Welcome to Class by Animaker!

Date of issue of Privacy Policy: 03,May 2017

“Class by Animaker” (“Class”, "Website", “Animaker Class”) is a software product owned and operated by Animaker Inc. (“Animaker”). Animaker, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. It's a technology company organized under the laws of the United States of America (USA), having its principal place of business at 3260, Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States of America. Animaker empowers Users for visual content creation. Animaker Users work on a drag-and-drop interface, import images and audio files, access pre-built assets/templates, create visual content, collaborate with fellow Users, download, export, host, and playback visual content. Animaker’s Website is accessible through the URL https://www.animaker.com. Animaker Class is a software application designed and developed exclusively for educational institutions by Animaker. Animaker Class Website is accessible through the URL: https://class.animaker.com

User Acceptance

Animaker Class Users (“User” or “Users”) are requested to read these Privacy Policies carefully before using Animaker Class Website (“Website”) and/or Animaker Class Services (“Services”).

By using or accessing the Website or the Services, User understands, agrees to accept and adhere to Animaker Class Privacy Policy.

If User does not agree with the Privacy Policy, they should refrain from using the Website or the Services. User’s explicit acceptance of the Privacy Policy upon logging into the Website shall constitute User’s consent to these Privacy Policies as its exists along with any changes to these Privacy Policies, incorporated from time to time by Animaker Class.

Using Animaker Class in any way implies that the User unconditionally and without any reservation agrees and accepts to abide by all the Privacy Policies listed here.

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time.

If and when these Privacy Policies are amended, Animaker Class will do its best to inform the User using either of the following ways:

  • By placing a notification on Animaker Class Website
  • By emailing the User, using User’s registered email address found in the User’s account at that moment in time.

If User is agreeing to abide by these Privacy Policies on behalf of a School or School District, User may do so if and only if the User is authorized to so by the School or School District.

A User could be Student User, User’s Parents, User’s Guardians, Teacher, School, School District, School Administrator or a School Representative.

The User hereby agree to abide by these Privacy Policies as set forth herewith:

Collection of Information:

Animaker Class collects information to accomplish the following:

  • To enhance Website;
  • To enhance Services;
  • To administer User’s subscription;
  • To enable Users to effectively use Animaker Class;
  • To help Users easily navigate through the Website.

Types of Information Collected:

Animaker Class collects information during the following instances:

  • When User registers on Website;
  • When User subscribes to Animaker Class newsletter;
  • When User responds to a survey;
  • When User fills out a form or uses Services;

The information collected by Animaker Class from the User may include but is not limited to the following: First Name, Last Name, Email address, Password, School Name, Unique School ID, School Type (Public, Private, International, Homeschooling, Other), School Phone, School Address, City, State, Country and Zip Code (together, the “Personal Information”).

If User fails to provide Animaker Class with the correct information, including amongst others, the correct email address, Animaker Class will not be able to appropriately deliver Services and support to User.

Automatic Information Collection:

Animaker Class automatically collects some information about User’s device when User uses Animaker Class, regardless of whether the User has registered for an account or not. For instance, Animaker Class will collect User’s IP address, Web browser software, and referring Website.

Animaker Class also may collect information about User’s online activity at Animaker Class.

Collecting this information helps Animaker Class customize User’s Website user experience and to enhance functionality and user-friendliness of the Services.

Use of User Information:

Animaker Class uses information about User for the following general purposes:

  • To register User account;
  • To fulfill User requests;
  • To manage User account;
  • To understand how Users are engaging with Animaker Class
  • To personalize user experience;
  • To improve customer service;
  • To communicate with Users in general;
  • To respond to User questions and comments;
  • To send periodic emails to Users with a summary of activity in User account; if at any time User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, Animaker Class includes detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email;
  • To prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities;
  • To enforce Animaker Class Privacy Policy;
  • To enhance Animaker Class products through case studies;
  • To publicly highlight Animaker Class offerings through, but not limited to, blog posts or interviews.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

Animaker Class uses “Cookies” to collect information.

Cookies are small data files, which are transferred to a computer’s hard disk in order to memorize information like registration IDs and passwords.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has originated, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Animaker Class further utilizes session ID cookies to accomplish the following:

  • To enable certain features of Animaker Class Website and Services;
  • To better understand how Users interact with Website;
  • To monitor aggregate usage by Animaker Class Users and Website traffic routing on Website.

Session ID cookies are, unlike persistent cookies, deleted from User computer when User logs out from the Website and closes the browser.

User can always choose not to receive a cookie file by enabling Web browser to refuse cookies or to prompt User before accepting a cookie. To do so, User will have to access the “help” menu in browser’s menu bar and search for the term “cookies”. If User refuses cookies, User may not be able to use all portions of Animaker Class or all functionality of the Services.

If User disables cookies on User’s device, Animaker Class will not be able to appropriately deliver Animaker Class Services and support to User.

Protection of User Information:

Animaker Class strives to gain the trust of the User and has implemented technical and organizational measures to secure User information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure.

All data is transferred only via HTTPS.

Animaker Class utilizes Amazon Cloud Platform which meets rigorous privacy and compliance standards that test for data safety, privacy, and security. Refer here for to access Amazon Cloud Platform’s privacy policy:https://aws.amazon.com/privacy

However, the Internet is an open ecosystem and Animaker Class cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use User information for improper purposes.

