Statement for all PBISApps applications, including The SWIS Suite (SWIS, EC-SWIS, CICO-SWIS, & I-SWIS), PBIS Assessment, PBIS Evaluation, and PBISApps.org
Last reviewed February 2021
Privacy and security are among the highest priorities for PBISApps and our applications, including The SWIS Suite (SWIS, EC-SWIS, CICO-SWIS, & I-SWIS), PBIS Assessment, PBIS Evaluation, and PBISApps.org. We work diligently to maintain student and faculty privacy and treat all sensitive data and personal information with the highest industry standards. This Privacy & Security Statement outline the specific steps that are taken to assure that student and faculty/staff data are treated carefully and appropriately.
The protection of student, staff, and family personal information is critical to our work. As such, PBISApps has endorsed the Student Privacy Pledge, a strong set of commitments drafted with the involvement of educational non-profit groups, the Software & Information Industry Association, and public sector educational leaders. PBISApps is run by Educational and Community Supports, a research center in the University of Oregon’s College of Education. As part of a public research university we are ineligible to be a signatory to the pledge but have committed to following each aspect of the pledge completely. This privacy statement outlines our commitments and the steps we take to ensure that personal (i.e., individually identifiable) information remains private.
All information, data, and other content transmitted by the Licensee to PBISApps, or entered or uploaded under Licensee’s user accounts, remain the sole property of the Licensee. The Licensee retains exclusive control over student and staff data, including determining who may access data and how it may be used for legitimate authorized purposes. PBISApps and the Licensee shall establish reasonable procedures by which a parent, legal guardian or eligible student may review personally identifiable information on the pupil's records, correct erroneous information, and procedures for the transfer of pupil-generated content to a personal account.
Most schools using the SWIS Suite have agreed to have their data added to a national research database funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this research database is to document large demographic patterns, as well as allow schools to compare their office discipline referral (ODR) patterns with similar groups of schools (e.g., elementary, urban). When a school agrees to allow their data to be used in the Research Database the following considerations are important:
We welcome questions and comments related to the privacy and security of information entered into any of our applications. If you have additional questions or suggestions, please email PBISApps Support or call us at 855-455-8194.