As a teacher, school leader, or parent, your name and profile photo may be displayed to the person with whom you are messaging and on comments you leave on a Class Story or School Story, and if you are a teacher or school leader, you may receive a ‘read receipt’ showing how many parents have read your message.. Additionally, parents may elect to turn on a feature that allows them to know if a teacher has read their messages and may similarly receive a ‘read receipt’ telling them the teacher has read the message.
Please be aware that by using a broadcast messaging feature, such as Class Story or School Story, any messages, photos, videos, comments or other content shared can be viewed by all parents, students (whose parents have provided verifiable parental consent to ClassDojo (or the student’s teacher has represented they have obtained any necessary parental consent, and teachers and school leaders that are members of that class or school, respectively. In the case that a photo or video is shared in a broadcast message, Class Story, or School Story showing a student who does not want photos taken of him/her (or whose parent does not want photos taken of him/her), or if any user needs to otherwise report any abuse or inappropriate content on a Class Story or School Story that has not been addressed by the connected teacher or school, they may do so by emailing at email@example.com to remove it, subject to any photo or record being deemed an “education record” under FERPA. If a photo or video is considered an “education record” you will need to first contact your child’s school to request removal. For more information on when photos or videos are considered an “education record” please see the Department of Education’s guidance here. We will store messages, including those on Class Story, School Story, and Portfolios, and any content sent with the messages (e.g., photos), to provide the Service, and to help teachers and school leaders keep a log of their communications with parents. For more information on how long these are retained, please see here.
Portfolio Comments: Teachers can also add Portfolio Comments to their students’ portfolio content (including prior to any content being shown to the student’s parent). Once the teacher has approved the student-uploaded portfolio post, the Portfolio Comments will then be viewable to the child’s parent (but may have been edited by the student or teacher prior to being shown to the parent). Prior to this approval, any Portfolio Comments between the teacher and the student can’t be viewed by the student’s parent, but any connected parent will receive a notice indicating that the Portfolio Comments feature is being utilized by their child’s teacher and can discuss the use of Portfolio Comments with their child’s teacher.
Content: Teachers, school leaders, and parents may upload photos, videos, and other content, including content that may contain personal information and can be viewed by others, on the Service, for example, on Class Story or School Story, through Messaging and Premium Features. Learn more about what information may be collected and shared from teachers, school leaders, students, and parents and who can view these stories here. Additionally, teachers can post Activities on ClassDojo. Once a teacher publishes such Activities, they can be viewed by their students, other teachers connected to their class, and by other teachers that ClassDojo may share with pursuant to the Terms of Service (unless a teacher opts-out), but they will not be viewable by the general public.. Parents can also download certain content from a Class Story or School Story or access advanced reporting and additional downloads, by purchasing our Premium Features, but must first confirm that they are giving us consent to use any content that might be deemed an “education record” or “Student Data” in this manner. Please see our FAQ for more information.
Feedback Points - School
As a teacher or school leader, you can customize a list of feedback types that you want to encourage or recognize using Feedback Points, such as persistence, teamwork, or leadership. These Feedback Points cannot be viewed by the general public through our Service. A student’s Feedback Points can only be viewed on ClassDojo by that student, the teacher who awarded them, that student’s connected parent account(s) (if the teacher has elected to show them to the parent), and other teachers or school leaders the class is shared with. If the teacher chooses to display totals to the class, other students in the class may be able to see each other’s aggregated totals (but not individual Feedback Points).
Parents are given a limited number of Home Points for use at home but can also choose to customize and award additional Home Points to their children through the Premium Features functionality. These Home Points can also be used to react to activities occurring within their child’s class. The Home Points may be combined with the Feedback Points earned in school and may be used by the child at the ClassDojo Shop. These Home Points are only viewable by the connected parent account(s) and the child using their student account or Outside School Children’s Account and are not viewable by the child’s teacher or other students. For all points (Home Points or Feedback Points in school) and the reports generated that show these reports, we also collect product events (e.g., the number of points given, skill, which reports are viewed, etc.). These are collected to provide the Services, including for internal analysis on product usage and quality. We may also use it to track progress in the Service, and for sending push or email notifications to the parent’s, teacher’s, or student’s device to encourage them to take certain actions in the ClassDojo Service.
