What does iKeepSafe's certification mean?

iKeepSafe is an independent certification organization that helps companies like Remind demonstrate compliance with federal and state-specific laws around student data privacy. These certifications makes it easier for schools to navigate those laws and make the best decision.

Privacy Badge considerations:

  • iKeepSafe Privacy COPPA Safe Harbor Guidelines
    Transparency: Clearly written policies about what data is used and where it is stored.
    Minimization of data collection: Data collection must be limited to only what is necessary for the product to work when a child is a user.
    Parental Control of student's data: Parents must be in control of data collected of their child. They must get notice and be able to review the data collected.
    Security: The company must have regular assessments of policies and regular trainings of employees. 
    Education: Employees must maintain a baseline knowledge of privacy and security requirements.
     
  • iKeepSafe Privacy FERPA Badge
    Transparency: Clearly written policies about what data is used and where it is stored.
    Control: Schools are in control of personally identifiable information. The company can't share this data for marketing purposes.
    Choice: The company should be set up to collect only minimal student data and clearly identify that for schools.
    Security: The company should maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of data.
    Education: Employees must maintain a baseline knowledge of privacy and security requirements.
  • iKeepSafe Privacy California Student Badge
    Transparency: Clearly written policies about what data is used and where it is stored.
    Control: Schools are in control of personally identifiable information. The company can't share this data for marketing purposes.
    Choice: The company should be set up to collect only minimal student data and clearly identify that for schools.
    Security: The company should maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of data.
    Education: Employees must maintain a baseline knowledge of privacy and security requirements.