ATLIS Privacy Certification - iKeepSafe

ATLIS Certification

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About the iKeepSafe ATLIS Certification

iKeepSafe and ATLIS partnered to create the iKeepSafe ATLIS Privacy Certification for Independent Schools. This certification demonstrates compliance with the high standards for protecting student privacy required of educational technology vendors in ATLIS member schools.

The iKeepSafe ATLIS Certification builds on iKeepSafe’s FERPA, COPPA Safe Harbor, and CSPC certifications, which help educators and parents find products that meet the expectations of federal privacy laws. This certification is recommended for operators and providers of websites and online services that are, in whole or in part, intended for use in and by independent schools. 

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Why become ATLIS certified?

Earning the iKeepSafe ATLIS Certification demonstrates that your technology company is a leader in student privacy. Building upon the FERPA regulations, this certification assesses for the data privacy compliance standards that the ATLIS organization and its member schools require.

Instill confidence with parents, students and schools.

An ATLIS assessment from iKeepSafe, a trusted and experienced independent third party, will assure independent schools and parents that your educational technology product can be trusted with student data.

Clearly communicate compliance with stringent student data privacy laws.

Earning and displaying the iKeepSafe ATLIS certification indicates that your company values the privacy of your independent school customers and the members of their communities.

Eliminate the complicated guess work of data privacy compliance from your organization.

Having the iKeepSafe experts assess and guide you through the various elements of student privacy regulations will eliminate compliance uncertainty and provide the right direction for your unique needs.

Benefits of Earning the iKeepSafe ATLIS Certification

  • Helps ease entry into schools as vendors demonstrate data transparency and compliance
  • Recognition in the ATLIS network of independent schools as a preferred vendor
  • Recognition as a privacy certified vendor in the LearnPlatform
  • Demonstrates that you meet the high standards that are required of ATLIS schools in protecting student and family data privacy and security


Technology leaders make the best decisions when they are reflective, informed, and connected. ATLIS empowers its members to develop strategies, build relationships, and share best practices in technology and innovation for independent schools.

ATLIS, offering targeted professional development, mentorship program, best-practices resources and networking for members and the extended community.

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Assessment Guidelines

  • Transparency


    Each product must include a clearly written, accurate and easily accessible privacy policy explaining what data is collected from or about students, how the data is used and stored, and to whom it may be disclosed and why.

  • Choice


    Participating company products should be designed to operate with minimally required collection of student data. Participating companies must clearly identify to schools what data collection is required for basic operation of the technology and what is optional.

  • Education


    Participating companies must maintain a baseline level of knowledge of data privacy and security requirements and best practices through annual employee training.

  • Control


    Participating companies agree to act as school officials, but schools will remain in control of personally identifiable information from education records during and after any arrangement with a participating company. Participating companies may not provide third parties with students’ personal data for advertising, marketing, or other purposes unrelated to the functioning of the product in the manner for which it is being used by the school.

    Participating companies must also have a process in place to respond to requests to provide parents or eligible students with a means to review data or categories of data that have been collected and to request that the data be amended or corrected.

  • Security


    Participating companies must take reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of data.

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