Student Data Privacy

Our Accreditations

We are the first and only digital safety provider to achieve all four iKeepSafe Student Data Privacy Certifications.

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At Smoothwall, we take data privacy extremely seriously. We are an iKeepSafe certified organization which means we comply with some of the highest standards in student data privacy.

We are the first and only digital safety technology vendors to hold all four certifications; COPPA, FERPA, CSPC, and ATLIS. 

Find out on the right what these certifications mean and the reassurance they can provide your school district. 

Who is iKeepSafe? 

iKeepSafe is an independent certification organization that works with companies to help them meet the stringent standards required to comply with federal and state-specific laws around student data privacy. 

iKeepSafe privacy certifications make it easy for schools and their districts to identify websites, apps, data management platforms, and other technology products that follow various privacy laws governing student data. Products that carry an iKeepSafe badge provide educators and parents with the assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s stringent standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security. 

iKeepSafe Privacy Certified


 

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - COPPACOPPA Safe Harbor

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule designed to ensure that parents remain in control of personal information collected from their young children online. The iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor Certification program ensures that practices surrounding collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13 are consistent with COPPA principles and requirements. Companies that comply with the guidelines are awarded a badge, making it easy for parents and schools to identify products that are compliant with COPPA.

 

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act - FERPAFERPA Certified

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records from unauthorized disclosure. The law applies to all schools and educational institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The iKeepSafe FERPA Certification demonstrates compliance with the federal mandates as well as iKeepSafe’s rigorous guidelines.

 

California Student Privacy Certified - CSPCCSPC Certified

The California Student Privacy Certification (CSPC) builds on iKeepSafe’s FERPA Assessment and COPPA Safe Harbor, which help educators and parents find products that meet the expectations of federal privacy laws. This certification is recommended for operators and providers of websites and online services that are, whole or in part, intended for use in and by schools. Earning the iKeepSafe CSPC asserts that your technology company is a leader in student privacy.

ATLIS Student Privacy Certified 

ATLIS Student Data Privacy Certified

iKeepSafe and The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) partnered together to form the iKeepSafe/ATLIS Student Data Privacy Certification, an independent, third-party review of the privacy policies and practices of K-12 education technology products and services used by members of the ATLIS network of Independent Schools.

This comprehensive certification builds on iKeepSafe’s FERPA, COPPA Safe Harbor, and CSPC certifications to demonstrate that educational technology vendors meet the high standards required by ATLIS member schools for protecting student data privacy and security.

Student Privacy Pledge SignatoryStudent Privacy Pledge Signatory

Smoothwall is a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge. The Pledge was developed jointly by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association with guidance from school service providers, educator organizations and other stakeholders and aims to articulate a set of standards and expectations for parents, students and teachers with respect to how data is being used to support student education.

We pledge to carry out responsible stewardship and appropriate use of student personal information gathered in our role as school service providers according to the commitments below and in adherence to all laws applicable to us as school service providers.

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