Terms & Conditions
These terms are subject to change or be updated. Please keep yourself apprised of these terms as they are updated in future releases.
Student Data Privacy Pledge
Pursuant to the Student Privacy Pledge by the Software and Information Industry Association,
We PLEDGE to:
'School service provider' refers to any entity that: (1) is providing, and is operating in its capacity as a provider of, an online or mobile application, online service or website that is both designed and marketed for use in United States elementary and secondary educational institutions/ agencies and is used at the direction of their teachers or other employees; and (2) collects, maintains or uses student personal information in digital/electronic format. The term 'school service provider' does not include an entity that is providing, and that is operating in its capacity as a provider of, general audience software, applications, services or websites not designed and marketed for schools. (KnowStory is a general audience software and is not specifically marketed only for schools as an internal-use-only software device, but is an external Social Media program for the entire general industry of Education globally.)
'Educational/School purposes' are services or functions that customarily take place at the direction of the educational institution/agency or their teacher/employee, for which the institutions or agency would otherwise use its own employees, and that aid in the administration or improvement of educational and school activities (e.g., instruction, administration, and development and improvement of products/services intended for educational/school use). 'Student personal information' is personally identifiable information as well as other information when it is both collected and maintained on an individual level and is linked to personally identifiable information.
'Student' applies to students of United States elementary and secondary schools, and with regard to notice and consent applies only to students of appropriate age as authorized under relevant United States federal law.
'Consumer privacy policies' include those privacy policies that are posted by the company to be available to all users to the site or service.
'Parent' includes a student’s legal guardian.
Student Data Privacy Pledge
KnowStory users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some of the agreements you make when you create and keep an account with us:
Your privacy is very important to us. We have zero tolerance with any violation of the terms of this agreement, and any user who violates them. The safety and privacy of our users and visitors of utmost importance to us. Because of this we require that you have an account and are registered and have agreed to these terms to visit any part of the site other than the products pages.
KnowStory offers commercial interests a means of advertising through Stories and ads to reach people on KnowStory. When you search for any particular thing you are automatically indicating your own interests so that we can use our algorithms to line up search results or advertising to help you specifically find learning content or products you want. When we deliver ads, we do not share your information (information that personally identifies you, such as your name or contact information) with advertisers. We may provide advertisers with information when we have removed your name and other personally identifying information from it, or combined it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads perform or how many people viewed or clicked on their ads or install an app after seeing an ad.
Additionally, so that we can show you content that you may find interesting, we may use information you have provided about yourself to serve relevant recommendations. For example:
For ads we may serve, advertisers may choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information we receive or infer about users. Here are some of the ways advertisers may target relevant ads:
If an advertiser chooses to run ads, we serve the ads to people who meet criteria the advertiser selects. So, if someone views or otherwise interacts with the ad, the advertiser might assume that the person meets the criteria they selected. We require advertisers, just like all other users, to comply with all of the terms of this agreement and are committed to keeping privacy and security standards of KnowStory.
We may tell you about some of the features and tools your friends and others use on KnowStory, to help you have a better experience. For example, if a classmate of yours really enjoys an e-learning game, we may tell you about it to encourage you to use it as well. This, of course, means your friend may similarly see suggestions based on the things you do and we hope this creates more learning for everyone. We will try to only show it to your particular friends that could benefit from your experience. This is just like other Social Media.
Cookies, Pixels and Other Similar Technologies
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
We will use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services to help your user experience.
These will do things like:
We may use these tools to know you are logged in to KnowStory, to help you use social plugins and share buttons, or to know when you are interacting with our advertising or Platform partners.
We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by KnowStory or the third party (although we would not share information that personally identifies you with an advertiser). Our vision of any third party is not a commercial interested one for information but one that would contribute function to how we deliver such as certain software code and text or email delivery engines.
Cookies and things like local storage help make KnowStory work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver personalized content.
Refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use KnowStory or other websites and apps.
Sharing Your Content and Information
You own all of the content and information you post on KnowStory.
We do our best to keep KnowStory safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep KnowStory safe, which includes the following commitments by you:
Protecting Other People's Rights
We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.
Mobile and Other Devices
Even More Info About Advertisements and Other Commercial Content Served or Enhanced by KnowStory
Our goal is to deliver advertising and other commercial or sponsored content that is valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following:
Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers
You can target your desired audience by buying ads on KnowStory or our publisher network. The following additional terms apply to you if you place an order through our online advertising portal (Order):
You agree that if the advertiser you represent violates this Statement, we may hold you responsible for that violation.
KnowStory’s marketplace is where you can upload, list, display, advertise your products, learning content, software, curriculum, games, media, and other items (further referred to as 'items') as well as find items from others – for free, or for purchase. By participating or using KnowStory, you consent to these policies as pertain to the marketplace:
If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of KnowStory to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time.
WE TRY TO KEEP KNOWSTORY UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING KNOWSTORY AS IS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT KNOWSTORY WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT KNOWSTORY WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. KNOWSTORY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR KNOWSTORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS STATEMENT OR KNOWSTORY WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, KNOWSTORY'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.