Protecting student privacy is critical to our work.

We take our responsibility to safeguard student information seriously.

 

Our Work with Schools and Districts

 

We believe that schools are at their best when families, students, and educators have a voice in education. School districts use Panorama’s products to survey students, educators, and families. Panorama's surveys were developed rigorously to produce information that schools and districts can trust.

The surveys cover topics such as whether students feel safe at school, whether families feel welcome, and whether teachers find school to be a supportive place to work. View examples of the survey topics here.

Each school district that uses Panorama’s products decides which tools, offerings, and survey questions are right for that school district's community.

While most school districts select topics and questions to use from Panorama’s survey content, some districts choose to add additional, custom survey questions that help provide additional insight into community-specific interests or needs.

School districts use Panorama’s products to improve how they support students. Each school district decides on the goals that matter for their students and community.

That could look like building students’ relationships with peers and adults, or helping students feel a sense of belonging at school. That could also look like increasing graduation rates and providing academic support to help students learn specific concepts or skills. 

Survey-Taking Experence

 

 

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.

 

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 Pupil Privacy Protection Amendment (PPRA).

Does Panorama comply with COPPA?

Yes, Panorama complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 

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.

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.

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.

If you have other questions about Privacy, Safety, and Trust, please write to us at privacy@panoramaed.com.