Up Mentoring Privacy Policy

Here at Up Mentoring, we take your privacy seriously and are always aiming to ensure your personal information is kept safe. We aim to instill trust in everything that we do and give you the best quality experience with us.

Up Mentoring is part of the LeanJS family. LeanJS is a digital design, development and training company who produces digital products, trainings and associated services based in London, UK. For more information, please check out https://leanjs.com/ and if you have any question, please don’t hesitate in contacting us on [email protected].

What’s on this page:

What information of mine is being collected?

As a base level of information, we collect your email address that is associated to your GitHub account. Up Mentoring has been created using the GitHub API to collect your information and streamline the sign up process. Click here for the GitHub Privacy Policy.

Once you have signed up through the GitHub API, your email will be the only information we have on file.

In the Up Mentoring platform, you will be able to add further information at your leisure such as:

  • Name
  • Biography
  • Social media profiles

Who is collecting my information?

Up Mentoring is collecting your email through GitHub and all other information will be collected through the platform which is up to you how much you wish to share (or not share).

How are my details collected?

As mentioned above, your email address will be collected from your GitHub account and all other information will be gained from whatever you share in your Up Mentoring profile.

Why is it collected?

In the first instance, your email address is used as a means to create your account via GitHub and then to confirm your desire to sign up to Up Mentoring.

How is my information used?

Using your email as the primary way of setting up the account means that, whatever happens - issues with your account, important notifications about our service etc - we have a means of contacting you.

Another key reason for collecting your email is to confirm your attendance at one of the trainings you have shown interest in attending. These communications will not be unsolicited and only initiated if you have indicated you’d like to recieve them. These communications could be, but not excluded to, the following: Confirmation of event/training ticket purchase Reminder of upcoming events/training

Lastly, if you have opted-in to the email newsletter, you will receive emails of a marketing nature that will feature events/trainings/services that you may not have indicated to us that you are interested in but we feel will enrich your experience with us. You are able to unsubscribe to these marketing emails in your profile area here.

Who will my information be shared with?

Your information security is very important to us so we will never share your personal details with third parties without your consent.

The key parties we share information with will be:

Third party training providers

When you sign up to a training/event/service, we will send them your information to ensure that you are able to attend and get the best customer service possible. This is the information that you will provide to us when you sign up to the training/event/service. Up Mentoring promises not to share your information with third parties without expressed consent from you.

Any information that has been shared to other suppliers (like the ones mentioned above) will have to adhere to their own specific privacy policies and we would urge you to read each company’s privacy policy and terms and conditions carefully before sharing information with us that will be inevitably shared with them.

For example, if you want to sign up to a training event run by Makers Academy through our Up Mentoring platform, we would advise you read Makers Academy’s privacy policy before doing so

Other LeanJS parties

If you have indicated that you’d like to receive information from one of our sibling parties (for example, ReactJS Academy), we will share your information with them. Please find ReactJS Academy’s Privacy Policy here.

Our hosting providers

All our information is stored on servers owned by Amazon Web Services, Inc and what you share with us will inevitably be stored on their property. Please find Amazon Web Services' Privacy Policy here.

How long will my details be kept for?

Up Mentoring promises that we will not keep your details on file for more than 10 years and we will be in contact then to ask whether you would like us to keep your information on file.

What will be the effect of this to me?

There shouldn’t be any difference in the way that you have experienced Up Mentoring previously. However, due to the way that the GDPR regulations have been introduced in May 2018, you will have to make sure you opt-in to email newsletters again from Up Mentoring or any other LeanJS-related parties (such as ReactJS Academy).

How do I remove my details from your servers?

Easily! Just email us at [email protected] and let us know and we’ll remove all your details (forever).

What are cookies and what do they do with my information?

In addition to personal information that you give us, there is anonymous data that is collected through ‘Cookies’. Cookies is a small text file that our site may place on your computer that helps us understand how people use Up Mentoring - this in turn helps us improve our service. For more information about cookies, click here.

The information that is collected from cookies can include (but not excluded to):

  • Browser type
  • Rough location (they can never determine exact locations)
  • Which sites you’ve come from
  • How you’ve travelled through the site

You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but please be aware that doing so may affect the functionality of Up Mentoring.

We use two systems that employ cookies on Up Mentoring. These are:

Google Analytics

Up Mentoring utilises the Google Analytics platform - which transmits website data to their servers in the United States of America. Google Analytics does not identify individual users to your IP addresses or any other data that Google holds. For more information, please check out Google Analytics’ terms of use.


Our payment system is Stripe which also employs cookies to help improve our services. For more information about Stripe and its use of cookies, please click here.

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