Welcome to Noodle Pros (“Noodle” or “we” or “us”), operating the Noodle Pros service. Noodle
identifiable information (“PII”) we collect from our users, how it is collected and used, and
if and how that information may be disclosed by Noodle when you use the Services (as defined
in our Terms of Service). PII is information
that can be used to identify or contact a specific person, such as a full name or email address.
users designated as Students, Clients (as defined in our
Terms of Service) or Tutors (as defined by our
Tutor Agreement) by Noodle, and whether a user has
registered for an account with the Services or not.
which is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific person, such as a full name
or email address, as well as our practices for handling non-personally identifiable information,
such as user preferences and services usage information.
By visiting our Site or Sites or using any of the Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of
Site immediately and do not use or access any of the Sites or Services.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Noodle and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:
When you register for an account or when you sign up for other features that we may offer on the
Services, we may ask you to provide certain information, such as your name, picture, email address,
gender, zip code and birthday, and whether you are a student, parent, or educator.
Information from Social Media and Other Sites
You may have the option to sign up for the Services through a social media service (e.g., Facebook)
or another third-party site. If you sign up for an account in this way, we may collect information
about you from that service or site, which may include the username associated with that service or
site, your name, profile picture, email address, gender, birthday or friends lists, your likes,
preferences, searches, comments and posts, and any other information or content of yours collected
by that service or site. All information from and about you that is collected from social media
services and third-party sites in this manner may be used and disclosed by Noodle in accordance
Public Information and Posts
Noodle helps make the educational experience social by permitting users to post content and comments
on, and otherwise contribute materials and information to, the Services. Please keep in mind that
such posts and contributions are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may
be displayed in search results on external search engines. In addition to the content, comments and
other materials and information that you post and contribute, we may collect the information about
you that accompanies those comments, content and other materials and information, such as your name,
user name, comments, email address, profile information and picture.
When you access and interact with the Services, 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 the Services and the domain names of the sites from and to which
you link), and other information about your software and hardware. If you access the Services 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.
Cookies are small bits of data that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer through
your browser that enables the site or service provider to recognize your browser and remember
tags, ad tags and web beacons) to collect information to help us understand your interactions with
the Services, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run
and advertisements you have seen. Third parties that support the Services by serving advertisements
or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate usage statistics,
(e.g., Google Analytics tracking and Google AdWords) may also use these technologies to collect
similar information. Noodle does not control these third-party technologies and their use is
governed by the privacy policies of the third parties using such technologies. Your browser may
permit you to disable these technologies. However, doing so may prevent you from using certain
parts of the Services.
Information from Other Sources
We may supplement the information we collect through the Services 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
Information from Prospective Tutors
If you wish to apply for a position as a Tutor, we will collect Personal Information such as your
name, email address, phone number and may collect additional information such as your social security
number, resume, gender, and your ethnicity. We use the information collected to determine your
qualifications for the position in which you have applied and to contact you to set up an interview.
We also require a criminal background check and may also ask for proof of citizenship or legal right
to work in the United States. Note that the privacy terms that apply to the criminal background
check are those of the background check provider. Theirs, not ours, apply to background check
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
To provide and personalize the Services
We use your Personal Information to provide the Services and its features to you, including: to
improve the Services and its features; to personalize the Services and to improve your experience
with the Services by delivering content and advertising you will find relevant and interesting,
by customizing search results generated by your queries, and by making recommendations based on
your preferences; to allow you to post, share and comment on content; and to provide you with
customer support and to respond to inquiries.
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Services
We use third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services, provide or perform certain
aspects of the Services on our behalf - such as Tutors and companies they work for to provide the
Services. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Personal
Information, but this information sharing is limited to only the information needed by the vendor
to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Each of these vendors is
obligated not to disclose or use Personal Information for any other purpose.
Noodle may also make your Personal Information available to certain third party service providers
who help us with our business operations, such as data processing and marketing and technology
service providers and our corporate affiliates.
To allow social sharing functionality
By logging in with or connecting your Services account with a social media service or third-party
site, you are authorizing us to share your Personal Information with the social media service or
third-party site provider and other users and your friends on that service or site and you
understand that use of such shared information by the social media service or third-party site
shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service or other third-party account
with your Services account and do not participate in social sharing on the Services.
To deliver relevant advertisements
Noodle and our service providers may use your Personal Information to deliver relevant ads to you
when you use the Services or another service. As noted above, third-party advertising networks
demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and activity, including but
not limited to information about your visits to websites to display advertisements more tailored
to your interests and to provide you the most relevant advertising. If you wish to know more about
this practice or would like to know more about your options, you can visit the Network Advertising
Initiative (“NAI”) web-site. The NAI is a cooperative of online advertising companies who are
committed to responsible practices and consumer protection.
To contact you
Noodle may periodically send you promotional materials or notifications related to Noodle and the
Services 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 the Services or policies.
To share with our Noodle Affiliates
Noodle may share your Personal Information with our affiliates for the purposes described in
To share with business partners
Noodle works with many business partners who offer various products and services to consumers and
other businesses, such as online courses, study abroad programs, tutoring and test preparation
services. Noodle may share your Personal Information with our business partners to permit them to
send you marketing communications consistent with your preferences and use of the Services and
otherwise provide their services to you, and our business partners may share such information with
their business partners. If you are a California resident, you have the right to request and obtain
from us a list of what Personal Information of yours (if any) we disclosed to third parties for
direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those
third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge.
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 the Services 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
USER CONTROL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personally identifiable Information
Please do not submit to us or post on the Services any personally identifiable information that
you do not want us to collect. In particular, we ask that you not send us, and you not share,
any sensitive information, such as social security numbers, on or through the Services. 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
If you no longer want to receive emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving
these emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email. We will process your request
within a reasonable time after receipt. However, we are not responsible for removing your
personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party who has previously been
Canceling your account
While your account is active, we retain your Personal Information. If you cancel your account by
following the instructions set forth in the Terms of Service or if we terminate your account for
any other reason, we may continue to retain your Personal Information for reasons including, but
not limited to, complying with our legal obligations or our internal security policies, meeting
regulatory requirements, for fraud detection, improving our site and services, or enforcing this
from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances, for example, where you have shared
information with a third-party application or web site or where you have posted your Personal
Information publicly on the Services. In addition, because of the nature of caching technology,
your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal
of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.
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 the Services demonstrates your assumption of this risk.
The Services may contain links to third-party services and sites, and may carry advertisements or
offer content, functionality, games, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications
developed and maintained by unaffiliated companies. Noodle is not responsible for the privacy
practices or content of such third-party services and sites and unaffiliated companies. Once you
leave the Services or click an advertisement you will be bound by, and should review the applicable
The Services 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.
COPPA and Protection of Children
The Services are 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 unknowingly been collected,
we will delete such information from our database without requesting permission to do so.
In the event that one of the tutoring students is under the age of thirteen, parents will be required
to provide a verified means of providing their consent for the information disclosed or potentially
disclosed by students to their tutors using our learning management tutoring system for tutoring
sessions and will receive special COPPA disclosures. Your payment information and an advance
charge for the first tutoring session may be required for us to authenticate your consent. A
special consent will be provided for parents’ agreement at that time.
the date of the change.
Effective Date: February 20, 2015
Last Amended: February 20, 2015