Trip Scanner FAQs

Do I have to register the tag for my child to participate?
Yes. In order for your child to redeem the Boot Buck they've earned by walking, biking, scooting, or skating, their card must be registered. 

How is my child “scanned”?
Every participating student will receive their own unique barcode ID tag to hang on their backpack, to be scanned by Walking Program staff and volunteers when they arrive at school on their school’s designated walking day.  The barcode tag and scanner are just like the technology used in the checkout line at the grocery store.   

What are “Boot Bucks”?  
Boot Bucks are virtual money that participating students earn when they walk, bike or skate to school.  A monthly store will be set up for students to redeem their earned Boot Bucks for prizes.  Students and their parents can track their balance online under their username or barcode number.

What information is compiled? 
When a registered student scans in, the system compiles the following information: First name and last initial, teacher name/classroom, grade level, gender, round trip distance to and from school, and method of transportation to and from school. None of this information is linked to the student’s full name or can be seen by anyone publicly.

Will any of my child’s information be public?
No. Your child’s name will not appear anywhere on the website.

Who will have access to my child’s information?
The information we compile is for statistical purposes only and includes trip distance from home, gender, teacher, and transportation type. Parents and guardians can also opt in to provide cell phone and e-mail addresses to receive text, email or phone call confirmation when their child scans in on campus. Other than our third party service providers (such as our hosting service), no information is ever shared. You may review the information and ask to have it deleted, and prevent future collection and use of information, at any time by contacting us. 

How will parents or guardians get a text, e-mail, or phone call when their student has scanned-in to the Trip Scanner table?  
You may choose to participate in our AutoNotify program by which we will automatically contact you when your child has been scanned in after arriving at school. Simply sign up and choose your preferred communication method when filling out the registration form. There is no charge for this. Standard text/minute rates apply as dictated by your carrier.  

Is there a charge for this program?
No. This program is sponsored by the NNTMA as a way to encourage families to make fewer trips by car. It’s good for student health and good for the environment!

What is your privacy policy?
Please read the full privacy policy at http://active4.me/Privacy.