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Privacy Policy
FIT DTech Lab (formerly: FIT/Infor DTech Lab) protects the information of all students, employees, and visitors. The information DTech collects, stores, and protects is regulated by internal policies and local, state, and federal laws that identify types of data and restrictions placed on data. FIT has also created terms of use that apply to the use of its websites and social media channels to ensure the safe, responsible, and respectful use of those platforms.


Intellectual Property of Online Content and Trademarks
Our faculty, students, affiliates, licensors, developers, or partners own and retain the intellectual property rights in the content and materials displayed on or available through the DTech website. In consideration for your agreement to the terms contained here, you may access, use, download, print, and share the DTech website for your own personal, non-commercial use, but you may not use DTech’s website for commercial purposes or copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material in any manner or medium any content or material from DTech’s website.

If you are a copyright owner who believes in good faith that your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed on DTech’s website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform our designated copyright agent. Contact information is available in FIT’s Computer and Network Use policy.

The logos, names, service marks, trade names, and graphics on DTech’s website are the registered and unregistered trademarks of FIT, SUNY, Infor, their affiliates, or third parties. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of FIT, SUNY, or DTech, is prohibited.


Links
DTech’s website may contain links to third-party content, services, or websites that are not under the control of DTech or FIT. Such links are provided for your reference and convenience only. DTech is not responsible for the content of external sites, and you access them at your own risk. Links to such content should not be construed as the endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content. When you visit a linked website, you should read the terms of use and privacy policy that govern that particular linked website because DTech or FIT is not responsible for such terms.

Social Media Terms of Use
The Fashion Institute of Technology operates a variety of social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. FIT utilizes social media to engage with our community by sharing unique, interesting, and important content, as well as to build connections with and among our diverse community. DTech’s social media pages are produced and maintained by the lab and its representatives, consistent with FIT policy.

Social media allows for open dialog, important conversations, and wide distribution, and FIT encourages its community to create connections through its social media pages. To maintain an environment that is safe and welcoming to all of its community across all ages, FIT reserves the right, but assumes no obligation, to remove, block, hide, and/or report any user or content posted by any user on FIT’s social media accounts that violates any FIT policy, law, regulation, or for any other reason, including content that it deems threatening, profane, harassment or bullying, obscene, a violation of intellectual property, libel, or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or in promotion of organizations or programs not related to or affiliated with the College (including spam). Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the FIT community remain subject to all College policies on conduct online.

While DTech maintains its social media accounts, users should remember the open context of social media when interacting with or on DTech’s social media. Users are fully responsible for the content they post on any DTech social media account. By submitting content, users understand and acknowledge that the information is available to the public, and other users may use posted materials in ways that are beyond the control of DTech’. Users further understand and acknowledge that by posting content, FIT reserves the right to use the content for both internal and external purposes, including promotional and other media uses. Users who do not wish to have information or content copied, published, or used in other ways should not post on DTech’s social media accounts.

Finally, social media adeptly permits wide sharing of information, including information not directly controlled by DTech or FIT. Users should be aware that links to third-party content or websites may be posted by DTech on its social media accounts are not under the control of DTech. DTech is not responsible for the content of external sites, and links to such content should not be construed as the endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content.


Website User Privacy Notice

This Notice is being provided to you in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, or the “GDPR”).

If you engage with DTech for another purpose (e.g. as a prospective or current student intern, as a previous student intern, as a faculty member or employee, alumnus, or as a visitor to our campus), there are other privacy notices that explain how we process your Personal Data – please also consult the other applicable privacy notices on the FIT website for more information.

Under the GDPR, “Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable Data Subject; specifically including, but not limited to, name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that Data Subject. A Data Subject is a natural person, i.e., one who can be identified, directly or indirectly by reference to Personal Data. Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. “Process” and “processed” have a corresponding meaning.

The GDPR prohibits the processing of “special categories” of Personal Data unless certain exceptions apply, because the unauthorized use of this type of Personal Data could create more significant risks to a Data Subject’s fundamental rights and freedoms. For example, an unauthorized disclosure of “special categories” of Personal Data may put Data Subjects at risk of unlawful discrimination. For this purpose, processing of “special categories” of Personal Data includes processing of: (i) Personal Data that reveals; (A) racial or ethnic origin, (B) political opinions, (C) religious or philosophical beliefs, or (D) trade union membership; or (ii) (A) genetic data, (B) biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, (C) data concerning health; or (D) data concerning a natural personal’s sex life or sexual orientation.


How and When Do We Collect Your Personal Data?
We may lawfully collect your Personal Data in a number of ways for legitimate purposes. For example, we may collect your Personal Data: (i) from the information you provide to us when you visit our websites, including www.dtech.fitnyc.edu, or otherwise interact with us, for example when you express your interest in studying or working at DTech; (ii) when you communicate with us via our website, for example in order to make inquiries or raise concerns; and (iii) in various other ways as you interact with us on our website, for the various purposes set out below.

The Types of Personal Data We Collect
We may process (i.e., collect and keep) the following types of Personal Data about you: (i) your name and your contact information, i.e., local and permanent address, email address and telephone number; (ii) your date of birth, gender and gender identity, and Social Security number or taxpayer identification number (which generally you do not need to provide); (iii) your country of domicile and your nationality; (iv) information about your academic and your extracurricular interests and activities; and (v) certain other information you may be asked to provide in connection with any online forms available on our website.

We also may collect background information about you when you use our website, including your IP address, date and time of connection, and the webpages you visit. We also employ cookies on our website trough Google Analytics. For information about how we use cookies on our websites, please review the Privacy Policy, available through the Privacy Policy link on the FIT website.


Questions, Concerns, and Complaints
If you have questions, concerns or complaints about how we are using your Personal Data, we may be able to resolve your complaints, and we request that you contact the Data Protection Officer (contact information is below). Complaints should be made in writing via FIT’s GDPR Complaint Form. Complaints may be made anonymously, including by employees who have a concern regarding policies and procedures or compliance with policies and procedures, but anonymous complaints should provide sufficient information to appropriately address the complaint. Send the completed complaint form to FIT’s Data Protection Officer (contact information is below). FIT will review your complaint, investigate the allegations as necessary, document its findings, and will endeavor to complete its review of your complaint within one calendar month from its receipt of the complaint. If corrective action is necessary as a result of the complaint, FIT will document and implement corrective measures. When appropriate in FIT’s discretion, you will be informed of any action(s) taken in response to the complaint. FIT is not required to take any action in response to complaints if it determines that no action is necessary.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable Supervisory Authority if you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of the GDPR with regard to your Personal Data, or if you are not happy with the response you receive from us regarding your complaint.

All members of the FIT community are prohibited from engaging in retaliation against an individual who, in good faith, reports or complains of a GDPR violation or participates in any way in the investigation or other process related to a GDPR complaint, whether made to FIT or to a Supervisory Authority. Reports or complaints of retaliation will be investigated and any individuals found to have engaged in retaliation may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the processes and procedures set forth under FIT’s Code of Student Conduct or other applicable policy (for students) or as determined by the Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations or their designee (for employees).

Relevant FIT Contacts
FIT may be a “controller” and also may be the “processor” (as those terms are used in the GDPR) of your Personal Data for the purposes of the GDPR. If you have any questions or concerns as to how your Personal Data is collected and/or processed by DTech or FIT you can contact FIT’s Data Protection Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer, (212) 217-3415, cybersafe@fitnyc.edu.