Google Apps for Education
Students in Grades 2 through 6 at Beecher Road School will be using Google Apps for Education as a regular part of their education. Parents will receive a letter explaining the application and requesting their consent for Beecher to provide their child with a WoodbridgePS.org Google Apps of Education account.
Additional information from Google is included below.
Google Apps for Education Privacy
The following are excerpts from Google Apps for Education Privacy statements. The entire text may be found at:
No ads in Google Apps for Education services. Period.
There are no ads in Google Apps for Education services and we have no plans to change this in the future. Additionally, K-12 Google Apps for Education users do not see ads when they use Google Search and are signed in to their Apps for Education accounts.
No advertising-related scanning or profiles
Google Apps for Education services do not collect or use student data for advertising purposes or create advertising profiles.
Additionally, we do not collect or use any information stored in Apps for Education users’ Google Drive or Docs (or Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms) for any advertising purposes.
Data ownership and management
Google Apps for Education users own their data, not Google. The data schools and students put into our systems is theirs, and we believe it should stay that way — it even says so in our contracts.
- We provide powerful, easy-to-use management tools, and dashboards help administrators keep track of their organization's services, usage and data.
- We only keep your data as long as you require us to keep it.
- If an education department, school or university decides to no longer use Google we make it easy for them to take their data with them.
We protect your data
Our services are compliant
We comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement
Google Apps for Education complies with FERPA and our commitment to do so is included in our agreements. Google is registered with the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which helps ensure that our data protection compliance meets European Union standards for educational institutions.
Our services can be used in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
Ensuring the safety of student data is important to us. We contractually require Google Apps for Education schools to get the parental consents that COPPA calls for to use our services, and our services can be used in compliance with COPPA.