Gametize's Commitment to FERPA Compliance for Student Data Privacy
In our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for educational institutions and their students, we want to shed light on how Gametize complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
1. What is FERPA?
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law granting parents the authority to access their children’s educational records, request amendments to these records, and manage the release of personally identifiable information. Upon a student turning 18 or enrolling in postsecondary education, FERPA rights shift from parents to the designated “eligible student.” The FERPA statute is located at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, with corresponding regulations in 34 CFR Part 99.
2. Gametize on AWS
Our solution is hosted on Amazon Web Services and our data and privacy team is constantly improving on best practices to secure student data privacy such as complying with encryption standards. These measures are implemented through the security, identity and compliance services available under AWS Cloud Security. More information on FERPA compliance through AWS here.
All personal information and educational records are proprietary and belong to the client and its students. We strictly do not disclose any information unless required by law or a binding order. In such instances, we will attempt to direct the request to the client. Where this avenue is unavailable to us, we will inform the client with reasonable lead time to allow for other measures to be taken if and where necessary, unless we are legally prohibited from doing so.
Our commitment to FERPA compliance underscores our dedication to the highest standards of data privacy and security in the educational sector. We believe that students’ data deserves nothing less than the utmost protection.
Should you have any questions or require further information regarding our FERPA compliance practices, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com. Together, we can ensure that educational records remain confidential, secure, and in full compliance with FERPA.
Thank you for being a part of the Gametize community as we work tirelessly to safeguard your data and provide a trustworthy educational environment.