Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 1st, 2021

Protecting your privacy is fundamental to us. The following summarizes our promises to you.

  • We never sell your data.
  • We do not collect students' personal information.
  • We use the latest security industry best practices to protect you.
  • We are transparent about our practices and will notify you if things change.
  • We are compliant with FERPA, COPPA, and GDPR.

This Privacy Policy governs the use of data collected by our platform at classroom.strawbees.com, and the Strawbees Classroom Platform (collectively "us", "we", "ours" "the Platform", or "Strawbees Classroom"). This includes personally identifiable information that we collect when you create an account ("Account Information") and content added to Community Courses ("Community Courses").

By using Strawbees Classroom, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree, please don’t use Strawbees Classroom. You can contact us anytime with questions about this policy at privacy@strawbees.com.

FERPA and COPPA Compliance

Strawbees Classroom is a tool for teachers and does not collect any student data. It is fully compliant with FERPA and COPPA.

GDPR Compliance

Strawbees Classroom complies with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") and makes it easy for EU individuals to exercise their rights described in that regulation. The purposes for which Strawbees Classroom collects your information, the categories & specific types of information, and our practices & policies regarding the processing of your information are described in this Privacy Policy.

Who do we collect data from?

Teachers and educators, in general, may create accounts on Strawbees Classroom. We also collect limited log data from all visitors to our marketing website.

What data do we collect?

Account Information: When teachers create an account on Strawbees Classroom we collect their name, email address, password, country, school name, grades they work with, what Strawbees products they have access to, and profile pictures.

Students do not need to create accounts to access the content. When a student access a resource assigned by their teacher, they do so completely anonymously.

Community Courses: Strawbees Classroom also collects content that is added to Community Courses. This content may be a title and description.

Communications: Strawbees Classroom collects any information you send to us directly, such as email communications.

Information from your Google Account or other Third-Party Sign-in Service: Strawbees Classroom allows teachers to sign up for and log in to our service using Google, Apple, Microsoft, or Clever. When they create an account using one of these Third-Party Services, we use the name, profile picture, and email address (if available) provided by these services.

Log Data: When you use Strawbees Classroom, we receive log data such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, device information, and mobile carrier. In addition, we may receive or collect additional information such as the referring web page, referring search terms, and pages visited. If you are using Strawbees Classroom as a teacher, parent, or administrator, Strawbees Classroom may use your IP address to determine your approximate location to send you customized marketing and other information about our products.

How do we use this data?

We only use this information to provide our services to you.  For example, we use this information to:

  • Allow you to access and use our service by verifying your identity and storing your Community Courses.
  • Provide customer support.
  • Notify you about activity and updates to your account.
  • Research, understand and analyze trends of users to improve and develop new features for our products.
  • Promote enhancements to Strawbees Classroom relevant for teachers, families, and schools.
  • Investigate, prevent, and detect activities on our service that we believe may violate the law or applicable regulations. At the request of a school, we may investigate accounts to determine whether they comply with school policies.

You can delete all your data at any time, and also opt-out of marketing communications from us. 

Do we allow advertising or share data for advertising?

No. We have no interest in advertising within Strawbees Classroom. We never display ads, allow third-party ads, share data for advertising or marketing purposes, or allow data collection by third-party advertisers or data brokers.

In what limited circumstances may we need to share your information?

We do not sell or share any data you provide with third parties except in the limited circumstances detailed below:

  • We use a small number of third-party services to operate and improve Strawbees Classroom – for example, a data center operator that manages our servers or a notification service that helps us send you messages about your account. These services need access to your personally identifiable information to work (i.e. your email address is required to send you email) but are contractually prohibited from using that information for any other purpose other than to provide the Strawbees Classroom service. When these third-party services transfer the personal information of EU residents, these services are processors and are contractually bound to also comply with GDPR to protect their data privacy and security.
  • Strawbees Classroom may disclose your information to a third party to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or a valid legal request - including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. If we are going to release your data, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance by email unless prohibited from doing so by law.
  • Strawbees Classroom may disclose student Account Information to the child’s school district upon request, as required by FERPA.
  • We believe must have access to what the global community of educators is creating with Strawbees, for that reason, Community Courses are always public. We may directly share Community Courses with teachers who we think may be interested in using them with their class.
  • We may disclose or transfer your Account Information and Community Courses in connection with the sale, merger, bankruptcy, sale of assets, or reorganization of our company. We will notify you if a different company will receive your information. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your data as transferred to the new entity.

Do we work with third-party analytics services?

Strawbees Classroom is constantly improving, and we use aggregated data about how it is being used (for example what buttons you click on or what pages you visit) to inform those decisions.

We currently do not collect any personally identifiable data, and to help us analyze the anonymous data we collect, we use a small number of third-party services (such as Plausible Analytics). In no circumstances data you have shared with Strawbees Classroom (such as your Account Information or Community Courses) is shared with these services.  In addition, these services are contractually obligated only to use data about your usage of Strabees Classroom to provide analytics services to us and are prohibited from sharing it or using it for other purposes.

Occasionally, we may run "beta tests" of new features of our platform, for a limited time, and for a limited number of test users - these tests may require the collection of personally identifiable data. These tests will always be agreed upon with users ahead of time, and only those who accept will have their data collected. For these tests, we use the third-party service Hotjar.

How do you use cookies?

Cookies are small text files that we transfer to your web browser that allow us to identify your web browser and store information about your account.  We use these cookies to keep you logged in to Strawbees Classroom and customize your Strawbees Classroom experiences.

We do not use cookies for analytics purposes unless we are running a beta test for a selected number of users. These users have to agree with the cookie usage before starting the tests.

It's important to highlight that since Strawbees Classroom is served as a subdomain of the "strawbees.com" domain, it will inherit the cookies that are set on "strawbees.com". This is a technicality of how the web works - Strawbees Classroom does not utilize those cookies for any purpose.

You can choose to remove or disable cookies via your browser settings. Please be aware that Strawbees Classroom will not work properly if you disable or decline cookies.

How do we handle abandoned accounts?

Strawbees Classroom will delete an account and all content associated with the account if the account has not been accessed for more than 7 years.

How to view, correct, edit, port, or update your personal information?

You have the right to access, correct, download for transport to a similar service, or delete any of your personal information collected by Strawbees Classroom. You can update the information associated with your Strawbees Classroom account directly by logging into your Strawbees Classroom account and viewing the Account Settings tab on your profile.

How to delete your account?

If you would like to delete your Strawbees Classroom account, you can do so by directly logging into your Strawbees Classroom account and clicking on "Delete account" on the Account Settings tab on your profile.

How do we keep your data safe?

Strawbees Classroom takes protecting your security and privacy seriously and we've put several measures in place to protect the integrity of your information, including the use of access-controlled data centers, restricted employee access to user information, and data encryption in transit.

In the event of a security breach, we will notify affected account holders within the amount of time required by law so that you can take steps to keep your data safe. 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Strawbees Classroom may from time to time make changes to this Privacy Policy to account for changes to our practices or applicable law. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy that we believe will materially affect your rights, we will notify you by email about these changes and post a notice to our service. If you continue to use our service after you receive notice of changes to this Privacy Policy, you will accept these changes.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or feedback, please contact privacy@strawbees.com.

You can reach us by mail at:

Strawbees AB
Stenkolsgatan 1B
417 07 Gothenburg
Sweden