Depending on which Services you use, we collect different kinds of information from or about you.
We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, grant specific Facebook login permissions, and submit media, messages or other information through the Services for review by school administrators (as well as teachers or other appropriate authorities). This may include your full name, email address, phone number, picture, gender, age and birthday, as well as a list of your Facebook friends who also use the Services. This may also include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. Each time you submit a report, you have the option to remove your name from the report by toggling the Report Visibility button: The default setting is ON, meaning your name will be revealed to the school administrator viewing your submission, while toggling the setting OFF will submit the report anonymously. When a report is submitted anonymously, your name will only be retrieved from our AWS servers and provided to school administrators, teachers, parents, legal guardians, law enforcement or legal authorities if they request this information as an urgent or otherwise significant matter of student safety. The primary purpose for collecting your data is to provide such data to school administrators so that they can effectively address allegations of harassment or other misbehavior, and school administrators may, within the confines of their legal and professional rights and responsibilities, share such data with your parents, other adult relatives or legal guardians, as well as with appropriate law enforcement or legal authorities. Additionally, the collection of certain data serves the secondary purpose of helping us improve the Services. One example of this is that we collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of submissions you make (e.g., videos, text) or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities. For information about intellectual property rights associated with submissions you make through BullyRAADR, please see our Terms of Service.
We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services. This may include information about you, such as when they submit a photo, video or written description of you, likely as either a witness or subject of an allegation. In addition to such data being submitted, submissions may also include your full name, contact information, a link to your Facebook page and other personal information, as well as Facebook messages and wall posts written by you or mentioning you. We do not place restrictions on the written descriptions or media submitted by users of BullyRAADR for fear that valuable data would not be reviewed by school administrators for appropriate action. We are not responsible or liable for which individuals or groups of individuals view the content or information you’ve made available online, nor are we responsible or liable for whether such data is submitted in a BullyRAADR report, how such data is characterized in such a report, or which parties ultimately view such a report. As with data you submit through BullyRAADR, any and all data about you that’s submitted by others is collected with the primary purpose of providing such data to school administrators for review and appropriate action on allegations of harassment or other misbehavior. School administrators may, within the confines of their legal and professional rights and responsibilities, share such data with your parents, other adult relatives or legal guardians, as well as with appropriate law enforcement or legal authorities. And finally, we may use your name and contact information to send you emails about improvements or other updates to the BullyRAADR application.
We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information we collect: (1) attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers; (2) device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals; and (3) connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.
We are passionate about helping you, your fellow students, teachers and school administrators create a bully-free educational environment. As mentioned above, we use all of the information we have to help us provide and support our Services. Here’s how:
The data you submit for review by school administrators is sent to their BullyRAADR web portal, from which they can review all student submissions and take appropriate action. As mentioned above, school teachers, as well as your parents, other adult relatives or legal guardians, may obtain access to your data. Some of the information we receive is used to help us improve the Services, such as how frequently you use and interact with our Services.
We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect your account using dedicated engineers, automated systems and advanced technology like encryption. Your data is stored on AWS servers, providing top-of-the-line security. Though a breach is always possible, we do our best to minimize its likelihood. We also offer anonymous report submissions via the Report Visibility toggle. When a report is submitted anonymously, your name will only be retrieved from our AWS servers and provided to school administrators, teachers, parents, legal guardians, law enforcement or legal authorities if they request this information as an urgent or otherwise significant matter of student safety.
Your device or browser may offer settings that allow you to delete and block cookies and similar technologies. For more information about these settings, read your device’s help material. The Services may not function properly if cookies or similar technologies are disabled.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide the Services. AWS provides us with servers, which are used to store the data you submit in reports, as well as transmit the reports and associated data to school administrators. AWS has strong safeguards in place to secure your data and has dozens of compliance programs in its infrastructure. Though the chance of a breach can never be fully eliminated, we are confident that AWS effectively supports our efforts to minimize the risk of a breach.
Other than for data storage and viewing by school, legal or parental authorities, none of your personally identifiable information (PII) ever leaves RAADR, Inc. To help us improve the Services, determine the success of the Services or promote the Services to other schools, we may aggregate and anonymize certain data for analysis by third parties. For example, we may use a third party to determine the rates of harassment by harassment type and geographical region. This third party would never be provided with student names, email addresses, links to Facebook profiles or any other PII. Additionally, we may study non-PII data within RAADR, Inc., for the sames purposes. This resulting information may be shared with contracting schools or the public, with the goal being to help more students around the United States (and beyond) who are exposed to harassment.
Your privacy is very important to us. Other than the uses listed above, your data is not shared. We never sell your data, anonymized or not, PII or non-PII. We will never show you advertisements as part of your BullyRAADR experience, nor will we provide information to third parties so that they may advertise to you or otherwise gain from your information.
Any reports you’ve submitted were immediately made available to school administrators and may have been downloaded or otherwise duplicated, and we have no control or liability over such activity. If you or your parents/legal guardians wish to have a report you submitted deleted from our AWS servers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will first, within a reasonable period of time, contact the appropriate school administrator with notification of the request. We will give the administrator several days to download the report before we delete it from our AWS servers. The action of deleting your BullyRAADR application or account does not directly result in the deletion of your reports and associated data. If you’d ever like to review and/or download a report you submitted, you can do so within the BullyRAADR application (assuming you haven’t requested the report’s deletion).
We store data for as long as we feel it’s necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Information associated with your account may be kept until you, your parents or legal guardians, a school administrator, law enforcement or legal authorities request that it be deleted from our servers. Keep in mind that information that others have submitted about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you request to have your data deleted.
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.
We’ll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before continuing to use our Services.
You can contact us using the information provided below with questions or concerns: