Last Updated: August 2015
What Information is Collected
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 Degreed.com, including information such as what pages are being visited most, what domains our visitors are coming from (i.e. google.com), 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 https://degreed.com. Any information gathered is to the best of our knowledge collected lawfully and fairly through Degreed.com 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.
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.
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