EAST Privacy Policy

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (“EAST,” “we,” or “our”) is a project-based, service/learning-oriented program that provides students with the opportunity to use some of the most advanced technology in the world. EAST offers online learning opportunities in a loosely structured, self-driven environment. EAST program instructors (called “facilitators”) manage curricula designed for students to learn computer-based technologies, while also helping their communities and schools. Facilitators receive EAST training but are not EAST employees; facilitators are teachers at a child’s school district (a Local Educational Agency or “LEA”). EAST seeks to provide students an educational atmosphere that lets them gain insight into their own experience in acquiring and using information to solve problems. Our address is 6215 Ranch Dr., Little Rock, Arkansas, our telephone number is 501-371-5016, and our email address is communications@eaststaff.org.

EAST offers a website and a mobile software application for LEAs and the students they are instructing, some of whom are under the age of 13 (“Child” or “Children”), (“Student” or “Students”).

This privacy statement governs your use of the software application EAST Conference App (the “Application”) for mobile devices that was created for EAST. The Application primarily enables Students participating in a workshop, conference, or other, similar activity to access a schedule of activities, register for participation in sessions or activities, build a schedule, fill out surveys, and receive notifications.

EAST is committed to protecting the privacy of Students who use the Application. This Privacy Statement explains our practices with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of information provided by Students or their educators and our efforts to obtain parental consent before we collect, use, or disclose information provided by Children. We publish this privacy statement in voluntary compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6505 (“COPPA”). For more information about COPPA and general tips about protecting Children’s online privacy, please visit this Federal Trade Commission webpage.

EAST uses Google Analytics. For information about how Google uses data when anyone uses our sites or apps, please visit this website.

User Provided Information:

The Application serves as a portal through which a user can access the user’s EAST account. The Application does not store any information but it passes through information you may provide during your use of the Application. Through the Application, users may be able to access a schedule of activities they have registered for. Application users who do not log in to their account may be able to view a schedule of activities and other information but the Application will not associate their use of the Application with the user’s EAST account. The Application may allow users to submit their responses to surveys about an activity, but their responses will not be associated with their EAST account.

Information the Application Collects, How We Use It, and How and When We Communicate

With Parents:

Our Application may collect information from Students. We have summarized below some instances in which we collect information from Students, and we have outlined how and when we will provide parental notice and/or seek parental consent for our information collection activities regarding Children. In any instance that we collect personal information from a Child, we will retain that information (i) for the Child to participate fully in the activity, (ii) for the Child to verify participation in the activity, (iii) ensure the security of our users and systems, and (iv) as required by law. In the event we discover we have collected information from a Child in a manner inconsistent with COPPA’s goals or this statement, we will either delete the information or take reasonable steps to obtain parental consent.

About Verifiable Parental Consent:


EAST has terms set forth in the Statement of Assurances between EAST and the LEA that recognizes all necessary notifications and permissions to and from parents or guardians have been obtained by the LEA to allow for the creation of Student accounts and the use of EAST resources.

User Accounts:

EAST programs feature user accounts for Students that are either created by LEAS or facilitators or created by Students with LEA or facilitator approval.

User accounts enable Students to participate in the EAST learning experience by doing activities such as creating and maintaining journals, answering surveys (created by, and for the use of, EAST or facilitators), and scheduling educational resources. A limited number of these account features may be available through the Application.

During the registration process to create a user account, we ask a Student to provide the Student’s first name, last name, date of birth, email address, and school name, and we may allow or require a Student to create a user name and password, which may be unique.

Students may also use the website to register for EAST’s Student training or events. The conference registration process may also allow a Student to provide a t-shirt size or register for conference-specific activities such as attending a particular educational session.

For some EAST activities, EAST may ask a Student to obtain written parental consent for EAST to acquire and publish a Student’s image, including still photographs or video images. EAST does not condition a Student’s participation in EAST activities on obtaining parental consent to acquire and publish a Student’s image.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information and required notices.

Automatically Collected Information:

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.

Our technology-support partners may have access to information obtained by the Application:

The Application and our service are supported by technology-support partners who do or may transmit and maintain Application data. These third parties will not access data, except as may be necessary from time to time to maintain or support the Application.

EAST does not and will not sell any information it collects. EAST does not access any content created by any Student.

About the collection of information without parental consent:

We may collect information about a Student who is also a Child WITHOUT parental consent for the following purposes:

To obtain verifiable parental consent;

To give voluntary notice to a parent about their Child’s participation on a site or service that doesn’t collect personal information;

To respond directly to a Child’s specific one-time request (for example, if their Child wants to enter a contest);

To respond directly more than once to a Child’s specific request (for example, if the Child wants to receive a newsletter on an ongoing basis);

To protect a Child’s safety;

To protect the security or integrity of our website or services, to take precautions against liability, to respond to judicial process, or — as permitted by law — to provide information to law enforcement;

To provide support for internal operations of our website or service. This includes:

Geolocation Data:

Our Application will or may collect geolocation information.

When Information Collected From Children Is Available To Others:

We will sometimes share or disclose personal information collected from Children, including in the following scenarios:

Parental Choices and Controls:

At any time, parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their Children in association with a particular account and can request that we delete from our records the personal information we have collected in connection with that account. Please keep in mind that a request to delete records may lead to a termination of the Child’s account, membership, or other service.

In any correspondence to EAST such as email or regular mail, please include your Child’s username and the parent’s email address and telephone number.


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your Consent:

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” includes using cookies on a computer/hand held device.

Contact us:

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at communications@eaststaff.org.