BAKPAX™ PLATFORM PRIVACY POLICY

Updated and effective: February 7, 2019

1. Introduction

Bakpax Inc. (“Bakpax,” “us,” or “we”) owns and operates the Bakpax™ web and mobile-based platform (“Bakpax Platform” or “Platform”). The Platform helps teachers save time and plan lessons, and gives students more immediate feedback on work submitted.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”), and we have provided this policy to inform the teachers and school personnel (together, “Teachers”), their students (“Students”), and the parents or guardians of Students (“Parents”) who use the Bakpax Platform of the types of information we collect, and the ways in which we will use, disclose and protect such Personal Information. Teachers, Students, and Parents to whom this policy applies are referred to herein as a “User” or “you.”)

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into and part of our Terms of Use.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE BAKPAX PLATFORM, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS AND TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

2. Personal Information Defined

We may collect information often referred to as “Personal Data,” “Personal Information,” or “personally identifiable information” (collectively “Personal Information”) when you use the Bakpax Platform. Personal Information is any information that can be used to identify or contact you as an individual.

3. Personal Information You Provide

(a) Teachers

When you are a Teacher and decide to use the Bakpax Platform, you must provide us with the Personal Information necessary to create an account. This includes information such as your first and last name, email address, school name, grade(s) and subject matter taught. We use this information to create your account, set up your classroom and allow you to see the answers to assignments that your Students submit to you. We may also use your email address to send you product updates or other information that may be of interest to you when you sign up to receive such information.

If you are using certain services provided by Bakpax through the Platform which are only available for a fee (“Paid Services”), you will be asked to provide payment information in the form of a credit card. All payment information is provided through the Platform to our third-party payment processor only, and Bakpax has no access to your payment information.

(b) Students and Parents

Students must provide a unique access code (provided by the Teacher) in order to use the Bakpax Platform for the first time. Students then provide their names and contact information, which may include email address, physical address, and phone numbers. When using the Bakpax Platform under the direction of their Teacher, Students also provide us with pictures of the answers to assignments. These pictures may include the Student’s first and last name, school, grade, assignment questions and answers, and the Student’s handwriting. We use Student Personal Information only to grade the assignments using our grading solution and to provide the grades to the Student, the Student’s Teacher, and the Student’s Parent. We may also use such Personal Information to fix issues and provide support to Students when they encounter problems with the Platform, and to send communications relevant to assignment or classroom, to maintain historical learning records for use by the Student, or as otherwise specifically described in this policy. We also may use such information, on a non-personally-identifiable basis, to improve the Platform.

Bakpax complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and collects only minimally required Personal Information from Students in order to operate the Bakpax Platform.

If you allow Students under the age of 13 to use the Bakpax Platform, the Teacher is responsible for obtaining verifiable parental consent prior to allowing such Students to use the Bakpax Platform. Bakpax will otherwise fully manage its compliance obligations with COPPA.

Parents and eligible Students must work directly with their school or district to review or modify Personal Information in their education record that may be stored on the Bakpax Platform. We will then work with Parents and Teachers together to facilitate these requests, which should be sent to us at support@bakpax.com.

4. Personal Information We Collect Automatically

When you use the Bakpax Platform, our servers automatically record information sent from your browser, some of which might be Personal Information. We use this information to monitor, analyze use of and administer the Platform, and to better tailor it to your needs and those of other users.

To collect this information, we use certain technologies including:

(a) Cookies

A cookie is a small data file sent from a website or application and stored on your computer or device. Cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you return to our website, and to remember your login information. Cookies also allow us to authenticate you as a user, serve certain features, to better understand how you interact with the Bakpax Platform, to improve the User experience, for session control and to monitor and analyze aggregated usage. Most browsers allow visitors to a website to control cookies, including to detect some cookies, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, certain parts of the Bakpax Platform may not function correctly. To learn more about browser cookies, including how to manage or delete them, look in the Tools, Help or similar section of your web browser, or visit allaboutcookies.org.

(b) Local Storage

We may also use, collect, and store information locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage and application data caches. Like many services, Bakpax uses these technologies to analyze trends, gather demographic information, understand your engagement with Bakpax, administer the Bakpax Platform, tailor the Bakpax Platform for Teachers, and to help the Bakpax Platform work better for you - for example, by remembering your language preferences.

(c) Device Information

We collect device-specific information such as your device type, device brand, operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers. This helps us measure how the Bakpax Platform is performing, improve Bakpax for you on your particular device, and send you push notifications if you’ve opted in to receive them.

(d) Server Log Information

Like most online services, when you use the Bakpax Platform, even if you have not created a Bakpax account or logged in, we automatically collect and store certain information in our server logs such as:

(e) Location Information

When you use the Bakpax Platform, we may collect information about your geographic location, for example based on your IP address. Please note that your IP address can be used to locate you as being in a particular zip code. Other than IP addresses, we will not store or track your location on an ongoing basis. We do not share geolocation data with third parties, other than our service providers as necessary to provide the Platform.

(f) Integrated Services

If you decide to register through or otherwise grant access to a third-party social networking service or other service (an “Integrated Service”), such as Facebook, Google, or a similar service permitting single sign-on, Bakpax may also collect Personal Information that is already associated with your Integrated Service account. You may also have the option of sharing additional information with Bakpax through an Integrated Service, as controlled through your settings on that Integrated Service. If you choose to provide such information, during registration or otherwise, Bakpax will treat the information as Personal Information and will use it in the ways described in this Privacy Policy. Note that if you are logged into both your Bakpax account and your related Integrated Service, the Integrated Service may collect certain information about your activities outside of the Integrated Service site and services.

We use third party service providers to assist us in collecting and understanding the information we collect automatically. By using the Bakpax Platform, you agree to our use of these tracking technologies.

5. How We May Use Your Personal Information

Bakpax uses your Personal Information as directed by you to provide you with the Bakpax Platform features and services. Users (whether Teachers or Students) retain ownership and control of all Personal Information provided on the Bakpax Platform. Bakpax does not sell or rent Teacher or Student Personal Information to any third-party for any purpose; including for advertising or marketing purposes. Third-party advertising is not permitted on areas where users are required to log in to the Bakpax Platform. Bakpax does not share or provide Personal Information with any third-parties except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy as set forth below:

6. Security

Bakpax uses commercially reasonable information security safeguards to protect its databases and servers against risks of loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, or inadvertent or improper disclosure of data. We store data in cloud-based environments that use firewalls and other industry-standard protections in an effort to prevent access from outside intruders. We also encrypt the data in transit, require unique account credentials and limit data access. Not all security risks are reasonably foreseeable, however, and Bakpax is not responsible for the consequences of security incidents that are not reasonably foreseeable and not reasonably within its control.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGULAR EMAIL IS NOT A SECURE MEANS FOR TRANSMITTING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION OR ANY INFORMATION YOU WISH TO KEEP PRIVATE AND SECURE.

7. How We Protect Your Personal Information

Bakpax segregates certain Personal Information and other information about your use of the Bakpax Platform into separate databases, some of which can be accessed only by a limited number of employees. Your Bakpax account is protected by your authentication credentials. You can help us protect against unauthorized access to your account by keeping your authentication credentials secret at all times. 

We restrict access to Personal Information to authorized Bakpax employees, agents or independent contractors who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

8. For Use in The United States

Bakpax is operated in the United States and is intended only to users who are residents of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the information you provide to us is transmitted and processed in the United States, and will be protected subject to this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in your country. By using Bakpax, you agree to this.

9. How You Can Access and Modify Your Personal Information

If you would like to review, correct, update or request that we delete Personal Information you have provided to us, you may do so by emailing us at support@bakpax.com. Parents and eligible Students must work directly with their school or district to review or modify Personal Information in their education record that may be stored on the Bakpax Platform.

10. Opt Out

We do not send marketing emails or communications to Students, and we do not share Teacher or Student Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes.

You may sign up to receive email updates about our products, and you may opt out of receiving emails from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of each email, or you may email us at unsubscribe@bakpax.com. If you have opted out of receiving promotional emails from us, we may still send essential communications, such as legal notices or password change information to you as needed.

11. Data Retention

We retain your Personal Information as long as you maintain an active account with Bakpax, and for as long as we need it to make the Bakpax Platform available to you. You may terminate your account at any time, and we will then deactivate your account and delete your related Personal Information. Upon request at any time, we will securely delete your Personal Information from our databases and operational stores within 30 days, noting however that backups containing Personal Information may take longer to delete. We will retain de-identified data for the purposes described above.

Please note that the Bakpax Platform will not work properly without some Personal Information, so if your Personal Information is deleted, you may not be able to continue to use the Platform or all of its features.

12. Notice to California Residents

Currently, various browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to web sites visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. Bakpax does not track its users over time and across third-party websites and does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

13. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy in the future. When we do, we will post a notice within the product and provide other notifications as required by law. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify the account holder via the email address we have in our records, and changes will become effective when accepted by that contact on behalf of their authorized employees. Non-material changes will become effective when posted in Bakpax. The “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy indicates the effective date of when the Policy was last revised.

14. Contact Information

For additional information regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at:

Bakpax, Inc.
P.O. Box 164
Milford, NJ 08848
privacy@bakpax.com | phone (856) 818-4162