Merlyn & Privacy

Our founders started Merlyn Mind with a fundamental 

belief in privacy, so we do things differently.

We believe:

Teachers deserve innovative technology, without having to make tradeoffs on privacy.

You and your students are not the product. We never use or sell your data to make money.

We do not save any voice recordings.

You speak

Merlyn responds

We delete your voice data

You choose how your voice data is processed.

Voice processing in the cloud

You speak your request to Merlyn. An audio clip of your request is sent to the cloud for processing. Automatic Speech Recognition turns your request into a transcript. The audio clip of your request is deleted. Merlyn responds to your request.

Voice processing locally on Symphony Classroom

You speak your request to Merlyn. An audio clip of your request is processed locally on your Symphony Classroom AI hub using our EdgeAI™ processing. Automatic Speech Recognition turns your request into text. The audio clip of your request is deleted. The text of your request is sent to the cloud. Merlyn responds to your request.

Regardless of which option you choose, 

we delete your voice data after it is processed.
Voice processing in the cloud

We understand the complexity of US state and federal laws like FERPA and COPPA, state student data privacy laws, and global laws like GDPR that govern our behavior and our use of student data.

Merlyn Mind exists to make amazing technology like Merlyn work for the unique needs of education and the privacy and security needs of schools.