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Bloomz Sponsorships Q&A

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2019 11:05PM UTC
What are classroom and school sponsorships?
Why is Bloomz adding sponsorships to free classrooms?
Will Premium users see sponsorships?
How are sponsorships different than advertising?
What information is being shared with sponsors?
What can I do if I don't want my classroom or school sponsored?
What type of companies are allowed to sponsor a class or school?
Will students see these sponsorships?


WHAT ARE CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL SPONSORSHIPS?

Sponsorships are the innovative way Bloomz is able to offer teachers and school administrators all the benefits of parent communication and coordination available in the basic Bloomz suite, at no cost.

Through this collaborative model, companies and other organizations help teachers and parents connect by sponsoring a certain number of classrooms or schools, providing the resources to keep the Bloomz service free and available to more and more communities around the globe.
 
WHY IS BLOOMZ ADDING SPONSORSHIP TO FREE CLASSROOMS?
Educators everywhere dedicate time and resources to help and guide students through their education journey. In our own growth as a company, we have had the opportunity to meet many amazing teachers who want to partner with parents in their kids’ education, have the willpower and energy to create this bridge between school and home, but don’t have the means to pay for the many tools they’d need to keep them engaged and informed. Bloomz is committed to help these educators by providing a free alternative to everyone.

Through the sponsorship model, Bloomz can continue to offer the powerful communication and coordination that teachers need at no cost. Now companies and organizations out there can help us in this mission by providing the resources needed, while being recognized for their effort in households everywhere.

WILL PREMIUM USERS SEE SPONSORSHIPS?
Since sponsorships are meant to help cover the costs to provide Bloomz’ free offering, this is not a feature we make available to Premium/paid customers. However, if your school community is open to the sponsorship model to support a lower premium subscription, please email us at support@bloomz.com and we will explore this with you.
 
HOW ARE SPONSORSHIPS DIFFERENT FROM ADVERTISING?
Sponsorships are not the same as advertising for many different reasons.
  1. No targeting. Bloomz doesn’t allow companies to target their sponsorship based on any behavioral information or demographic data other than the geography (school district, city, state or country) and, when available, the inferred grade level of the community (e.g. parents of 1st grade-age students). This is only to make the sponsorship more relevant to the parents.
  2. No personal information shared back with companies. The only information provided back to these organizations include general numbers on exposure (total impressions, or number of views if video content), engagement (clicks) and reach (number of people who saw the sponsorship).
  3. Careful selection process of sponsors. We vet each sponsoring company to ensure only the right brands and content are associated with our platform.
  4. No students are exposed. We will never show any sponsor content to students registered as such in our platform.
 
WHAT INFORMATION IS BEING SHARED WITH SPONSORS?
No private or personally identifiable information is shared with the companies and organizations that sponsor Bloomz classrooms or schools. When a company sponsors on Bloomz, they are only given the option to select a specific geography (school district, city, state or country) and, when available, the inferred grade level of the community (e.g. parents of 1st grade-age students). This is only to make the sponsorship more relevant to the parents.

After the sponsorship, a company will be given general numbers on exposure (total impressions, or number of views if video content), engagement (clicks) and reach (number of people who saw the sponsorship) as a result for their investment. Again, no personal information is given to the sponsor.
 
WHAT CAN I DO IF I DON’T WANT MY CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL SPONSORED?
You can remove the class or school sponsorship by upgrading to a Premium subscription. A Bloomz Premium subscription offers many benefits:
For teachers:
  • Unlimited classes per teacher and teachers per class.
  • Unlimited cloud storage
  • Data dashboard
  • Premium calendar views and more!
For Schools:
  • Unlimited number of teachers
  • Unlimited number of administrators
  • Premium functionality for all teachers and parents in your school
  • Unlimited storage
  • Administrator dashboard
  • Bulk import and more!
  
WHAT TYPE OF COMPANIES ARE ALLOWED TO SPONSOR A CLASS OR SCHOOL?
We vet each sponsoring company to ensure only the right brands and content are associated with our platform. Some of the criteria we consider are to have Family friendly brand or content and that they are contextually relevant promotions for parents of school-age kids.
 
WILL STUDENTS SEE THESE SPONSORSHIPS?
No. Students registered as such in Bloomz will not be exposed to any sponsorships content at any point within our platform.