Both state and federal laws protect the confidentiality of information about your child that identifies him or her. Such information is known as “personally identifiable information.” Under New York state’s education law, if you are a parent or legal guardian of a child at a Success Academy school, you have the following rights regarding the privacy and security of your child’s personally identifiable information and data:
- Your child’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.
- If your child is under age 18, you have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of your child’s education records.
- Safeguards must be in place to protect your child’s personally identifiable data when it is stored or transferred. These safeguards must meet industry standards and best practices. Examples of such safeguards include encryption, firewalls, and password protection.
- You have the right to make complaints about possible breaches of student data and to have such complaints addressed.
Complaints to Success Academy Charter Schools should be directed in writing to:
General Counsel and Data Protection Officer
Success Academy Charter Schools
95 Pine Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10005
Success Academy will respond to complaints pursuant to these procedures.
You can find a complete list of all of the types of student data that the New York State Education Department collects. You may also obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTORS
In the course of complying with its obligations under the law and providing educational services, Success Academy has entered into agreements with certain third-party contractors. Each contract that Success Academy enters into with a third party contractor where the contractor receives personally identifiable information from student educational records or certain teacher or principal data will include the following information:
(1) the exclusive purposes for which the student data or teacher or principal data will be used;
(2) how the third party contractor will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that the third party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will abide by data protection and security requirements;
(3) when the agreement expires and what happens to the student data or teacher or principal data upon expiration of the agreement;
(4) if and how a parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected; and
(4) where the student data or teacher or principal data will be stored (described in such a manner as to protect data security), and the security protections taken to ensure such data will be protected, including whether such data will be encrypted.