Privacy and security are among the highest priorities for intoCareers and our applications. We work diligently to maintain student and administrator privacy and treat all sensitive data and personal information with the highest industry standards. This Privacy & Security Statement outlines the specific steps that are taken to assure that student and faculty/staff data are treated carefully and appropriately.

We respect our users' privacy. intoCareers adheres to guidelines created by the Children's On-Line Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1996. Except as stated herein, or as otherwise required by law, personally identifiable information is not disclosed to any other group or agency for any purpose, nor, except as necessary to correct system problems, is individual information looked at by staff. This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), and outlines our practices regarding children’s personal information.

FERPA includes provisions that reflect the way CareerTrek operates in K-12 institutions. First, portions of all student portfolios at a school are accessible to the CIS Coordinator for the institution and to designees of the CIS Coordinator. However, under FERPA, the Coordinator and/or the designees must have a "legitimate interest" to look at material in a student's portfolio.

Through the course of providing its Service to a school, intoCareers may have access to personally identifiable information about students ("Student Data") that is provided by the school, by the parent or guardian, or by the Student. intoCareers has access to Student Data only as requested by the School and only for the purposes of performing Services on the school's behalf. The type of Student Data we collect will depend on how the school uses the Service. The school provides each student with login credentials and confirms that it has obtained appropriate parental consents, as needed, before the student is permitted to access the Service.

  • Parents have the right to refuse the site further contact with their child and to have access to their child's information and to have it deleted by contacting the school administrator or CareerTrek Coordinator.
  • Parents have the right to consent to the site's use of the child's personal information without having to consent to its disclosure of that information to third parties by contacting the school administrator or CareerTrek Coordinator.
  • If you are the parent and guardian of a student using CareerTrek, and cease to agree with CareerTrek terms of use and privacy policy at some point in the future, you may opt-out by contacting your school's administrator or CareerTrek Coordinator.

CareerTrek uses cookies and the JSON Web Token standard to securely manage user identity and authorization. This technology is used to ensure that user progress on the educational activities in CareerTrek are securely stored in the appropriate user account, assist intoCareers in trouble-shooting when problems arise, and to better understand how users interactive with the site. Information related to user activity collected for the purposes above include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser and operating system, clickstream data and timestamps.

User data is protected using industry accepted standards. Accounts are protected by a password or other school approved authentication methods. Information entered on our site is encrypted during transmission over the internet using the standard transport layer protocol (TLS). Databases are password protected and segregated by firewalls. Backups are encrypted at rest. Access to personal data is restricted to authorized personnel with a an educational, administrative or support need.

The personal information requirements for CareerTrek include the student's name, grade level, class assignment and unique identifier. Personally identifiable information is stored for the sole purpose of providing educational services.

Schools or agencies that make CareerTrek available to their students or clients can receive information in the form of various reports. These reports are designed to help CareerTrek Coordinators (i.e., individual at the institution responsible for providing access to CareerTrek) evaluate use of the CareerTrek by their students or clients and enhance their career development programs and services.

User information is retained for as long as an account is active, needed to provide educational services, comply with legal obligations or resolve disputes. Data may be retained in aggregate or de-identified format.