Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 2015

Degreed, Inc. ("Degreed") is committed to respecting the privacy of its users. We strive to provide a safe, secure online experience. This Privacy Policy sets forth the online data collection, usage, maintenance, disclosure and protection policies and practices that apply when personal information is disclosed in connection with the website ("Site"). We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from this Site. You, the User, participate in Degreed voluntarily.

Consent and Revisions to this Privacy Policy

By using this Site, you consent to this Privacy Policy. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time as we add new features or as laws change that may affect our services. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post a new version number at the beginning of this Privacy Policy, consisting of the date (year and month) the Privacy Policy was last revised, so that you will be able to tell when the Privacy Policy was last changed. By continuing to use this Site after those changes become effective, you consent and agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

What Information is Collected

Information collected may include, among other things, personal information such as a participating User's name and includes other identifying information about that person such as an email address, details of academic history and other information entered into the User profile ("Degreed Profile"). All information entered is voluntary. Examples of areas on Degreed where we collect data are pages where Users can open a Degreed account, create a Degreed Profile or enter information required for scholarship consideration. If a User does provide such information, he or she is thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Policy. The User maintains full rights and ownership of his or her individual personal data and to the extent the User wishes to retain an independent record of such User's Degreed Profile, the User must include a personal email at the time of creating his/her Degreed Profile.

How Information is Collected

All User Materials are gathered directly from Users through online registration forms. Only the User can modify his or her own, personal Degreed Profile once it has been created. You may remove your Degreed Profile from our database at any time.

Personal User Information May Be Utilized For the Following Purposes:

  • To provide information or services that a User has requested; To service a User's account;
  • To improve Degreed's services;
  • To develop and/or inform Users of additional products or services we think will be of interest and benefit to Users, including allowing Users to share their information with specific universities that the Users are interested in receiving addition information about;
  • To answer questions Users may have; and
  • To inform winners of scholarships which we run regularly.

Scholarships and Scholarship Selection Process

Degreed is a scholarship provider for Users seeking higher education. The scholarship selection process takes into consideration academic achievement. The selection committee uses the applicant's User Profile, which provides a comprehensive format for Users to indicate and assess academic merit. All further activity on the Degreed Site is optional. Users may use the Degreed service simply to apply for Degreed scholarships or to seek out further education opportunities, all free-of-charge. The scholarship selection panel consists of members in the education technology and instructional design fields.

Non-Personally Identifiable Anonymous Information

Where possible, the Degreed servers automatically recognize each User's Internet Protocol address. Also, aggregate information about Degreed Users is routinely gathered for purposes of identifying the use of, including information such as what pages are being visited most, what domains our visitors are coming from (i.e., when our servers are busiest, and what websites are referring Users to us and aggregated data for purposes of analysis, gathering employment statistical information and for learning and training. This information helps us to improve our services and to evaluate our marketing efforts. We only use such data anonymously and aggregately. This information may be shared with third parties, but only in the aggregate. The treatment of non-personally identifiable information is subject to change in accordance with the then applicable law. Degreed owns all rights in and to this anonymous and aggregated data.

Use of Information Obtained by Degreed

When a User registers with Degreed, he or she creates a unique Degreed Profile and establishes individualized privacy settings. Notwithstanding the specified privacy settings established by the User, the User's name and photo, are publicly displayed on the Site. Each User is able to edit and update the information provided in his or her Degreed Profile. We may, on occasion, email our Users to send notifications about new features on the site. Each User shall be allowed opt-in to such emails.

Degreed will not use User personal Degreed Profile information except as described above, or as otherwise provided by law. We disclose information if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property of our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

Correction of Information/Accessibility of Information

We provide Users with 24 hour access to their Degreed Profile after input by the applicable User. Users may also wish to amend or correct inaccuracies on information provided in the Degreed Profile. If a User wishes to correct such inaccuracies or make any other changes, that User's Degreed Profile can be accessed through our password protected access facility at Any information gathered is to the best of our knowledge collected lawfully and fairly through and all information is assumed accurate and up to date and only information which is adequate and not excessive to our purpose for collection is retained. Users may review, correct, update or change their Degreed Profile and the information therein at any time. From each Degreed account, Users may also opt out of receiving newsletters and certain other correspondence from Degreed. If a User wishes to delete his or her Degreed Profile, that User can do so in the Personal section of their Profile Settings. Once the User has arrived to the Profile Settings page the User can select "Delete Profile" and select "yes" to confirm that the User would like to delete his or her account. If the User is connected to an enterprise account, the User cannot delete his or her individual account.

Children Under 13 Years of Age

Degreed does not intend to collect information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow those individuals to create profiles. All Degreed Profiles stored are for Users ages 13 or older and those seeking higher education who state their age to be 13 years or older.


We use cookie technology within We use cookies for remembering User names and passwords and for tracking click streams. Also, third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a User's prior visits to Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. If you click on an advertisement, you will be leaving the Site and entering the advertiser's website. Be aware that Degreed has no control over the practices of other websites. Your computer may receive cookies from other websites and you will not be protected by Degreed's Privacy Policy. These sites may place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation. Degreed is in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, and we are exempt from the requirements of California's "Shine the Light" law because Degreed does not share personally identifiable visitor information with its advertising services for direct marketing purposes. We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative, a coalition of online advertising networks that provides an opportunity for consumers to opt-out of targeted advertising by member companies. It should be noted that opting out does not mean you will not see advertisements online, but these advertisements will not be targeted based on your online user interest profile.

We do not utilize cookies to track Users activities in any other way. Cookies cannot obtain personally identifiable information such as email addresses, or any other information stored on our Users hard drives. Cookies are pieces of data normally stored by your browser, and you can quite easily prevent cookie data from being sent by adjusting your browser settings; however Degreed will not function properly if Cookies are not enabled. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Degreed pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience.

International Users

If a User is located outside of the United States, please note that the Site is hosted on computer servers located in the United States. Therefore, a User's information may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United Sates federal and state governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain access to a User's information through applicable United States laws. Any User's use of a Site or the submission of any personally identifiable information to Degreed will constitute User's consent to the transfer of such User's personally identifiable information outside of such User's home country, including the United States, which may have very different data protection and privacy rules and regulations than in such User's home country.

Information Protection and Security

When a User submits information to Degreed, whether it is name or email, we do our utmost to ensure that information is protected against loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or unauthorized access. Degreed uses standard encryption tools such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to help protect personal information and to keep information collected secure. The privacy policies of linked sites may differ from those of Degreed. Degreed is not responsible for any loss or misuse of your username and password. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY YOU SHOULD NOT SHARE YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD WITH OTHERS.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or any questions, complaints or claims, please contact us at:

Address: 449 Bryant St. Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 1-800-311-7061