If you look at Zoom`s privacy assessment for Common Sense Media education, you can see that Zoom is clearly marketed as a school goal and is aimed at students, “primarily used, designed and marketed for them by students in classes before K-12. 20.4 General provisions. This agreement represents the entirety of the agreement reached between the contracting parties that comply with the purpose of this Agreement and replaces all prior agreements and agreements between the parties that comply with that purpose, except that if you or your company have entered into a separate written agreement or if you have signed an order form for a separate agreement governing your use of the Services, controls this Agreement to the extent that a provision of this Agreement conflicts with the terms of this Agreement. Zoom may, from time to time, amend or complete the terms of this agreement at its sole discretion. Zoom will make economically appropriate business efforts to inform you of the substantial changes made to this agreement. Within 10 business days of booking changes to this Agreement (or ten (10) business days from the notification date, if this is done, they are mandatory for you. If you don`t agree with the changes, you should stop using the services. If you continue to use the services after such a 10-day working period, you are presumed to have accepted the changes to the terms of this Agreement. In order to participate in certain services, you may be informed of the need to download software and/or accept additional terms and conditions. Unless these additional conditions are expressly provided, these additional conditions are included in this agreement.

This agreement was drafted in English and this version is controlled in all respects, and any non-English version of this agreement is exclusively for accommodation. “… There are still areas of privacy issues in which Zoom is too short, including its limited but still targeted use of advertising and third-party tracking that may affect K-12 students. (Ads don`t appear on Zoom itself, but on other websites that children visit after using it.) 20.1 Choice of law and forum. This agreement is subject to the laws of the State of California and is interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as they apply to agreements concluded and executed in California by residents of California. With the exception of Schedule A, the parties to the exclusive jurisdiction and jurisdiction of the state courts in Santa Clara County, California, and the federal courts of the Northern District of California agree. We look forward to your support at this difficult time and we are working very hard to engage and support our students. Please take a moment to thank your students` teachers – they work harder/longer than they would if the school were in the session.

We miss the noises of the students in the hallways and we look forward to returning to school. I hope that K-12 schools, parents and students are aware of this clear wording and will take care of it. Apparently, in their haste to learn virtually during the Covid 19 jump stop, some K-12 schools have asked students to download the zoom app and create their own zoom account – with their school messaging – to reduce zoombombing. As EdSurge reported in March 2020, “Students should never count in Zoom,” “This is where it can put neighborhoods in trouble.” “We only collect students` personal data to provide zoom for K-12 subscribers, not for marketing or advertising, and with the exception of our service providers, we do not pass on personal data about K-12 students to other parties.” Since we are doing our best to help Weston students with online teaching offers, I need to inform you of the tools we use for you and some of the precautions I have for you.

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