Pear Deck Commitment to Privacy

We understand how critical it is to provide a service that keeps students safe, and gives teachers and parents control of how student information is protected. View our full privacy policy here.

our commitment to privacy is guided by a few major principles:  

 

Transparent policies

Pear Deck is designed for use in schools, and we are committed to the highest standards of protection for student data and personally identifiable information (“PII”) at all times.

If we make a material change to our Privacy Policy with respect to how we collect and use personal information, we promise to provide you with written notice, sufficient time to evaluate the change, and a pathway to opt out as needed. 

In addition to this Privacy Policy, we also comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"), and applicable state laws.


Simple business model

Our business model is simple, we have a free product available to all students and educators. We charge individuals, schools, and districts for optional, premium features. We do not offer advertising or in-app promotions within Pear Deck.

We will never sell our user data or attempt to profit on user data.


A safe and compliant platform

  • We will only share the personally identifiable data of students in accordance with our formal Privacy Policy.

  • We use industry standard security practices, such as SSL encryption.

  • We use aggregated, anonymized and de-identified data to inform improvements to Pear Deck.

  • We've signed the Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy. Learn more here

  • We comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 


You own your data

Any content you create is yours to save, share or delete. Your Pear Deck files are automatically saved to the Google Drive associated with your account.

If you ever want to take Pear Deck presentations to another product or school, you can download your materials from Drive to your computer or mobile device.

We don’t own the content you provide — you do. 


If you have any questions about our approach to Privacy, please contact us at privacy@PearDeck.com.