Texas Instruments Education Technology Student Data Policy
- Overview and Summary
Privacy is important to TI and we are dedicated to protecting “Student Data”, which is personally identifiable information of a specific Student, or material that is linked to personally identifiable information of a specific Student, that is not publicly available and which is provided to us for school purposes and gathered through use of our Websites and/or Apps (or otherwise provided by students, student parents, schools or school districts).
- TI only collects a limited amount of Student Data (e.g., a Student’s name, email address, country of residence (for language information), and user account ID/password).
- TI only collects and uses Student Data, and may share such Student Data with third party service providers, for the purposes of associating valid user accounts with App licenses.
- TI does not use or share Student Data for marketing or advertising purposes.
- TI does not rent or sell Student Data.
- What Information We Gather and Why
TI only collects a limited amount of Student Data that we need to facilitate Student access to the Apps through the Websites as requested by schools/school district administrators on behalf of Students or by Students themselves (either directly or through a parent/guardian). For example, TI may collect Student Data in the form of user account information such as a Student’s name, e-mail address, country of residence (for language information), and account ID/password. This information falls within the category of “directory information” under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. §1232g) and is not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
In order to access an App, a Student must first log in to the Website. In order to log in to the Website, a Student must have a valid user account. User accounts may either be created directly by a Student (or their parent/guardian) upon purchasing a license to an App, or by a school/school district administrator on a Student’s behalf.
Alternatively, Students may log in to the Website using Google single-sign-on, in which case use of such functionality will be governed by the applicable Google terms of service.
- How We Use Your Information
TI uses Student Data for the purposes of associating an App user account with an App license and for related support functions. We do not use Student Data for any other purpose. TI does not use Student Data to build a student profile or for advertising or marketing purposes.
- Do We Share Student Data with Third Parties?
We do not rent or sell Student Data to third parties. TI only shares Student Data in limited circumstances. Specifically, we may work with certain third-parties who perform services on our behalf to support the provision of services described in this Policy. These third-party service providers may only access Student Data to the extent necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they are retained and under strict confidentiality, security and privacy terms.
In certain circumstances, we may disclose Student Data to a requesting parent/guardian or school/school district administrator who registered the user account connected with a Student.
- FERPA Compliance
FERPA is a United States federal law that governs access to student educational records. Where applicable, TI will handle Student Data as required by FERPA. To the extent TI is provided with Student Data from a school/school district administrator, such information shall be owned and controlled by such school/school district, and TI will only use Student Data for authorized school purposes.
- COPPA Compliance
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a United States federal law that sets forth requirements for operators of websites directed to children under 13 years of age. TI’s Websites are not directed to children under 13 years of age. To the extent COPPA applies, and where a school/school district provides TI with Student Data, TI requires the school/school district to obtain necessary consent on behalf of Students’ parents/guardians to permit Students’ use of the Website to obtain an App.
If you believe that we may have collected Student Data from someone under the age of 13 without obtaining parental/guardian consent, please let us know using our Information Request Form, and we will take appropriate measures to investigate and address the issue.
- Access, Review and Deletion of Student Data
Under applicable data privacy laws, parents, school/school district administrators, and Students may request to access, review, correct, update or delete Student Data.
Such requests regarding Student Data may be submitted to TI using our Information Request Form.
To process your request, TI may need to verify your identity; applicable law may also permit or require TI to retain information about you for specific purposes, such as to demonstrate compliance.
- Data Security and Retention
TI cares about the security of Student Data, and we use a variety of administrative and technical measures to help protect it, including commercially available security technologies such as usernames/passwords, secure servers, firewalls, encryption and back-ups. It is your responsibility to safeguard any password, user ID, and other Student Data while using the Websites and the Apps. Regardless of protective efforts, transmissions over the Internet are never guaranteed to be entirely secure or error-free.
TI may retain Student Data for the time necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Please note that even when TI deletes Student Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for an additional period of time.
- Contact TI Regarding this Policy
Effective Date: July 16, 2021