Updated last: June 20th, 2023
This Privacy Notice applies to the products and services of Brisk Labs Corp. ("Brisk," "we," "our," or "us") that link to this page, such as Brisk’s websites, online platforms and web browser extensions (collectively, our "Service").
Through our Service, we provide productivity tools that speed up tasks like lesson planning, grading, and more. This Privacy Notice describes how we collect, use and disclose your personal data when you visit our Service or otherwise engage with us.
A note about Student Records: Our Service is intended for providers of educational services, such as schools and school districts (collectively, "Schools"), as well as teachers and authorized school users and administrators (collectively, "Educators"). When the Service is used as part of a School’s educational curriculum, the personal data related to students ("Students") that is (i) provided to Brisk by a School, or (ii) collected by Brisk during the provision of the Service to a School, may include information defined as "educational records" by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") or "covered information" under California’s Student Online Personal Data Protection Act ("SOPIPA"), or other information protected by similar student data privacy laws. We call this information "Student Records." Please see the "Student Records" section below to understand the principles which guide our collection, use and disclosure of Student Records.
If you are an Educator and are interested in using our Service, please ask your School to contact us about entering into a student data processing agreement with us under applicable student data privacy laws.
When we use the term “personal data” in this Privacy Notice, we mean any data or information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular natural person or household.
We collect personal data in a variety of ways. For example, we may collect personal data when you register for an account on our Service, send us messages, subscribe to our mailing lists, newsletters or other forms of communications, participate in a survey, or integrate our Service with a third-party site or service. In addition, we may collect personal data automatically when you interact with our Service. At times, we may also collect personal data about you from other sources and third parties.
We collect the following information you provide in connection with our Service:
We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages. We may also send you Service-related emails or messages (e.g., user account verification, change or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices) and communications from or about Brisk.
As is true of many digital properties, we and our third-party partners may automatically collect certain information from or in connection with your device when visiting or interacting with our Service, such as the list below and in the sub-sections here:
We and our third-party providers may use (i) cookies or small data files that are stored on an individual’s computer and (ii) other, related technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies and logging technologies (collectively, “cookies”) to automatically collect this personal data. We may also use this information to distinguish you from other users of our Service. This helps us monitor and analyze how you use and interact with our Service. It also helps us and our partners to determine products and services that may be of interest to you. For more information about these practices and your choices regarding cookies, please see the Control Over Your Information and Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising sections below.
We also obtain personal data from third parties. We often combine with personal data we collect either automatically or directly from an individual. We may receive the same categories of personal data as described above from the following third parties:
We may use personal data to:
Where you choose to contact us, we may need additional information to fulfill the request or respond to inquiries. We may provide you with additional privacy-related information where the scope of the inquiry/request and/or personal data we require fall outside the scope of this Privacy Notice. In that case, the additional privacy notice will govern how we may process the information provided at that time.
We may also share, transmit, disclose, grant access to, make available, and provide personal data with and to third parties, as follows. For more information on how we share Student Records that we collect from Schools, please see the section on "Student Records" below.
We consider Student Records to be confidential and do not use Student Records for any purpose other than to provide the Service on the School’s behalf, in accordance with contractual agreements with the School. To help Schools address their obligations to protect their students’ data privacy, we have implemented additional controls and procedures for Schools when they enter into a contract with Brisk to use the Service as part of a School’s educational curriculum. When the Service is used as part of a School’s educational curriculum, the personal data related to Students that is (i) provided to Brisk by a School, or (ii) collected by Brisk during the provision of the Service to a School, may include information defined as “educational records” by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) or “covered information” under California’s Student Online Personal Data Protection Act (“SOPIPA”), or other information protected by similar student data privacy laws. We call this information “Student Records.”
As between us and the School, Student Records are owned and controlled by the School. Our collection and use of Student Records is governed by our contracts with the Schools and by applicable privacy laws. For example, we provide the Service to Schools as a “School Official” under FERPA and we work with Schools to help protect personal data from the Student’s educational record, as required by the FERPA.
