Student Privacy on Zaption

Zaption takes the privacy and safety of all its users very seriously, particularly students and minors. Because of that, Zaption's default settings are compliant with all COPPA and FERPA regulations. A brief summary of Zaption’s privacy policies is below, but please see our full Privacy Policy for more details. Additional information on the use of Zaption can be found in our Terms of Service.

Zaption video lessons do not required students to login or create an account unless the author has opted to require viewers to login or the lesson is being accessed through an LMS. Alternatively, Zaption allows users to create logins using their existing Google, Facebook, or Edmodo logins. 

Information Collected from Users and COPPA

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), users under the age of 13 may not provide Zaption with their personal email address. Their instructor should set the video lesson to NOT require a user login. This is the default setting in Zaption, and it only requires viewers to enter their name, or some other identifier, prior to taking the lesson in order to track their responses in Analytics. Learn more about accounts for students under the age of 13.

For students with registered Zaption accounts, Zaption only collects a student's full name, their email address, and a password. Zaption does collect or store passwords or other personal information when a user logs into Zaption using a 3rd party authentication service such as Google Apps, Edmodo, Facebook, a learning management system or some other single-sign-on protocol.

In addition to personal account information, Zaption also collects user activity through cookies and other means in order to improve the delivery of our services. We also store browsing data automatically sent by their web browser, such as their IP address and user-agent string. The User ID and browser fingerprint are generated by us and not collected from the user. This information can not identify the user outside of Zaption's systems, and it is primarily used for troubleshooting technical issues. We do not share any data with third party companies and student data is never used for advertising or marketing purposes.

Private Groups

Users with Author accounts (teachers and admins) can invite others users to join Private Groups using a private invitation code. Members of these group primarily access Zaption video lessons shared by the group owner, but they may also have the ability to share their own lessons with other members of the Private Group. Student users can only interact with each other and with their teachers on Zaption within these Private Groups or video lessons shared by their teacher. It is not possible for a student to communicate with or interact with another student or a group of students on Zaption without a teacher’s knowledge and oversight. It is not possible for an adult other than those authorized by the group owner (teacher or administrator) to communicate with students on Zaption, and in such cases the teacher also has access to the group.


Schools, districts, and other educational organizations may choose to connect Zaption with other software applications to automate the creation of student accounts or class information. We treat this content as the school’s confidential information, and we never disclose or use it with third parties, unless required by law. To the extent that such a disclosure would be covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), schools designate Zaption as an “other school official” because they recognize the use of Zaption is for an educational purpose that they have elected. Once an individual user logs into their account for the first time, they are covered by Zaption’s normal Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


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