Flatiron School Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 12, 2019

Flatiron School, together with its affiliates, Access Labs and Designation (“Flatiron School”), provide software engineering, data science, design, and other courses and job-market training, both on campus and through online programs. In order to provide these features, we collect, use, and share personal information. This Flatiron School Privacy Policy describes how Flatiron School collects, uses, and shares certain categories of personal information and provides other information specific to Flatiron School. Use of WeWork facilities is governed by the WeWork and Powered by We Privacy Policy. Please see WeWork’s Global Privacy Policy for additional information, including for the definitions of capitalized terms that are not defined here.

Information We Collect and Share

This Section supplements our Global Privacy Policy to provide more information about the types of Personal Information that Flatiron School may collect in connection with financing and payment options, including income share agreements, loans and other products (“Financing Information”), and administering scholarships (“Scholarship Information”), and how we may share this information with third parties. This information includes, for example:

  • Information we receive from you on applications or other forms, including Verification Information and other proof of eligibility, employment, and income;

  • Information about your transactions with us or others; and

  • Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

When you enter into an agreement with Flatiron School to obtain a financing product, we may share your Personal Information to maintain or service your account(s) (including referrals to debt collectors, when appropriate), protect against fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims, or other liability, report to consumer reporting agencies, undertake a proposed or actual exchange or sale of all or a portion of our business or accounts, comply with subpoenas or other judicial process or regulatory requirements, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. We also share the categories of Personal Information described above with third parties to perform marketing services for us. Please see our Global Privacy Policy for more information about our sharing practices. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your Personal Information as described in this Flatiron School Privacy Policy and our Global Privacy Policy.

To protect this Personal Information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.

You generally do not have the right to limit our sharing of this Personal Information. However, you may limit us from sharing information from your application and information from your consumer reports with our affiliates in the WeWork Family for their everyday business purposes. This information includes your income and your credit score. To limit this sharing, contact us by email at info@flatironschool.com.

You also may limit our affiliates in the WeWork Family from using information about your transactions with us or others, information from your application, and information from your consumer reports that we share with them to market their products or services to you. This information includes your income, your account history with us, and your credit score. Your choice to limit marketing offers from our affiliates will apply for at least 5 years from when you tell us your choice. If we intend for that period to expire, we may provide you a renewal notice that will allow you to continue to limit marketing offers from our affiliates for at least another 5 years. To limit marketing offers from affiliates, contact us by email at info@flatironschool.com.

When you engage a third party to finance your participation in Flatiron School or provide tuition assistance, you are entering into a relationship with a third party for a financial product or service. As described in our Global Privacy Policy, we are not responsible for the data collection, privacy, and information sharing policies and procedures of any such third parties. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect and process your Personal Information prior to submitting any Personal Information.

How We Use Your Personal Information

This section supplements our Global Privacy Policy to provide more information about some of the ways in which we use your information that are specific to Flatiron School.

Applicants.  If you are an applicant, the Personal Information we use includes:

  • Contact Information and Professional Information so that we may identify you and contact you, including about your application, to respond to inquiries or troubleshooting requests and to deliver notifications and other operational communications, and review your application;

  • Contact Information and Verification Information to protect against fraud, abuse, or harm, verify your identity, and otherwise provide a Secure Environment (generally to meet our legal obligations or our legitimate interests);

  • Payment Information, Financing Information, and Scholarship Information, where appropriate, to process a transaction that you have requested or applied for, including your purchase or financing of the Services (generally, to meet our contractual obligations to you); and

  • Other Personal Information and Communications to tailor our marketing to you and provide you with the Services, including, but not limited to (i) assessing your application, including your preferred class dates, how you plan to support yourself financially during the course, your availability, why you want to code, what you hope to do upon completion of the program, and how you heard about us; (ii) connecting you with the community, social media channels, apps, and websites; (iii) providing Services that you request through our booking and sign-in tools; and (iv) processing the data or files that you input, upload, or store with the Services, such as to fulfill search queries that you submit or process documents that you upload to the Services.

Students.  If you are a student, the Personal Information we use includes:

  • Contact Information and Professional Information so that we may identify you and contact you, including to respond to inquiries or troubleshooting requests and to deliver notifications and other operational communications, enroll you in our Services, provide you with a digital or physical access badge, and connect you with the community;

  • Contact Information and Verification Information to protect against fraud, abuse, or harm, verify your identity, and otherwise provide a Secure Environment (generally to meet our legal obligations or to meet our legitimate interests);

  • Payment Information, Financing Information, and Scholarship Information, where appropriate, to process a transaction that you have requested or applied for, including your purchase or financing of the Services (generally, to meet our contractual obligations to you);

  • Other academic information, such as your progress and performance in programs and courses, your engagement with the Services, and your portfolio, to provide you with the Services, tailor Services to you, and connect you with the community; and

  • Other Personal Information to provide you with the Services, including, but not limited to (i) providing you with relevant courses and other training programs; (ii) connecting you with the community, social media channels, apps, and websites; (iii) providing Services that you request through our booking and sign-in tools; and (iv) processing the data or files that you input, upload, or store with the Services, such as to fulfill search queries that you submit or process documents that you upload to the Services.

Guests and Other End Users.  If you are a visitor or guest who visits a facility in connection with the Services, the Personal Information we use includes:

  • Your name and email address, whether provided by you or your host, to identify you and provide you with a digital or physical access badge. If you are an invited guest, we will use this information to automatically send you an invitation to our platform, and, if unanswered, a one-time follow-up invitation;

  • Contact Information so that we may identify you and contact you, including to respond to inquiries that we receive from you;

  • Contact Information and Verification Information to protect against fraud, abuse, or harm, verify your identity and the purpose of your visit, and otherwise provide a Secure Environment (generally, to meet our legal obligations or to meet our legitimate interests);

  • Other Personal Information to provide the Services, including, but not limited to (i) providing you with online and offline events; (ii) connecting you with the community, social media channels, apps, and websites; (iii) providing Services that you request through our booking and sign-in tools; and (iv) processing the data or files that you input, upload, or store with the Services, such as to fulfill search queries that you submit or process documents that you upload to the Services. This personal information may vary depending on the length of your visit or the Services that you access.

Mentors, Alumni, and University Students. If you are a mentor, alumnus, or university student, in addition to the Personal Information we use about guests, the Personal Information we use includes:

  • Professional Information to provide and tailor the Services and connect you with the community.

Clients and Hiring Managers. If you are a client or hiring manager, in addition to the Personal Information we use about guests, the Personal Information we use includes:

  • Professional Information and Communications to provide and tailor the Services, engage you as a client, and connect you with the community.

All. Whether you are an applicant, student, guest, or other end user, mentor, alumnus, or university student, client, or hiring manager, we also use your Device and Usage Information and Other Personal Information to prepare aggregate use statistics, analyze, provide, better tailor, and improve our products and Services, tailor and provide you promotions and advertising, both on and off the Services, otherwise enhance your engagement with us, and as otherwise described in our Global Privacy Policy.

For more information about how we use your Personal Information to meet our contractual obligations, to meet our legal obligations, in accordance with our legitimate interests, and, where applicable, with your consent, please see our Global Privacy Policy.

Communications

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