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NetRef Pledges to Keep Student Data Safe


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EdTech innovator commits to never selling personal information and safe storage

DULLES, Va., August 3, 2015—Keeping up with the push to safeguard student data, the developers of NetRef, a cloud-based classroom management system, unveiled their official privacy policy. Fundamental to NetRef’s privacy policy is a commitment to utilize student information provided by partner schools solely to administer and run the software and to never sell any personal information to third parties for their use without the express consent of schools.

“The very genesis of NetRef came from our desire to build a tool that will help schools and parents keep children safe on the Internet. Ensuring that students’ sensitive data is kept safe and secure is completely aligned with our mission. Since NetRef works on so many different devices and safeguards all web access points, we took great pains to make sure students were fully protected every step of the way,” said George Dotterer, CEO and co-founder of Verite Educational Systems Inc., a spin-out of Verite Group Inc., which for over a decade has provided Subject Matter Expert (SME) services and tailored technology solutions to large corporations and government clients.

NetRef allows teachers to manage their classroom Internet usage via an intuitive touch-screen panel. Teachers can program domains and applications relevant to lesson plans and receive real-time alerts when a student wanders off-task. The software operates with all web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It also operates with iOS, Android, ChromeBook and Windows-tablets, along with their respective apps.

NetRef is the first-ever Internet management tool that safeguards all web access points across a school’s networks and on all imported devices, helping teachers maximize the web as an educational and collaborative learning tool. With seamless and simple integration, NetRef offers umbrella protection across all systems, hardware and devices—from 1:1 to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments, minimizing distractions and helping keep students on-task.

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NetRef and Verite Educational Systems

Easy to use and integrate, NetRef is a new Internet management tool that helps teachers and students get down to the job of learning by managing access to the Internet on any device. With NetRef, schools maximize their tech investment and teachers get their classrooms back. Get schooled in NetRef at, on LinkedIn and Twitter @NetReferee

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