Cogniss Principles

Cogniss aims to empower people to live healthier and happier lives. We do this by facilitating effective learning and behavioral experiences that enrich people’s knowledge and add to their quality of life. We offer an accessible, experience-driven platform on which developers, designers and others can imagine and create their own solutions to complex learning and behavioral challenges.

Our ethos is guided by a set of principles that inform all that we do, from our interactions with clients and users to our full suite of services, games and mobile applications. These foundational principles shape the rights and responsibilities of Cogniss, and are as follows.

 

1. Effective learning and behavioral experiences

The best learning and behavioral experiences - regardless of form - should result in change that is real, measurable and sustainable. Cogniss strives to provide a fully-featured platform on which these experiences can be developed, realized and continually improved.

 

2. Evidence-based solutions

Any solution to complex learning and behavioral challenges should be grounded in evidence-based research. At the same time, the nature of scientific inquiry means new discoveries will constantly be made. Cogniss endeavors for all its services, games and applications to reflect, as far as possible, research that is current and meets rigorous scientific standards.
 

3. Holistic approach to health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing encompasses interconnected physical, mental and social elements that impact on a wide range of conditions. Recognizing this, Cogniss should facilitate the creation of solutions that not only target cognitive function and academic achievement, but also promote and reward behaviors consistent with a more holistic understanding of health and wellbeing.

 

4. Social learning

With the rise of social networks, open and participatory learning is becoming the norm. People should be free to build their online identity and connections, and should not be removed from Cogniss products for reasons other than those described in the Cogniss Terms and Conditions of Use.

 

5. Sharing of Information

Adults should be free to share whatever information they want, and have the right to connect online with others as long as there is mutual consent. Children should be free to connect with parents, teachers and other trusted parties, while being protected from age-inappropriate contact.

 

6. Control of Information

People should be able to control who has access to the information they provide. This includes a right to remove any information from Cogniss services and products. However, they should be aware that those who have received information may use or re-share information with others external to Cogniss products.

 

7. Transparency

Cogniss should make public any information about its purpose, plans, policies, and research on which services and products are based. Cogniss should also have a process of notice and comment to provide transparency and encourage input on amendments to these Principles or to the Terms of Conditions and Use.