Data Privacy Addendum - Gopher Buddy / Gopher for Chrome Premium

For our base level privacy agreement, visit this link.

The following privacy addendum is intended to provide modifications to our base privacy agreement specific to Gopher for Chrome Basic version.  For additional privacy information related to Gopher for Chrome Basic, visit this link instead.

What user information does Gopher Buddy collect and how is student data privacy protected?

The Gopher Buddy extension -- part of Gopher for Chrome Premium -- only collects data on managed G Suite users who have it force-installed by a domain administrator, and it is only enabled for managed Chrome devices. 

No functionality exists, and no data collection takes place for non-managed (e.g. non-school-owned) devices, or on personal Google accounts (i.e. accounts).

When data collection is taking place, the extension sends device usage session details — encrypted before transmission via https — to the service, which stores data in an encrypted state. For the purpose of meeting data privacy concerns, the information stored by the Gopher Buddy Datastore is limited to: 

  • Timestamp
  • Device ID
  • G Suite customer (domain-level) ID
  • Domain name
  • G Suite User ID (encrypted at rest)
  • G Suite Email Address (encrypted at rest & stored in a different location)
  • Local IP Address (encrypted at rest)
  • Public IP Address (encrypted at rest)
  • Session start time
  • Session end time
  • Session duration (minutes)
  • User Org Unit Path
  • Device Org Unit Path

How long is data retained if I delete / remove Gopher Buddy?

On uninstallation, the administrator can request to delete all data collected by Gopher Buddy. 

See our full privacy policy...

The notes above are provided to extend the more generic Amplified Labs privacy policy as pertains to this specific tool.