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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Flatiron School Inc. and its affiliated organizations and individuals (which may be collectively referred to herein as, among other things, “we”, “us” and “our”). The following policy explains our information collection practices, privacy policies and the choices available to you with regard to how your information is collected and utilized. This privacy policy applies solely to the information collected by this website (our “Site”).

Information We May Collect

• Personal information you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, age, date of birth, address, e-mail address, credit card number and facts about your background, profession, and similar information.
• Information regarding your interaction with our Site, including, but not limited to, your IP address, device type, geographic location information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our Site, and web log information.
• Information you provide to us through community discussions, member information pages, e-mails, chats, dispute resolution, or information you share with us through other social applications or websites.
• We may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, or other technologies to collect certain information about visitors to and users of our Site. For example, we may automatically collect certain information such as the type of web browser and operating system you use, the name of your Internet Service Provider, Internet Protocol address, etc. Cookies do not extract personal data about you, like your name or e-mail address. We use this information to monitor and improve our Site, personalize your online experience, and for internal analysis. You may block the installation of our cookies by changing the setting on your browser. However, if your browser does not accept cookies, certain areas of the website may not function properly. Some third-party merchants and advertisers also use cookies. Because we do not control the privacy policies of third-party merchants, advertisers or any other sites to which we may provide hyperlinks, you should check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting to learn about that site's practices regarding the use of your information.

How We Use Your Information

• For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, registering for a course.
• To contact you regarding the status of your transaction or to send you e-mail notifications about our products, services and special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
• To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
• In the event of a sale, merger, bankruptcy or other change in control of Flatiron School Inc, your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this Site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner.
• If required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process or to protect and defend the rights or property of Flatiron School Inc. and its affiliates.

Google Analytics

We may use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Site, rather than your name or other identifying information. The information collected through the use of Google Analytics is not combined with personally identifiable information. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data and the opt-out options click here.

How We Share Information

We endeavor to safeguard and protect your personal information. We have implemented technical and organizational measures to secure your personal information. Although we take measures to protect against unauthorized disclosures of information, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, and we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.
• Credit Card Information: For you convenience, you may have us bill you or you can pay for orders by credit card. For you security, your credit card number is not stored in our system. We use encryption technology to safeguard and protect your personal information and transactions over the internet. Your information, including your credit card information, is encrypted and cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.
• E-mail Addresses: Except as may be required by law, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process, we will not share your e-mail address with third parties, although we reserve the right to present you with advertisements on their behalf.
• Agents and Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include payment processing, enabling instructors to answer your requests, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These agents have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but are contractually prohibited from using it for other purposes.
• Major Business Transactions: In the event of a major business transaction, our customer information may be one of the transferred business assets.

Other Information

• Links: Our Site may contain links to other sites whose privacy practices may differ from ours. Such third-party sites are not under our control and have separate and independent privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
• Public Forums: Our Site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to the users. Please remember that anyone may read postings on a forum or in a chat room and such postings become public information. Such information can be collected and used by others besides Flatiron School Inc. and its affiliates. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party's use of information that you disclose online.

We may produce contests, sweepstakes, special events or other offerings with the support of promotional partners. Personal information collected by our Site in conjunction with such offerings may also be used by us for the marketing of additional services and events. If you do not want your personal information used for such purposes, you should not participate in such contests, sweepstakes, special events or other offers. Please see the rules of each individual offering and any applicable additional privacy policies for information on the choices you can exercise with respect to the use of your personal information. To the extent there is a conflict between this privacy policy and the rules or policies applicable to a special event, the rules and policies associated with the special event shall govern.

Social Networking

Flatiron School Inc. is active on social media (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and shares information, images, and video with the public through external social media sites. The social media sites are not affiliated with us and offer their own individual terms of service and privacy policies. We encourage you to read the policies of each website. Anyone can make comments on social media sites, but please remember that the social media sites are public, which means that anyone can see your posts and your posts may even show up in search engine results. While we will not edit comments, we may delete a comment from our page on a social media site if it does not relate to the posted topic on the social media page or post, promotes or advertises a commercial product or business, uses obscene, threating, or harassing language, or if it is a personal attack or hate speech that targets or disparages any ethnic, racial, age, or religious group, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status, or if it advocates illegal activity or violates copyright laws.

Children's Privacy Statement

Our Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and therefore do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.

California Minors Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident under 18, and a registered user of our website, California law permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information that you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send us an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information you want removed to info@flatironschool.com. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.

Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms

Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the user communicates. We do not honor "do-not-track" signals.

Correct/Update Your Information

We give our users the options to review, correct and modify their personal information. To exercise any of these options, please contact us at info@flatironschool.com.

Changes to This Statement

We may periodically change, modify or otherwise update this Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised policy on this page. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when posted on this page. The date of the most recent revision to this Privacy Policy is listed below. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis. Your continued use of our Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates. This statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Opting Out and Contacting Us

You may unsubscribe from our marketing/promotional communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our e-mails, or by sending us email us at info@flatironschool.com.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or about our treatment of your personal information, click contact us by mail at the following address:

Flatiron School
attn: Webmaster
11 Broadway, Suite 260
New York, NY 10004

Last updated March 19, 2015.