The MathemaTIC team considers data security to be our top priority and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in accordance with established best practices and legal requirements. We strive to hold your data in a secure manner while helping you attain your educational goals.
Your ministry of education, academic institution, or organization decides the purpose and method of data processing on MathemaTIC and are therefore considered “Data Controllers”. Vretta, as the learning technology partner for MathemaTIC, is considered a “Data Processor” since the data is processed on behalf of the Data Controller, as per its instructions.
When you use our products, as instructed by your academic institution (or ministry or organization), we collect personal information such as your first name, last name, email address. In some cases, we may be instructed by the Data Controller to collect sensitive personal information such as your sex, so that they may carry out questionnaires on the platform. Under some circumstances we collect your age in order to verify your status as a minor and ensure your rights are protected accordingly.
We collect usernames and passwords that are created by users participating in our system. Your teacher or school administration may create these credentials.
We collect information on the version of the device or software you are using while interacting with our products. We will also collect other information, such as the type of Internet Browser you are using and your IP address, and what Country you are in.
We collect what language of the application is being used, as well as when the language is changed.
We collect data about which lessons you have used, how long you spend on them, whether you have completed them or not, and your score on them.
We also collect log data associated to browsing different sections within the application.
In some schools and countries we carry out questionnaires (e.g. opinions about Mathematics) on request from our Data Controllers. They are responsible for designing the content and deciding the purposes for this content, however we will process the data as part of the platform.
We collect other administrative information such as your college/school name, online class name, professor’s/teacher’s name, and grade level.
We do not use what is sometimes referred to as “machine learning” or “artificial intelligence” algorithms to process personal data.
You directly provide MathemaTIC with the data we collect. We process and store data when you:
A Data Governance Agreement is maintained between your Data Controller (the data department at the Ministry of Education) and Vretta to share data that is requested. Your Data Controller will not have visibility of names of students, teachers, or schools. Here is a snapshot of what they can see when data is sent to them:
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The data we share with your Data Controller is created when you use the MathemaTIC app. The data we send includes user identifiers, which are needed to ensure data is accurately associated to the right user across all events on the system. The app creates a unique identifier for each time a user starts a new activity, as well as what time an activity is started and when it ends. The app also tracks how much time is spent in each of the available languages, which makes it easier for the Data Controller to identify languages that need more inclusion. Finally, the score for each activity is available (ranging from 0 to 1), which makes it possible for the data department of your Data Controller to assess student performance.
This data can be used for scientific research with the aim of understanding how MathemaTIC is used over time (e.g., time spent, activities performed, etc.) and what support measures are necessary to optimize its use (e.g., adaptations, trainings, etc.).