Updated: November 18, 2020
Our Services enable educational institutions (“Schools” or “Customers”) to make better use of their chosen Cloud platform — Google Workspace and Google Classroom. Our Website serves as a channel for us to share information about our Services with current and potential Customers.
How we protect your information
The type of information we collect, why we use it
We collect information for several purposes, including to provide services to our Customers and to communicate with and market to prospective customers. The specific information and the purposes for collection are discussed below.
In the course of performing our Services, we collect several categories of information (collectively, “Service Information”). Our Customers authorize the collection, processing and transfer of Service Information, and have the responsibility for providing notification to parents and guardians of students and for obtaining all consents as required under applicable laws and regulations. Service Information is retained only as long as it’s necessary to provide the Services and support the particular Customer.
School information: Educational institutions who are Customers provide the following information about their schools: billing and IT contacts, timezone, class rosters – this includes class codes and titles, and teacher school email addresses. We track and collect the total number of student accounts processed for billing purposes.
Teacher information: In addition to the class rosters information that the school provides, we also collect information from teachers about their area of responsibility, such as the grade level and subject that they teach or advise. This information is used to deliver services and inform us in the development of new services, and is retained only as long as the teacher is a user of TandemTrax services.
Student information: Schools provide student school email addresses for students using TandemTrax Services. For Customers that elect to have our Services handle the creation of student accounts, we also collect additional student information required by the Cloud Platform to create accounts, such as first and last name and school email address. Student Information is used to provide our Services and support our customers.
Student Information is retained by TandemTrax only for the period of time required to process the information and to provide the Services to our Customers.
We do not solicit or collect information directly from students or their parents or guardians – student information can only be provided by their educational institution which is our Customer, and which retains the legal responsibility for collecting and sharing this information with service providers and TandemTrax.
Student generated information: Students create significant amounts of content in their school’s Google Cloud platform – such as emails, documents, sites, or blog posts. This information is controlled by their institutional policies through controls provided by the Google Cloud platform, and independently of TandemTrax. Student Generated Content and content metadata (for example document titles, creation dates) held in the School’s Google Cloud platform are essential for providing the Services, and we access and process it only for that purpose. We do not collect or maintain copies of the Student Generated Content held in the School’s Cloud platform.
Application preferences information:
Users (students) can specify their preferences of the application’s behavior during their usage of TandemTrax Student Dashboard Digital Backpack. This includes information such as the selecting an avatar and interface color settings for their personal view of the Student Dashboard.
Users (district) can upload specific resources to which they have license for sharing with students. Examples include textbooks, novels, workbooks. Users (teachers) can select from the district uploaded resources to make them accessible by the student users in their class(es) are stored within TandemTrax and displayed in the student digital backpack library.
This information is stored within TandemTrax systems to provide services for the user, and is retained by TandemTrax only for as long as necessary to provide the associated Services.
Product Usage Information: TandemTrax collects information about our users’ usage of TandemTrax systems. Usage information from students are anonymized before they are recorded. Usage information is used to measure the performance of our services, to maintain and improve our services, and to help us develop new services.
Support Information: In the course of providing Services to our Customers, the diagnostic and troubleshooting processes may require additional information to be collected (troubleshooting a student account rename for example might require access to the student’s previous name). This information is limited in scope to what is required to resolve the support request, and is not stored in or shared with other TandemTrax systems.
Sales & marketing information
We collect information through our Website for Sales and Marketing Services from visitors who wish to learn more, purchase or participate in our Services or seek support for our product. For example, we collect information when you request marketing information, register for a Webinar, apply for a job, interact with us via social media, take a survey, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we collect may include your name, e-mail address, location, phone number, school/district affiliation, role, experience, certifications and relevant professional development, and any other information you choose to provide.
Contact information is used by our sales, support, marketing and product teams to contact visitors for the purpose of providing the requested information or services support.
Information we collect from other sources: If you interact with us through a social media site, we may have access to publicly available information from that site, such as follows and likes, in accordance with the policies determined by the social media site. If you attend an event or a conference we sponsor or support, your contact details may be directly or indirectly shared with us.
Web analytics: Like most organizations, we rely on automatic data collection technologies when you visit our Website or use the Services. We may collect information such as your IP address, internet service provider, browser type, operating system and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Website you visit, number of links you click while on the Website, search terms, and other data.
Operational information: We also collect Website and Service health diagnostics, and technical logging data used for troubleshooting and performance management.
Referral source: We may identify and record the referring source (other internet location) that directed a visitor to our Website. We collect the referring Website address from the HTTP “referrer header” provided by your browser. We use this information to better serve our current and potential clients, measure our marketing services and to identify where we might find future Customers.
How we disclose information
We do not sell student, teacher, or any other information in any form.
TandemTrax currently uses third party Sub-processors to provide infrastructure services, and to help us provide customer support and email notifications. Prior to engaging any third party Sub-processor, TandemTrax performs industry standard due diligence to evaluate their privacy, security and confidentiality practices, and executes an agreement with each Sub-processor implementing all applicable obligations.
TandemTrax may use the following Sub-processors to host Customer Data or provide other infrastructure that helps with delivery of our Services:
TandemTrax may use the following Sub-processors to perform other Service functions:
Disclosure to public authorities, other third parties: We are required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose your information when we have reason to believe someone is intending to or is causing harm to other users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities, or our rights or property.
Your choices and rights
We do not take part in any form of marketing to students or children.
Opt out for direct marketing. If you are a teacher or school administrator and have provided us with your information, we may send you product marketing communications. You may opt out of these communications at any time by sending a request to privacy@TandemTrax.com. Please allow us a reasonable amount of time to process your request.
Access to personal information. TandemTrax acknowledges the right of individuals to access their personal information. If you are a parent or guardian and wish to delete your child’s records from our database, please contact the appropriate School official and ask them to carry out this action in collaboration with our team. Upon request to privacy@TandemTrax.com, we will provide you with confirmation as to whether we are processing your personal information, and have the data communicated to you within a reasonable amount of time.
If you have requested us not to contact you, we will retain your contact details on the do-not-contact list.
Data Protection Officer. (Mohammad Salih (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the company’s data protection officer (“DPO”).
Links to external websites
Residents of the state of California
If you are a resident of California, you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal data. In circumstances where TandemTrax acts as a data processor, you must contact your data controller (your educational institution) to avail yourself of these rights and protections. We will verify that you are the person about whom we collect personal information, or an authorized representative, before we act on any privacy requests.
Legal basis for processing: If you are a resident of California, if and when we process your personal data as a data controller, we will only do so in the following situations:
- We need to use your personal data to perform our responsibilities under our agreement with you or our customer with whom you have a relationship (e.g., for processing payments for or for providing the TandemTrax services you or our Customers have requested).
- We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. For example, we may process your personal data to communicate with you about changes to our Services or to provide, secure, and improve our Services.
- We have your consent to do so. For example, we may seek your consent to send you marketing communications.
Data subject requests: If you are a resident of California, you have the right to know what categories of personal data we hold about you, to access any such personal data, and to ask that your personal data be corrected, erased, or transferred. You may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may email us at privacy@TandemTrax.com. Alternatively, you may contact us as indicated below.
How to contact us
- Email: privacy@TandemTrax.com
- Telephone: 800-609-8994