Last updated: 4/10/2021
What Type of Information Does Argument-Driven Inquiry Collect?
We collect information provided to us voluntarily by users and some information automatically when a user accesses the Service. We only collect and store the minimum amount of information that is needed for us to provide the service. We consider all the data that we collect (as defined below) to be strictly confidential. We do not use the data we collect for any purpose other than for providing the Services.
The type of personal information that we collect voluntarily from users depends on the account type. We collect the following voluntary information for educational organization accounts:
- Name of individual(s) who will serve as the district administrator of the service,
- Email address of individual(s) who will serve as the district administrator of the service,
- Username of individual(s) who will serve as the district administrator of the service,
- Password of individual(s) who will serve as the district administrator of the service, and
- Payment information.
We collect the following voluntary information for Educator accounts:
- Email address,
- Password, and
- Educational organization affiliation (district and/or school).
Once an Educator creates an account, the Educator is able to create classes, enroll students in a class, enroll teacher assistants in a class, assign investigations (which consists of a set of activities and assignments) to the students enrolled in each class, set activity and assignment prerequisites and due dates, make class announcements, send messages to students and teacher assistants, and remove or make edits to student comments, and assign a score to a student submission in the ADI Learning Hub. All of this information is collected by Argument-Driven Inquiry, so Educators and Students are able to use the tools included in the Service. All of this information can be viewed by the Educator while using the Service. No employee at Argument-Driven Inquiry is able to view assigned investigations, assignment due dates, class announcements, messages to students or teaching assistants, edits made to student comments, or the score an educator assigned to a student submission. Employees at Argument-Driven Inquiry, however, can view the names and emails of students and teaching assistants enrolled in an Educator’s class.
We collect the following voluntary information for Student accounts:
- Email address, and
Once a student creates an account, the student is able to upload or write submissions in response to assignments, write reviews and reactions, and participate in conversations with other students enrolled in the same class by making posts when using the service. An uploaded submission can be a photo or video or any other type of file, depending on the settings of an assignment to which the submission is uploaded. Students can also send messages to their teacher and the teacher’s teaching assistant. All of these submissions, reviews, reactions, posts, and messages are collected by Argument-Driven Inquiry so Educators and Students can use the tools included in the Service. A submission, review, reaction, and post can be viewed by the student who created it, other students in the class, the student’s teacher, and the teacher’s teaching assistant. Messages can only be seen by the teacher and the teaching assistant. No employee at Argument-Driven Inquiry can view a submission, review, reaction, post, or message.
If the Educational Organization (such as a district or school) and/or Educator elects to use the Service, the Educational Organization or the Educator will be responsible for obtaining any necessary parental consent under COPPA that is needed for students under the age of 18 to create an account in the Service and then use the Service. An Educational Organization or an Educator may only send an invitation to create an account in the Service to a student under 18 once the Educational Organization (such as a district or school) and/or Educator has obtained the necessary consent from a parent or guardian. Educational Organizations and Educators are not permitted to send invitations to students under 18 to create an account in the Service or require students under 18 to use the service without the necessary consent from a parent or guardian. If you are a Parent or Educator and believe that a child has provided ADI with personally identifiable information you should notify us immediately at email@example.com so that the information may be deleted from our servers.
In addition to the information listed above, we automatically collect the following information from any user of our Service including:
- The device IP Address,
- Cookies and other similar technologies to identify your browser or device,
- Browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches, and
- Server log information.
How is the Information Collected Used?
Does Argument-Driven Inquiry Share Information with Third Parties?
We may use certain trusted third parties to help us provide the Services (including but not limited to the storage of date, maintenance services, database management, internet analytics, email communication, and payment processing). As a result, these third parties may have access to your information solely for the purpose of performing these tasks on our behalf. We use the following service providers: (i) Google Analytics to collect, analyze, and report data usage only with regard to the Site; (ii) Quickbooks Payments to collect information and process payments for the Services; (iii) Hubspot to communicate with Educators or Educational Organizations; and (iv) Amazon Web Services to store your information.
Should Argument-Driven Inquiry become involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, or some form of sale of its assets, your personal information may be transferred or disclosed in connection with such transaction. We will not transfer any data in the event of such transaction until the recipient of the data has committed to substantially similar privacy protections as set forth herein, or we will provide Educators with notice and an opportunity to opt out of the transfer of such information.
Finally, we may release user information if we have a good belief that such release is reasonably necessary to satisfy applicable law, comply with court orders, enforce our terms of service, detect or prevent fraud or protect the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public.
Email notifications can be sent to Educators and Students through the ADI Learning Hub. These emails are sent to notify a user of an event, such as to let a student know that a submission deadline is coming up or to let an Educator know a student made a submission in response to an assignment. The email notification will never be used to market or advertise a product or service.
How to Access, Update, or Delete Your Information
You may, at any time, edit your account information by logging into your account and modifying your profile settings. From time to time you should review your account information to determine that it is accurate, complete, and current. If you do not continue to provide us accurate contact information, we may not be able to provide you with the notices required by this policy or under applicable law.
If you are a parent or guardian of a student who uses the Services, please refer all questions and requests regarding your child’s access to the Services to your child’s Educator. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information related to the deletion or deactivation of your account and any related personal information.
Accounts Provided to you as Part of an Educational Organization (District or School) License
If you are an Educator and your account was provided to you by an Educational Institution then your account will be managed by the Educational Organization, who will have access to all of your account information. In addition, the administrator for your Educational Organization will be able to: (i) terminate your access or control of the account, (ii) view information regarding your use of the account, and (iii) access and modify information stored on your account.
All data remains the property of and is solely owned and thereby controlled by you by using the Services to submit, upload and/or share information. You are granting us an exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use such information. We have the right to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly display, and distribute any information you submit, upload, and/or share on or through the Services, solely for the purposes of (i) providing the Service to Educational Organization and other Educators and (ii) advertising or marketing the Service to new customers. Any information that we use for the purpose of advertising or marketing of the Service will be de-identified in order to maintain your privacy.
Compliance with Applicable Laws
Our collection, use, and disclosure of student data is governed by this policy, our terms of service, our agreement with the applicable Educational Organization and/or Educator. In addition, such collection, use, and disclosure is governed by and designed to meet our responsibilities under the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and other state laws that may be applicable. If you have questions related to our collection, use, and disclosure of student data, please contact us at email@example.com.
Student Accounts and Use
Educational Organizations and Educators are required to follow all laws and regulations when using the Service including, but not limited to, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and any applicable state laws regarding the education of minors. In addition, Educational Organizations and Educators are not permitted to send invitations to students under 18 to create an account in the Service or require students under 18 to use the Service without first obtaining the necessary consent from a parent or guardian that is required by COPPA. An Educational Organization or Educator is only allowed to send an invitation to a student under 18 to create an account in the Service once a parent or guardian has given consent. If an Educational Organization or Educator elects to use the Service, they are responsible for obtaining any consent from a parent or guardian necessary for students under their care to create an account and use the Service.
Intellectual Property Infringement
We do not permit the Services to be used in a manner that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others. We may, without prior notice, and in our sole discretion, remove any content we have reason to believe infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to remove content or disable the access of users for uploading or sharing content in violation of this policy.
Changes to This Policy