Rewards and Skills: Parents are given a certain set of default “rewards” that they can then edit and create within Premium Features (“Rewards”). Additionally, within Premium Features, parents can create goals or skills (“Skills”). Parents can then give Home Points for a specific skill to contribute towards the Skill and, once a Skill is completed, a parent may award a Reward (and may give Rewards in connection with other activities as well). Rewards and Skills given at home can only be accessed through the parent account or the child’s Outside School Child’s Account; teachers and other students are not able to see these Rewards or Skills or to contribute points to them. We collect product events (e.g., the value of the Rewards or Skills, whether a parent has created a goal, the number of Rewards or Skills given, and Reward or Goal name) from the parent. These are collected for internal analysis on product usage and quality. We may also use it to track progress in the app, and for sending push and email notifications to a parent’s email or device to encourage them to take actions within the Service (such as creating a skill).
Routines: If a parent purchases Premium Features, they may also have access to the Routines feature. We will collect additional information, such as your child’s age, in order to suggest a routine for morning, afternoon, and evening activities for your child at home (such as “out of bed”, “mealtime”, “quiet time”). You can then modify these to add additional skills and point values. We collect product events (e.g. the value of the Rewards or Goals, whether a parent has created a goal, the number of Rewards or Goals given, and Reward or Goal name) from the parent. These are collected for internal analysis on product usage and quality. We may also use it to track progress in the app, and for sending push and email notifications to a parent’s email or device to encourage them to take actions within the Service (such as creating a goal).
Purchasing Premium Features: As a parent, when you purchase any Premium Features, you will first need to have your own parent account. You will then be required to use either your Apple ID, Google Account, or other payment method to purchase the Premium Features. Prior to allowing your child (or children) access to the Premium Features within their Outside School Child Account (or if any children’s personal information, educational records or Student Data are utilized in the Premium Features that previously relied on “school consent”), we will also require parental consent. Please see our FAQ for more information. We do not collect any credit card information directly from parents to purchase Premium Features, nor is any credit card data passed back to us from any payment method you used to purchase the Premium Features. Please see here for a list of what information we receive from third-parties in connection with your payment method as well as what purchase events and analytics we track through our service providers in connection with your purchases. These purchase events and analytics are collected for internal analysis on product usage and purchase. We may also use it to track purchases that you did not make, and for sending push and email notifications to a parent’s email or device to encourage them to take actions within the Service (such as finalizing a purchase). Parents may also share their Premium Features subscription with other parents through their account settings. Please see here for more information on sharing your Premium Features subscription.
Testimonials: We may collect certain personal information (such as your name, photo, and/or video) if you choose to give us a testimonial. We post testimonials on our Service which may contain this personal information in the testimonial. We obtain the individual’s consent in advance to ensure we have permission to post this content publicly. To request the removal of your personal information from our testimonials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Information: As a user of the Service, you may choose to provide us with your personal information, such as a name, email address, and telephone number. Some examples include when you send us an email asking a question, participate in a video testimonial about our Service, or choose to participate in any research efforts with ClassDojo to improve the Service.
When you send us a message using the "Contact Us" page or via email, the email addresses and phone numbers collected are not further used to market to the individual beyond providing the services requested or responding to the requests.
Our use of the information above is described below in the section “How Does ClassDojo Use the Information it Collects.” If you are using the ClassDojo App, we may ask you for certain permissions - please see here for more detail about those permissions. We have also prepared this chart of the personal information we collect, how we use it, and where it is stored.
We ask you for different types of information based on who you are (i.e., teacher, school leader, parent, student, or Outside School Child User) and which ClassDojo features you use (e.g., sending a message between a teacher and a parent, or helping a teacher or parent join their school). We have also prepared this chart of the personal information we collect, how we use it, and where it is stored.
Information Collected Automatically
The technologies and information we automatically collect include:
Local storage: We may also use, collect, and store information and preferences locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser-based web storage (including HTTP cookies and HTML5) and application data caches.
Like many services, ClassDojo (or our service providers) uses both local storage and cookies and other similar technologies to analyze trends, gather demographic information about our users, understand your engagement with the Service, administer the Service, tailor the Service for you, and to help the Service work better for you - for example, by remembering your language preferences. Please read our Online Tracking Technologies Policy for more details.
Device information: We collect device-specific information such as your device type, device brand, operating system, hardware version and settings, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers. We may also collect device event information such as crashes, system activity, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL. This helps us measure how the Service is performing, improve ClassDojo for you on your particular device, and send you push notifications if you’ve opted in to receive them.
