Ravenna Solutions announced today it has signed a formal commitment to the Student Privacy Pledge for private schools. Student and family privacy has always been, and continues to remain, of the utmost priority at Ravenna. The Pledge is in line with the privacy policies Ravenna has had in place since its inception, and does not indicate any change in policy or procedure from years past. In signing, Ravenna joins other technology innovators such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, and sets an example for dedication to the protection of student data.

Introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software and Information Industry Association, and endorsed by President Barack Obama, the Pledge safeguards student data in the collection, maintenance and use of personal information. Its intention is to “enhance confidence in the handling of student personal information; address sales, retention, security, profiling, advertising and more.” This document is intended to highlight industry best practice and go beyond federal requirements. It applies to service providers like Ravenna, regardless of whether there is a formal contract with a school.

The Student Privacy Pledge and Ravenna commit to:

  • Not selling student information;
  • Not behaviorally target advertising;
  • Use data for authorized education purposes only;
  • Not change privacy policies without notice and choice;
  • Enforce strict limits on data retention;
  • Support parental access to, and correction of errors in, their children’s information;
  • Provide comprehensive security standards; and
  • Be transparent about collection and use of data.

We encourage families to read the details of the Student Privacy Pledge for private schools, and view all 174 signatories, online at studentprivacypledge.org. To view the Ravenna Solutions terms of service and privacy policy, please click here.