Privacy Policy

Welcome to Hopscotch. We are committed to providing children with a learning environment that respects children’s intellect, creativity, and safety.

This privacy policy governs your use of a software application (“Hopscotch”) on a mobile device that was created by Hopscotch Technologies, Inc. (“we”, “our”, and “us”). The Application includes a visual programming environment for kids. With this programming language, kids can create and share their own games and apps.

You should read our entire Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, but here are some key points:

  • Hopscotch’s privacy and safety practices are certified COPPA-compliant by iKeepSafe.

  • Hopscotch does not request or collect personal information from children.

  • During registration, parents and teachers may share their email addresses, but it is not required. Because the security of your personal information is important to us, we employ physical, technical, and procedural security measures to safeguard all information collected by Hopscotch.

  • Your information is never sold or rented to third parties for any reason.

 

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The Application does not currently request or collect any personal information from users who are under 13.

Parents and teachers may, but are not required to, provide their email address when registering for Hopscotch. Email addresses are used to protect account integrity, including but not limited to password resets and account authentication. If an adult shares an email address with Hopscotch, it is protected by physical, technical, and administrative security measures. At any time, a parent or teacher may request that their personal information be deleted by Hopscotch by emailing privacy@gethopscotch.com.

Personal information shared by parents and teachers is neither sold or rented to third parties, nor shared with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

If users under the age of 13 are subscribed to the fully paid version of Hopscotch, they may upload photos and drawings to Hopscotch. All photos and drawings are screened for personal information, which is prohibited. If your child uses the drawing and photo upload features, we encourage you to monitor their content.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, such as information about the way you use the Application. See “Automatic Data Collection and Advertising” section for examples.

This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

 

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;

  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;

  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement. Third party vendors are prohibited from advertising to or creating profiles of users for advertising.

  • if Hopscotch Technologies is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our web site and app of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information;

  • to third party analytics companies as described below under the Section entitled Automatic Data Collection and Advertising.

 

Automatic Data Collection and Advertising

We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Application is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. We do not use or share this data for commercial purposes, including targeted, tracking, behavioral or contextual advertising. It is aggregated and retained solely for analytical purposes to help us improve the quality of the application.

If you’d like to opt-out from third party use of this type of information, please visit the section entitled “Opt-out” below.

 

What are my opt-out rights?

Opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the Application—You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

 

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 12 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at privacy@gethopscotch.com and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

 

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@gethopscotch.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

 

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, technical, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. We also use encryption to safeguard your information throughout your usage of the application, including but not limited to account creation and the login page. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

 

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here: http://gethopscotch.com/privacy-policy. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

 

Your Consent

By using the Services, you are consenting to our processing of User Provided and Automatically Collection information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the U.S. your information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By using the Application and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the US.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us:

Jocelyn Leavitt
81 Prospect Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205
808-286-2636
privacy@gethopscotch.com

For COPPA-related inquiries, please contact COPPAPrivacy@ikeepsafe.org.

 

Effective Date: 12/20/2017

 

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