The Mighty United (“Mightifier”) values highly the privacy of all its users. This Policy highlights important information regarding how we collect, use and disclose the data we collect from children who use our application (“the App”).
In the App teachers help children to master their social and emotional skills through learning to give each other’s positive feedback based on their classmates’ character strengths. Teachers are always the leaders of the feedback round. They start the rounds, monitor and lead it. In order for teachers to be able to use the App, we may collect information such as children’s first names. Still, we only collect personal information, such as first names, from children on behalf of and at the direction of the teacher.
Teachers are in charge of providing consent to the collection and use of personal information of the children. It’s also the schools’ and teachers’ responsibility to let parents know about how information is being collected and used from their children.
WHO COLLECTS THE INFORMATION
WHAT SORT OF INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND WHY
With the App teachers can carry out positive feedback sessions (“Mightifying sessions”) and monitor class and child wellbeing progress. The children’s wellbeing is tracked via specific regular questions relating to class atmosphere, excitement of going to school and experiences of bullying. In carrying out these activities, teachers may ask children to provide information like their first names and opinions about the wellbeing topics. The App does not make the decision to collect such information from children, and we don’t need children to give their names, contact information of other personal information. Still, when a teacher asks for that information and a child provides it, the information is disclosed to the teacher. The schools or other entities using the App for their educational purposes are responsible of making sure that collection and use of personal information complies with all applicable laws. As a parent if you have any questions about your child’s information and teacher’s use of it, you should discuss directly with your child’s teacher or school.
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
We may collect information about children directly from children and teachers, as well as automatically when children use the App. We will not ask a child to provide more information that is necessary to use the App. As already mentioned, we will not need to have specific information of child’s name, contact information or any other, unless the teacher needs it.
INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED DIRECTLY
To log on to the service, the teacher needs to create a group consisting of the children in the class. For children to use the App, they will need to have personal profiles. When the teacher creates the group into the App, she needs to insert a specific name or nickname of each child in order to create personal QR-codes for children. To log on, children show their personal QR-code to the camera in their device, which automatically gets them to their own profile.
Parents have the right to ask us to stop collecting personal material of their children, but in such cases the child will not be able to use the App with other children in the class under the teacher’s supervision.
INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
When a teacher or a child uses the App, some information is being collected automatically. This includes activities within our site and the App.
Children’s activities and performance in our App, including participating in feedback sessions by giving feedback to other children and answering regular wellbeing questions and the time they spent in each activity is information we collect. This personal information is then provided to the teacher, we never use this personal information for our own commercial purposes. Before we analyze or use the data in any way for own commercial purposes, it’s always de-identified or aggregated.
HOW CHILDREN’S INFORMATION IS BEING USED
When any teachers uses the App to collect own class’s names, assigns feedback sessions and asks children to answer the wellbeing questions, that information is being used by us for the following:
- to provide the application
- to offer customer service and technical support
- to provide teachers with information of children’s strengths and wellbeing
Aggregated or de-identified information about children may be used for research, analysis, and similar purposes. This may be to better understand how the children and teachers use our App and to improve the App based on their needs and feedback and for other research and analytical purposes.
HOW CHILDREN’S INFORMATION IS SHARED
We never sell children’s personal information and children cannot make their own information public through our App. We may disclose information of children to third-party service providers who perform functions on our behalf. These parties are always committed to appropriate confidentiality and security obligations. Also in business acquisitions and mergers, bankruptcy proceedings, if we are part of such a business transfer, we may transfer the information to other company.
We may provide the information collected in order to comply with the law or with any legal procedure or if it’s necessary to investigate or take action against any illegal activities.
Aggregated and de-identified information may be used and shared with third parties for marketing, communications, research or similar purposes.
Mightifier has implemented necessary measures required by applicable law to ensure that the App is protected against security threats. We also make sure that our personnel involved in our services are instructed on security issues and bound by necessary confidentiality obligations.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
This Policy is effective from the date below
October 1st, 2016
If you have questions, concerns or other feedback, please come back to us.