Last Updated: October 10th, 2019
Slate Solutions dba Transeo (“Transeo”) is a suite of web and mobile-based K-12 community service and college and career readiness solutions owned and operated by Slate Solutions, Inc. Transeo helps students explore the connection between their interests, goal setting, achievement, and postsecondary options by managing the complicated logistics associated with community service, work based learning experiences, and their involvement in clubs/activities.
Information Provided by Schools and Districts (“Clients”):
When Clients decide to use Transeo, they submit information necessary to create their school account, including first and last names, ID numbers, email addresses, user names and passwords for the school and district staff users.
Clients also submit minimally required information about the students, used for school purposes to allow Clients to view student activity within Transeo:
- Courses and grades for classes taken within their chosen career cluster
- Counselor assignments
- Group assignments including sponsor or coach
Additional information Clients would like to host about their students within Transeo is done at the Clients’ discretion for their internal review, analysis and reporting. This may include student personal information and academic records, including student first names, contact information, date of birth and other demographic information, grades, test results and performance data. Clients may also host information about a student’s parent or legal guardian, including, but not limited to names, street addresses and other contact information.
Clients may create accounts in Transeo for students’ parent or legal guardians by importing their existing records and submitting user names. At the Client’s discretion, parents may be provided with access privileges to view and/or edit certain information.
Information Provided by Students:
Students log into Transeo using information provided by the Client or they create their own user name and password. In addition, they may provide other information depending on which product the Client is implementing:
- Name, location, and descriptions of the community service events they participate in, dates/times of their attendance at the events, and contact information for the sponsor supervising the event
- Name, location, and descriptions of the activities and internships they participate in, dates/times of their attendance at the events, and contact information for the sponsor supervising the event
- Goals and their progress against the goals, career clusters and jobs of interest, reflections, messages to/from district personnel and sponsors of out of school activities, and tasks related to postsecondary preparation
A Special Note About Students Under the Age of 13:
Slate Solutions, Inc. operates in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Subject to the configuration options selected by Clients, students under the age of 13 may be asked to submit personal information. Any such information is used only for their school purposes.
Slate Solutions, Inc. relies on Clients to provide consent for collection of that data on behalf of the parents or legal guardians, as agreed to in advance by Clients and in accordance with COPPA.
Clients may also make any information provided by students under the age of 13 available to parents or legal guardians to review through each Client’s product dashboard.
Transeo Usage Information and Cookies:
When using Transeo, our servers automatically collect the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address associated with the user’s computer. We may also collect additional information such as login timestamp, the browser type and version, and the operating system of the computer. This information is logged to help us to diagnose technical problems and to administer Transeo.
How We Use and Disclose Information:
WE DO NOT SELL DATA, and we do not use personally identifiable information for commercial purposes. In addition, we do not disclose, distribute, access or reference any personal information except as noted at the time that we request the information or in the following circumstances:
- When directed by Clients on behalf of their employees or students
- To our third party service partners to permit them to provide features and services on our behalf and as requested by Clients (see Third Party Services section )
- To graduating 12th graders inviting them to continue using Transeo beyond graduation and collecting new contact information for post-graduation logins and payment information
- To resolve a problem or support issue on behalf of a Client
- To investigate a suspected violation of the Terms of Service.
- As may be required by law or as ordered by a court, in which event we shall notify Clients and shall work with Clients to seek to limit the scope of the required disclosure
We may use non-personal information, including aggregated, de-identified data for a variety of purposes subject to applicable law, including:
- to improve our educational products for adaptive learning purposes and for customizing the student experience
- to demonstrate the effectiveness of Transeo, including in our marketing materials
- to develop and improve our products
Third Party Services:
Transeo may provide Clients with access to a variety of features which Clients may choose to make available to their students. These features, some of which are operated by third party providers, are available only to students in grades 6-12, and may be turned on or off at the sole discretion and control of Clients.
Transeo may also provide Clients of students in grades 6-12 with the opportunity to purchase additional third party features. These include, but are not limited to, features that allow students to explore learning styles, explore college and career pathways, notifications and communications with students and parents, and connect with postsecondary institutions around the globe that may be of interest.
If Clients choose to make these features available to their students, a limited amount of information, including personal information, may need to be sent to the third party in order to deliver the service to the Client and their students. Transeo does not disclose more information to third parties than is necessary for them to provide features on behalf of Transeo.
We are not responsible for data once it has been submitted to a postsecondary institution. In addition, Clients and students should be aware that if they choose to connect with a postsecondary institution in another country, their data will be subject to the laws of that country.
Transeo also provides Clients with links to third party websites and allows Clients to add links to websites that they may then share with their students in all grades. We do not control, and therefore are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those websites. Those websites are governed by their own privacy policies, and we encourage Clients and students to read them.
How Clients Can Modify Information:
Clients may update or change their institution’s information by contacting us, or in some cases, may update their records through the relevant areas of Transeo. We also provide Clients with a dashboard that allows them to access, modify and delete student and parent information, as may be required by law or otherwise deemed necessary from time to time. At their discretion, Clients may also provide students and parents with the ability to access select information.
Since Transeo is used at the direction of the Client, parents and eligible students must work directly with their school to access or modify their information or manage permissions.
We are committed to protecting the security, integrity and confidentiality of the data through the use of physical and technical safeguards. Transeo uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption and server authentication technology to protect data when Transeo is accessed using a supported web browser. Data is encrypted at rest and in transit and the passwords are hashed using strong encryption technology.
We host Client data in secure server and cloud-based environments that use a firewall and other industry-standard technology in an effort to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. We also require unique account identifiers, user names, and passwords that must be entered each time Clients, students or parents sign on to Transeo. The Internet, however, is not perfectly secure and Transeo is not responsible for security breaches not reasonably within its control.
We require that Clients maintain the confidentiality of their user names and passwords. If Clients become aware of any unauthorized use of an account, loss of their or their students’ or parents’ account credentials or suspect a security breach, notify us immediately at email@example.com.
As a system of record for its Clients, Transeo retains the data at the sole discretion of Clients, and for as long as they have active agreements for Transeo. Transeo is FERPA compliant. After termination of an agreement, Transeo will retain Client data for a limited time period for the convenience of Clients, so that they may retain continuity of their experience should they choose to reengage with Transeo. At the end of the data retention period, we securely delete and destroy personal information from Clients.
However, at any time upon termination of an agreement or otherwise at their discretion, Clients may submit a written request to have their personal information provided to Transeo deleted. We will comply with such written requests within (30) days.
Note that in the event that a user chooses to submit data to a postsecondary institution, we are unable to delete or otherwise retract that information from the receiving institution.
Notwithstanding the above, we do retain aggregated, de-identified data for the purposes described in the section titled, “How We Use and Disclose Information.”
We send emails to Clients with information about our products that we believe may be of interest. Clients may opt out of receiving email messages from Transeo by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of every email that we send.
If Clients have opted out of receiving communications from us, we may still send essential communications regarding Transeo to Clients’ or students’ accounts, such as password change messages, notifications and reminders for tasks and events, and communication with sponsors or business partners.
We do not send email messages on behalf of third parties.
We do allow Clients to send messages to parents and students through Transeo. Parents and students should contact their school or district if they would like to discuss opting out of those messages.
In addition, if a student has opted in to receive emails from a postsecondary institution through features available in Transeo, students must opt out of such emails by contacting the institution directly or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.
Updates to This Policy:
Slate Solutions, Inc.
954 S. Madison Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Attn: Privacy Office
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