Privacy & Copyright

FIDM is committed to protecting your privacy. This FIDM Statement of Privacy applies to FIDM’s family of web sites and governs online data collection and usage at all FIDM sites and services. Please read the FIDM Statement of Privacy below and any supplementary information at the end of this statement for additional details about particular FIDM sites and services that you may use.

The FIDM family of web sites are geared toward a general audience above the age of 13 years old. FIDM does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 years old. This Statement contains a section which details FIDM’s special policy regarding the collection and use of children’s personal information. Click here to read more.

Quick Links (these links will open a new window in your browser and redirect you to www.fidm.edu)

Collection of your Personal Information

At some sites, FIDM collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. There is also statistical information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by FIDM and may be shared with other web sites within the FIDM family of web sites. This information may include: your IP address, which is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data can be transmitted to you, your browser type, domain names, the time you accessed our web site, and referring web site addresses. This information is used by FIDM for the operation of the web site service, to maintain quality of the web site service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of FIDM web sites.

Use of Cookies

FIDM’s family of web sites uses anonymous “cookies” for the purpose of analyzing web traffic on our sites. On occasion, cookies will also be used to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server to help identify the user’s computer and can be used to help FIDM recall your information on subsequent web site visits. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. In order to use certain secure areas of the site, cookies must be enabled. If you have questions about how to enable “cookie” settings, please visithttp://www.enablecookies.org.

The Use of Your Personal Information

FIDM collects and uses your personal information to respond to or to deliver the information or services you have requested. For example, we gather your personally identifiable information when you send us e-mail. We will use this information to respond to your e-mail. FIDM may also use your personal information to inform you of other products or FIDM events.

We also use your information to help operate the FIDM family of web sites. For example, to help us improve our web site and to ensure that we make every effort to provide you with information and offers that are of interest to you, we may merge your personally identifiable information with click-stream data and other data we have (including offline data). We may also develop a non-identifiable profile on you based on the pages within our site that you visit.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We only share your personally identifiable information (such as your e-mail address) with select third parties including our agents. These companies are prohibited from using that information for any purpose other than the limited stated purpose for which FIDM has hired them.

Control of Your Personal information

You may choose not to provide us with any contact information; however, you will be unable to use certain features of our sites. You also may choose to unsubscribe from any of our services or on-line mailing lists at any time.

To unsubscribe from any of our services send an e-mail to webmaster@fidm.com. In the body of the message, please include the following information:

  • Name of service or mailing list from which you wish to unsubscribe
  • Your name
  • Your e-mail address

You may also access the personal information we have collected about you and correct any inaccuracies by sending an e-mail to webmaster@fidm.com.

Security of Your Personal information

FIDM strictly protects the security of the personal information you provide. FIDM secures your personal information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment that is only accessible by a limited number of authorized persons. When highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted over the Internet, it is protected with encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information

The FIDM family of web sites is intended for users above the age of thirteen. FIDM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of thirteen. When we do receive such information, we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.

Third Party Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy or merchant practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each web site that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected when you visit FIDM’s family of websites.

Changes to this Statement of Privacy

FIDM will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect student and customer feedback. When FIDM posts changes to this Statement, the date of the most recent update will appear at the top of the Privacy Statement page. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how FIDM will use your personal information, FIDM will prominently post such changes before implementing the change. FIDM encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how FIDM is protecting your information.

Contact Information

FIDM welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you have any questions, please contact FIDM by e-mail or postal mail.

You may contact us by e-mail at webmaster@fidm.com.

You may contact us by postal mail at the following address:

The FIDM Publications Department – Statement of Privacy
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA

Copyright and Trademark Information

All contents of this internet site (including design; information; audio; video; photographs and graphic elements) are copyrighted by FIDM. Information herein may not be reproduced, transmitted, rebroadcast, published, re-written or distributed in any form without the expressed written consent of FIDM. This website may not may be “deconstructed” and its elements used without the expressed written consent of the copyright holder. Other company’s trademarks used on this site are the sole property of individual owners and may not be used without their expressed written consent.

Especially about FIDM

When you submit a Contact FIDM Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name and e-mail address. A FIDM representative will contact you to answer your question. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

When you submit a FIDM Scholarship Competition Information Request Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as demographic information such as your birth date and high school graduation year. A FIDM representative will send you information about the scholarship competition. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

When you apply to FIDM using the Online Application Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, credit card, and e-mail address, as well as demographic information such as high school graduation year, birth date, gender, ethnic code, primary language, degrees earned, U.S. citizenship, and name/location of high school. This information is necessary for FIDM to evaluate and process your application. A FIDM representative will contact you regarding your interest in applying to the school. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

When you submit an Information Request Form, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as demographic information such as high school or college graduation year. A FIDM representative will contact you to answer your question. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

Contests

When your register for one of the contests hosted by the FIDMDigitalArts Blog, FIDM requests personal information such as your name, home telephone number, home address, and e-mail address, as well as demographic information such as your birth date and gender. FIDM uses this information to notify you in the event that you are selected as a winner. Please see FIDMDigitalArts Blog Rules for more information. You may also receive information to announce new features, technical issue updates, and news about FIDM products and events.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the use of information collected on the FIDMDigitalArts Blog or for other concerns please contact:

Mani O’Brien
Online Editor

FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
1.800.642.1200
or 213.624.1200
or contact by e-mail at: mobrien@fidm.com

 

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