Privacy and Security Center
Learn how we protect the privacy and security of our teachers, students and parents.
When we founded Artsonia back in 2000, the internet was a wild frontier. People could post anything and everything about themselves, and it was extremely exciting as a founder of a business (as a reminder, this was 4 years BEFORE Facebook even started.) Schools and teachers were excited about new functionality and the idea of being “published” on the Internet was extremely thrilling for students.
Fast forward almost 20 years, and a lot has changed. Many of the technical hurdles of Internet access in schools and smart phones to post student artwork have made the process of creating and managing an online student art gallery much simpler. However, now that there are numerous choices of online services and apps for teachers to use within the classroom, schools and teachers are facing a new challenge: protecting student data and ensuring student interactions with technology are safe and compliant with laws and regulations.
At Artsonia, student privacy and security is of utmost importance to us. Since we provide our service to thousands of schools and receive millions of student artworks each year, protecting and maintaining the safety and security of our student data is critical.
Cheers, and welcome to our community!
- Jim and Eric (Co-Founders of Artsonia)
Here are the guiding principles that help us protect teacher, parent and student information:
We don't own the content you provide – students, parents and schools do.
We will never sell or rent user personal information,
and we only share personal information with a limited set of
partners and service providers necessary to provide our services.
We do NOT use or allow third-party advertisers on our service.
Personal information collected from students is never used or disclosed for third-party advertising on or off our service.
Personal information collected from students is never used for any
behaviorally-targeted advertising to students by us or any third parties.
We collect the minimal amount of information from children necessary to use our service.
We use security industry best practices to protect your personal information.
We are transparent about our practices, so that you can make
meaningful choices about how your information is used,
and will notify you if things change.
We have been certified COPPA compliant by iKeepsafe and participate in the iKeepsafe Safe Harbor program.
We fully support schools' FERPA requirements and have been reviewed and approved by iKeepsafe for having policies and practices that are compliant with the federal mandates for FERPA.
We adhere to the set of principles established by the Student Privacy Pledge
intended to safeguard student privacy, including responsible stewardship, protection,
and transparent handling of student person information.
Artsonia received the HIGHEST privacy evaluation rating (96%) from
Common Sense Media
for apps in the Ed Tech category.
We were also a 2020 top pick for websites for
Online Safety & Privacy Features
Data Retention & Security
Additional Privacy Resources
Artsonia is certified COPPA compliant by iKeepSafe, an FTC-approved COPPA Safe Harbor Organization. For information on how consumers can ask questions or file complaints related to COPPA, please email COPPAPrivacy@ikeepsafe.org.
Please see our Help Desk for answers to common questions on Privacy and how Artsonia works.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us via email at email@example.com or via postal mail at:
1350 Tri-State Pkwy Suite 106
Gurnee, IL 60031