Mobile application information: Certain mobile applications or “apps” include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to ClassDojo when you install or uninstall that application, such as when you install the ClassDojo App, when you open the application, or when that application periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates. Additionally, we may receive application state and crash log information which will help us debug and improve the ClassDojo App.
Server log information: Like most online services, when you use our Service we automatically collect and store certain information in our server logs. Examples include things like:
Telephone log information like your phone number and SMS routing information
Details of how you used our Service, such as your activity on the Service (including product event data used to track progress or user activity), and the frequency and duration of your visits to the Service (similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show)
This information helps us make decisions about what we should work on next - for example, by showing which features are most (or least!) popular and to send notifications to a device (such as push notifications if the user opted in) to encourage the user to finish an activity or start the next activity. We may use your IP address and share it with third parties to help diagnose problems with our servers, for security purposes, to manage the Service, to enhance the Services based on usage pattern data and, for analytics and for advertising. Third party sharing of IP address information for analytics and advertising is not allowed for student and Outside School Child Users.
- Location information: When you use our Service, we may collect and process information about your geographic location, for example, based on your IP address. We collect both coarse (i.e., city-level) location data and precise location data. If we request precise geolocation information (“precise” meaning sufficient to identify street name and name of city or town) from you (such as when a teacher or parent is searching for a school), we ask for your explicit opt-in permission. We never request precise geolocation data from students or Outside School Child Users. From all users, if they upload photos or videos from their computer, or from their phone's camera roll directly, as opposed to choosing to use ClassDojo’s own application camera, we collect what the device sends us. If the device sends us Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF data) (metadata contained within the image file - e.g. camera model, lighting conditions, and location (if enabled)) this can contain location data (and may contain precise location data). We strip all EXIF data, including the location information, from the photo before it is viewed by other users (e.g., the parent in Messaging). If a user accesses and uses our mobile camera within the application itself, the camera has been configured so as to not collect any EXIF data, therefore the EXIF information is not stored (as opposed to if you use your device’s own camera roll).
We will not store or track your precise device location on an ongoing basis or without your permission. We do not share precise geolocation data with third-parties, other than our service providers as necessary to provide the Service. If you no longer wish to allow us to track your location information, you may opt-out at any time by turning it off at the device level.
- Cross-device collection: To provide users with a seamless online experience, we may link your identifiers on different browsers and environments you are using, such as with our syncing technology, DojoCast. We may also work with third-party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which permit us to recognize and contact you across multiple devices.
Information Received from Third Party Sources
HOW DOES CLASSDOJO USE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
First and foremost, you should know that ClassDojo does not sell or rent any of your, or your child’s, personal information to any third-party for any purpose - including for advertising or marketing purposes. Third-party advertising is not permitted on areas where users are required to log in to ClassDojo and personal information collected from students is never used for behaviorally-targeted advertising to students (by us or third-parties). We may serve contextually relevant advertising for third-party products and services that we believe may be of interest to you (e.g., our co-created content with Yale University on Mindfulness).
We use your personal data only when we have a valid legal basis to do so. Our use of information collected from students and Outside School Child Users using the Service is set forth above in the section “How Does Classdojo Protect Children’s Personal Information?”. More specifically, this information collected (from non-students and non-Outside School Child Users) is used to:
Power Our Services: This includes, providing and improving the Service, for example, by developing new products and features, and personalizing or customizing the Service for you.
Process Your Transactions: To fulfill your requests and provide any information you request, such as responding to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests for information or customer support. For any other purpose for which the information was collected (e.g., fulfilling Premium Features orders).
Communicate with You: To send you information about features on our Service or changes to our policies and Service or communicate with you about your use of the Service, your account, or transactions with us. We may also send you security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of the Service. Additionally, we may provide parents and teachers information about events, announcements, offers, promotions, products, including third-party products, and services we think will be of interest to you and notify and contact contest and sweepstakes entrants.
Security and Fraud Prevention: Most crucially, to protect our community by making sure the Service remains safe and secure, such as by detecting, investigating and preventing activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
Comply with Law: To comply with applicable law - for example, to satisfy tax or reporting obligations, or to comply with a lawful governmental request.
We do not use algorithms for profiling or to otherwise make any decision based solely on automated processing that would significantly affect you without the opportunity for human review (“Automated Decision Making”).
