Vitathread LLC. ("Vitathread" or "we") develops mobile products designed to increase assessment effectiveness. Our products are rooted in efficiently gathering, analyzing, and reporting student content and performance-based data. Our products keep student information safe and secure and we take every measure to ensure the highest levels of personal information security.
In the course of providing our products and services, we take numerous measures to maintain the security and confidentiality of personal information1 collected or stored by Vitathread on behalf of our individual School customers, School Districts2 and State Educational Agencies3. In doing so, we enable our customers to control use, access, sharing and retention of personal information in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") and other applicable privacy laws and regulations ("Applicable Privacy Laws").
This Policy describes:
There are two types of information that Vitathread collects and stores on behalf of our customers: (i) information provided by the customer to support the use of our products and (ii) information provided by students, teachers and other school personnel in the course of using our products.
Most of Vitathread's educational products require some basic information about who is in a classroom and who teaches the class. For example, when a teacher logs into an Vitathread application that provides student assessment results, a list of students associated with that teacher may be displayed in the application. Vitathread's software looks this information up in a database that contains roster information (e.g. name, gender, grade level, birth date, school ID numbers, classroom ID) that the individual School or School District supplied to Vitathread.
This information enables Vitathread to identify students, track student growth over time, create comparative statistics, and to develop recommended grades for students. The data created from this information gives the teacher the ability to make well-informed data-driven instructional decisions.
Our customers use Vitathread products and services to improve educational outcomes, in part by using student data to enable greater individualization of classroom instruction. Students and teachers use our products to engage in a variety of educational experiences, many of which entail inputting personal information.
Teacher observations, activities, and other input. Teachers may use Vitathread to gather basic gradebook information on attendance, participation, and student behavior both positive and negative. Teachers may also evaluate student skill performance based on rubrics. Teachers may also gather student fitness information.
Vitathread uses information collected and stored on behalf of our customers to support the learning experience and to ensure secure and effective operation of our products. In particular, Vitathread may use the information collected in the following ways:
We will only share personal information stored on behalf of our customers with third parties if authorized by the relevant customer and in the following situations, to the extent we believe in good faith it is necessary or appropriate and permitted by law:
Some of our products and services may be used in conjunction with or enable access to third party services and products, such as those from operating system providers, social media platforms, wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and other application or service providers.
This Policy does not address, and Vitathread is not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of such third parties, including any third party operating any service to which an Vitathread product or service links. Customers should carefully consider which third party applications to include among the products and services they provide to students and vet the privacy and data security standards of those providers.
Vitathread uses industry standard administrative, technical, operational and physical measures to safeguard personal information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
In the event Vitathread discovers or is notified of an unauthorized disclosure of personal information within our possession or control, we will, as required by applicable federal and state laws, investigate, take steps to mitigate the potential impact, provide notice of the breach to applicable agencies.
FERPA requires schools to provide parents with access to their children's education records, and parents may request that the school correct records that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If you are a parent or guardian and would like to review, correct or update your child's personal information stored in our product or service, contact your School or School District. Vitathread will work with your School or School District to enable your access to and, if applicable, correction of your child's education records.
If you have any questions about whom to contact or other questions about your child's personal information, you may contact us using the information provided below.
We will retain personal information collected from our customers for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy and our agreement with that customer. Specifically, at the direction of our customers, Vitathread will return or destroy personal information stored by Vitathread in accordance with applicable law and customer requirements.
We may change this Policy in the future. For example, we may update it to comply with new laws or regulations, to conform to industry best practices, or to reflect changes in our product offerings. Such changes to the Policy will become effective when we post the revised Policy on our website. However, in the event there are material changes in our practices with respect to use and disclosure of personal information, we will notify our customers affected by the changes, and the changes will become effective when the Individual School, School District or SEA customer accepts the new policy.
If you have questions about this Policy, please contact us at:
Mail: Vitathread LLC. 4508 Capefield Dr. Wake Forest, NC 27587