CommonLit (“CommonLit,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is a non-profit organization that delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12 (“Services”). Our Services require us to collect data from our users, and we are committed to respecting users’ privacy. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information may be used, and with whom we may share information. By using our services, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

  • How We Use Student Data
    Student Data provided under this Agreement shall remain the exclusive property of the relevant school and/or district. CommonLit has a limited, nonexclusive license solely for the purpose of performing its obligations as outlined in the Agreement. This Agreement does not give CommonLit any rights, implied or otherwise, to Student Data, content, or intellectual property, except as expressly stated in the Agreement. This means that CommonLit cannot sell or trade Student Data.

    At the request of a school or district, CommonLit will ensure that all Student Data relating to that school or district, in CommonLit’s possession and in the possession of any subcontractors, or agents to which CommonLit may have transferred Student Data, are destroyed or transferred to the school or district under the direction of the relevant school or district when the Student Data are no longer needed for their specified purpose. Any Student Data relating to a school or district, and held by CommonLit, will be made available to that school or district upon request.

    “Student Data” includes all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other non-public information. Student Data include, but are not limited to, student data, metadata, and user content. CommonLit will only collect Student Data as necessary to fulfill its duties as outlined in this Agreement, and will only use Student Data for the purpose of fulfilling its duties and providing services under this Agreement or to improve Services under this Agreement.

  • We Never Use Student Data To Advertise Or Market
    CommonLit will never use any Student Data to advertise or market to students or their parents. We will not mine Student Data for any purposes other than those agreed to by the parties. Data mining or scanning of user content for the purpose of advertising or marketing to students or their parents is prohibited.

  • How We Secure Student Data
    We store and process Student Data in accordance with industry best practices. This includes appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure Student Data from unauthorized access, disclosure, and use. We conduct periodic risk assessments and remediate any identified security vulnerabilities in a timely manner.

    Our written incident response plan includes prompt notification of the relevant school or district in the event of a security or privacy incident, and follows best practices for responding to a breach of Personally Identifiable Information. CommonLit will share its incident response plan upon request.

  • How We Use Anonymized Data
    Student Data does not include “De-Identified Data.” De-identified Data will have all direct and indirect personal identifiers removed. This includes, but is not limited to, name, ID numbers, date of birth, demographic information, location information, and school ID. CommonLit may use De-Identified Data for product development, research, analytics, marketing to schools or districts, or other purposes, but will do so in ways that keep users’ personal identities and information anonymous. CommonLit will not attempt to re-identify De-Identified Data, nor transfer De-Identified Data to any party unless that party agrees not to attempt re-identification.

  • How We Use Teacher and Administrator Data
    We collect information when a teacher or administrator creates an account, or communicates with us. We use this information to perform our obligations as outlined in the Agreement, as well as for product development, research, analytics, and other purposes.

  • If You Are A Teacher Or Administrator, You Must Obtain All Necessary Parental Consent Before Allowing Students to Create an Account
    Teachers and Administrators who create a class code and add student accounts are solely responsible for ensuring that they follow all applicable laws, which may require obtaining parental consent before a student can use our Services. By creating a class code and student accounts, Teachers and Administrators using our Services confirm that they have obtained all required parental consent, as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

  • If We Have Inadvertently Collected Information From A Student Under The Age of 13 Without Proper Consent, Please Let Us Know Immediately
    Children under the age of 13 may only use our Services with appropriate parental consent. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13, unless the child’s school or district has obtained parental consent for the child under 13 to use our Services. If you believe we may have collected information regarding a child under the age of 13 without proper consent, please contact us immediately at so that we may delete the information as soon as possible.

  • Data Accessibility
    Students can access their data once teachers make it available. If you find an error in your data, contact your teacher or the accountholder to resolve it. If that doesn't resolve the error, contact

  • We May Use Teacher and Administrator Feedback
    Except as specifically indicated otherwise, communications or materials teachers or administrators transmit to us (including any information, questions, comments, ideas or the like) will be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. Teachers or administrators submitting such materials agree that we will be free, without further obligation, to reproduce, modify, prepare works derived from, perform, display, distribute, sell and otherwise make available, use and exploit, in any manner or medium now known or later developed, anything transmitted or posted to us or the Site, and to permit others to do so.

  • Our Subcontractors Follow This Privacy Policy
    CommonLit may rely on one or more subcontractors to perform services under this Agreement. We will share the names of these subcontractors upon request. All subcontractors and successor entities of CommonLit will be subject to the terms of this Agreement.

  • Changes to This Privacy Policy
    We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes, so users can remain aware of what information CommonLit collects, how CommonLit uses it, and under what circumstances and with whom CommonLit discloses it. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will change the Last Revised date below.

    If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we send a notice to the email address we have on file for the accountholder. For material changes regarding use or collection of data, we will provide choices and additional information regarding the collection of such data before it is used in any manner inconsistent with the terms initially provided to users.

    Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately for new users of the service. You are responsible at all times for providing to us your most current email address.

Last Modified: September 19, 2017