We process this information given our legitimate interest in improving the Service and our users’ experience with it, taking into consideration your interests, rights, and expectations. Depending on the circumstances, we may also rely on your consent or the fact that the processing is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you, protect your vital interest or those of other persons or the Service, and to comply with applicable laws.
Additionally, we will process your personal information for the purposes listed in this section related to marketing given our legitimate interests in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products and services that may be of your interest. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our marketing communications or changing your notification settings within your ClassDojo account.
ClassDojo doesn’t sell or rent your information to third-parties, we don’t permit third-party advertising on ClassDojo, and personal information collected from students is never used for behaviorally-targeted advertising to students. We use your information to provide and personalize the Service to you, optimize and improve our Service, communicate with you about our Service, and for security and safety reasons. We may also use the information provided by parents and teachers to provide parents and teachers information about events, announcements, offers, promotions, products, including third-party products, and services we think will be of interest to you.
WILL CLASSDOJO SHARE ANY INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
HOW DOES CLASSDOJO PROTECT AND SECURE MY INFORMATION?
Your ClassDojo account is protected by a password or a QR code. You can help us protect against unauthorized access to your account by keeping your password or QR code secret at all times. The security of your personal information is important to us. We work hard to protect our community, and we maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure of, or access to personal information. In particular:
Our engineering team is dedicated to keeping your personal information secure
We perform application security testing; penetration testing; conduct risk assessments; and monitor compliance with security policies
We periodically review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems
Whenever we develop new features, we do in a manner to keep your personal information safe
When you enter any information anywhere on the Service, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL/TLS) by default
ClassDojo’s databases where we store your personal information is encrypted at rest, which converts all personal information stored in the database to an unintelligible form.
We ensure passwords are stored and transferred securely using encryption and salted hashing
The Service is hosted on servers at a third-party facility, with whom we have a contract providing for enhanced security measures. For example, personal information is stored on a server equipped with industry-standard firewalls. In addition, the hosting facility provides a 24x7 security system, video surveillance, intrusion detection systems, and locked cage areas.
We automatically delete inactive student accounts after a specific period of time, as per our retention policy, described in the “How Long Does ClassDojo Keep Children’s Information?” section.
We also operate a ‘bug bounty’ security program to encourage an active community of third-party security researchers to report any security bugs to us. More information on this is available by contacting us at email@example.com
We restrict access to personal information to authorized ClassDojo employees, agents or independent contractors who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations
For additional information on our security practices, please see our Security Whitepaper and our Privacy Center. Although we make concerted good faith efforts to maintain the security of personal information, and we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our systems, no practices are 100% immune, and we can’t guarantee the security of information. Outages, attacks, human error, system failure, unauthorized use, or other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. If we learn of a security breach, we will attempt to notify you electronically (subject to any applicable laws and school reporting requirements) so that you can take appropriate protective steps; for example, we may post a notice on our homepage (www.classdojo.com) or elsewhere on the Service, and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
The security of your information is important to us, and we take it very seriously. We’re always adding safeguards to ensure the safety and security of ClassDojo and our community of teachers, school leaders, parents, and students. You can help us out by keeping your password and QR code secret! When you enter information anywhere on the Service or the ClassDojo Website, we encrypt the transmission of that information using SSL by default. Please see our Security Whitepaper for more details.
CLASSDOJO’S COMMITMENTS TO PROVIDING TRANSPARENCY AND YOUR RIGHTS
We try to be transparent about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. You control the personal information you share with us. You can access or rectify this information at any time. You can also delete your account. We also provide you tools to object, restrict, or withdraw consent where applicable for the use of personal information you have provided to ClassDojo. We also make the personal information you share through our Service portable and provide easy ways for you to contact us.
You may exercise any of these rights described in this section by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the same email used to create your ClassDojo account or making a request here once you are signed in to your ClassDojo account. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request, for example by requiring you to provide acceptable forms of personal identification as set forth here.
At ClassDojo, we believe that more transparency is better. We try to give you control, with easy settings and options, so that you can make good choices when it comes to your information and how it is used. We also set forth the ways in which you can exercise your rights to access, correct, and delete your personal information as well as your right to take information out of ClassDojo and object or withdraw consent.
Access or correct your personal information
ClassDojo aims to provide you with easy access to any personal information we have collected about you and give you easy ways to update it or delete it, unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business purposes (e.g., we need at least an email address for your account if you maintain an account with us) or legal purposes. You have the right to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information concerning you (and which you cannot update yourself within your ClassDojo account).
