Privacy Policy for Texthelp 'For Google™' Products


At Texthelp, we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our website visitors and product users. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us or that we collect from you while you use our software or visit our site.  Texthelp have signed the Student Data Pledge, and implement COPPA compliant data policies. All data stored by Texthelp is stored according to our Data Security Policy.

 

User settings

We use cookies, local storage, your Google™ account, and our servers to store a user’s settings, such as the currently selected voice, and any document annotations.

 

Your Google account and personal information

You are uniquely identified by your Google email address. This information is used to determine the status of your current license. No other Google profile information is collected. We may keep this data indefinitely.

 

Students and Personally Identifiable Information

The only student information that we store is the student’s Google Apps Login ID. We need to store this so that we can store the user’s preferences and data, and to confirm that they are a licensed user.   You are uniquely identified by your Google email address.  A de-identified version of this information is used to determine the status of your Read & Write for Google Chrome current license. No other Google profile information is collected. We may keep this de-identified data indefinitely.

 

Required Permissions

Applications that integrate with Chrome or a Google account must declare their intent by requesting permissions. These permissions to your browser and account must be granted in order to integrate with Chrome and Google accounts. Below is a list of these permissions and why they are required. At no time will Texthelp request or have access to your Google account password.

 

Read&Write for Google Chrome

Read&Write for Google Chrome Extension permissions

Access your data on all websites
Used by the reading and prediction features etc. to read and modify content.
Access your tabs and browsing activity
Access your tabs and browsing activity.
Access data you copy and paste
Used to modify content via the clipboard.

 

Google Drive integration

View your email address
We need this for licensing, storing settings, and the annotations that you make on PDF and EPub Files.
View basic information about your account
We need this for licensing, storing settings, and annotations.
View and manage Google Drive files that you have opened or created with this app
We need your permission to open the PDF, KES and EPUB files from your Google Drive in our accessible viewers.
Add itself to Google Drive
We need your permission to open the PDF, KES and EPUB files from your Google Drive menus.

Manage groups on your domain

Used to determine if a student on your domain is included in a group of licensed users in your domain.

 

 

 Google Documents integration

View and manage your documents in Google Drive
We need permission to make a new Google Doc for you when we create the collected highlights and vocabulary documents.
Connect to an external service
We need permission to connect to the Texthelp Vocabulary service. This service provides dictionary definitions, and symbols to be used in Vocabulary Worksheets.

 

Snapverter 

Google Drive integration

View your email address
For sending emails and displaying on dashboard.
View basic profile info
For licensing and storing settings.
View and manage Google Drive files that you have opened or created with this app
We need your permission to open PDF, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG and ZIP (Daisy) files in your Google Drive.
View and manage files in your Google Drive
We need your permission to open and add PDF, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG and ZIP (Daisy) files in your Google Drive.
Have offline access
We need offline access to allow the conversion process to open and save files in your Google Drive.

 

 

Fluency Tutor for Google 

Google Drive integration

View your email address
We need this to send emails to teachers and display information on the dashboard.
View basic profile info
For licensing and storing settings.
Add itself to Google Drive
We need your permission to install Fluency Tutor for Google as the default viewer for reading passages.
Have offline access
We need offline access to allow the conversion process to open and save files in your Google Drive.

 

Android App permissions

View your email address
For sending emails and displaying on dashboard.
View basic profile info
For licensing and storing settings.

 

You can revoke these permissions at any time on your Google Account Permissions page.

 

Data privacy

Texthelp employees will only access content on our servers with the express permission of the provided administrator or contact at time of purchase for a site or group license. Similar express  permission from a single user license owner or trialist must be provided.  

 

Disclosing your information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.

 

Scanning Content

We do not scan any content. Our systems are not designed to associate personal information with your activities.

 

We don't share your personal data with other companies.

We do not share any personal data (such as name, address, email, or phone) with other companies.

 

No ad companies collect data through our service.

We do not display advertising, therefore, no data is collected through our software for advertisement targeting. We do not operate any referral program and do not display any sponsored links.

 

We take steps to protect personal information.

We take reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt transmission of data on pages where you provide payment information. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

 

Monitoring usage

Our software uses tracking software to allow Texthelp to better understand how our software is used. This is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save, or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

 

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Privacy Policy and Choices

 

Enforcement

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. If we receive a formal written complaint, we will follow up and contact the person who made the complaint.

 

Changes

We do update this Policy from time to time, so please review this Policy regularly. 

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