Privacy Policy for the LiFT Platform

This privacy policy sets out how LiFT Learning™ uses and protects any information that is shared with LiFT Learning when schools and students use the LiFT platform.

LiFT Learning is committed to ensuring that the privacy of all school and student users is protected. You can be assured that any information provided when using this platform will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

LiFT Learning may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 1, 2021.

What we collect

When a school or organization licenses the LiFT Platform, we ask for certain personal information about the school or organization and all authorized users, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • School name and location;
  • Class rosters and grade level;
  • First and last name;
  • Email address;
  • Profile picture;
  • Username and password;
  • Parent/guardian contact information; and
  • Teacher subject matter and job title or position within the School.

Additionally, LiFT collects and stores assignments, classroom content, teacher-student communications, photos, images, video and any other content an authorized user voluntarily posts on the platform and in his/her personal portfolio, plus teacher-student communications, evaluations and grades. Information from a third party application may also be shared with and stored in LiFT.

LiFT Learning does not knowingly collect personal information from a student under the age of 18 unless the licensing school or organization has first obtained the written consent of his/her parents or guardian to access the LiFT platform.

What we do with the information we gather

As an outsourced educational provider, we use this personal information to:

  • Operate and maintain LiFT’s functionality for the benefit of the licensing school or organization;
  • Provide technical support;
  • Analyze and improve our services and features;
  • Communicate with our schools or organizations and their authorized users; and
  • Enforce our terms of service.

In accordance with industry best practices, LiFT Learning fully complies with all relevant federal requirements under FERPA, COPPA and HIPPA and all other state and local laws that govern the collection and use of all personally identifiable information. LiFT Learning will never sell or otherwise disseminate personally identifiable information for any marketing or other purposes without first obtaining a written release from the school or organization. LiFT Learning does share personal information with certain trusted vendors or third party service providers, only to the extent required to provide our educational services.

Student Communications

In some cases we may approach a school and obtain written consent to have direct contact with a student to obtain feedback on the product and services we provide to the School. Otherwise, LiFT Learning does not communicate directly with any authorized student user, with the exception of sending automated messages or reports on behalf of the licensing school or organization.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have implemented a Data Security and Privacy Plan which includes suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze site traffic. Cookies allow LiFT to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies also help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our platform may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once an authorized user uses these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Student's personal information

If you have any questions about LiFT’s collection and use of student information, please contact us at [email protected]. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting a student’s personal information, please contact your school or organization directly.

Compliance with Federal and State laws

LiFT Learning fully complies with the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) which govern the privacy of educational records. Additionally, LiFT Learning includes a Data Security and Privacy Plan in its service contract.