Managing Your Information: If you have registered for an account on ClassDojo, you may update, correct, or delete some of your profile information or your preferences at any time by logging into your account on ClassDojo and accessing your account settings page. You may have to verify your identity before you can do that. You may also, at any time, update, correct, or delete certain personal information that you have provided to us by contacting us at email@example.com from the email used to create your ClassDojo account or by following the instructions here once you are signed in to your ClassDojo account. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Accessing Your Information: Upon request, ClassDojo will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information, and, If you are a user of ClassDojo, you may request access to all your personal information we have on file by contacting us as set forth above. In some cases, we won’t be able to guarantee complete access due to legal restrictions - for example, you will not be allowed to access files that contain information about other users or information that is confidential to us.
Accessing Your Child’s Information: Visit our “Parental Choices” section to see how you can obtain copies of your child’s personal information.
We may reject requests for access, change, or deletion that are unreasonably repetitive (more than two times per year for access rights), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort or if more than two times a year for access rights.
You have certain rights to access, update and correct your personal information. You can always access and manage your personal information through your ClassDojo account, or by contacting us or your child’s school if they created your child’s account. Please see here for more information on accessing your child’s information.
How can I delete my account?
We hope you love using ClassDojo now and always. However, if for some reason you ever want to delete your account (or your child’s account, if you are his or her parent), you can do that at any time by contacting us as set forth above If you are a parent, teacher, or school leader using the Service, you may also delete your account by logging into your account and accessing your account settings page.
When you delete your account, we delete your profile information and any other content you provide in your profile (such as your name, username, password, email address, and profile photos) and depending on the category of user you are (i.e., teacher, school leader, parent, or student), the additional content or personal information uploaded for use will be deleted as set forth in our FAQ. Information that you have shared with others, others have shared about you, or content other users may have copied and stored, is not part of your account and may not be deleted when you delete your account. Additionally, please note that even if your account is deleted, messages or content shared between teachers and parents (or Portfolio Comments and content shared between teachers and students) are retained to assist schools with various recordkeeping or compliance obligations. This includes, for example, any content uploaded, including photos and videos, or comments on Messaging, Portfolios, Class Story, or School Story, which we consider messaging between parents and teachers (or teachers and students). Additionally, some content within a Student Account, such as Student Activity Responses and other content uploaded by the student and/or teacher, will be kept after the Student Account is deleted for school legal compliance reasons (e.g., maintenance of “education records” under FERPA or “student records” under various state student privacy laws). If you would like this content deleted, please first put in a request to your (or your child’s) school. If the school determines that the request should be implemented, the school may submit the request to ClassDojo by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, please read “What happens when I delete my account?” in our FAQs.
We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, even after you update or delete personal information you have provided us from our Service, your personal information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend a ClassDojo account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that account to prevent that user from opening a new account in the future. Also, we may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
If you are a California resident, we may also retain personal information as set forth under the California Consumer Privacy Act as amended and its implementing regulations (“CCPA”). Please see our FAQ for more information if you are a California resident.
You can always delete your account by visiting your account settings, or simply by contacting us at email@example.com from the email used to create your ClassDojo account or by following the instructions here once you are signed in to your ClassDojo account. . For more details on what happens when you delete your account, click here. Please note that some content will not be deleted given various compliance and recordkeeping obligations schools have (e.g., maintenance of “education records” under FERPA or “student records” under various state student privacy laws). Please contact your (or your child’s) school if you would like all of this content deleted. If the school determines that the request should be implemented, they may submit a request to us.
Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent
Where you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information by ClassDojo you may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your account settings or by sending a communication to ClassDojo specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. ClassDojo provides parents and teachers with the opportunity to withdraw consent or ‘opt-out’ of receiving any future marketing communications from ClassDojo and its partners at any time. Please see the “What communications will I receive from ClassDojo?” section below for more information. Additionally, you can always decline to share personal information with us, or even block all cookies. However, it’s important to remember that many of ClassDojo’s features may not be accessible, or may not function properly - for example, we may not be able to remember your language preferences for you.
In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to require ClassDojo not to process your personal information for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing ClassDojo will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing as set forth below and pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of ClassDojo override your own.
