Democracy Prep New York Charter Schools Bill of Rights to Data Privacy and Security

Pursuant to New York State Education Law §2-d, parents, legal guardians and persons in parental relation to a student are entitled to certain rights with regard to their child’s personally identifiable information, as defined by Education Law §2-d. This document contains a summary of such rights.

  1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.
  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s educational records maintained by Democracy Prep.
  3. State and Federal Laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable student information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including, but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection must be in place when data is stored or transferred.
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by New York State is available for review at the following website:

    The list may also be made available by writing to:
    Office of Information & Reporting Services
    New York State Education Department Room 863 EBA
    89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234

  5. Parents have the right to have their complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to:
    Gina Crawley, General Counsel
    1767 Park Avenue, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10035
    Phone: 347-308-3559

Complaints to the State Education Department should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. Complaints may also be directed to the Chief Privacy Officer via email at

Supplemental Information Regarding Third-Party Contractors

In the course of complying with its obligations under the law and providing educational services to scholars, Democracy Prep has entered into agreements with certain third-party contractors. Pursuant to such agreements, third-party contractors may have access to “student data” and/or “teacher or principal data,” as those terms are defined by law.

Each contract that Democracy enters into with a third-party contractor where the third-party contractor receives student data, teacher data, or principal data will include the following information:

  1. The exclusive purposes for which the student data or teacher or principal data will be used;
  2. How the third-party contractor will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that the third-party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will abide by data protection and security requirements;
  3. When the agreement expires and what happens to the student data or teacher or principal data upon expiration of the agreement;
  4. If and how a parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected; and
  5. Where the student data or teacher or principal data will be stored (described in such a manner as to protect data security), and the security protections taken to ensure such data will be protected, including whether such data will be encrypted.

An overview of Education Law 2-d may be found at:

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