This Privacy Statement provides information on how Steptech Innovation LLC collects, uses, and protects personal information. Steptech Innovation supports the most critical processes of managing student, class, and school data, and we are committed to the highest standards of protection for personal data at all times. When we refer to “us,” “we,” “our,” or “Steptech Innovation” in this Privacy Statement, we are referring to Steptech Innovation and its affiliates. Privacy is a fundamental right for all individuals. Our clients entrust us with the personal information of both employees and parents, and students. On this basis, we take the responsibility attached to this information very seriously.
This Privacy Statement governs all the manners in which Steptech Innovation collects personal information directly from you as an individual. Whether you are a visitor to our websites, request a trial of our products or any other communication with us (such as attendance at a conference or trade show), this Privacy Statement governs our use of personal information for products and services that we provide directly to you as what is known as a “data controller.” How we collect information and how we use information may differ based on our relationship with you as an individual. We have identified below the different relationships we may have with you, and our respective use of information we collect.
When a customer’s privacy statement/policy governs. If you are an end-user (parent or student, applicant or employee) of our customer (a school or school district) and you are using Steptech Innovation products and services through our customer (your school or school district), we are considered a “data processor.” In these cases, your school or school district’s privacy statement or privacy notice governs the use of any personal information. Our Privacy Statement does not supersede the terms of any agreements between us and your school or school district (our customer), nor does it affect the terms of any agreement between the student and the student’s school or school district.
The nature of the personal information we collect and how we use it depends on the context in which we collect that personal information. Please see the section below that applies to you.
You may visit any Steptech Innovation website without having to log in or provide any personal information. If you are on a Steptech Innovation website to access a service or product, you may need to log in to make use of the functionality of the particular product
If you are a customer of Steptech Innovation, we are providing our products and services directly to your school or school district and we are a “data controller” for purposes of the personal information collected in connection with the customer accounts.
The school or school district decides how your personal information is used.
Steptech provides learning and registration products and services to end-users of a school or school district (our customers) as a “data processor.” The main responsibility of what is known as a “data controller” lies with the school or school district. This also means that the school or school district’s own privacy statement governs the use of student personal information. Steptech’s customers determine what information we collect through the Steptech products and services and how it is used, and we process that information according to our customer’s instructions and the terms of our contract with our customer.
This section of our Privacy Statement is provided for informational purposes and describes how parent and student personal information is used when Steptech products and services are provided through a school or school district. How that information is used depends on the school or school district, so please consult your institution’s privacy statement.
We keep website usage information for as long as necessary for the purposes described above. Account information is retained until you delete the account and for a limited period thereafter. Where you have provided information in forms, we retain the information as long as it is required, depending on the nature of the request. If you unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications from us, we will keep a record of this to ensure that you do not receive such communications in the future.
We keep information collected on behalf of our customers for as long as necessary and pursuant to contractual terms. We dispose of information that is not held pursuant to contractual terms in a commercially reasonable time period or at the request of a customer.
We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 16 unless and until the Steptech customer (school or school district) has provided authorization for a student under 16 to use the Steptech products and services and for us to collect personal information from such student.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under 16 without proper consent. This will allow us to delete such information as soon as possible.
Steptech employs a variety of physical, administrative, and technological safeguards that are designed to protect personal information against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure. We strive to continuously enhance our technical and operational security measures. Our measures consider the type and sensitivity of the data being collected, used, and stored, and the current state of technology and threats to information. Steptech’s security measures include data encryption, firewalls, data use and access limitations for personnel and vendors, and physical access controls to our facilities. Steptech also aligns its privacy and security operations to best practices and relevant international regulations.
Steptech, in its role as a vendor to educational agencies and institutions, both public and private entities (“Educational Agencies”), receives disclosures from the Educational Agencies, which include the personal information and other data (“Student Data”) contained in student records as well as directly from students and parents of students. Only information that is needed for Steptech to perform services, which are outsourced to Steptech by the Educational Agencies, is disclosed to Steptech. These disclosures are authorized by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Steptech considers Student Data to be strictly confidential and does not use Student Data for any purpose other than improving and providing our products and services to the Educational Agencies or on the Educational Agencies’ behalf. Our collection, use, and sharing of Student Data is governed by our contracts with the Educational Agencies, the provisions of FERPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations that relate to the collection and use of personal information of students. If you have questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting personal information of a student, please contact the relevant Educational Agency(ies) directly.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 allows you to request information on how we disclose personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may make one request each year by emailing us at email@example.com or writing to us (see address below in “CONTACT US”).
Please see HERE for our privacy notice regarding the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).
We may update this Privacy Statement and its last updated date to reflect changes to our data governance practices. If we propose to make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this page prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Pursuant to state law, the following state specific language is hereby incorporated into this Privacy Statement, provided that Steptech is providing and/or offering you Steptech products or services in one of the following states (capitalized terms below which are not otherwise defined in this Privacy Statement are as defined either in the applicable state law or in your Steptech agreement):
Please see HERE for our privacy notice regarding the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).
Florida – Steptech will provide notification of a security breach pursuant to requirements as mandated in the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014.
Maryland – Steptech will not use Covered Information to engage in targeted advertising.
New York – In accordance with New York Education Law § 2-d, Steptech will comply with and attach to your contract the Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, as applicable.
Pennsylvania – Steptech will provide notification of a security breach pursuant to the requirements of Pennsylvania’s Breach of Personal Information Notification Act.
Washington – Steptech will provide notice before making material changes to this Privacy Statement.
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a Canadian federal law that applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in the course of commercial activities in all Canadian provinces as supplemented by substantially similar provincial privacy laws in Alberta, British Columbia and Québec. PIPEDA also applies to international and interprovincial transfers of personal information. This policy is designed to comply with PIPEDA.
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy or this Privacy Statement, please Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.