Our Privacy Policy adheres to the following Privacy Principles:

  1. We treat your privacy like we would want ours treated. If you asked us if we would personally use a tool ourselves, as well as with our own children (or students), if it adhered to the following privacy policy... the answer would be “yes.“
  2. We are committed to making our privacy practices transparent. We want you to know exactly what information we collect, why, and how it is used. If any questions arise, get in touch, we are happy to go into more detail.
  3. Students’ data should be used solely for educational purposes (not for advertising, selling to, or financially profiting from such data).
  4. We take the security of your data seriously. We have administrative, technological, and physical safeguards as well as procedures to secure your data and privacy.

Privacy Policy

Snap&Read Universal’s products and services are provided by Don Johnston Incorporated (together, “DJI,” “we,” “our,” and “us”). The following privacy policy describes what we collect on our servers and why, what we may do with that information, and how that information is handled.

Information provided is subject to our Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms used but not defined within this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in our Terms of Service.

What We Collect, Why We Collect It, and If it is Required

All Users

The data below is collected when Snap&Read Universal’s tool is used. Data is transmitted securely through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and is encrypted while at rest on our servers. See particular user for other data that may be collected and how it can be used.

We Collect Why we collect it Required
Option settings Allows option settings to sync across devices. Settings include:
  • Text Color
  • Word Highlight Color
  • Text to Speech Voice
  • Autospeak On/Off
  • Volume
  • Rate
  • Pitch
  • Text Complexity
  • Primary Language (for translation services)
  • Primary Language Text to Speech Voice
Yes
Translated Text We use Google Translate’s service to translate text. When a user chooses text to be translated, it is done so anonymously. Text is passed through our proxy server and on to Google Translate for translation. Yes - if a user elects to use the translation service.
Text saved in Outline Allows outlines to save and sync across all devices. Yes - if a user elects to use the Outline tool, data will be collected
Text saved in Sources Allows sources to save and sync across all devices. Yes - if a user elects to use the Sources tool, data will be collected.

Student Account

A Student Account can only be set up through an Educator Account. Snap&Read Universal does not require use of personally identifiable student information. Personally identifiable data for student accounts is solely used for educational purposes by the student and the student’s educational institution. The only data collected is that which is valuable for educational purposes.

Student information is controlled by Educators and the educational institution. Data can be printed, viewed and removed by Students’ Educators. Upon request from the educational institution, all Student Account data will be deleted or corrected as quickly as possible - not to exceed 30 days. In the event that a Student is removed from or graduates from an educational institution, the Student can choose to obtain a Personal Account, in which case their data will be maintained under their own Personal Account.

We Collect Why we collect it Required
Name Allows educators an easy way to identify their students so they can manage student accounts and view data associated with their students. No
Username Login purposes No - If not, email is required.
Email Login purposes and to reset a student’s password in the event that they forget it. No - If not, Username is required.
Password - only if account is created with a Username or non-third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-In”. Login purposes No - If a third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-In” is used, no passwords are stored. If a service such as Google Sign-in is not used, a password is required.
Unique identifier provided by a third party integrated service, such as, but not limited to, “Google Sign-In”. Allows students to sign in with Google Sign-in, Yahoo login, Microsoft account, Office 365 account, and other providers. No
Readability of text students are exposed to on websites (Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level, Gunning-Fog Score, Coleman-Liau Index, SMOG Index, Automated Readability Index). Reported to educators of student for educational purposes only. No text is ever collected from websites (only the numerical grade level or numerical reading ease of the text is reported). No - Administrators can turn on “Privacy Mode” which deletes all of these records and restricts future collection.
When student account was first set up. Reported to educators of students for proof of the tool’s use. This is often required when the tool is to be used as a testing accommodation. No - Administrators can turn on “Privacy Mode” which deletes the account creation date
Approximate Number of words read. Reported to educators of students for usage data. No - Administrators can turn on “Privacy Mode” which deletes all quantities of words read and restricts future collection.
Approximate Time spent Reading Reported to educators of students for usage data. No - Administrators can turn on “Privacy Mode” which deletes all time spent reading and restricts future collection.
Number of Words read using Text to Speech For future plans to report this data to educators for instructional purposes. No - Administrators can turn on “Privacy Mode” which deletes all number of words read using Text to Speech and restricts future collection.

