Updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Aditya Bansod

Updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Aditya Bansod

We’re always trying to make Remind easier to use. We’ve collaborated with some school and district administrators to make our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy simpler and easier.

Our Terms of Service are the ‘rules of the road’ that talk about your agreement to use Remind and our Privacy Policy is the guiding principle by which we treat your data and information.

We heard that some school districts struggled with unclear portions of our Terms and Privacy Policy, which may have prevented teachers from using Remind at school. Well, we listened!

Here are a summary of the changes we’ve made.

  • We used to require that teachers have the authority to bind their schools to the Terms of Service. This is no longer the case. Teachers can agree to the terms on their own.
  • We made it clear that teachers can invite, and possibly in the future, directly add students and parents as subscribers.
  • We clarified our policy that when children under 13 use our service, we’ll now notify parents that their child is using our service.
  • We made it clearer that we don’t sell your data and only share your data with 3rd parties we use to operate Remind (e.g. to send text messages, to store our databases, etc).
  • We clarified that we don’t charge for our current product and never will, but new or future features may be chargeable.
  • We also clearly state we don’t plan to advertise on Remind.
  • We changed the Intellectual Property rights to ensure that if we ever go out of business, we’ll remove your data and won’t sell it.
  • We added language about a new short code we’ll soon be launching to let students and parents get Remind messages even faster.
  • We simplified the rules behind how we can use the messages you post, stating that we can only use your messages to display them back to you and send them to your subscribers

All in all, some pretty big changes — but they’re all focused on making it easier for teachers, students and parents to use Remind with as much confidence and freedom as possible. As always, if you have questions please reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or email us and we’ll be happy to help.