Featured Insights Jun 22

Prioritizing data privacy

In today’s world, data privacy is top of mind when deciding to use any digital tool. And, when it comes to our kids, parents don’t mess around—the protection of our children’s personal information is absolutely imperative. 

That’s why when we created Along—a first of its kind teacher-student connection builder—we designed it to keep all student information protected and private.

So, what does that mean exactly? Let us explain.

Protected space for students. 

Building these important teacher-student connections has to happen in a protected space. All communications through Along occur directly between a teacher and their student to allow critical, one-to-one relationships to form. However, parents are encouraged to be involved in Along. At any time, a parent or guardian can review or delete any of their student’s information. 

Students own their data.

Along does not own any student personal information—users own and control their own data.Without exception, we do not—and will never—sell student data in any form, including de-identified data. Simply put, we don’t make money from students or teachers. And, any information collected from students within Along is only used for educational purposes like improving the user experience. 

Privacy at the forefront.

The Along platform was designed with privacy top of mind. That’s why we are transparent about our commitment to the Student Privacy Pledge, we  comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and state laws, and, as a nonprofit, we also comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 

Here at Along, we take your data privacy seriously. And, we always will, because nurturing and protecting teacher-student connections is what we’re all about. 

Want to learn more? Watch this video on the 5 ways that Along keeps student information safe, secure, and private: 

You can also check out our Trust and Safety page, which outlines our core commitments to data privacy and links to our Privacy Policy, Code of Conduct, User Agreement, Data Privacy Addendum, Security White Paper, and FAQs. You can also read our Privacy Resource Guide for even more information. 


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