Remind is a free service marketed to teachers that describes itself as a "safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents."
In this post, we will take a look at their terms of service, how they use industry standards for promoting their privacy practices, and how parents sign up. In the process, we will examine some of the holes in existing practices, and how these holes become visible in this service.
Remind doesn't collect a lot of information, but what they do collect is very valuable: because Remind collects information where parents will be informed about their children, Remind can guarantee that they are getting contact info that people use.
When users download and use our mobile application, we automatically collect IP address, device ID, device type, user agent browser,...