Last changed on September 7, 2016
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!
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We may add more 3rd party services over time.