Privacy Policy

We are mindful of your privacy which is why we assure you that your information is safe with us at Discorz. We update our Privacy Policy to reflect our commitment with your privacy as well as with common regulations, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, referred to in our Terms of Use) as well as the Student Privacy Pledge.

Your Information we Collect

Discorz collects some information from our users and their usage to provide you with quality experience while using our app. We ensure that our app(s) and service(s) are secure and private in accordance with our promise and our policies. The information we collect (whether through our own means or through trusted third parties, as explained below) can be in the form of:

  1. Personal information you submit while creating an account with Discorz or while using our services.
  2. Automatically generated information; and,
  3. Information from other sources.

Personal Information
We collect personal information when you register through any of our platforms: website, mobile, or tablet applications (collectively, our “service(s)”, or our “app(s)”). Personal information is any information about you that is personally identifiable—such as your name, address, email address or phone number, third-party sign-in information (e.g. Facebook, Apple or Twitter if applicable), and any other information that is not otherwise publicly available.

If you send any invitation via emails to friends or family to join your Discorz network, those email addresses are, in some instances, also collected.

Other information that is stored in our service when either parents or teachers use our apps, includes but is not limited to: School and class information, including name and address, the student(s) name(s) or age(s), as well as the information sent over the service, including messages, announcements, alerts, images, events, portfolio items, behavior points or similar.

Some states or local school districts may require administrator approval and access to the data for services teachers or students use. It is the obligation of the teacher signing up for an individual account to obtain those permissions/authorizations. Discorz can provide access to administrators through a school account which they can contact us to create.

Automatically Collected Information
When you use any of our services and apps (web, mobile or other, including when you open our email notifications) we, or our authorized third party service providers (explained below), may also collect information relating to your devices—including your device type and model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, device address or ID, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, event information (such as application installations), and/or the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after the service, the pages you view on the service, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the service.

We may also automatically record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs”, “cookies” or “web beacons.” This information is gathered for all users.

Information from Other Sources:
We may also obtain information, including personally identifiable information, from third parties and sources other than the service, such as our partners or other service providers, according to their own policies and terms of use.

We may also, at your direction, receive information from third party services that provide a mechanism to expose information you have provided to such third parties through the use of an application program interface (API), such as Facebook Connect or the Twitter API.

If we combine or associate information from other sources with personally identifiable information that we collect through the service, we will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Similar Technologies
We use cookies (pixel tags, and/or other similar technologies) to collect visitor information. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we send to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits. Like many services, we use these technologies to tailor the Apps for you, and to help the Apps work better for you – for example, for authentication, security and site integrity, localization, performance analytics, and other features and services. It is possible to delete cookies or prevent cookies from being used in your browser by turning the feature off. If you do so, you may not be able to use features of our service to their full potential.

Authorized Third Parties

Providing a great experience is our outmost priority. To do so, we work with third-party vendors, service providers, and other partners to help us provide the service by performing tasks on our behalf. We may need to share or provide information (including personal information) to them to help them perform these functions, for example: sending emails on our behalf, database management services, database hosting, providing customer support software, and security. These service providers do not have the right to use your personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us with our business functions. Additionally, these service providers must adhere to confidentiality and security obligations in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We may use third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the internet and on our apps. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our pps and your interaction with our services. They may also use information about your visits to our Apps and other sites and mobile applications to target ads for products and services. For instance, they may collect web log data from you (such as IP address and information about your browser or operating system) or place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads. Through this process, demographic or other interest data may be associated with your browser or device in a non-personally identifiable manner. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process.

The free versions of our service may show appropriate “ads” from family-friendly brands and sponsors that help cover the costs to support these free versions of our service. No personally identifiable information is shared with sponsors. Only aggregated, non-personally identifiable information like number of impressions and clicks is sent back for tracking. These sponsorships are only offered based on grade level and geographic area. No advertising from sponsors will be shown to students in our apps — only to parents, teachers and administrators, if at all.

We also work with third-party service providers to monitor certain pages of our apps for such purposes as reporting traffic and other advertising statistics. Where authorized by us, these third-party providers may use cookies and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our visitors. No personally identifiable information is transferred to these third-party service providers. This information is collected directly by the third party, and Discorz does not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by third parties in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.

Use of Information

We use your information for the following general purposes: to operate, maintain, and improve our services and apps, to contact you, for internal business purposes, and to customize any advertising and content you see in our service.

We use third-party information you provide to us solely to provide services you specifically request.

We also use the information that you provide and that we collect to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve our product, and to create new features and functionality.

We may use your information to personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the apps; provide customized advertisements and offer you other relevant products, content, and information; monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our services and third party marketing activities; monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.

