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Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

Data Protection Notice for Teachers

1.       What is the Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) and who does it involve?

PILA comprises a user-facing website and a data collection platform with learning and assessment content and tools, which requires a PILA account. PILA is a non-for-profit initiative that is managed by the PISA Research and Innovation team at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the Directorate for Education and Skills; and Know Learning, a US-based non-governmental organisation.

2.       How does PILA ensure the protection of personal data?

PILA uses a zero-knowledge security system to avoid collecting and storing personally identifiable information from students in the PILA databases, while still allowing you to see your students in your teacher account. See Figure 1 for a visual description of this security system.

PILA recommends that teachers and students use their educational email account when creating or signing into a PILA account. If the educational email accounts are not compatible with the available third-party providers for SSO, the teacher can request that PILA add a compatible SSO by contacting edu.pila@oecd.org.

Figure 1. Visual summary of the zero-knowledge system in PILA

3.       What personal data does PILA collect, and for what purposes?

For the purposes of allowing access to account creation on PILA, the OECD collects your full name, email, educational institution and location to confirm your status as an educator.

For the purposes of providing information on what your students know and can do, PILA collects students’ time-stamped interactions with the platform and their responses. No one, besides you, your students and Know Learning (for troubleshooting purposes), will have access to these data.

  • Personal data collected from students on the Platform should not have any direct impact, whether positive or negative, on student’s final grades. This platform is intended to provide support to teachers and students in the learning process.
  • PILA recommends that teachers (and their students) refrain from including any personal information, whether relating to you or another person, on the different spaces of the Platform where they may provide content.

In order to ensure the effective functioning and security of the PILA website and to better understand visitor behavioural patterns, as you browse the PILA website, we automatically collect:

  • Log information such as the pages you visit and the time/date of your visit, as well as your internet prototcol (IP) address.
  • Device and software information such as your browser specifications and operating system.

This information is collected through the use of various technologies, including cookies which are small text files stored in your browser.

4.       Where are PILA data stored and for how long?

Your full name, email, educational institution and location will be stored securely as long as your account remains active at the OECD, outside of the PILA databases.

The Platform is hosted externally to the OECD by Know Learning, and thus the personal data collected when signed into PILA will be processed by Know Learning affiliates, Google Analytics and Google Cloud Platform, which are based in the United States.

Teacher and student data resulting from uses other than research studies will be automatically deleted every year.

The PILA website is hosted in the United States by a company called Vercel. The PILA website allows Google Analytics, based in the United States, to access the data generated by your activity and store it using cookies. This data is processed in a way that does not directly identify you. We store data about your activity on the PILA website for two years, after which time it is deleted.

Access to personal data stored within the Platform is limited to appropriate staff members within Know Learning.

5.       What rights do you have related to their personal data on PILA?

Under the OECD Personal Data Processing Rules, you have rights to access, remove or amend any information that has been provided. If you would like to delete personal data or information that has been posted, submitted, or otherwise communicated on the PILA platform, contact edu.pila@oecd.org.

If you have further queries or complaints related to the processing of your personal data, please contact the OECD’s Data Protection Officer (dpo@oecd.org). If you need further assistance in resolving claims related to personal data protection you can contact the OECD’s Data Protection Commissioner (dpc@oecd.org).

1.       What is the Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) and who does it involve?

PILA comprises a user-facing website and a data collection platform with learning and assessment content and tools, which requires a PILA account. PILA is a non-for-profit initiative that is managed by the PISA Research and Innovation team at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the Directorate for Education and Skills; and Know Learning, a US-based non-governmental organisation.

2.       How does PILA ensure the protection of personal data?

PILA uses a zero-knowledge security system to avoid collecting and storing personally identifiable information from students in the PILA databases, while still allowing you to see your students in your teacher account. See Figure 1 for a visual description of this security system.

PILA recommends that teachers and students use their educational email account when creating or signing into a PILA account. If the educational email accounts are not compatible with the available third-party providers for SSO, the teacher can request that PILA add a compatible SSO by contacting edu.pila@oecd.org.

Figure 1. Visual summary of the zero-knowledge system in PILA

3.       What personal data does PILA collect, and for what purposes?

For the purposes of allowing access to account creation on PILA, the OECD collects your full name, email, educational institution and location to confirm your status as an educator.

For the purposes of providing information on what your students know and can do, PILA collects students’ time-stamped interactions with the platform and their responses. No one, besides you, your students and Know Learning (for troubleshooting purposes), will have access to these data.

  • Personal data collected from students on the Platform should not have any direct impact, whether positive or negative, on student’s final grades. This platform is intended to provide support to teachers and students in the learning process.
  • PILA recommends that teachers (and their students) refrain from including any personal information, whether relating to you or another person, on the different spaces of the Platform where they may provide content.

