Personal Information & User Privacy
User privacy and data protection is our top priority. We collect minimal personal data from you when you voluntarily provide such information such as when you create an account for access to the ReadToMe applications or contact us with inquiries.
You can log into your account and edit your personal data at any time. You have the right to change your information at any time. The audio files generated from your student’s use of ReadToMe are available only to you, your authorized representatives and to the ReadToMe team. You can be guaranteed that audio materials will not be shared with anyone. Under no circumstance does ReadToMe sell your information to or share your information with anyone at any time.
We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely. All stored data is encrypted using advanced standards.
The ReadToMe app contains no advertising of any kind. ReadToMe does not work with or benefit from ad-driven services in any way.
To work properly, ReadToMe requires the following permissions:
Microphone - record audio
Other - view network connections, full network access and change your audio settings.
Information we collect
To respect your privacy, ReadToMe collects only minimal data:
Your basic Google account information, including email address.
Device information, including device ID, operating system, brand, model and country code.
App information and activity, including app version and crash logs.
Student's basic profile that you may create with basic information including name, grade level and home language preference.
Student's activity and statistics for the assignments they engage with.
Voice capture is incorporated when your child reads an assignment out loud. Voice information is immediately converted to text and used to identify key elements of reading proficiency, such as, phonemic awareness and reading pace
If you are a teacher and only upon your request RTM will require access to your Google Classroom through your Google account to import your courses and course roster information into RTM so the two services can work in parallel. On your discretion, RTM will also view/modify assignments and questions and the work and grades for the courses you manage.
How we use the information
ReadToMe uses the information collected for internal operational purposes such as spam and abuse prevention, enforcing content license restrictions, determining preferred language patterns and providing and improving the service.
ReadToMe also uses this information to offer users personalized content. We associate a unique identifier that's unique to the service with the books your children have read and terms they've searched for to recommend books likely to be of interest to them, subject to the controls described below.
Additionally, ReadToMe collects information to provide a personalized reading experience for your students:
we authenticate which Google account is using the app
we store preferences and provide recommendations
we help your student to search for and read books they enjoy
we give you control over your student's profiles and activity
we protect our service from spam or other malicious actors
ReadToMe does not allow your student to share personal information with third parties or make it publicly available.
ReadToMe does not share personal information it collects with any third parties. ReadToMe may deem it necessary to follow websites and/or pages that our users may frequent in an effort to glean what types of services and/or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public. ReadToMe may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to: Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon ReadToMe and/or our website; Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of ReadToMe; or Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of and/or the general public.
ReadToMe gives you transparency and control over the data we collect. You may perform any of the following actions:
view your children's reading activity, unless previously deleted
delete any child profile and activity
delete your account and all associated data, including your children's profiles
change or delete teacher controls and customizations
Unsubscribe or Opt Out
All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt out.
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Notes for review:
Our app uses
So a teacher can import their Google Classrooms into our app. Our app uses this data to create classes on our database. The teacher needs to manually import the classrooms through an "Import Classes" button.