Project Happy Terms
Transparency is key
Project Happy is a New Hampshire non-profit founded by recent UNH grads. We are on a mission to help make young people's lives happier and more connected, through simplifying and improving the student community involvement & volunteering process.
Data Privacy and Data Security
Project Happy has the right to use all data provided by users for any lawful purpose. Our intent is to provide a strong student & nonprofit organization user experience while collecting the bare minimum amount of information. This is to minimize the risk of compromising information. For the student's profile, the first and last name, school name, a chosen password, a personal email address*, and year of graduation** are collected. In addition, to find nearby service opportunities, a student must enter their zip code. In order to generate reports for college admissions, graduation requirements, etc., we record data related to service work planned/completed. As for data sharing, we do not share any personal information with any organization outside of our network EXCEPT for a student's name, email address, and selected day/time the student signed up for, with the nonprofit once a student signs up to volunteer. This information is shared with nonprofits once a student signs up, so they are aware of who's coming, and can also then verify that the student's hours are correct. We employ physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to promote the security of our systems and protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of personal information. Those safeguards include: the pseudonymization and encryption of personal information where we deem appropriate; taking steps to back up personal information; mandatory parent permission form completion for highschool students; and periodic testing, assessment, and evaluation of the effectiveness of our safeguards. However, no method of safeguarding information is completely secure. While we use measures designed to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will be effective or sufficient. In addition, you should be aware that data transmission via the Internet is not always secure, and we cannot warrant that the information you transmit utilizing the Properties is or will be secure. If Project Happy learns of a systems security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Project Happy's platform, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically. We may post a notice on this website if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Parents and/or student users can request deletion of all of their collected data at any time, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Delete my Student Data”. This will however permanently delete all of the students' hours tracked and information for school requirements and college applications. Data is retained with the purpose of enabling students to manage and track their volunteering, as well as aggregate reporting and tool improvement purposes.
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* emails to school accounts are often blocked by firewalls
** a student's access is removed upon graduation
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"Project Happy has received guidance from legal counsel that if school districts are only informingparents/students that
Project Happy exists and what it does/offers for services, and not sharing personally identifiable student information
with Project Happy, there is no need for Project Happy to enter into student data privacy agreements (SDPAs) with
districts or for districts to obtain parental consent to disclose student information (as no information would be
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