Effective February 7th, 2020
Near Peer Mentors is a platform that contracts with enrolled college students
(“Mentors”) who help guide high school students (“Mentees”) through the college
Near Peer Mentors (“we”, “us”, or “our”) takes the privacy of our users ( “User,” “you,”
understand how we collect, use, share, and store their personally identifiable
information (herein PII). Please read this document carefully and in its entirety.
Please be advised that by visiting the Near Peer Mentors website or by using any of our
services including but not limited to the Website, the NPM Platform, or any other Near
Peer Mentors affiliated services (herein Services), the User acknowledges that they
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Near Peer Mentors collects PII in order to enhance our User experience and provide the
best possible service. Near Peer Mentors gathers all PII in a legal and reasonable
Please be advised that if a User wishes to review or request changes to the PII that we collect, they can
simply contact us at email@example.com and a member of our team will be happy to assist them.
3. INFORMATION YOU GIVE TO US
When appropriate, Near Peer Mentors will ask a User to provide us with PII including
but not limited to the User’s name, school, year, title, headshot image, a short
biography, email, college application materials and results, and payment information.
Please be advised that all information that a User transmits or in any way uploads onto
our Website, our Platform or through any of our Services may be collected, analyzed,
and stored when deemed appropriate by Near Peer Mentors.
4. INFORMATION WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT
Near Peer Mentors automatically collects PII from our Users that their browser provides
us such as: which Website pages they have accessed and when they accessed them,
IP address, type of device used, browser type, and general location. Near Peer Mentors
may also use third party tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook to gather and
evaluate this PII.
other storage technologies to gather a User's PII from the Near Peer Mentors’ website
as well as other locations on the internet in order to enhance our capabilities with
respect to measurement services and directed advertisements. As a result, we do not
honor do not track signals.
To opt out of third party cookies and DNT signals please go to the following link and follow the instructions provided:
5. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
As stated in the previous section, third parties such as Facebook or Google may use
data collected by cookies to better enhance measurement services and targeted
Near Peer Mentors does not rent or sell a User’s PII to anyone, and uses this
information internally for the following purposes.
Our Users’ PII is used in order to enhance our User experience and provide the best
possible service. The manner in which Near Peer Mentors uses this data includes but is
not limited to the following:
- To be able to identify and deliver our service to an individual User and differentiate them from
- To be able to contact or communicate with a User when deemed appropriate by Near Peer
- To analyze, improve, and deliver our Services.
Please be advised that a User’s PII may be used even after the termination of their account or
discontinuation of any Services to ensure the continued quality of Near Peer Mentors.
6. Multi-sided Platform
Due to the fact that Near Peer Mentors operates on a multi-sided platform model, there
will be times when it is necessary for the delivery of our Services to share a User’s PII
within the Platform to a certain degree. For example, a Mentee’s or Mentor’s profile
information may be made visible to other NPM Platform Users. Near Peer Mentors will
only share a User’s PII to other Users of the NPM Platform to the extent that Near Peer
Mentors deems necessary to deliver a successful service.
Near Peer Mentors has integrated certain Google tools such as Google Sign In, Google
Calendar, and Google Hangouts within our Platform to improve user experience.
Specifically, we use these tools to help Users on the NPM Platform easily sign into the
Platform, book/cancel sessions as well as see booked sessions, and conduct sessions.
The only Google User data that is collected, used, and stored on the NPM platform is a
User’s OAuth information, a User's Google Calendar and Google Calendar events. OAuth data includes a User’s
Google ID, name, profile URL, and email address. This is data that is automatically
collected when using Google Sign In. Near Peer Mentors will only use this data for the
an effort to help organize and keep track of a User’s sessions and ensure a quality
As previously mentioned, NPM uses Google Analytics to enhance User experience.
How we collect, use, and store this data can be found in the sections above.
NPM uses Stripe, a leading payment processor to manage our payment processing
For Mentors with connected express accounts, please be advised that we use your
Stripe account data internally for the purpose of being able to pay you. This data is
accessed and stored through our Stripe Dashboard, our database within Stripe. This
data includes the Mentor’s name, email, the last 4 digits of the bank account where we
transfer funds, and a record of the funds we have transferred to that account.
For Mentees using NPM, please be advised that the Stripe data we access through our
Stripe Dashboard is to ensure the delivery of our service. This data includes the
customer’s name, email, last four digits of the card(s) they used to pay for our service,
general location of where a purchase was made, purchase device information, and a
record of the amount and time of a purchase. For any questions regarding Stripe’s
9. RELEASING PII
Near Peer Mentors may release a User’s PII if we deem it necessary to comply with the law, adhere to our
authorized by Near Peer Mentors.
In order for Near Peer Mentors to best deliver our service to our Users, a channel to relay important
information is necessary. Near Peer Mentors will therefore use a User’s PII such as their email to
communicate necessary information, as deemed by Near Peer Mentors, to them.
In accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act, when communicating through electronic commercial messages
Near Peer Mentors will:
- Not use false, misleading, or deceptive header information or subject lines.
- Identify that the message is an advertisement.
- Provide the recipient with Near Peer Mentors’ physical address.
- Provide the recipient with an explanation of how to opt-out of receiving future emails of this
nature from Near Peer Mentors.
- Honor all opt-out request in a timely manner.
Please be advised that all communications between Near Peer Mentors and a User may be collected,
monitored, analyzed, or stored.
The security of Near Peer Mentors’ User’s information is very important to us and we will take
reasonable measures to protect a User’s PII. Please be advised that while Near Peer Mentors will take the
necessary measures to protect and secure a User’s PII, we can’t guarantee that this information can never
In the event of a security breach, Near Peer Mentors will notify our Users in a timely manner.
12. CHANGES TO POLICY
Please be advised that Near Peer Mentors will notify our Users by email and/or through our Website if
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Near Peer Mentors Inc.
2202 South Figueroa Street, #317
Los Angeles, CA 90007