We disclose Student Records solely as needed to provide the Service on behalf of specific Schools in accordance with our contractual agreements with those Schools or with the consent of the School or Parent. For example, Student Records and account usage data may be disclosed to or accessible by users who are authorized to use the Service on behalf of the School. In addition, depending on the manner in which Brisk is used by the School and the terms of the agreement between the School and Brisk, we may provide access to certain Student Records to the Student and/or to the Parent of the Student about whom the records relate, for the purpose of monitoring Student usage and activity and evaluating the effectiveness of the School’s use of the Service. We also disclose Student Records to our trusted service providers who have a legitimate need to access such information on our behalf, subject to appropriate contractual terms to protect such data.
Furthermore, we may disclose Student Records in connection with a business transaction or to support our legal rights and obligations, as described in our Our Our Disclosure of Personal Data section of this Privacy Notice.
We may also generate, use, and disclose de-identified information for adaptive learning purposes or customized student learning purposes, to recommend content or services relating to School purposes or other educational or employment purposes, as well as for development, research and improvement of our Service. In addition, we may use de-identified information for the development and improvement of other educational sites, services and applications or technologies more generally to the extent permitted under applicable law. “De-identified information” means data from which all personally identifiable information has been removed or obscured so that the remaining information does not reasonably identify an individual and there is no reasonable basis to believe that the information can be used to identify an individual.
We will not knowingly retain Student Records beyond the time period required to support an educational purpose, unless authorized by the School.
Please note: Schools are responsible for maintaining current class rosters, and for managing Student Records which they no longer need for an educational purpose by submitting a deletion request.
If you are using the Service on behalf of a School and wish to access Student Records, delete Student Records or close your account, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a Parent or Student and wish to access Student Records, delete Student Records or close your account, please direct your request to your School.
If you are a Parent or Student and have questions about specific practices relating to Student Records provided to Brisk by a School, please direct your questions to your School.
Please note: As indicated above, we do not disclose Student Records for targeted advertising purposes. For more information about our third-party tracking in other contexts, please see below.
We participate in interest-based advertising and use third-party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies, and other third-party services to collect information about your use of our Service over time so that they may play or display ads on our Service, on other websites, apps, or services you may use, and on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information used for interest-based advertising is collected through cookies or similar tracking technologies. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) or hashed data with our third-party advertising partners to help identify you across devices. We and our third-party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics, and market research.
To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that some advertising opt outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. Furthermore, if you use a different device, change browsers, or delete the opt-out cookies, you may need to perform the opt-out task again.
We use third party tracking technologies including Google Analytics to recognize you and link the devices you use when you visit our website or Service on your browser, log in to your account on our Service, or otherwise engage with us. We share a unique identifier, like a user ID or hashed email address, with Google to facilitate the service. Google Analytics allows us to better understand how our users interact with our Service and to tailor our content to you. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Google Ads and Google Beacon conversions. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the Service. You may control your advertising preferences or opt out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by visiting NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
Brisk collects and uses Student Records at the direction of and under the control of a School. As such, we rely on each School to provide appropriate notice to Parents of the School’s use of third-party service providers such as Brisk, and for the Schools to provide consent, if necessary, and authorization for Brisk to collect Student Records, as permitted under applicable laws.
Our Service is not directed to, and we do not intend to, or knowingly, collect or solicit personal data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use our websites or online services or otherwise provide us with any personal data either directly or by other means. If a child under the age of 13 has provided personal data to us, we encourage the child’s parent or guardian to contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove the personal data from our systems. If we learn that any personal data we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that personal data.
Our Service may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Except where we post, link to or expressly adopt or refer to this Privacy Notice, this Privacy Notice does not apply to any personal data practices of third-party websites and online services or the practices of other third parties.
We are not responsible for such third-party privacy practices. To learn about the personal data practices of third parties, please visit their respective privacy notices.
If you have any questions or requests in connection with this Privacy Notice or other privacy-related matters, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will update this Privacy Notice from time to time. When we make changes to this Privacy Notice, we will change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Privacy Notice. If we make material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will provide reasonable notice to you, such as by email to your registered email address, by prominent posting on this website or our online services, or through other appropriate communication channels. All changes shall be effective from the date of publication unless otherwise provided.
As noted above, we will not make any material changes to this Privacy Notice that relate to the collection or use of Student Records without first giving notice to the School and providing a choice before the Student Records are used in a materially different manner than was disclosed when the information was collected.