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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail at:
1350 Tri-State Pkwy Suite 106
Gurnee, IL 60031