BRIDG-IT IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH AND FOLLOWS NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION LAW SECTION 2(D) REGARDING STUDENT PRIVACY, AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (“FERPA”). IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW, PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 YEARS OLD SHOULD READ THE SPECIAL SECTION FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.
Upon registration in The Bridg-it System, each Participant will create a unique username and password. Pursuant to the Terms and Conditions to which you agree, passwords may not be shared or distributed.
Personal Information may include the following: name, password, home telephone number, gender, the name of the school at which a Student is registered, grade and date of birth.
Students are asked not to disclose more Personal Information than is necessary for them to participate in The Bridg-it System.
The Bridg-it System uses session “cookies” (text files such as html files, Flash files or other technology) to enhance the privacy and functionality of The Bridg-it System. A cookie will also be placed on your computer so we can track what messages are read and which are not. Web browsers often automatically accept cookies but you retain the ability to adjust your preferences through the settings on your browser. Information described in this subsection shall not be distributed to third parties for the purpose of advertising or marketing.
Bridg-it LLC may generate reports to be provided to state education officials in accordance with Federal, State or Local laws. However, subject to the exceptions listed below, all names are converted to coded numbers to preserve confidentiality.
Bridg-it LLC will not automatically disclose information on receipt of a subpoena. Compliance with subpoenas is subject to the following procedure:
A third party must serve upon Bridg-it LLC a facially valid subpoena issued through either the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York or The Supreme Court of the State of New York; ii) On receipt of such subpoena, Bridg-it LLC will provide timely notice to the Student and Guardian associated with the requested information in order for those Participants to seek legal counsel; and iii) In the event that the Guardian does not wish Bridg-it to disclose the requested information, it is solely the Guardian’s responsibility to intervene or file the appropriate pleading to the judicial authorities to challenge the validity and/or enforcement of the Guardian must timely notify Bridg-it LLC of such filing and provide proof of any such filing.
In the event that the guardian does not timely provide to Bridg-It proof of any such filing, Bridg-It LLC will comply with the subpoena.
Parents or Guardians of children under the age of 18 may inspect the Personal Information contained on The Bridg-it System about a Student for whom they are legally responsible at any time, and may also request no further collection and use of their child’s personal information.
Bridg-it LLC automatically deletes all personally identifiable information about a Student upon their 18th birthday or the last day of matriculation at the Participating Institution, whichever is later. Data regarding grade, gender and school are kept for quality assurance, product improvement and aggregate research purposes.
Prior to that time, Parents or Guardians may also request that that any such Personal Information will be deleted after three (3) years of its having been stored in The Bridg-it System, unless such request is contrary to a Court Order.
Because Bridg-it LLC is dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of privacy for Students, electronic copies of reports containing Students’ Personal Information cannot be sent directly to Parents or Guardians. Instead, Bridg-it will disclose to a Student’s Parent or Guardian the information upon the written request of that Student’s Parent or Guardian, and the completion of a Voluntary Release Form. This consent form can be obtained by emailing email@example.com. Such materials may be redacted or anonymized if Bridg-it LLC believes in its sole discretion that this is required to protect the privacy or safety of others.
The Bridg-it System has been designed to the best of our ability to be in accordance with or exceed The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) which has special rules regarding the way data of children under the age of 13 is collected and used.
Students under the age of 13 must supply a Participation Authorization Form (“PAF”) signed by their Parent or Guardian before they can participate in The Bridg- it System. This consent form can be obtained by school administration or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and must be physically signed and either faxed or emailed to Bridg-it at the following address before your child can participate in The Bridg-it System: FAX: (917) 591-2216 EMAIL: email@example.com
Bridg-it will collect and retain, subject to the best available privacy policies, the following data from your child: First and Last name; home or physical address; online contact information (screen name, username, email address,); telephone number; Social privacy ZNumber; “persistent identifiers” (an IP address of the Internet Service Provider used by your child) and “cookies” that track visits to Bridg- it and other webpages visited by your child, and the processor/device serial number of the computer(s) used by your child. Your child or other users of the Bridg-it system may upload files containing your child’s image or likeness or information that is sufficient to identify a street name and city/town.
You will be given notice by email about any changes in the collection and/or use of the data referred to in Section 5(b), and Parents or Guardians have the right to terminate consent at any time for any reason, and to request the deletion of any such information from The Bridg-it.
In the event that data about your child is disclosed pursuant to a law enforcement request or an emergency regarding the safety of your child, you will be notified unless Bridg-it is instructed otherwise in writing by law.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, our information practices or how we handle children’s privacy please contact:
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 819, New York, NY 10016
Fax: (917) 591-2216