Privacy Policy

Revision date: April 8, 2015

Activate Learning recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use this website value their privacy. 

This Privacy Policy applies to the collection and use by Activate Learning ("we" or "us") of personally identifiable information (“PII”) that identifies or permits contact with a specific person, such as full name or email address  in connection with your use of this website (“the Site”). It also describes Activate Learning’s practices for handling non-personal information (e.g., site activity) in connection with the Site.
By providing personal information to us or using the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please discontinue your use of the Site.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was enacted by Congress to protect the privacy of students and their parents. The act is designed to ensure that students and parents of students may obtain access to the student’s educational records and challenge the content or release of such records to third parties. Activate Learning is fully compliant with FERPA. To learn more about FERPA please go to

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted by Congress to put parents in control of the information websites collect about their children under 13.  Activate Learning is fully compliant with COPPA. To learn more about COPPA, please go to:


The Site is directed at teachers and school administrators, is not targeted toward children, and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.
General visitors may provide us with PII such as their name and email address when contacting us to learn more about our products. 

Registered users of our online services, such as schools and school districts, may provide us with roster data, which includes the names of teachers, the relevant classes and the names of students in each of those classes. Activate Learning does not receive other forms of PII.  The site does not request or require email addresses from students using our online application.

In the course of using our application, registered student users may provide us with answers to investigations and quizzes in the form of written text, drawings, links to images or links to videos (collectively, "Student Data").

Access to Student Data is controlled by the school or district. Teachers and administrators are allowed to access student responses. Student responses cannot be shared with other students. Activate Learning helps schools to securely manage and store Student Data on behalf of our school customers. Activate Learning never shares Student Data with third-parties, nor does it market products or services directly to students.


We receive and store certain types of information whenever visitors interact with this Site. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses this Site. Activate Learning uses cookies to track non-personal information such as type of browser, operating system, domain names and IP addresses. Your browser has settings to control the acceptance of cookies, including preventing your browser from accepting cookies, providing notification when cookies are received, or disabling cookies completely. 

In addition to the use of cookies, this Site may use other commercially available analytical tools, such as Google Analytics, to obtain aggregated or de-identified data regarding usage of the features of this Site and any content accessed through this Site, including without limitation information regarding web browsers used to access this Site, IP addresses, pages visited and time spent on particular pages. Activate Learning collects this information to assist in administering the Site and analyzing traffic patterns on the Site for internal business purposes. This information is not personally identifiable.

Additionally, we send occasional emails in HTML format to current and prospective customers. These emails use technological methods such as "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) to determine whether a recipient has opened or forwarded our emails and/or clicked on links in those emails. These technological methods may enable us to collect and use information in a form that is personally identifiable, such as an email address. If you do not want such information collected from HTML emails, or do not wish to receive such emails, you can request a change by contacting us directly.


The Site may include links to other websites, however by doing so we assume no responsibility for the information practices of those websites. Links to other sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement of any kind. This Policy does not address, and Activate Learning is not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of such third parties, including any third party operating any service which links to an Activate Learning product or service. 


  • We may share automatically collected and other aggregate non-personal information to authorized business partners for research purposes or to assist in understanding the usage and demographic patterns in connection with certain programs, content, services and/or functionality of the Site.
  • We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
  • Activate Learning reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Activate Learning believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Activate Learning, our users or others.


Activate Learning takes user privacy and data security seriously. We use commercially reasonable, industry standard measures to safeguard personal information in its possession against loss, theft, unauthorized use, or disclosure. Steps taken to secure student data include the following:

  • Any sensitive online information is transmitted over secure, encrypted channels via HTTPS. Sensitive information is not transmitted over email.
  • All student data are stored on secure servers utilizing firewall technology and are only accessible via HTTPS and with proper authentication.
  • If student data needs to be copied to a local machine for providing customer support, the data is always password protected, and is immediately deleted from the local machine upon completion of the support task. 
  • Activate Learning does not share student information with any third parties. If a school requests that student data should be sent to a third party, Activate Learning sends the data to the school and never directly to the third party.


In the event Activate Learning discovers or is notified of a data breach, we will, as required by applicable federal and state laws, investigate, take steps to mitigate the potential impact, and provide notice of the breach to applicable agencies, and customers. However, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect and we assume no responsibility for any breaches. 

Activate Learning maintains a written Information Security Policy which details specific steps the company will take in the event of a data breach to validate the breach, end the breach, and notify affected parties, as appropriate.


School districts play an important role in ensuring a secure learning environment for students. The following is a list of practices a school district can undertake to secure their learning environment.

  • Closely Manage Access – Activate Learning relies on staff and student directories managed by the district. Districts then determine which staff members can access student rosters. To maintain proper control, districts need to keep this information up-to-date.
  • Maintain Password Security – Like most online systems, Activate Learning is accessed with a password. Students and teachers need to choose secure passwords, and should never share their passwords with others.
  • Properly Secure Devices – Computer devices that lack up-to-date anti-virus software can pose security risks for student PII. Such devices could contain malware that steals user credentials and exposes student PII.


Activate Learning may amend this Privacy Policy at any time and at its own discretion by posting the amended privacy policy on the Site.  Your continued use of the Site after any revisions shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, or our security practices, please contact us: Activate Learning, 44 Amogerone Crossway #7862, Greenwich, CT 06836