FERPA & Privacy Policy

FERPA Statement & Privacy Policy for Cursive Technology, Inc.

At Cursive Technology, Inc. (DBA Cursive), accessible from http://www.cursivetechnology.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors and users, and the writers, students, faculty, and teachers who use this platform. This FERPA Statement & Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Cursive and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us info@cursivetechnology.com.

This FERPA Statement & Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Cursive’s online platform and services. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

FERPA and Children’s Digital Information

As a tech-enabled education tool, students may use this platform and service as the direction of their teachers and schools. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Cursive does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. In some cases, a student email and name may be used to register on the site. This information is displayed only to the teacher or activity creator for which any activities are completed. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Persuant to the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) we do not disclose personally identifiable information from student records. This information is available only to the student user, the activity/assignment creator (teacher), and the school through a specific, secure integration.

In the case that any data is used for research, all data and metadata is de-identfied and stripped of all identifiers.

We will work with parents/guardians to request student educational records through their student’s schools and school administrators.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our FERPA Statement & Privacy Policy and agree to these terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

As you use our service, including the online text writing tool at https://cursive.lmsapps.io/ or https://cursivetechnology.com or on sites where the Cursive online text editor technology is deployed, your writing and key stroke data may and can be collected. In the case of writing, your writing will be autosaved and available to the teacher/faculty role which created the activity.

Meta and key event data is also logged within the system in order to create a biometric signature which is utilized to verify authorship. Raw data is not shared and is maintained securely. Derived and calculated values may be available to you as the user or to the teacher role which created any activity you completed.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

Log Files

Cursive follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Cursive may use ‘cookies’. These cookies store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Cursive’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.