A message from Sam and Liam about our friendlier terms of use :)

Right from the start, ClassDojo has been built on feedback from teachers, parents, and students; your thoughtful ideas and suggestions have helped improve ClassDojo time and time again. Thanks to you, over 45 million students are now learning the character strengths and behaviors they need to be successful in life: things like persistence, curiosity, creativity and leadership. We believe that connecting teachers, parents, and students to improve understanding of how students are developing is a wonderful thing – and we’re excited to be able to help!

Similarly, we believe that improving understanding between you — the teachers and parents we work with every day — and us, the ClassDojo team, is just as important. So, we’re updating our terms of use to make the way we operate easier to understand. In particular, we’re reinforcing our commitment to your data being yours: as a teacher, parent or student in the ClassDojo community, your data is yours, and always has been. You can read the updates in full if you’d like (links at the bottom), but here are the things we think you should know:

  • Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, your personal information is yours. ClassDojo never sells or rents users’ data to third parties for any reason – period.
  • If a student creates their own ClassDojo account, we ask for only the bare minimum amount of information we need to provide the service: usually just a random username and password.
  • If a student under the age of 13 tries to create a ClassDojo account, we require them to get parental consent. They won’t be able to activate their accounts without it!
  • We’ve also made both our Terms and our Privacy Policy much easier to read. Legal jargon can be a chore – and worse, confusing – so we summarized each section in plain English on the right-hand side.

Nearly half of the ClassDojo team are former teachers, some of us are parents – and all of us care deeply about doing things the right way. Being good citizens with regard to users’ data is the right thing to do for all the teachers, parents, and students we work with, and we’ll continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards here.

We hope this all makes sense, and is helpful! We’re excited and honored to work together – and as always, if there’s anything we can do to help, just let us know 🙂

Cheers,

 

Sam and Liam

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Updated Terms of Use (10/24/2014): https://www.classdojo.com/terms

Updated Privacy Policy (10/24/2014): https://www.classdojo.com/privacy

Get in touch: https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new