Welcome to Noodle Partners, Inc. (“Noodle” or “we” or “us”). Noodle manages online academic programs for our partner colleges and universities.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We collect information to provide services to all of our users and to improve our services. We store the information we collect with unique identifiers tied to the browser, application, or device you’re using.
We may collect the following information from and about you:
- First Name and Last Name
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Zip Code
- Program of Interest
- Level of Education Attained
- Whether or not you’ve taken an Admissions Exam
- Years of work experience
Information from Social Media and Other Sites
When you access and interact with Noodle Technology, we may collect certain information about those visits, such as your searches and preferences as well as technical information about your computer and its operating system, your internet browser, your internet protocol address, your navigation path (including your navigation on Noodle Technology and the domain names of the sites from and to which you link), and other information about your software and hardware. If you access Noodle Technology from a mobile or other device, we may collect certain information including the unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, your wireless service provider, operating system, browser type and other transactional information for that device.
Information from Other Sources
We may supplement the information we collect through Noodle Technology with information from other sources, such as information that you submit to Noodle directly by email, telephone or other means (e.g., information you provide to Noodle’s customer service team) and publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our affiliates or business partners.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
When information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, Noodle may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties who may use it for any purpose. When information collected from or about you is personally identifiable (your “Personal Information”), Noodle and our service providers may use and disclose that information in the following ways:
To provide and personalize the Noodle Services
We use your Personal Information to provide our service and their features to you, including: to improve those services and their features; to personalize and to improve your experience with Noodle Technology by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries.
To provide you with customer support
Noodle may make your Personal Information available to our and the University of Pittsburgh customer support teams, who may contact you to provide you with more information about the Program, assist you with the application process or answer your questions.
To share with the University of Pittsburgh
Noodle will share some of your Personal Information with the University of Pittsburgh, who may use it:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing or services
Noodle may make your Personal Information available to certain third party service providers solely for the purpose of helping us with our business operations, such as data processing and marketing and technology service providers.
To allow social sharing functionality
To deliver relevant advertisements
To contact you
Noodle may periodically send you promotional materials or notifications related to the Program and related products or services. These emails are meant to be useful to you while helping us improve our user experience. However, if you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. If you want updates but prefer to keep your email inbox uncluttered, you should check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to Noodle Technology or policies.
To share with our Noodle Affiliates
To protect the rights of Noodle and others
There may be instances when Noodle may disclose your information, including situations where Noodle has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Noodle; (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of Noodle Technology or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.
To complete a merger or sale of assets
If Noodle sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Noodle may transfer your Personal Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
USER CONTROL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personally identifiable Information
Please do not submit to us or post on Noodle Technology any personally identifiable information that you do not want us to collect. In particular, we ask that you do not send us, and you do not share, any sensitive information, such as social security numbers, on or through Noodle Technology. Please keep in mind that, although you are not required to provide any personally identifiable information that we request, in many cases, if you do not provide us with the requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services or respond to any questions you may have.
Receiving electronic communications from us
Canceling your account
The security of your information is very important to us. Noodle implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we take measures to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you send to us or that we store on our servers. Your use of Noodle Technology demonstrates your assumption of this risk.
Noodle Technology may contain links to our presence on various social media platforms. We do not operate or control these platforms. You should be aware that personally identifiable information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others. We are unable to control these uses of your personally identifiable information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personally identifiable information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Protection for Children
Noodle Technology is not targeted to children, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children younger than 13 years of age. If we become aware that personally identifiable information from a child younger than 13 years of age has been collected without the consent of such child’s parent or guardian, we will delete such information from our database without requesting permission to do so.