Updates to Terms and Policies

Last Updated: May 17, 2021

We periodically update our terms and policies to help ensure teachers and students understand their rights and responsibilities when they use Along, as well as to explain how we collect, use and protect personal information.


June 2021

A few of the material changes are described below. We encourage users to read the revised Privacy Policy and User Agreement (including the revised Data Privacy Addendum). 

Your continued use of Along means that you are consenting to these updated terms following their "effective date." If at any point you would like to stop using Along, please email us at support@along.org.

  • Privacy Policy
      • More streamlined, readable, and descriptive about how we provide the Services, and more transparency about the information we collect and how we may use and share it
      • We’ve updated links to our website URL, domain name, and email addresses from comealong.org to along.org 
      • We’ve added language to support new product features (e.g. audio recordings)
      • We’ve added language that we collect information through the use of click-through URLs and pixels to understand how users interact with our websites, emails, and other services
      • We’ve created and included a link to a Cookie Policy explaining in more detail how we use, and how you can manage cookies and similar technologies
      • We’ve updated our deletion process to provide students more time to export their content, as well as to note that we will delete accounts after a period of inactivity
      • As early adopters of the Future of Privacy Forum’s and SIAA’s Privacy Pledge 2020 (formerly Student Privacy Pledge), and we have added language to share that news and reflect our ongoing commitment to industry best practices
  • User Agreement
      • We’ve removed language to permit access to Along outside of the pilot period
      • We’ve updated links to our website URL, domain name, and email addresses from comealong.org to along.org 
  • Data Privacy Addendum (exhibit to the User Agreement)
    • Updated to reflect our current practices and how users and Schools control Student Data
    • We’ve included a process for students to make deletion requests directly, and provide additional time for them to export their content
    • Teachers will also have additional time to export their content and other information
    • We’ve also provided a transfer period for school leaders following a deletion request from students or teachers

March 2021

    • We’ve updated our website URL and domain name from comealong.org to along.org 
    • We’ve added language that we collect information through the use of click-through URLs and pixels to understand how users interact with our websites, emails, and other services
    • We’re signatories to the Privacy Pledge 2020 (formerly the Student Privacy Pledge), and have added language to share that news
    • We’ve created and included a link to a Cookie Policy explaining in more detail how we use, and how you can manage cookies and similar technologies
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