Security and privacy

We’re passionate about all aspects of online safety, and protecting your family’s data and privacy is a big part of that. 

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Bark is secured with state-of-the-art technologies and practices for added protection.

  • When you share your personal information with Bark, we immediately encrypt it so it can’t be traced back to you. By looking at everyone’s data together, we can see larger patterns that help us learn and grow, and your privacy is completely preserved the whole time.
  • Parents, guardians, and schools are the owners of all their data, and they have full control over what happens to it. We would never sell or give away your data to any third party without your consent. We purge data within 30 days of analysis and within 30 days of canceling your account, but if you want it gone sooner, just ask.
  • Our team is vetted with background checks to ensure that we have the best folks working to protect your child from the worst of the online world.
  • Bark is fully based in the United States as an additional layer of protection.

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We comply with more privacy regulations than are legally required of us.

  • COPPA — Protects minors from deceptive marketing practices.
  • SOC 2 Type II — Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), these outside auditors evaluate the effectiveness of security systems to issue this certification.
  • FERPA — Gives rights to families over school records.
  • CIPA — Requires schools to adopt internet safety policies.
  • AB 1584 — Allows schools to contract with third parties.

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