Use of the Smithsonian Learning Lab is governed by the Smithsonian Institution's Privacy Statement as well as the following:
1. The Learning Lab is certified yearly by iKeepSafe, through the COPPA Safe Harbor Program, to ensure that parents remain in control of personal information collected online from their young children, and with the iKeepSafe FERPA Assessment Badge. The badge indicates to schools that a website, app, data management platform, or other technology product could be used in compliance with FERPA, applicable state laws, and local policies that govern the privacy of student education records. It also allows parents and eligible students certain rights related to review, control, and privacy of those records. The organization's consumer complaint address is COPPAPrivacy@ikeepsafe.org.
3. You may cancel, review, or amend your Smithsonian Learning Lab user account and records at any time. You can reach us by filling out the form on the Contact Us page. To make a request for child accounts, a parent or legal guardian, or school officials under agreement may contact the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Such requests will be subject to the Smithsonian's verification, to its satisfaction, that the requestor is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian, or school officials under agreement. For child account verification purposes, please include the parental e-mail address or school official e-mail address used to register the child, as well as the child account anonymous user name and description of the icon associated with the child user account. Please note that only schools under direct agreements with SCLDA may register children. Upon termination or cancellation of a user account, Smithsonian Learning Lab will delete all personally identifiable data from its records. It will retain aggregate, non-identifying usage information for the purpose of reporting, analytics, and improving Smithsonian Learning Lab product and services.
4. The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a product of the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.
7. From time to time Smithsonian may update the Smithsonian Institution Privacy Statement, the Smithsonian Kids Online Privacy Statement, and the Smithsonian Learning Lab FAQ. When this happens, we will notify our visitors of the new provisions by publicly posting them on the Smithsonian Learning Lab site. If the change is material, we will send notice to the parents and legal guardians whose email addresses we have on file, and schools, libraries, or education-based organizations with whom we have an agreement.