You have the right to withdraw consent for the collection of your personal information, and also opt-out of marketing communications from us. You may also be able to limit the ways in which ClassDojo uses your personal information. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from the email used to create your ClassDojo account or by following the instructions here once you are signed in to your ClassDojo account. and we’ll help you right away.
Additional Information Or Assistance And Article 27 GDPR Local Representative
If you are located in the European Union or the EEA, you have a right to lodge complaints about the data processing activities carried about by ClassDojo with the supervisory authority in your country.
European Data Protection Officer
Pursuant to Article 27 of the GDPR, ClassDojo has appointed European Data Protection Office (EDPO) as its GDPR representative in the EU. You can contact EDPO regarding matters pertaining to the GDPR by sending an email to email@example.com, using EDPO’s online request form, or writing to EDPO at Avenue Huart Hamoir 71, 1030 Brussels, Belgium.
ClassDojo has appointed EDPO UK Ltd as its GDPR representative in the UK. You can contact EDPO UK regarding matters pertaining to the UK GDPR: -by using EDPO UK’s online request form -by writing to EDPO UK at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY, United Kingdom
If you're located in the EU you can contact ClassDojo’s appointed local representative in the EU, European Data Protection Office (EDPO) using their online request form. If you are located in the UK, you can contact ClassDojo’s appointed local representative in the UK, EDPO using their online request form.
HOW LONG DOES CLASSDOJO KEEP INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
We store your personal information for as long as it is necessary to provide the Service to you and others, including those described above. We determine the appropriate retention period for personal information on the basis of the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information being processed, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the personal information, whether we can achieve the purposes of the processing through other means, and on the basis of applicable legal requirements (such as applicable statutes of limitations).
Personal information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide products and services, in which case we will delete prior to you deleting your account. Please note that we may have to retain some information after your account is closed, to comply with legal obligations, to protect the safety and security of our community or our Service, or to prevent abuse of our Terms. You can, of course, delete your account at any time. Additionally, please note that even if your account is deleted, messages sent between teachers and parents are retained to assist schools with various recordkeeping or compliance obligations. Additionally, some content uploaded by a teacher, school leader, or parent, including photos, videos, and Portfolio Comments on Messaging, Portfolios, Class Story, or School Story, are retained at the direction of the school (e.g., for legal compliance reasons such as maintenance of “education records” under FERPA or “Student Data” under various state student privacy laws) and will not be deleted until we receive direction from the school. For more details, please read “What happens when I delete my account?” in our FAQs.
Student Users and Outside School Child Users:
Please see the “How Long Does ClassDojo Keep Children’s Information?” for details on how long we retain data for student users.
We keep teacher, school leader, and parent personal information until your account is deleted, or until we no longer need it to provide you with the Service. We only keep student personal information for as long as the student’s account is active, unless we are required by law or the student’s school to retain it, or need it to protect the safety of our users. Additionally, for students, we have our 2-Tier Student Data Protection Policy that states how we delete students’ information after some time. Note that some content may be kept after an account (student, parent, or teacher) is deleted for school legal compliance reasons (e.g., maintenance of “education records” under FERPA).
WHAT COMMUNICATIONS WILL I RECEIVE FROM CLASSDOJO?
If you registered on ClassDojo, provided an email or phone number to us, or otherwise opted-in to receive communications from us, we may send you messages and updates regarding your account, including privacy and security notices, updates regarding the Service, and information regarding products, features or services from ClassDojo (or third-parties we believe you may be interested in). These communications may include, but are not limited to, social media updates, SMS/MMS messages, push and in-app notifications, email, and postal mail. If you have an account with us, we’ll also use your email address to contact you for customer service purposes, or for any legal matters that arise in the course of business. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us if your device supports it. We use this confirmation to help us understand which emails are most interesting and helpful.
If you invite another person to join you on ClassDojo by providing their email address or phone number, we may contact them regarding the Service using the appropriate form of communication. If they would prefer not to receive our communications, they may opt-out using the “Unsubscribe” or “STOP” instructions contained in those communications. If, as a parent/legal guardian of a student, you provided an email address or phone number to your child’s school, ClassDojo, at the direction of the school, may send an invitation to join ClassDojo via the email or phone number your student’s teacher provided ClassDojo. The invitation may be sent via email or SMS/MMS text message. If, as a parent/legal guardian, you provide your telephone number to your child’s school, you are consenting to ClassDojo (on behalf of and at the direction of your child’s school) sending informational text messages closely related to the school’s mission.
