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Apple Education Services Posts Its Privacy Policy… in Latin

July 22, 2016

On its website, Apple Education Services offers the following information under the tag, “Who We Are”:

Apple Educational Services is a nonprofit organization focusing on improving the quality of education on in public and private schools. Apple Educational Services has been established in 2006 by a group of professional educators who have broad experience in charter school education. Apple Educational Services takes pride in a professional staff and a wide volunteer base to achieve its goals in helping the educators. Apple Educational Services works with schools and organizations every step of the way to make sure that they receive the needed support to meet their targets.

Though the above implies that Apple Education Services (AES) has been around as a nonprofit since 2006 (note: another link on the same website has AES as founded in 2005), the official ruling date for its nonprofit status was in September 2014. According to its 2014 990 tax form, AES is located in Moonachie, NJ; employs 12 people, and had end-of-year total assets of $36 million.

AES has four board members:

  • Mesut Sahin, President (resigned, as per comment below)
  • Feruk Apaydin, Vice President
  • Alper Anil, Treasurer
  • Arthur Gallant, Director

AES is part of a greater Gulen network of school-related businesses/nonprofits.

On its 2014 tax form, the AES mission is as follows:

Apple Education Services (“Apple”) provides educational programs and technical support services consisting of student data base system, professional development for teachers and administrators, teacher evaluation, human resources, curriculum

Despite its listed mission, AES lists its three highest paid contractors as related to construction:

  • AARK Interstate Contractors (Ramsey, NJ), $10.7 million
  • Commerco Coppa Architects (Totowa, NJ), $120,520
  • United Construction and Managements (Lyndhurst, NJ), $239,408

And as for its revenue: Only $542,081 came from “software and edu consult,” with a second source nebulously tagged as “other program services”: $2.9 million.

On its website, AES includes no names of individuals– not one leader, director, or employee. Furthermore, on an ironic note, it offers a link under “services” to “facility service” that has only a single statement:

“Under construction.”

But let us return to the noted AES mission of collecting/managing student data. When issues of student information come into play, the issues of student/family privacy and data security also come into question. And here is where AES reveals a bizarre problem in regards to disclosing its privacy policy:

It is in Latin.

Here is AES’ entire dead-lingo privacy doc:

PRIVACY POLICY

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Google Translate makes little sense of what is written above; it cannot translate most of the text, and what it can translate (bolded below) is weird:

PRIVACY POLICY

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Reader Kristin Smith sent the following excerpt as her result with using Google to translate AES’ privacy policy. Her result is, as she describes, “freaky”:

“…Present justo dolor, lobortis quis, lobortis dignissim, pulvinar ac, lorem. But that was before. Until arrows Performance Pakistan. But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born, a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth and will unfold in the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because they know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely those who do. And no man who is not, those who would calmly ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, he wishes to obtain, but also because they can never be attached. Some dishes developers fear. Present justo dolor, lobortis quis, as we have come to the smallest things, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with those who will be a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure….”

AES is yet another cryptic, dodgy Turkish-operated “education” nonprofit making money off of the American education system. It has has this same screwy “privacy policy” posted in Latin since at least March 2013  (prior to its receiving nonprofit status), and yet it seems that no one is paying attention or asking why AES wants to fudge its privacy policy (or refuse to identify a single person by name on its website, for that matter). 

Schools and school systems in several states have employed AES for educational services, and they apparently continue to do so, though it seems that the big AES cash cow is in unclear school construction ventures.

School choice certainly opens up a lot of doors. Or, as Google Translate would have it:

Electionem scholis multum aperit ianuas.

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My thanks to Kristin Smith for her assistance with this post.

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8 Comments
  1. Yuri Weydling permalink

    This is Latin known as Lorem ipsum. Typesetters used it for filler just to see the font, spacing, etc. on a page.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum

  2. I’m going to go way out on a limb here and suggest that it may also represent some kind of nefarious code. There, I did it. Spooky.

  3. Reblogged this on starmistriel and commented:
    Gulen must be STOPPED, and all HB-1 work VISAs revoked. He and his agents are insider terrorists used by the corporate elite.

  4. Employs TWELVE people and has $36 Million in assets. How do we say that in Latin?

  5. Pick any phrase from the Latin, and google it… as your first commenter pointed out, it is placeholder text, a block of nonsense (or not, I think it is Cicero) that lets you see what a page will look like once you fill it with real text.

  6. Mesut Sahin permalink

    I have resigned from Apple education on July 16, 2016. Please remove my name from the list.
    Mesut Sahin

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