Privacy Policy

Date of last revision: 9/4/2019

ACT Inc. (referred to throughout as “us,” “we,” “our,” etc.), is the owner and operator of the ACT Academy website, an educational resource and standards repository (collectively with all services therein, including the Common Core Quest app, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Service, any subdomains thereof and any other websites, webpages or apps we own or operate that include a link to this policy (all of which together are referred to as the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy is intended to explain to you: (1) the types of personal information collected; (2) how that information is collected; (3) how we use personal information; (4) the disclosure of your personal information; and; (5) our specific privacy policies regarding children under the age of 13.

We adhere to the United States Children Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and encourage all students to check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website, including ours. See additional information on our Children Privacy Policies below.

What types of personal information do we collect from teachers?

In order to operate the Service and to provide our services, we must ask teachers to provide certain information about themselves. In order for teachers to sign-up to Service, we require teachers to provide us with applicable information that personally identifies them (“Personal Information”). Typically, we collect the following Personal Information from teachers:

  • The teacher’s first and last name
  • The teacher’s email address.  Emails are not required for students.
  • The teacher’s browser and operating system information
  • The teacher’s school and class code (if applicable)
  • The teacher’s resource selections using the Service
  • The teacher’s search history
  • The teacher’s class history

How do we collect your information?

We collect Personal Information from teachers through their interactions with the Service.  

How do we use the teacher’s personal information?

We use the teacher’s Personal Information in order to administer the Sites and allow the teacher to use and participate in the Service. For example:

  • We store the teacher’s classes for their use.
  • We will share a teacher’s class(es) with other teachers and users, only when specifically requested by the teacher to do so.
  • We will recommend better resources based on usage of the Service and search and resource history.  Resources include educational videos, homework assignments and other educational materials.  Advertisements are not defined as a resource. Further, we do not publish any advertisements on our Sites. 

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties unless you specifically authorize us to do so or if required by law. 


Children’s Privacy Policies

We are in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA, See 15 U.S.C.A. § 6501et sec.).  

If your student or child has used the Sites and submitted Personal Information to us without consent, please contact us and we will immediately remove that information from the Sites and our database.

A teacher’s access to and use of the Sites is subject to the Terms of Use at

Students/children are not required to share any personal information.  The information that is required from students is a random user name created by the student, teacher or parent. A teacher may use an email assigned to a student when the teacher is setting up their Academy class. Teachers only see the option to invite students by email for grades 9 and up.

Information collected from children will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the activity. Of course, student usage of the Sites may be monitored by their teacher’s account and the student’s parent’s account.  Teachers can also invite individual parents to monitor their student’s account. 

Notice of Changes to the Privacy Policy

We will make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time for any reason. 

In cases in which the manner we use teacher’s Personal Information or Children's Personal Information changes, we will notify you via email and by posting an announcement on the Services within two (2) weeks of any change. 

Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Services upon the conclusion of such two (2) week notice period. This notice period only applies to changes to the Privacy Policy.