You can always unsubscribe from receiving any of our 1) marketing emails or other marketing communications whenever you’d like by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email; 2) marketing SMS texts by replying or texting ‘STOP’ ; or 3) marketing push notifications by turning off push notifications on your device.
You can further indicate your preferences by contacting us using the information in the “How can I contact ClassDojo with questions?” section below. Please note that opting out of marketing communications does not opt you out of receiving important business communications related to your current relationship with us, such as communications about your subscriptions or event registrations, service announcements or security information.
From time to time, we may send you useful messages about updates or new features. You can always opt-out of these messages if you’d rather we didn’t contact you.
THIRD-PARTY AUTHENTICATION SERVICES
Please note, that when using an authentication service for registering a student (or if a student is directly using their own authentication service), ClassDojo will not request more information from the authentication service than name and email address unless specifically requested or chosen to be passed by the teacher or school to ClassDojo.
These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you, including if you view a video through an embedded video player which is played off our Service, but may appear to still be playing on our Service. The fact that we link to a website or other third-party content is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third-party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We are not responsible for the content, features, privacy and security practices and policies of any third-parties. We encourage you to learn about third-parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with personal information.
HOW WILL CLASSDOJO NOTIFY ME OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY?
In addition, if we ever make material changes to the types of personal information we collect from children, or how we use it, we will notify parents in order to obtain parental consent or notice for those new practices and provide schools with the necessary information about these changes where they have obtained parental consent (or acted as the agent of the parent and provided consent on their behalf).
IS CLASSDOJO A CONTROLLER?
ClassDojo processes personal information both as a Processor and as a Controller, as defined in the GDPR and/or used under the CCPA:
When teachers, school leaders, and parents enter information directly into our Service (such as registering for an account), or when parents or students use our Premium Features outside of the school context, ClassDojo will generally be the Controller for the user data, as outlined above in “What information does ClassDojo collect?” section. However, in certain circumstances, where requested by the student’s school, ClassDojo will be the Processor (or service provider as defined under CCPA), including of Student Data, and will process such data only at the direction and control of the school. Additionally, ClassDojo will only delete records per the school’s specific instructions and will request that you make any requests for access, correction or deletion of personal information through the school. ClassDojo will respond to such requests when received from the school’s policy on data retention and deletion.
WHAT IF I’M NOT IN THE U.S.?
ClassDojo is hosted and operated in the United States. If you use the Service from the European Union or the United Kingdom, or any other region with laws governing data collection, protection and use that may differ from United States law, please note that you may be transferring your personal information outside of those jurisdictions to the United States. Where we transfer, store and process your personal information outside of the United Kingdom, European Union, or EEA, we have ensured that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure an adequate level of protection for the rights of data subjects based on the adequacy of the receiving country’s data protection laws, for instance by entering into standard contractual clauses (where we process data as a Processor for schools) or an alternative mechanism for the transfer of data as approved by the European Commission (Art. 46 GDPR) or other applicable regulator. For more information on these safeguards, please see our FAQ.
Our servers are located in the U.S., so if you are using the Service from any other country, your data might be transferred to the U.S.
EU – U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD AND SWISS – U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD
ClassDojo complies with the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and the United Kingdom and/or Switzerland as applicable to the United States in reliance on the Privacy Shield. ClassDojo has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles with respect to such information. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
ClassDojo is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives, under the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and subsequently transfers to third-parties acting as an agent on its behalf. ClassDojo complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal information from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, ClassDojo is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other authorized statutory bodies. In certain situations, ClassDojo may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider, free of charge here.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
As of July 16, 2020, we no longer rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to transfer data that originated in the EEA or the UK to the U.S, but continue to uphold our obligations and responsibilities for data transferred prior to this date under the Privacy Shield. Additionally, even though we no longer rely on the Privacy Shield as a transfer mechanism from the EEA, Switzerland or the UK to the U.S., we have chosen to continue to comply with the Privacy Shield and its commitments to demonstrate our continued commitment to privacy.
