Student Paddy’s mission is to connect university students around the world and enable them to succeed in their careers. Central to this mission is our commitment to being transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared.

This Privacy Policy applies when you use our Services (described below).

Our “services” has the same meaning as defined in the User Agreement. They include the Student Paddy platform that can be accessed online. We also have a website, mobile app, blog, and support centre, and we may collect your information through other means like surveys, emails, and social media.

As explained in our User Agreement, we allow users to add content to the services in a number of different ways, including via direct messages and in smaller and larger communities. Some of these spaces are public, and if you share content within them, that content may be accessed by many people, including people you do not know. For example, some rooms are available on the Campus Page of the app and do not require an invite link to join. Other room owners may publish their room invite links on public websites. Anyone can access these rooms, and you should be aware that room owners or admins set these permissions, and like the size of a room, the permissions may change over time.

We may also use content posted in public spaces to help power features like the Campus page and to help us identify harmful content on the services. These features are important to us, and we believe they will make Student Paddy even better for our users. We will always try to let you know what spaces are public within Student Paddy (though we don’t control where invite links are shared or the permissions for that room). And you can control whether your content is used for these purposes as described in the “How to control your privacy” section below. You should take all of this into account when you are using our services, and choose the space, features, and settings that are most appropriate for your content.


We collect certain information when you use Student Paddy. This includes the information you provide to us, the information we collect automatically, and the information we receive from other sources.

Information you provide to us

  • Account information. When you create a Student Paddy account, you provide your first name and last name, then you can come up with a password, and provide a way of contacting you (such as an email address and/or phone number). You’ll also need to provide your birthday, country of residence, university institution and academic status (student, or working professional). To access certain features or communities, you may need to verify your account or add other information (like a verified phone number) to your account.
  • The content you create. This includes any content that you upload to the service. For example, you may write messages (including drafts), send emojis, or upload and share files through the services. This also includes your profile information and the information you provide when you create rooms. We generally do not store the contents of video or voice calls or discussions. If we were to change that in the future (for example, to facilitate content moderation), we would disclose that to you in advance. We also don’t store streaming content when you share your screen, but we do retain the thumbnail cover image for the stream for a short period of time.
  • Information from actions you take. We collect information about your use of and activities on the services. This includes the peers you add, the rooms or other communities you join, your roles in rooms, content moderation decisions you make, and other related actions.
  • Information used to enable optional features. Certain features, like contact syncing, may require that you provide additional information (or grant us access to such information) to make them work. This also includes information about third-party integrations you choose to enable and the data you authorize those third-party services to share with us.
  • Other information you provide directly to us. You may have the option to submit additional information as you use Student Paddy or, you may participate in surveys where you can provide feedback on the product, or submit information to our Student Paddy Support teams.

We also collect information automatically from you when you use Student Paddy. This includes:

  • Information about your device. We collect information about the device you are using to access the services. This includes information like your IP address, operating system information, browser information, and information about your device settings, such as your microphone and/or camera.
  • Information about your use of the apps or websites. We collect log and event information related to how and when you use our services (such as the pages, rooms, and discussion threads you visit).
  • Other information that we collect automatically. When you take certain actions on other sites, we may receive information about you. For example, when we advertise for Student Paddy on third-party platforms, if you click on the ad, we may receive information about which ad you saw and on which platform. Similarly, we may also receive certain information when you click on a referral link, such as which website you came from.

We may receive information from cookies (small text files placed on your computer or device) and similar technologies. First-party cookies are placed by us (and our third-party service providers) and allow you to use the services and help us analyze and improve your experience and the services. You can control cookies as described in the “How to control your privacy” section below. The services use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for services to function. If you try to use tools to disable these cookies, parts of the services may not work properly.
  • Functional Cookies: These help us provide enhanced functionality on the services like remembering language preferences. Disabling these could affect some service functionality.
  • Targeting Cookies: These allow us or our third party providers to track your visit to the Student Paddy Platform, as well as other websites, apps and online services, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, which allows Student Paddy to display targeted ads to you and others on or off the Student Paddy Platform.