Confidentiality of Information:

If User communicates with Animaker Class by email, User should note that the secrecy of Internet e-mail is uncertain.

By sending sensitive or confidential email messages or information, which is, not encrypted User accepts the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

Animaker Class does not allow Children (those Users who are below the age of 13 years) to make personal information publicly available.

In the event Animaker Class becomes aware of an unauthorized disclosure or data breach:

  • Teachers will be notified by email.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties:

Animaker Class does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties, User’s Personal Information.

This does not include trusted third parties who assist Animaker Class in operating Animaker Class Website, conducting Animaker Class business, or servicing User, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Animaker Class may also send information about User to other companies or people when:

  • Animaker Class has the User’s consent to share the information;
  • Animaker Class has to share User information in order to provide Services requested by User;
  • Animaker Class has to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process;
  • Animaker Class has to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any entity, violations of Animaker Class Privacy Policy of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

The following trusted third parties assist Animaker Class in operating Animaker Class sites and thus have access to students’ personal information:

  • Amazon Cloud Platform
  • Intercom
  • Google analytics
  • Paypal
  • Facebook
  • Youtube

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided by Animaker Class to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Animaker Class may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of Animaker Class assets, including User Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets of Animaker Class and/or Animaker Inc. or in the event of bankruptcy. User consent to Animaker Class Privacy Policy followed by User submission of Personal Information represents User’s explicit agreement to that transfer.


Identity theft and the practice known as “phishing” are of great concern to Animaker Class. Safeguarding information to help protect User from identity theft is a top priority.

Animaker Class does not and will not, at any time, request User’s Credit/Debit card information, User account ID, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited email or telephone communication.

User Right to Access Information:

Users are entitled to see the information held about them. If User wishes to do this, they would have to contact Animaker Class by emailing class@animaker.com

Animaker Class may require Users to provide verification of their identity prior to revealing their information stored on Animaker Class. Animaker Class will also request an administration fee to provide a copy of the User’s personal information held by Animaker Class.

Animaker Class may withhold access to User information where Animaker Class have the right to do so under data protection legislation.

Updating User Information:

User may review, correct, update or change their Personal Information at any time by accessing their account on Animaker Class Website.

If User would like Animaker Class to delete User record in Animaker Class system, they would have to contact Animaker Class at class@animaker.com. Animaker Class will accommodate the User request, if and only if, Animaker Class does not have any legal obligation to retain the record.

Third Party Websites:

If any part of Animaker Class links to other Websites, those Websites do not operate under Animaker Class Privacy Policy.

If User chooses to click on another third party link, User will be directed to that third party’s website.

Animaker Class does not exercise control over third party Websites and therefore recommend Users to examine the privacy statements posted on these other Websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing Personal Information.

Animaker Class Policy towards Children:

FERPA protects the privacy of students' data by specifying how and with whom schools can share information from these records.

Animaker Class strictly adheres to the Family Education Rights Protection Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Only Teacher Users are allowed to register for an account on Animaker Class.

Teacher Users invite students to enrol and use Animaker Class.

Teacher Users have to ensure that their personally identifiable information stays under the direct control of the School.

Any information is collected by Animaker Class is that of the Teacher.

No information is collected by Animaker Class from Student Users.

No information is collected from Users who are aged 13 or less (Children).

Animaker Class will not use personally identifiable information in User records to engage in targeted advertising.

Animaker Class will not use any information in the User record for any purpose other than those required or specifically permitted by Animaker Class Privacy Policy and Animaker Class Terms of Use.

Children are only allowed to use Animaker Class Website with their Parent or Guardian’s consent.

Children Users’ Parent or Guardian becomes aware that his / her represented Children has provided Animaker Class with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact Animaker Class at class@animaker.com. Animaker Class will remove such information and respond accordingly to the User.

Changes to Animaker Class Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time.

If Animaker Class amends the Privacy Policy in any way Animaker Class will:

  • place an updated version on Animaker Class Privacy Policy;
  • update the Privacy Policy issue date;
  • place an announcement on Animaker Class Website for 2 weeks from the Privacy Policy issue date.

In case the changes to the Privacy Policy include new or additional data collection, or changes that would lessen the previously noted protections around User data privacy, Animaker Class will notify the User who has purchased the access to Animaker Class.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law:

The substantive laws and principles of USA, without regards to conflicts of laws and principles thereof shall govern this policy and all matters arising out of or related to Animaker Class Privacy Policy.

Any controversy, claim or dispute between User and Animaker Class arising out of or relating to this policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of State of California, USA

User Consent: By using Animaker Class, User expressly consents to Animaker Class Privacy Policy.

Contact Information: If Users have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these Privacy Policies or Animaker Class, they are requested to contact Animaker Class at: Animaker Inc., 3260, Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States of America; Email: class@animaker.com

Abide by these Policies: I, a prospective User of Animaker Class, have read Animaker Class Privacy Policy very carefully. By using Animaker Class, I agree to be bound by Animaker Class Privacy Policy. If I do not agree to Animaker Class Privacy Policy, I will not use Animaker Class.