Model Terms of Service: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

Organization: PTAC, U.S. Department of Education
Published: March 1, 2016

The Privacy Technical Assistance Center, working with the Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance office, has developed a new checklist document that provides a framework for evaluating online educational tools’ Terms of Service Agreements. This document is intended to assist users in understanding how a given online service or app will collect, use and/or transmit user information so that they can then decide whether or not to sign up.