Since December 2014 the District has required vendors to sign a Data Protection Addendum (DPA) to prohibit student data mining or targeting marketing while requiring industry standards for encryption and security. As new district-wide contracts are signed and old contracts are renewed, the Data Protection Addendum is put into place. The goal is to ensure that all vendors (including teacher-initiated classroom-based tools) are either subject to a negotiated contract with the Data Protection Addendum or covered by new state or federal legislation regulating vendor practices. BVSD relies on contract negotiations with vendors to ensure the protection of student data.
If you are purchasing or seeking new software, please see information regarding the software approval process. If you are renewing a contract with a vendor, please contact purchasing if there is not a DPA signed by this vendor.
See information regarding digital citizenship.
In the interest of maintaining innovative practices in the classroom, the Approved Software Vendor list excludes teacher-initiated classroom tools ("click-through" contracts). However, it is the teacher's responsibility to read and understand all click-through terms before accepting.
CIPA - Children's Internet Protection Act
COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Colorado Department of Education - Data Privacy and Security
Denver Public Schools - Student Data Privacy
Jeffco Public Schools - Data Privacy and Security
Federal Student Data Privacy Pledge