Hallow Earns iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor

CHICAGO – Feb. 25, 2022 – Hallow has been awarded the iKeepSafe COPPA badge in recognition of their alignment with iKeepSafe’s guidelines surrounding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of this achievement, Hallow will display the iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge and COPPA Safe Harbor seal to identify that the product has been proactively and independently assessed by an experienced privacy protection organization.

The iKeepSafe COPPA Assessment badge assists schools to easily identify websites, apps, data management platforms or other technology products that are in compliance with COPPA, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Products that carry the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program seal provide educators and parents with assurance that the product is compliant with COPPA, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule designed to ensure that parents remain in control of personal information collected from their children online.

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Hallow is excited to be taking this important step to further their data protection practices. 

“We take data protection and privacy incredibly seriously at Hallow,” said Hallow CEO Alex Jones.  “Our goal is to build a place of peace for people to deepen their relationship with God, and we know that relationship is a personal and intimate part of their lives. We’re humbled by the opportunity to journey with our members in this part of their lives and understand the importance of the responsibility that comes with that. All of this is infinitely more critical when it comes to our work with children and schools. We’re proud to be able to partner with iKeepSafe to continue to prioritize protecting any children’s data on Hallow.”

“iKeepSafe congratulates Hallow on taking this essential step in protecting youths’ personal information,” said Amber Lindsay, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Each day, more school districts and parents are making privacy and safety a priority. It is important that they have a quick means of determining whether products are safe to use.”

Products participating in the iKeepSafe COPPA assessment must undergo annual re-evaluation to continue displaying the iKeepSafe badge. For the evaluation, an independent privacy expert reviewed Hallow, their privacy policy and practices, as well as their data security practices.

For over a decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about safe and healthy use of connected technologies.

For more information about Hallow and their work with schools, visit them at www.hallow.com.

About Hallow

Hallow is the #1 Catholic App and provides over 5,000 audio-guided prayers and meditations across a variety of prayer styles and techniques. The app is free to download and includes permanently free content available to anyone, anywhere. 

Hallow’s content spans from daily prayers, to community challenges for specific seasons, to podcast-style guest sessions, and more. A few types of content on the app are:

  • Dailies: Gospel, Rosary, Saints;
  • Music: Instrumental, Chant, Contemporary;
  • Mental Health Content: Stress & Anxiety, Addiction, Healthy Relationships, and more;
  • Sleep Content: Bible Stories, Meditations, Music;
  • Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz;
  • Psalms and Sunday Sermons from Bishop Robert Barron;
  • And much more!

About iKeepSafe

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation.

Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry.

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