In order to ensure the effective functioning and security of the PILA website and to better understand visitor behavioural patterns, as you browse the PILA website, we automatically collect:

  • Log information such as the pages you visit and the time/date of your visit, as well as your internet prototcol (IP) address.
  • Device and software information such as your browser specifications and operating system.

This information is collected through the use of various technologies, including cookies which are small text files stored in your browser.

4.       Where are PILA data stored and for how long?

Your full name, email, educational institution and location will be stored securely as long as your account remains active at the OECD, outside of the PILA databases.

The Platform is hosted externally to the OECD by Know Learning, and thus the personal data collected when signed into PILA will be processed by Know Learning affiliates, Google Analytics and Google Cloud Platform, which are based in the United States.

Teacher and student data resulting from uses other than research studies will be automatically deleted every year.

The PILA website is hosted in the United States by a company called Vercel. The PILA website allows Google Analytics, based in the United States, to access the data generated by your activity and store it using cookies. This data is processed in a way that does not directly identify you. We store data about your activity on the PILA website for two years, after which time it is deleted.

Access to personal data stored within the Platform is limited to appropriate staff members within Know Learning.

5.       What rights do you have related to their personal data on PILA?

Under the OECD Personal Data Processing Rules, you have rights to access, remove or amend any information that has been provided. If you would like to delete personal data or information that has been posted, submitted, or otherwise communicated on the PILA platform, contact edu.pila@oecd.org.

If you have further queries or complaints related to the processing of your personal data, please contact the OECD’s Data Protection Officer (dpo@oecd.org). If you need further assistance in resolving claims related to personal data protection you can contact the OECD’s Data Protection Commissioner (dpc@oecd.org).

1.       What is the Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) and who does it involve?

PILA comprises a user-facing website and a data collection platform with learning and assessment content and tools, which requires a PILA account. PILA is a non-for-profit initiative that is managed by the PISA Research and Innovation team at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the Directorate for Education and Skills; and Know Learning, a US-based non-governmental organisation.

2.       How does PILA ensure the protection of personal data?

PILA uses a zero-knowledge security system to avoid collecting and storing personally identifiable information from students in the PILA databases, while still allowing you to see your students in your teacher account. See Figure 1 for a visual description of this security system.

PILA recommends that teachers and students use their educational email account when creating or signing into a PILA account. If the educational email accounts are not compatible with the available third-party providers for SSO, the teacher can request that PILA add a compatible SSO by contacting edu.pila@oecd.org.

Figure 1. Visual summary of the zero-knowledge system in PILA

3.       What personal data does PILA collect, and for what purposes?

For the purposes of allowing access to account creation on PILA, the OECD collects your full name, email, educational institution and location to confirm your status as an educator.

For the purposes of providing information on what your students know and can do, PILA collects students’ time-stamped interactions with the platform and their responses. No one, besides you, your students and Know Learning (for troubleshooting purposes), will have access to these data.

  • Personal data collected from students on the Platform should not have any direct impact, whether positive or negative, on student’s final grades. This platform is intended to provide support to teachers and students in the learning process.
  • PILA recommends that teachers (and their students) refrain from including any personal information, whether relating to you or another person, on the different spaces of the Platform where they may provide content.

In order to ensure the effective functioning and security of the PILA website and to better understand visitor behavioural patterns, as you browse the PILA website, we automatically collect:

  • Log information such as the pages you visit and the time/date of your visit, as well as your internet prototcol (IP) address.
  • Device and software information such as your browser specifications and operating system.

This information is collected through the use of various technologies, including cookies which are small text files stored in your browser.

4.       Where are PILA data stored and for how long?

Your full name, email, educational institution and location will be stored securely as long as your account remains active at the OECD, outside of the PILA databases.

The Platform is hosted externally to the OECD by Know Learning, and thus the personal data collected when signed into PILA will be processed by Know Learning affiliates, Google Analytics and Google Cloud Platform, which are based in the United States.

Teacher and student data resulting from uses other than research studies will be automatically deleted every year.

The PILA website is hosted in the United States by a company called Vercel. The PILA website allows Google Analytics, based in the United States, to access the data generated by your activity and store it using cookies. This data is processed in a way that does not directly identify you. We store data about your activity on the PILA website for two years, after which time it is deleted.

Access to personal data stored within the Platform is limited to appropriate staff members within Know Learning.

5.       What rights do you have related to their personal data on PILA?

Under the OECD Personal Data Processing Rules, you have rights to access, remove or amend any information that has been provided. If you would like to delete personal data or information that has been posted, submitted, or otherwise communicated on the PILA platform, contact edu.pila@oecd.org.

If you have further queries or complaints related to the processing of your personal data, please contact the OECD’s Data Protection Officer (dpo@oecd.org). If you need further assistance in resolving claims related to personal data protection you can contact the OECD’s Data Protection Commissioner (dpc@oecd.org).

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