We will never use students’ personally identifiable information, or collect, use, or share such information for any purposes beyond the authorized educational or school purposes, or as explicitly authorized by the student or parent. We will never target advertisements to students or sell students’ personally identifiable information to third parties for any purpose.

When you invite recipients to join our service, we may contact them regarding our product and service, using an appropriate form of communication. If they would prefer not to receive our communications, they may opt-out using the “Unsubscribe” or “STOP” instructions contained in those communications. We will not use the email addresses that you enter through email invitations, or your address books through any of our apps to send marketing communications to your friends and family, unless they sign up for an account on their own and accept our terms and services.

When a teacher invites parents to join their classroom on Discorz, the emails entered in the invitation will automatically be opted-in to classroom communications via email. We do this to ensure parents who do not want or know how to create an account do not miss important updates from the teacher. Recipients can always opt-out by using the “Unsubscribe” instructions in those communications.

When a teacher, parent or student sign up for our service as part of a classroom or school, some information might be displayed to others in the classroom and/or the school (such as your name and you’re belonging to a class, as well as anything you post as part of your public profile, but not your email addresses or phone number, except to the teacher or administrator of the school/classroom).

Your accounts also contain a calendar where you can store events and other key dates and details about friends and family. We may send you email reminders of the personalized dates you have entered in this calendar.

You may decline to share certain personally identifiable information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the service. You may update or correct your profile information and preferences at any time by accessing your account preferences page through the service. Please note that while your changes are reflected promptly in active user databases, we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics.

Disclosure of Information
We do not sell or disclose your personally identifiable information to nonaffiliated parties except in connection with our services and the operation of our business as explained in this policy and our terms of service.

  • We may disclose your personal information in the following ways:

    Any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the apps, such as a public profile page, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users.
  • We provide personal information to nonaffiliated companies that we engage as contractors or agents to perform services for us, such as administering our websites, systems and software, hosting maintenance, and other such services. These third-party service providers may have access to or process your information to the extent it is necessary for them to complete their contractual obligations to us. Generally, these disclosures are made under terms comparable to this policy, and the recipients are limited to using the information the purpose for which it was provided.
  • We may disclose the information we collect as described above to other companies to comply with various reporting obligations; for business or marketing purposes; or to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the apps.
  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, from law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators, or as otherwise required by law.
  • To assert or defend our legal rights, including fraud prevention.
  • To protect the rights, property, or safety of other persons.
  • As we deem appropriate to attempt to prevent physical or emotional harm to other persons and/or to their property based on overt or implied threat;
    In connection with an actual or proposed corporate merger, acquisition, asset purchase, or other transaction or proceeding involving all or part of the business or assets to which the information pertains.

We do not sell your personal information to third parties and will not share information other than as established in this policy.

Children’s Privacy & COPPA Compliance

With the addition of student accounts, our service is expanding to serve all school and classroom communication, whether it’s parents, students or staff. We believe it’s of paramount importance that parents, and guardians know how their students’ information is used, and that they have the ability to consent to the use of that information.

Student accounts — created based on educator, student and parent demand — are intended solely for student-teacher communication and not peer-to-peer communication.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the online privacy of children under the age of 13 and requires Discorz to obtain parental consent or notice prior to the collection, use, and disclosure of that child’s personal information. Due to these regulations, we require that teachers or schools get parental consent before using our service with children who are under the age of 13. Parents can withdraw consent for the further collection of their child(ren)’s information at any time. If you are aware that Discorz is collecting information from a student without parental consent, please contact us immediately at and we will delete the data.

There are a number of ways in which teachers or schools can obtain parental consent:

  • Get consent as part of a school-wide technology consent process you may already have in place.
  • Use a written consent form from parents.
  • For teachers in the United States, agree to act as the parent’s agent, and provide consent on their behalf to use Discorz solely in the educational context as provided by the FTC.

Our Commitment to Data Security:

We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of your information. As is the case with other online services, however, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the apps and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically and post a notice in our app so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Similarly, although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on the apps will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the service. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of information that you have posted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored such information.

Discorz obtains parental consent directly from a child’s parent if the parent (and not the teacher) sets up their child’s account, or if a student creates his or her own account on Discorz, after receiving an invitation from their teacher.

NOTE: Schools in different countries and communities have different regulations and approaches, and Discorz cannot advise you on compliance with the laws applicable to your school. You should obtain any parental consent that may be required by your school (including for COPPA and FERPA) in a manner that complies with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting updates on this page. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change via email, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Apps for the first time after such material changes are made. Our amended Privacy Policy will automatically take effect immediately after it is made available through our apps or website. If you do not agree with any changes to the Privacy Policy, you may terminate your account and stop using the apps. Your continued use of the Apps after the revised Privacy Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Privacy Policy.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at or through the feedback feature on our Apps.

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