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In order to comply with the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the EUs General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other laws protecting minors, all student participants are required to register and get the proper level of parental consent needed. OPSPARC uses the PRIVO iD platform for account creation and obtaining verifiable parental/guardian consent, providing all participants a privacy enhanced single sign-on.
It is mandatory for each group member to register individually and receive the proper level of parental consent. There are no exceptions.
As a team you will be creating a communal submission in Adobe Spark to submit for NASA to review.
Steps to follow:
The team members should designate one member to be the Team Captain. The Team Captain will login with their username and password, created during the registration process by clicking on the Adobe Spark button labeled "#3 - Design your project here" located on the appropriate mission pages. If there is a cross-over in grade levels, the Team Captain must choose the highest grade category to submit their project.
Projects in Adobe Spark can be saved to be worked on at later times. To access the team’s project again, the Team Captain should login again with their username and password and they will be taken to their work.
When it comes time to submit the final project for submission, click on the "Submit and Share button" on the mission page of which you are entering and fill out the required fields. All team members must be accounted for and have parent consent or will be disqualified.
Download the class registration form, located on the Forms & Materials page and fill out the required fields. Once complete, you can securely upload the completed form on the same page. Note: This method still requires parent permission.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires that operators of websites, apps and other online services must first obtain a parent’s VERIFIABLE permission before they are allowed to collect from a child 12 or under any personal identifiable information (PII). The EUs General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set the age of consent at 16, meaning users 15 years and younger need parent consent where applicable. PII might be necessary to engage in the OPSPARC activities such as creating their submission in Adobe Spark and opting in to receive NASA OPSPARC communications and alerts. In addition, there are other student and privacy laws requiring minors under 18 in general to obtain parent/guardian permission when collecting and sharing PII.
Under COPPA, the GDPR and numerous student digital privacy laws, NASA OPSPARC must get parents’ verifiable consent before collecting, using or disclosing personal information from their kids.
For kids registering on their own, OPSPARC requires them to provide a parent/guardian’s email address in order to notify the parent that his/her child has registered with a request to provide consent and verify their status as an adult giving the proper level of permission.
Adults can verify their identity via different online and offline methods. Online methods may include an adult providing us with a credit card number, partial social security number, driver’s license number, or employer ID. We utilize third-party sources to verify this information and do not store any of this information or use it for any other purpose but for verifying your identity. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information on our verification partners. Offline verification methods may include phoning our customer service number, in person verification, interacting with customer service using voice over internet protocol, filling out and signing a permission form, then faxing, mailing or scanning it in and emailing it back to us.
You can safely provide adult verification through a free credit card process. Your credit card will be TEMPORARILY CHARGED a nominal $1.00 charge through your individual bank, processed by the credit card gateway and then credited back to your account. The $1.00 charge will be processed immediately, but the credit may not appear on your statement until the NEXT BILLING CYCLE. This is necessary in order to be sure that your credit card is being presented by the legal card holder.
All information is secure and your credit card number will not be retained or used for any other purpose.
NOTE: Some banking institutions will not allow an online $1.00 transaction. If you experience difficulties, please choose another verification method. If that doesn’t work, then contact the customer support team. firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, but only if the teacher and/or school has already received consent from the student’s parent. In the case where a parent may not have access to get online to register their child and/or give permission, the student can register and provide their teacher’s email address in the parent/guardian email field. The teacher will receive notice about permissioning the student who registered. The teacher will be able to download the PRINT FORM under VERIFICATION METHODS and pass on to the parent to fill out and return through one of the methods offered.
Adobe Spark allows you to make a multimedia interactive poster to express ideas with ease by combining images, graphics, audio, video and text on one digital canvas. Students need to first register to NASA OPSPARC 2019 and receive parent permission before they login to Adobe Spark. For more information on Adobe Spark, visit: https://spark.adobe.com/edu/
Accounts are updated everyday at 8:00 am ET to Adobe Spark. Which means, once a student registers and receives their parent's permission, their account will not be updated until that following morning.
For every collage submitted for Mission 1, a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a 30-minute virtual visit from a NASA innovator.
Mission 2 and Mission 3 winning teams or individual students are invited to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for two days of in-depth, behind the scenes, hands-on workshops with scientists and astronauts.
All students who participate in OPSPARC will receive a NASA Certificate of Participation from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center if the parent provides the necessary information when they permission their student.
Students will need to register for this year's Challenge and still get parent permission.
Returning parents will not need to register again. If they follow the permission link sent to them via email, they will be prompted to login. Password reset is available. They will still need to provide permission for their participating children since OPSPARC has been updated since last year.
At the top of the Adobe Spark page, hit “Share.” The first screen that pops up will say “1.Publish”. At the bottom of that window there is a button that says “Create link”. The link will be produced. Copy the link. This is the link you must add in your submission form.