Welcome to SparkPath
SparkPath is provided by SparkPath Inc., located at 3-390 Mackay Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1M 2C4.
Why We Collect Your Information
We use your personal information and the content that you upload, submit, store, and send to SparkPath for the purpose of helping you create your successful future.
How We Protect Your Information
SparkPath is committed to protecting the data and content we store on your behalf.
All traffic transmitted to and from SparkPath is safely stored through Google Firebase, which is compliant under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as several other major certifications. To learn more about their data privacy measures, please visit: https://firebase.google.com/support/privacy
Information Collected Through Technology
When you use SparkPath, we collect information about how you use SparkPath (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on SparkPath) and your usage of SparkPath over time. When using SparkPath, our servers automatically collect anonymous information that may include your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information about your mobile device, number of clicks, how you interact with links on SparkPath, pages viewed, and other such information. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for SparkPath. We do not allow any third-party advertising networks to collect information about the users of SparkPath.
How We Share Your Information
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, as well as analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring website (if any), and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand usage of SparkPath, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate SparkPath. We may use third parties to host portions of SparkPath’s delivery infrastructure, operate various features of SparkPath, store content, send emails, and store and analyze data.
We may also share information about you in connection with a merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction, or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company. In these circumstances, we will only share information with a company that has agreed to data privacy standards no less stringent than our own.
The information we collect and store on your behalf may be provided to third parties that deliver additional services related to the purpose of creating your successful future. Use of these services and sharing of your personal information will only be done at the request and approval of officials at your educational institution.
How We Use Your Information
In addition, we do not use, sell, or rent your personal information or the content you provide for the purpose of advertising.
We may disclose your information in certain special cases, including the following:
- We are required to do so by law or as ordered by a court.
- To resolve a technical problem.
- When directed to do so by an educational institution that has licensed SparkPath.
In the future, our goal is to use non-personal, de-identified, and aggregate information to help educational institutions and companies better understand the challenges that students want to work on.
We also use non-personal, de-identified, and aggregate information for a variety of purposes including improving the design, features, and functionality of SparkPath, for marketing purposes, for general business purposes, and for administrative purposes.
Your Choices About Your Information
Information Provided by Schools and Districts
Information provided by Schools and Districts is controlled by the educational institution. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting the personal information they have provided us, please contact your educational institution directly.
Educational institutions may update account information and modify SparkPath by signing in to the administrator account.
Information You Provide
You may request changes or deletions to personal information and content you provide by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request, when permitted by law, within 30 days.
Following termination or deactivation of an educational institution’s account, SparkPath will retain your information for a period of 90 days. Should the educational institution decide to renew their contract within this 90-day period, your account and all related information will be restored. At the end of 90 days, all of your information will be permanently deleted.
At any time upon termination of an agreement or otherwise at their discretion, an educational institution can request we delete all student data. We will follow these instructions within 30 days of receipt.
After deletion of your data, we may maintain anonymized or aggregated data, including usage data, for analytics purposes only.
Personal information of children
Student accounts are created under the direction of Educators at a licensed educational institution. Only Educators with an educational interest in a Student have access to that Student’s personal information and content.
In the United States, we are required under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) to obtain verifiable parental consent in order to collect, use, or disclose personal information from Children under the age of 13. As provided for by COPPA, SparkPath relies upon the educational institution to obtain parental consent for the online collection of personal information from Children who are Students of the educational institution.
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