ClassDojo has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and the United Kingdom and/or Switzerland as applicable to the United States. As of July 16, 2020, we no longer rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to transfer data that originated in the EEA or the UK to the U.S, but continue to uphold our obligations and responsibilities for data transferred prior to this date under the Privacy Shield. Additionally, we have chosen to continue to comply with the Privacy Shield. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
We endeavor to provide privacy protection that is consistent with Canada’s private sector privacy laws, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). For any questions regarding how we comply with PIPEDA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ClassDojo works hard to provide privacy protections consistent with PIPEDA in Canada.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY DISCLOSURES
Your Rights and Choices:
If you are a California resident you have the right to request that ClassDojo disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past twelve (12) months. Please see this chart for the detailed categories of personal information we collect from each user type, including the sources from which the information was collected, the business purpose for which the information was collected and the third parties with whom we share or disclose personal information for a business purpose.
California consumers also have specific rights of access, deletion and data portability regarding their personal information under the CCPA. If you are a California resident you have the right to request that ClassDojo provide the specific pieces of information that we have collected about you. You also have the right to request deletion of your personal information collected or maintained by ClassDojo. We provide these same rights to all users. Please see the ClassDojo’s commitments to providing Transparency and Your Rights Section for more detail on how to exercise these rights, including how we will verify requests. If you are a California resident, you may also designate a natural person or business entity registered with the California Secretary of State to act on your behalf to exercise these rights.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under CCPA. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
Deny you goods or services.
Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will be reasonably related to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt-in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
If you are a California resident, the CCPA affords you certain rights of access, deletion and data portability - which we also extend to all users. Please see the ClassDojo’s commitments to providing Transparency and Your Rights Section for more detail on how to exercise these rights, including how we will verify requests. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA. Additionally, if you are a California resident you are entitled to certain disclosures regarding our collection and use of your personal information over the past twelve (12) months - Please see this chart for the detailed categories of personal information we collect from each user type, including the sources from which the information was collected, the business purpose for which the information was collected and the third parties with whom we share or disclose personal information for a business purpose.
Do Not Track: Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals, as the Internet industry is still working to determine what DNT means, how to comply with DNT, and how to create a common approach to responding to DNT. For more information on “do not track,” please visit www.allaboutdnt.org.
Third-parties that have content embedded on the Service, such as a social feature, or an embedded video player, may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited the Service from a certain IP address. Third-parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from the Service unless you provide it to them directly.
The ClassDojo Service does not track our users over time across third-party websites to provide behaviorally-targeted advertising and thus does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Notice for Minors (Users under 18)
If you are under the age of 18, or the parent of a child using ClassDojo under the age of 18 residing in California, you are entitled to request removal of content or information you (the minor) have publicly posted on our Service. Currently, we do not allow minors to post content to share publicly. Minors can share content or comment on Class Stories which can only be seen by users with access to that particular class - such as other students, parents, and teachers. Additionally, ClassDojo offers various interactive features where minors can interact directly with each other. Minors (or the minor’s parents if under 13) have the option to delete personal information associated with their user accounts or content that they upload through their student account on their portfolio on Class Stories or content they may share with other children. If you are a minor, or the parent of a minor under 13, and would like to delete personal information associated with your account or content you uploaded through your account, please follow the directions set forth in the “ClassDojo’s commitments to providing Transparency and Your Rights” section, which may include the need to contact your school first. Although we offer deletion capabilities on our Service, you should be aware that the removal of content may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information posted through the Service, as there may be de-identified or recoverable elements of your content or information on our servers in some form. Additionally, we will not remove content or information that we may be required to retain at the direction of the school or under applicable laws.
If you are a minor or parent of a minor, you may delete information per the "How can I delete my account?" section.
”Shine the Light” Law
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83(c)(2), ClassDojo does not share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure. California customers can receive more information about our compliance with this law or to make a request under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 by sending us an email at email@example.com or by writing to us as set forth in “How Can I Contact ClassDojo with Questions” section below:
HOW CAN I CONTACT CLASSDOJO WITH QUESTIONS?
ClassDojo, Inc. 735 Tehama Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Attention: Chief Privacy Officer
Questions? We're here to help! Email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FURTHER PRIVACY AND SECURITY RESOURCES
For teachers, school leaders, parents, students, or administrators seeking more information on how we provide safety on ClassDojo, we provide privacy and security related materials on our Privacy Center as well as on our Security Whitepaper.
For our Online Tracking Technologies Policy, please see here.
For our chart that details the personal information we collect, how we use it, and where it is stored, please see here.
If you’d like some more safety and privacy resources for your school, please visit our Privacy Center or our Security Whitepaper. For definitions of Key Terms used in this policy and our Terms of Service, visit here.