Protecting Student Privacy Is Critical to Our Work
We take our responsibility to safeguard student information seriously.
Panorama Education is a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge by the Future of Privacy Forum and The Software & Information Industry Association.
Our Work with Schools and Districts
Our Commitment to Student Privacy
Educators collect and access student information using Panorama's products to provide the support their students need. This is why safeguarding student data is critical to the work we do at Panorama.
Keeping student data safe.
Panorama Education follows best practices for data privacy and security. For example, employees are required to use computers that are provided and centrally managed by Panorama with strict security settings enabled, such as Full Disk Encryption, automatic lockout, and strong passwords.
We implement administrative, technical, and physical security controls that protect the information stored on our servers, which are located in the United States.
Panorama does not use student data for purposes other than serving schools and districts. We cannot and do not share any education or student information unless authorized by the school or district or under applicable law.
When schools work with Panorama, schools own all data and control all data use—not Panorama.
Student data only for educational purposes.
We believe that student data must be strongly protected, and must not be used outside of education. We want to be clear that Panorama only uses student data for the purpose of serving schools and districts.
Panorama does not share student data with or sell student data to any social media companies, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.
Panorama does not market, sell, or rent any student's personal information. Panorama does not engage in, inform, influence, or enable advertising to students.
Panorama does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18 unless we are performing services for a client and we believe we have appropriate permission to do so, as described in our Client Information Policy.
Student data commitments.
In our handling and usage of student data, Panorama upholds and affirm several core commitments, which are in alignment with our status as a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge.
- We will collect, use, share, and retain student personal information only for purposes for which we are authorized by an educational institution/agency.
- We will develop our privacy policies in a manner that is easy for parents/guardians and teachers to understand.
- We will implement technical, physical and administrative safeguards which are designed to reasonably protect the security, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of student personal information against risks.
- We will require that our vendors with whom student personal information is shared in order to deliver the educational service, if any, are obligated to implement these same commitments for the given student personal information.
- We will never sell student information.
- We will not use or disclose student information collected through an educational/school service (whether personal information or otherwise) for targeting advertisements to students.
- We will not knowingly retain student personal information beyond the time period required to support authorized educational/school purposes, or as authorized by a parent/student.
Privacy, Safety, and Trust FAQs
Does Panorama comply with FERPA and PPRA?
Yes, Panorama complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).
Does Panorama comply with COPPA?
Yes, Panorama complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Does Panorama engage in data mining?
The term “data mining” isn’t well defined, and we want to be very clear about what we do not do.
What we do NOT do: One common understanding of “data mining” is the use of data to target advertising to children; we oppose such activities, and we do not engage in them. Panorama does not market, sell, or rent any student's personal information. Panorama does not engage in, inform, influence, or enable advertising to students.
Panorama does not collect information from students unless we are performing services for their school or district under a written contract as a service provider. We cannot share any education or student information unless authorized by the school or district or under applicable law.
What steps should I take if I have a question about my child’s information?
If you are a parent or caregiver with a question about your child’s information, you should contact your child’s school or district. You can contact your child’s school or district to request access to your child’s personal information, to request information to be deleted, and to request that certain personal information not be collected or used. If a parent or caregiver contacts Panorama with a request or inquiry about their child’s personal information, Panorama will notify the appropriate school or district of the request unless its written agreement with that school or district or applicable law requires otherwise.
Does Panorama share student data with third parties for advertising purposes?
No, absolutely not. Panorama Education does not share student data with third parties, including social media companies, for advertising purposes.
Who determines what questions are on a Panorama survey?
Each school district that uses Panorama’s products to run surveys decides which topics and questions to use based on what’s right for that school district's community.
If a data security incident or breach were to happen, how would Panorama respond?
Panorama maintains incident response plans that reflect current industry standards and recommendations for technology companies like ours. If an incident or breach involving the integrity, confidentiality, or security of personal information were to happen, Panorama would immediately investigate and work to fix, lessen, or mitigate the effects of any such incident. Panorama would notify affected clients per our written agreements with them and/or in accordance with applicable law.