GirlsCodeIt's commitment to your privacy

GirlsCodeIt is committed to creating a safe learning environment for our members and volunteers. When you register to take a course or attend an event, or become a member to learn about future events, we collect information enabling us to contact you with the information you need to attend the course or event of your interest, as well as information about future GirlsCodeIt courses, events, volunteering, or other educational opportunities.  We do not sell your information or provide your information to other third-parties or advertisers, except as needed to comply with law or protect our rights. If we receive your registration or membership information through a third-party partner, for example a school district or after school organization, we agree to adhere to information handling privacy policies of our third-party partner.


GirlsCodeIt volunteers are subject to our separate volunteer terms and agreement with its own privacy policy.

Website visitors

In addition to registration, membership and volunteers, we additionally collect non-personally identifiable information from visitors to (hereafter: “Website”) automatically through the use of electronic tools such as “cookies”. Cookies help provide a customized web experience by enabling us to identify web users who visit our website. You may choose not to provide such information by adjusting your internet browser security settings to refuse cookies. Refusing cookies, however, may limit your ability to access certain pages available on the Website and may prevent you from enjoying the features on our website enabled by cookies.

Social Media


If you follow or like GirlsCodeIt through a third-party social media site such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its services to GirlsCodeIt. This information could include the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook User ID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the third party. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the Website. By providing us with such data, during registration or otherwise, you are giving GirlsCodeIt the permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Website Visitor Analytics


The Website may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Website. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third-party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Websites.

Virtual Course Attendance Screenshots


On occasion, GirlsCodeIt reserves the right to utilize screenshots taken during GirlsCodeIt virtual courses or events to be used for GirlsCodeIt marketing purposes, for example, for use on Website, social media, blogs or email outreach.  GirlsCodeIt course participants are advised to be aware of the status sharing their video feed while attending GirlsCodeIt courses, and to turn off their video feed if they do not wish to be included in occasional screenshot usages as described above. 


Data Retention


We will only retain your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the prior mentioned purposes of contacting you with the information you need to attend the course or event of your interest, as well as information about future GirlsCodeIt courses, events, volunteering, or other educational opportunities.  At least once every five years, we delete the information of persons with no engagement within that time period, retaining only enough information to assure that persons who have elected to opt out of GirlsCodeIt communications are not opted back in.


Data Breach Notification


In the event of any suspected data breach, we will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Deletion of Content from California Residents


If you are a California resident under the age of 18 and have registered for an event or are a member, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to remove content or Personal Information you have publicly posted. If you wish to remove such content or Personal Information and you specify which content or Personal Information you wish to be removed, we will do so in accordance with applicable law. Please be aware that after removal you will not be able to restore removed content. In addition, such removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or Personal Information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require us to enable removal of content.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)


GirlsCodeIt does not specifically market to children under 13.  When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.


Privacy Policy Changes


Although most changes are likely to be minor, GirlsCodeIt may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at GirlsCodeIt’s sole discretion. GirlsCodeIt encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Your acceptance of these terms


By using Website in the terms as described above, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


Opting Out


You may choose not to receive future promotional, advertising, or other Website related emails from GirlsCodeIt by sending us an email with “OPT OUT” as the subject line. We will remove you from our mailing list completely as well as remove your contact information from our database.


Contacting us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: