Renaissance Fundamentals (formerly known as PASS), a product of BK Interactive, LLC, a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc., (hereafter “our” or “we”) is a K-12 research based universal screener with multi-level reports that helps schools proactively identify and address social and emotional barriers to learning (hereafter “Service”).

This Privacy Policy applies to users of the Service located within the United States.  If you are a user outside of the United States, click here for the applicable privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding information we collect through the Product, as well as any information we collect offline and combine in our databases. Certain features discussed in this Privacy Policy may not be offered on each Service at any particular time.

Note about Children: We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 except through an agreement with a local education agency (“LEA”) (typically a school, school district, or education service agency).  If we learn that Personal Information of a child has been collected on our Services without prior parental consent, then we will take appropriate steps to delete this information as we discover it and will not use it or share it with third parties.   If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 (or a higher age if required by applicable law) has a registered account with our Services without your consent, please contact us to request that we delete that child’s personal information from our systems.

What is this policy?


Information collection/How we use your information: Information that we collect is primarily used to communicate with you and to provide and maintain access to the Service. Please review the “What information does this Service Collect?” and “How does this Service use the information it collects?” sections of this Privacy Policy for a full description of the information we collect, including Personal Information (as defined below), and how we use that information.

Information sharing: Remember that if you create a Profile (as defined below) or share Personal Information with other users on the Services, your information may be visible to others. Note that we do not share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes; however, we may share your Personal Information under certain limited circumstances. For more details, please review the section below entitled “Will the Service share any of the information it collects?”

Third parties: We work with service providers to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Services, including the frequency of use and the actions users take when visiting the Services and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Services.

What information does the product collect?

Information Shared with Us:

    1. Registration and Other Information You Provide.
      The Service may collect “Personal Information” (which is information that can reasonably be used alone or in combination with other reasonably available information, to identify or contact a specific individual). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, user data, metadata, and user content. This may include a name, email address, password, assessment data or usage information. Any information combined with Personal Information will be treated as Personal Information.
    2. Your Account.
      First name
      Last name
      Email Address
      LEA Information
      Students (Mandatory Fields)*:
      First name
      Last name
      Unique ID
      Birth Date
      School and District

*Note that students do not create their own accounts.  LEA users have the option, in their discretion, to provide additional information that the LEA determines is appropriate. We do not have any control over what additional, optional information a LEA may choose to provide.   If you have a question about what information your LEA chooses to provide, please contact your LEA. LEAs have the discretion to correct or delete such data as they determine appropriate.

  1. Third Party Services and Information Third Parties Provide About You. The Service may permit interactions between the Service and a third-party feature or service. These third parties may provide us with information about you. Similarly, if you publicly post information on a third-party platform, such as a social media site, that references the Service, your post may be published on our sites in accordance with that third party’s terms. These features may collect your IP address or other unique identifier, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the third-party feature to function properly. When you use a third-party feature through the Services, the third party may also have access to information about you and your use of our Services. Your interactions with third-party links and features are governed by the privacy policies of the third parties.

The information we collect is subject to this Privacy Policy. The information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party’s privacy practices, including whether the third party continues to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices regarding what is visible to others on that third party website and service. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected in compliance with all applicable laws.

Information We Collect Automatically:

Like other websites and online services, we and our analytics providers, vendors and other third-party service providers may automatically collect certain “Usage Information” whenever you access and use the Services.  For example, we may collect information regarding how often a user accesses certain features.

Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL that referred you to our Services (if applicable), the search terms you entered in a search engine that lead you to our Services (if applicable), all the areas within our Services that you visit, and the time of day you used the Services, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to select appropriate content to display to you and to enhance or otherwise improve the Services and our products.

In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device (any, a “Device”) you may use to access the Services. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access a Service, and our servers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access a Service, internet service provider (ISP), date and time of your visit, browser language, browser type, referring and exit pages and URLs, amount of time spent on particular pages, which parts of our Services you use, which links you click, search terms, operating system, traffic and related statistics, keywords, and/or other general browsing or usage data. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.

Usage Information is collected via tracking technologies:

Cookies: Like many other websites and apps, we use “cookies” (a small file sent to your computer by a website or device to allow the website or app to store information which uniquely identifies you) or other similar software to collect data in order to assist our users and provide them with a more personal experience visits in our Website or apps. For example, cookies help our systems recognize you if you return to our Services shortly after exiting them.  You can always disable cookies in your browser or device’s settings, but please note that if you do so, some (or all) of the features and functionality of our Services may not be available to you.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals: Please note that your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal to websites and online services you visit. DNT is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser initiated DNT signals, as the internet industry is still working to determine what DNT means, how to comply with DNT, and how to create a common approach to responding to DNT. To find out more about “Do Not Track”, please visit

How does the Service use the information it collects?

We may use information about you, including Personal Information, the information you provide in your Profile, User Content, and Usage Information for the following purposes:

  1.  To provide the Services. We use your personal information to verify your registration, allow you to participate in features we offer, contact you regarding the Services, and to allow other users to contact you.
  2. To operate the websites. Your personal information may be used to tailor content, recommendations and offers we display to you, both on the Services and elsewhere online, as well as to maintain or improve our Services.
  3. To send marketing communications. Anyone may sign up to receive communications from us regarding new or existing offerings or other materials that may be of interest. Users under the age of 18 are prohibited from signing up for these communications and we will unsubscribe any person under the age of 18 that we become aware of signing up to receive these communications.
  4.  To create anonymous data for analytics. We may make information anonymous by excluding information that makes it personally identifiable to you and use that anonymous data for our lawful business purposes.
  5.  For compliance, fraud prevention, and safety. We use your personal information as we believe is necessary or appropriate to (a) enforce our terms and conditions; (b) protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and that of you or others; and (c) protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical, or illegal activity.
  6. To comply with the law. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.
  7. With your consent. In some cases, we may ask for your consent to collect, use, or share your personal information, such as when required by law or agreements with third parties.

    Please note that information submitted through the Service via a “contact us” or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.

How does the service work with third parties?

No Third-Party Advertising: The Service does not currently use any user data to target advertisements or marketing on behalf of third parties. We do not mine user 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 children or their parents is prohibited.

Third-Party Providers: We work with service providers to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Services, including the features used when visiting the Services and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Services.

Third-Party Content, Links to Other Sites, and Content Found Outside of the Service: Certain content provided through the Service may be hosted and served by third parties. In addition, the Service may link to third party websites or content over which the Service has no control, and which are governed by the privacy policies and business practices of those third parties.

Please also note that the Service content may be included on web pages and websites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These third parties may independently collect data. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party.

For more information about data we receive from third parties, please refer to “Third party services, aocial media platforms, and information third parties provide about you” above.

What happens if I access the Service through a mobile device?

If you use the Service through a mobile device, you agree the Service may store and use that information for security purposes (for example, for user verification or authentication and to ensure that our APIs are being used appropriately).

How do you protect children’s information?

We do not knowingly permit children under 13 to use our Services except through an agreement with a LEA. If we learn that personal information of a child has been collected on our Services without prior parental consent, then we will take appropriate steps to delete this information as we discover it.  We do not use it or share it with third parties. If you are a parent or guardian (“parent”) and discover that your child under the age of 13 (or a higher age if required by applicable law) has a registered account with our Services without your consent, please contact us to request that we delete that child’s personal information from our systems.

No student information is made available or visible to the public through the Service.

How do you protect and store my information?

We take data security very seriously. We take commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative security measures designed to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and upon receipt, and at rest.  Such measures vary depending on the sensitivity of the information at issue.  Measures taken to protect your data include the following:

  • We use encryption, secure socket layer, firewall, password protection and other physical security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information including sensitive data.
  • We also place internal restrictions on who in the company may access data to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
  • Our precautions consider the risks involved in the processing, the nature of personally identifiable information, and best practices in the industry for security and data protection.

Please note that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

How will you handle a data breach or security incident?

In the event we become aware of a data breach impacting your Personal Information, we will provide notification in compliance with all applicable laws. For example, we may post a notice on our homepage or elsewhere on the Service and may email you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

We have procedures in place that are designed to stop threats that may expose personally identifiable information, restore Services to full functionality, and document and take proactive steps to ensure the incident cannot be repeated. We will also preserve necessary evidence for investigation by security professionals and law enforcement as appropriate. In the unlikely event of an unauthorized disclosure of records, we will follow its internal procedures, which articulates how to report the problem to internal and external stakeholders. The notification process includes any information that can identify which customers and students may have been impacted, the data that may have been accessed, our process to inform affected customers, and steps to prevent the incident from happening again as appropriate.

In the unlikely event of an unauthorized disclosure of Data, we have adopted a process for responding to incidents and notifying affected individuals and, if applicable, law enforcement personnel.

If you have any questions about security on our Services, you can contact us at [email protected].

How can I opt-out of sharing, providing, or receiving certain information?

Providing Personal Information: You can always decline to share personal information with us, or even block all cookies. However, it is important to remember that many of the Service features may not be accessible, or may not function properly – for example, we may not be able to remember your language preferences for you.

Email Communication: You may be able to opt-out of receiving certain communications by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of an email. We may continue to send you Service-related emails, as we believe it necessary to provide the Services.

How can I access and manage my personal information?

You may be able to review the information you provided to us on a Service and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your account on that Service, by logging in to your account for that Service and editing or deleting the information. Note that certain accounts may have limitations regarding the ability to delete information.  Even after information is deleted, we may maintain it in backup or archive form.

What communications will I receive from you and how do I limit them?

We may send users information by email. You may choose to stop receiving certain emails from us by using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. However, we reserve the right to send you information on our behalf and on behalf of third parties in connection with providing the Services. If you no longer want to receive information from us, you will need to close your account for that Service.

How do I close my account?

If you wish to close your account with one of our Services, please contact us by email at [email protected] and we will remove your Personal Information and profile, if applicable, from the active databases for the Service(s) you request. Please let us know which Service you wish to close and, if applicable, send your request using an email account that you have registered with us under your name. You typically will receive a response to a request sent to this account within thirty (30) business days of our receiving it.

How long do you keep my information?

Upon request or upon termination of your Account, we will take commercially reasonable steps to delete any personal information from our live databases in a reasonable amount of time not to exceed sixty (60) days.  You understand and agree that we may continue to have Personal Information in archive files or similar databases.  You further agree that we have no obligation to delete aggregated or de-identified information.  We may retain and use aggregated and de-identified information for any purpose consistent with laws and regulations.

Even if your account is closed, information may remain in backup or archive records and we may retain certain data relevant to preventing fraud or future abuse or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable or de-identified data, account recovery or if required by law.  All retained data will continue to be subject to the applicable privacy policy for the Service.

How will you notify me of changes to this policy?

We will notify you of material changes to the Privacy Policy on our website and/or by email and make additional efforts to notify customers of material changes that impact the treatment of data collected through our Services.

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting.  Upon any update, the date at the top of this policy will be updated.  In the event that there are material changes to the way we treat your personal information, you are responsible for regularly reviewing this privacy policy and your account for notice of such modifications. Your continued use of the Services following an update to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of the updated privacy policy.

What if I do not live in the U.S.?

We recognize that every educator – regardless of school location, resources, or demographics – should have access to the best instructional content in the world.

If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that the Service is operated in the United States and any information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Service, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.

In addition, because we operate globally, we may make certain information we gather available to worldwide business units and affiliates. By providing any data to us, you hereby expressly consent to such transfers of your data to the United States or other countries.

How can I contact you?

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at [email protected] or by mail at: 240 Kent Ave, Suite B12 Brooklyn NY 11249.

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