Effective Date: August 16, 2019
Treedom Tools’ mission is to leverage technology to remove the frictions around volunteering and maximize its collective impact. To protect the privacy of students and others, we operate according to the highest standards of student privacy protection:
Treedom Tools is not designed for use by students ages 13 and under. If you believe a child aged 13 or under is using our service, please contact us at [email protected], as parental consent is required. Parental consent can be obtained by teachers, counselors and schools in several ways:
Data collected by Treedom Tools may include personally identifiable information from education records that are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, “FERPA”. As part of our compliance with FERPA, you designate Treedom Tools as a "School Official" and to the extent that Student Data includes personally identifiable information it remains under the direct control of the school.
Account Information: We collect your name, email address, password, and profile picture when you create an account. We may also collect your phone number if you enter it. This personally identifiable information may be entered by a teacher or counselor or the student or populated from the student's account with a third party sign-in service such as a Clever account.
Profile Content: Treedom Tools also collects content that is added to a student profile. This content may include photos, files, notes, hyperlinks, and other ways of documenting student participation. We regularly add types of information that can be uploaded to a Profile, and these are all covered by this Policy.
We also collect comments on posts in your profile which may be text. Profile Content that is uploaded by a student, teacher or counselor may be considered a student education record as defined by FERPA.
Messages: Messages that are sent and received in Treedom Tools by teachers, counselors, students, or others are collected by Treedom Tools.
Events: Teachers or counselors may use Treedom Tools to create Events to use with their students. Events may include text instructions.
Event Profiles: Teachers, counselors, and school administrators may create a public Event Profile, that may include the name and profile picture, the school's name, the school's location, and other information teachers or counselors may choose to publish.
Signatures: Treedom Tools collects signatures in the context of off-site supervisor verification. We will not use any signature in any activity outside of the explicit purpose to confirm authenticity of the log.
Log Information: When you use our Service, we automatically collect some types of data relevant to how you use our Service, such as browser type, referring site, the date and time of use, connection information like ISP or mobile operator, Internet Protocol (IP) address, log in and log-out times, volunteering activities and preferences.
Communications: Treedom Tools collects any information you send to us directly, such as email communications.
Log Data: When you use our Service, we receive log data such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, device information, and your mobile carrier. In addition, we may receive or collect additional information such as the referring web page, referring search terms, and pages visited. If you are using Treedom Tools as a teacher, counselor, parent, or administrator, Treedom Tools may use your IP address to determine your approximate location for the purposes of sending you customized marketing and other information about our products.
We only use this information to improve our services to you. For example, we use this information to:
You can withdraw consent for the collection of your personal information at any time, and also opt-out of marketing communications from us.
We do not share data of students for advertising or marketing purposes, or allow data collection by third-party advertisers or data brokers. We do not allow in-app purchases for student accounts.
We do not sell or otherwise share student’s information with any third parties, except for the limited purposes described below:
Treedom Tools seeks to constantly improve, and we use aggregate data about how our Service is used to drive our development.
To help us analyze this data, we use a small number of third-party services. In no circumstances are any data you have shared with Treedom Tools (such as your Account Information or Profile Content) shared with these services. In addition, these services are contractually obligated only to use data about your usage of Treedom Tools to provide analytics services to us and are prohibited from sharing it or using it for other purposes.
We also use third-party conversion tracking services only to understand if a teacher or counselor signs up for Treedom Tools after seeing an ad for Treedom Tools. None of the data you share with Treedom Tools (such as your Account Information or Profile Content) is shared with these services.
Cookies are small text files that we transfer to your web browser that allow us to identify your web browser and store information about your account. We use these cookies to keep you logged in to Treedom Tools, customize your experience, understand how you use our Services and promote our Service to teachers, counselors, and schools.
You can choose to disable cookies in your browser settings. Please be aware that Treedom Tools will not work properly if you disable or decline cookies.
Web beacons are electronic images that can be used in the Service or emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, track the number of visits to our website, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
Treedom Tools is designed for safe sharing. Teachers or counselors’ control who events are shared with, and must accept all users. Teachers or counselors may choose to publish certain content to a public post. It is up to the teacher or counselor to determine if students can share their content with other students. Parents may request that teachers or counselors grant access to extended family members. Under this circumstance, a parent can share their child's content with the public; Treedom Tools has no responsibility for any information an authorized account holder shares on a third-party website. The third-party website’s policies will apply to content shared there.
You have the right to access, correct, download for transport to a similar service, or delete any of your personal information collected by Treedom Tools.
If you are a parent, teacher, or counselor, you can update the information associated with your Treedom Tools account directly by logging into your Treedom Tools account and viewing the Account Settings tab on your profile. If you are a parent and want to correct, edit, download, or update information about a student, please work directly with your teacher, counselor, or school, or you can contact us at [email protected].
If you would like to delete your Treedom Tools account or any content submitted to Treedom Tools, please send an email to [email protected]. If you are a teacher, counselor, or school administrator, please be aware that FERPA requires us to retain student education records once a valid request to inspect those records has been made.
Treedom Tools takes protecting your security and privacy seriously and we've put a number of measures in place to protect the integrity of your information, including the use of access-controlled data centers, routine 3rd party security audits, restricted employee access to user information, data encryption in transit and encryption of Profile Content at rest.
In the event of a security breach, we will notify affected account holders within the amount of time required by law so that you can take steps to keep your data safe.
Please contact us at: [email protected]
Treedom Tools Inc.
345 N Maple Drive, #135
Beverly Hills, CA 90210