NEW YORK, N.Y., January 17, 2018 —ScholarChip®, the largest provider of automated school safety and operations services, is now a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge developed by The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The Pledge safeguards student privacy on the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.
“ScholarChip is dedicated to protecting the data we collect. We use the highest industry standards, and our servers, databases, backups, and firewall technologies actively guard the information entrusted to us,” said Craig Lockwood, president, ScholarChip. “We stand together with this important organization and we are proud to sign and commit to The Privacy Pledge.”
ScholarChip collects attendance data for close to a half-million students on a daily basis, which requires an advanced and vigorous system. Its approach is to provide schools with the most robust, yet simple to use devices to collect data, and then provide all services in a single central location where skilled developers and technicians can maintain a close watch over system operations.
In addition to its K12 services, ScholarChip provides high speed financial services to 1.8 million post-secondary students attending 490 colleges and universities. ScholarChip’s K12 system and higher education financial services share the same database infrastructure, with data security certifications that are the most stringent. These standards are verified by quarterly, independent, third-party testing.
All electronic communication is encrypted or sent via a private link to approved recipients. ScholarChip uses industry-standard hardware and software in combination with authentication and certification by third parties, and it encrypts all sensitive information and financial data.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups. For more information, visit fpf.org.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.
ScholarChip is the largest provider of smart ID cards used for attendance, payment processing, visitor management, secure door access, and behavior management services in K12. It was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices. ScholarChip’s Higher Education services include Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing, Student Retention Services, and a compliant Payment Gateway. For more information visit http://www.scholarchip.com.
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