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Join the TrustEd Apps Alliance

Join the TrustEd Apps Alliance

The IMS TrustEd Apps Alliance provides benefits to both suppliers and end-user organizations. By joining the Alliance, both suppliers and end-users will receive access to member-only reports of numerous vetted applications. The vetting report includes details on several criteria including Data Collected, Third-Party Data Sharing, Security, and Advertising.

Suppliers who join the Alliance will receive a once a year app-vetting review of their products and the opportunity to achieve the TrustEd Apps Seal of Data Privacy Certification. As part of the review, there will be a private, personalized meeting to go through your report highlighting areas for potential improvement and to clarify any questions regarding your policies that may be an area of uncertainty. To earn the TrustEd Apps Seal, a supplier meets all of the stipulations of the Data Privacy Certification Requirements and Process.

Suppliers who receive the TrustEd Apps Seal of Data Privacy Certification by IMS Global, a trusted third-party source, increase their profile among institutions who are looking for assurances regarding data privacy and security.

End-user organizations will gain access to best practices and checklists providing guidance on choosing products that meet the data privacy and security expectations from K-12 and higher education institutions. Access to the app vetting reports can save time and money, safeguard against free apps violating student data privacy standards, and allow you to quickly build a dashboard of approved apps. The TrustEd Apps Alliance membership is only available for single schools, individual colleges, or universities. Districts and System memberships are not available.

Learn more about the IMS TrustEd Apps program.  See all of the Alliance benefits.

 

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Annual Dues by Organization Type and Size $USD (see All Membership Levels)

Organization Type Organization Size TrustEd Apps Alliance
Suppliers by Annual Revenue >$1 billion $10,000
>$500 million $10,000
>$100 million $10,000
+$50 million $5,000
+$10 million $3,000
-$10 million $1,500
-$1 million $750
Higher Education Institutions by Annual Operating Budget State System N/A
+$500 million $1,000
+$250 million $500
-$250 million $250
Individual Schools by Number of Students Served State Dept of Education N/A
+15,000 students $500
-15,000 students $250
-2500 students $100

*Note: There are infinite types and sizes of organizations around the world - many of whom do not fall into the defined categories above. Please contact us if you are wondering how your organization fits. 

App Vetting and Privacy Alliance

Testimonials

We need to bring on vendors very quickly and make sure they work within our current digital ecosystem. IMS TrustEd Apps will help us cut through the backlog of having to vet and approve all of the apps coming in so we can get tools into the hands of our students and teachers quicker while also ensuring their safety.

Jeff McCoy

Jeff McCoy

Associate Superintendent for Academics, Greenville County Schools

The IMS TrustEd Apps program is a huge win for district leaders to assist teachers in making informed educational application choices for students. IMS Global's work to provide insight and transparency into vendor privacy policies and student data security practices is one of the many reasons we are dedicated to being Contributing Members of the consortium.

Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford

Director, Digital Learning & Media Services, Fayette County Public Schools

The IMS TrustEd Apps program is a really important tool to demonstrate our commitment as a supplier to privacy. IMS helped us understand what we needed to do to meet our community's privacy requirements and needs. We now use the IMS data privacy rubric as part of our internal privacy auditing program.

Daisy Bennett

Daisy Bennett

Privacy Officer, Instructure