STORYWORLD International Corporation (STORYWORLD) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We take privacy seriously, and this policy is intended to describe what information we collect and how we use it.
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use the term “Personally Identifiable Information” to describe data that can be used to identify you, either directly or indirectly. This includes your full name and email address. For Educators, we also require school or district affiliation, institution address and an Educator email to verify the validity of the Educator account. Personally Identifiable Information may also include information that is linked to data that can be used to directly or indirectly to contact you or identify you. Data can also include, but are not limited to, student data, metadata, and user content. Personally Identifiable Information does not include data that has been aggregated so that it can no longer be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to contact or identify you.
“De-identified data” describes information that cannot directly or indirectly be used to contact or identify you. This information is not linked to information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify you or contact you. STORYWORLD uses de-identified data for product development, research, or other purposes. De-identified Data will have all direct and indirect personal identifiers removed. This includes, but is not limited to, name, ID numbers, location information, and school ID. Furthermore, STORYWORLD does not attempt to re-identify de-identified Data and does not transfer de-identified data to any party unless that party agrees not to attempt re-identification.
We collect de-identified data not linked to your personal information to help us improve our services, features and applications. Information collected may include, but is not limited to, traffic volume, frequency of visits, browser type and operating system. Such information helps us oversee our website and features, recognize technical issues and improve our platforms. This aggregate user data, which contains no Personally Identifiable Information, may be shared with third parties.
STORYWORLD will only collect data necessary to fulfill its duties as outlined in this Agreement and for improving services under this Agreement. STORYWORLD will never mine data for any purposes other than those agreed to by the parties under this agreement. Data will not be shared with any additional parties without prior written consent of the User except as required by law.
All rights, including all intellectual property rights, shall remain the exclusive property of the School/District, and STORYWORLD has a limited, nonexclusive license solely for the purpose of performing its obligations as outlined in the Agreement. This Agreement does not give STORYWORLD any rights, implied or otherwise, to data, content, or intellectual property, except as expressly stated in the Agreement. This includes the right to sell or trade data.
If applicable and requested in writing, pupils may retain possession and control of their own pupil-generated content and may, upon request, transfer pupil-generated content to a personal account. Pupil-generated content means materials created by a pupil, including, but not limited to, essays, research reports, portfolios, creative writing, music or other audio files, photographs, and account information. Further, if applicable and requested in writing, a parent, legal guardian, or eligible pupil may review personally identifiable information in the pupil’s records and correct erroneous information following the consent of the school or district under which the content was created.
STORYWORLD will ensure that all data in its possession and in the possession of any subcontractors, or agents to which STORYWORLD may have transferred data, are destroyed or transferred to the School/District under the direction of the School/District when the data are no longer needed for their specified purpose, at the request of the School/District. This requirement shall not apply to pupil-generated content if the pupil chooses to establish or maintain an account with the third party for the purpose of storing that content.
STORYWORLD will not use any data to advertise or market to students or their parents, including scanning of user content for the purpose of advertising or marketing to students or their parents. Advertising or marketing may be directed to the School/District only if student information is properly de-identified.
Any data held by STORYWORLD will be made available to the School/District upon request by the School/District.
STORYWORLD will store and process data in accordance with industry best practices. This includes appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure data from unauthorized access, disclosure, and use.
STORYWORLD will conduct periodic risk assessments and remediate any identified security vulnerabilities in a timely manner. STORYWORLD will also have a written incident response plan, to include prompt notification of the School/District and/or parents in the event of a security or privacy incident, as well as best practices for responding to a breach of PII. STORYWORLD agrees to share its incident response plan upon request.
In order to purchase a subscription to STORYWORLD or to secure free access to our service, adults over 18 years old (such as parents, teachers, or others) must first create an account. To properly deliver our services, we collect and store your Personally Identifiable Information (your full name and email address.) We also collect and store the username and password that you create. For Educator accounts, we also collect and store the school’s or district’s address and Educator’s email. In addition, for Educator accounts, we collect and store a class username and token (class password) as provided by the Educator.
If you choose to pay with a credit card, we collect your credit card number, card type, expiration date, and security code. We transmit this payment information for secure processing via a third party, and we do not store this information. If you choose to pay via purchase order, check, or money order, we collect the payment information that you mail to us.
Personally Identifiable Information collected during our account creation process is not used for any purposes other than the following: verifying and securing your (parental or adult) consent; fulfilling your requested transactions; providing you with access to our Services; sending order confirmations or other notifications that you either request or are required by law; ensuring proper licensing and copyright permissions are provided; and responding to requests for customer service, technical support, and sales support.
Teachers or other adults with Educator access to our Services must create a unique classroom username before students can access the Services through schools or other educational institutions.
We collect and store the Educator login credentials and student login credentials that Educators create for their class or educational institution, which may include a student’s first name, last name or both but only at the Educator’s discretion. We collect application usage and student responses through these accounts, including audio files that contain voice responses, in order to inform the supervising Educator of learning activity. We will not use this Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose other than providing Educators and their students access to our Services. We will not use any Personally Identifiable Information we gather about Educators or their students for any purposes other than verifying account identity and authenticating login, facilitating access to paid content, monitoring subscription compliance and providing usage summaries for Educators.
STORYWORLD may release or exchange personal information if required to do so to comply with applicable law or to enforce its rights or agreements or prevent fraud or reduce credit risk. In addition, STORYWORLD may contact you to inform you of updates or new features. If you wish to be removed from such secondary mailings you may do so by the means provided in the email.
If your Personally Identifiable Information changes (such as zip code or email), or if you no longer desire our services, you can correct, update or delete/deactivate your Personally Identifiable Information via the “Settings” page within STORYWORLD.us or by emailing our customer support at email@example.com.
We include a “Remember Me” option that allows you to save your sign-in information through cookies for storyworld.us. To utilize this function, your browser must accept cookies. We recommend you not use this feature on public or shared computers or devices.
We use firewalls and other security measures to protect your data on our website, apps and servers.
STORYWORLD’s website may include links to third party sites whose contents are not monitored by us. Such third-party sites may not employ the same privacy protection measures as we do and therefore, you should exercise caution when using third party sites.
To send us questions or comments related to our privacy practices, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORYWORLD will not change how data are collected, used, or shared under the terms of this Agreement in any way without advance notice to and consent from the School/District.
Updated May 30, 2020