Khan Lab School (KLS) respects and values your privacy, and we are committed to protecting any personal information you share with us. This policy governs website data collection and use via http://www.khanlabschool.org/. By using the KLS website, you are deemed to have consented to the practices described in this policy.
Collection of Personal Information
KLS shall keep confidential personal information that it collects such as first and last name, email address, home or other address, telephone number, and facsimile number. We will not distribute, sell, or otherwise share your personally identifiable information with anyone outside the KLS community.
Information that may be collected by KLS via its website includes the names of parents/guardians and students, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers. Additional information that may be collected includes secure connection information, the originating IP address, authentication information for accounts, browser type, domain names, access times, referring website addresses, and pages viewed. This information is used by KLS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the KLS website.
Use of Personal Information
Personal information that is collected will be used strictly to maintain contact information, ensure the security of our website, and enable the processing of gifts to KLS. KLS may use your information to contact you about activities and opportunities within the KLS community. Your email address may be used to provide you with information about KLS, unless you request that it be removed from our mailing lists.
KLS may also collect electronic information during your use of its website. KLS may collect domain name information to enable it to analyze how visitors use this site. This data enables KLS to become familiar with people who visit its site including how often they visit, their access times, and browser type. KLS will use this information to improve its services and obtain statistics regarding the use of its website.
Links to Third Party Sites
KLS may from time to time provide links that take users to other sites. Please be aware that KLS is not responsible for the content or privacy practice of such other sites. KLS encourages you to learn about the privacy practices of those companies.
Some pages on this site may use “cookies” — small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. Cookies cannot read information from your hard drive and will not run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. These files are used for site registration and to customize your visit to the website. The cookie will tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page on the website and will customize the site’s features for you.
KLS does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. It may disclose your personal information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with the law, (2) enforce or apply the terms of our user agreements, or (3) protect the rights, property, or safety of KLS, our users, or others. KLS will not trade, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise share your information with others, or let others use it except if you have authorized its use.
KLS strives to protect your personal information. While no system can provide guaranteed security, we take reasonable efforts to keep information you provide to us secure. However, we urge you to take every precaution necessary to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Please take proactive steps to secure your personal data, such as frequently changing your passwords.
KLS reserves the right to change, modify, or update this policy at any time without notice. Any material changes in the way KLS uses your personal information will be posted on this website.
Children's Online Privacy & Protection Act (COPPA)
Khan Lab School utilizes a variety of software applications and web-based tools operated by third party vendors to support student learning. These instructional supports are evaluated to ensure compatibility with the educational goals of KLS. The use of these tools by students is governed by the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), enacted in 1998 and amended in 2012 with the amendments effective as of July 2013.
The intent of COPPA is to safeguard students’ personal information when students are accessing online services including apps and websites directed primarily to audiences under age 13. This legislation applies to a general audience site that acknowledges it is collecting personal information from users under 13.
To allow student access to the application, site, or tool certain identifiable information—generally, the student’s name, username, and school-provided email are required by the operator. COPPA grants schools the authority to act as the parent’s agent consenting to the use of student information for educational purposes only. Operators and vendors are required under COPPA to provide schools with appropriate notices and statements.
KLS supports teaching and learning by accessing applications, websites, and online services operated by third parties.
In addition to G Suite for Education, some of the applications used are Khan Academy, Clever, Canvas, Lexia, BrainPop, Newsela, Zearn, i-Ready, No Red Ink, BrainPop, Kahoot, Quizlet, TinkerCAD, Zoom, Mural, The New York Times, and other similar online tools used for educational purposes. A list of these school-approved learning resources is offered below. Note that websites and apps may not be used by all students or by all levels.