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Privacy Policy

Last changed on September 7, 2016

The Basics

This document describes the privacy policy for myHomework. By using any of the myHomework applications or services you are agreeing to this policy, which is considered part of the myHomework terms of use.

Secure Transport

When you sign into the myHomework website or sync your application(s) with the web, we use HTTPS to ensure your information is encrypted as it travels over the internet. If you're using a modern web browser, look for the green bar!

Information Collected During Signup

During the signup process for a myHomework account, we capture a few basic pieces of information about you. Here is a description of each data element we ask for and why we ask for it:

education history (Facebook only)

We ask for your education history, as entered on Facebook, to make it easier for you to download content for your school, classes and connect with classmates and teachers.

email

If you choose not to sign up with Facebook there are a few different reasons we ask for your email address to create an account:

  • We allow you to sign into myHomework applications with your email address because for most people it's easier to remember than a username.
  • Should you forget your password, we can email you a link for resetting your password.
  • So you can be notified should any settings on your account be changed.
  • To make it easier to get Kiip rewards. Having your email address on your account means claiming a reward is usually as simple as pressing a button.
  • We can let you know about updates to the myHomework apps and services and participate in surveys. You can unsubscribe from these types of emails from your email settings.
gender

We ask for your gender (or obtain it from Facebook or Google) to help us understand if any features are more preferred by one gender or the other and to help us provide more intelligent options throughout the site. For example, if trying to find your school in a list of schools, we can filter out either the all-girl or all-boy schools if we know your gender. Your gender may also be used to filter rewards to be appropriate for you.

age / dob

You must be at least 13 years old to create a myHomework account. Like gender, knowing your age also helps us ask you the right questions. If you're twenty six years old, you probably don't want to see content that's geared towards a high school student. Your age may also be used to filter rewards or advertisements to be appropriate for you.

geographic location

When possible we attempt to capture your geographic location when you sign up for your account, sync with myhomeworkapp.com or make other interactions with the service. We do this to help filter content appropriate to your location, such as showing schools and teachers nearby and displaying location specific ads to ad-supported accounts. We also use location to help detect any invalid use of the myHomework applications and services.

preferred timezone

We attempt to capture your timezone when you create your account so that times are displayed in your timezone. When we're unable to determine your preferred timezone, we default to the "US/Eastern" timezone. You can change your timezone preference at any time by visiting your settings page.

application

The application you use to sign up for an account or to use myHomework services is captured so that we know how to sync data between the application(s) you use and the website.

device information

Information about the device(s) you use to access the myHomework applications and services is captured to uniquely identify your devices for sync and to detect potential abuse of the system. This includes device identifiers, operating system versions, web browser information, ip addresses, device names and types.

We use this information to help improve your myHomework experience. We will not share this information with a 3rd party (such as a myHomework sponsor) or with other users in a way that reveals your identity unless you tell us to or if we are required to by law. We hate spam as much as you do, so no need to worry about giving us your email address.

Passwords

You can use your Facebook and/or Google account to sign into your myHomework account. For those without Facebook or Google accounts or those opting not to use either of those identities, you can enter a password when you create a myHomework account. Your myHomework password can be changed at any time by visiting your settings page. Keep in mind the following:

After you choose your password we store it encrypted in our database(s). We will never email it to you and we discourage you from using any service that does something like that.

Analytics

The myHomework apps currently use Google Analytics to provide information about its visitors. Each page on the site and apps include a small script that sends basic device information to Google, which is displayed in a dashboard for us to analyze. We use the data to understand things like what type of web browsers or mobile devices our users are using, how often users visit the site, which pages users spend the most time on and what application flows might need to be improved. If you want to learn more, you can read the Google Analytics Privacy Overview, which includes information about how to opt-out of Google Analytics if you want to.

Although we have no current plans to, we do reserve the right to use a different analytics solution at some point. Should that day come, we will update this policy with information about the change.

3rd Parties

myHomework may embed, provide links to and/or refer you to third party tutoring and/or educational websites, mobile applications and/or service providers including, but not limited to, Mentored.com, Kiip and Teachers.io. myHomework has no control over such third party websites, mobile applications and/or service providers, and you hereby acknowledge and agree that myHomework is not responsible for the availability of such third party websites, mobile applications and/or service providers. Furthermore, myHomework does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any terms and conditions, privacy policies, content, advertising, services, products and/or other materials at or available from such third party websites, mobile applications and/or service providers, or for any damages and/or losses arising therefrom.

Teachers.io
This service allows teachers to share information about themselves and their classes so myHomework users can join their class and automatically download the information the teacher shares. Currently when you join a class, the only information the teacher sees is to help identify the myHomework users that have joined their class and includes username, email, and names if available. Additional information regarding your usage of myHomework may be shared with teachers at your school provided that you have granted your school access to the information by either signing up with your school owned account or explicitly granting permission in myHomework.
Kiip
This service provides myHomework users with rewards for doing things like completing their assignments on time and actively keeping their school work organized. If you have rewards enabled, myHomework sends Kiip your gender and age/dob to filter rewards that are appropriate for you. When you earn a reward, if you have an email on your account we prepopulate your reward offer with that email address to make it easier to claim. If you do not want rewards, you can easily disable them from your Kiip settings.
Mentored
This service, currently only offered to a select group of myHomework users, provides live homework help with tutors. Using this service is completely optional. When you do, we share with Mentored your first name, email, grade level, timezone, class and homework information. Your Mentored-assigned tutor has access to your first name and the homework information you chose to get help with. Where you access the Mentored.com products and/or services, you agree to be bound by the Mentored.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for that and all future live homework help sessions.

We may add more 3rd party services over time.

Changes

The current version of the myHomework privacy policy can be found at myhomeworkapp.com/privacy. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. If we deem the revision is significant (e.g. not a typo fix or trivial clarification), we'll include a summary of the changes on this page.

If you continue to use a myHomework application or service after a privacy policy change, then you are agreeing to abide by the updated policy.

April 9, 2013
Added the "device information" section and updated the "geographic location" section to clarify the app store permissions we ask for.
November 17, 2014
Updated privacy policy to clarify information shared with partnered services such as rewards and live homework help.
December 15, 2014
Added further clarification on Mentored.com and other 3rd parties.
September 7, 2016
Minor adjustment to clarify Teachers.io information sharing.
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