Q. What do I need to know about Privacy when using Padlet?


From the University Records Manager re. Data Protection : 

  • ‘Public’ should never be used (set your Padlets to Secret - they can still be accessed by whoever you share the link with, such as your students via NILE)
  • Posts should avoid the sharing of personally identifiable information
  • There is no need to ask students to sign up for a padlet account, as students can read/contribute to Padlets without needing to have an account
  • If staff or students use Padlet they should log in through their MICROSOFT account to uon1.padlet.org, and know that they are accepting the terms and conditions of Padlet

Further information


Privacy & Terms - These details are taken from Padlet's privacy policy 

Padlet provides the ability to log in to the Service with your Microsoft account. by connecting in this method, you grant them access to your email address, and, if available, your name, photo, and username associated with them. They do not receive your password. 

Public padlets give Padlet, the right to view, share, and promote the content on them. Any content you post on a public padlet is also indexable by search engines and, as such, is open to the public. 

When you collaborate with other people, they can see your profile photo, name, and username. Padlet does not sell or rent your personal information to any third-party for any purpose.

Padlet is an external tool, and is not covered by the licensing of any existing NILE tool. Therefore to use the service all tutors must agree to their terms of use. 

See Padlet Terms of Service.


Padlet  GDPR compliance

Padlet are now certificated by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  When first logging in, which is via Microsoft, users can decide to accept (or not) the Privacy message.  


  • Last Updated Oct 20, 2020
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  • Answered By Belinda Green

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