Educator Account

We Collect Why we collect it Required
Name Allows Administrators an easy way to identify their educators so they can manage educator accounts. No
Email For login purposes and to reset your password in the event that it is forgotten. Yes
Password - only if account is created with an email from a non-third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-In”. Login purposes No - If a third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-in” is used, no passwords are stored. If a service such as Google Sign-in is not used, a password is required.
Unique identifier provided by a third party integrated service, such as, but not limited to, “Google Sign-in”. Allows educators to sign in with Google Sign-in, Yahoo login, Microsoft account, Office 365 account, and other providers. No

Personal Account

We Collect Why we collect it Required
Name For communication purposes regarding your account. No
Email Email is used for login purposes, and to reset your password in the event that it is forgotten. Email is used to communicate with you about your account (for example, if a payment didn’t go through or to confirm a canceled subscription). Yes
Password - only if account is created with an email from a non-third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-In”. Login purposes No - If a third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-in” is used, no
Unique identifier provided by a third party integrated service, such as, but not limited to, “Google Sign-in”. Allows you to sign in with Google Sign-in, Yahoo login, Microsoft account, Office 365 account, and other providers. No

Parent Account

We Collect Why we collect it Required
Name For communication purposes regarding your account. No
Email For Login purposes, and to reset your password in the event that it is forgotten. Yes
Password - only if account is created with an email from a non-third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-In”. Login purposes No - If a third party integrated service such as “Google Sign-in” is used, no passwords are stored. If a service such as Google Sign-in is not used, a password is required.
Unique identifier provided by a third party integrated service, such as, but not limited to, “Google Sign-in” (Only if account is created by third party integrated service). Allows parents to sign in with Google Sign-in, Yahoo login, Microsoft account, Office 365 account, and other providers. No

Child Account

A Child Account can only be set up through a Parent account. Personally identifiable information is not collected on a Child Account. Upon request from a Parent, all Child Account data will be deleted as quickly as possible - not to exceed 30 days.

We Collect Why we collect it Required
Username Login Purposes Yes
Password Login Purposes Yes

What we do with your information

Don Johnston Incorporated does not sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose your information collected by Snap&Read Universal. We do not use student information collected through our services for behavioral targeting or advertising or any commercial purpose. Information is only disclosed when:

We do not monitor or view any Personally Identifiable information or content stored in Snap&Read Universal.Below lists the limited circumstances where your information may be accessed by our employees.

Aggregate, non-identifiable information is solely used to enhance Snap&Read Universal and, in the case of anOrganizational Account, support implementation.

We do not, under any circumstances, advertise to Student Users or Child Users. For Educator Users, Parent Users, and Personal Users, we practice permission marketing: you will only receive information from us when you give explicit consent in advance to receive the marketing information.

Data Storage, Transfer, and Removal

Data is stored on servers located in the United States. If you live outside of the United States and have laws governing data collection and use that differ from U.S. law, then you acknowledge and agree that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of those regions to the United States and that, by providing your Personal Information to Snap&Read Universal, you consent to that transfer.

Some data is also stored locally on your computing device and synchronizes to our servers when an online connection is present. Data that syncs include Option Settings, Text saved in Outlines, Text saved in Sources; and if a user is a Student User: Readability of Text, approximate number of words read, number of words read using text to speech, and approximate time spent reading.

All data stored on our servers is encrypted. All transmission of information is encrypted and protected using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Passwords are stored using a hash function. We also use physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to secure your data.

In the event that your Personal Information may be compromised, we will attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

If an account is terminated by an Educator, a Student may transfer their data by acquiring a Personal Account or by acquiring an activation code from another Educator.

Payment (Credit Card) Information

In the event that a credit card purchase is made through Snap&Read Universal, we do not store any credit card information nor is any credit card information sent to our servers. These payment processes are all transmitted securely through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) directly to our payment processor Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available. See Stripe’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Cookies

We use Cookies only to enhance performance. Cookies are used to allow offline access and to sync your data.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, but you will be notified on Snap&Read Universal’s login page or by some other means such as email. We will not change how we use any Personal Information in any material way without providing notice of the change via email to you (in the case of a Child User, to the Parent or Guardian; and in the case of a Student User, to the Educator User), and obtaining consent to any new uses. If you do not agree with the new policies, you may reject them, but you will need to terminate your account and/or stop using Snap&Read Universal. Your continued use constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy.