Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Traditionally, IFA Paris is an international fashion school founded in 1982 with campuses in Paris, Shanghai and Istanbul. IFA Paris offers Undergraduate Bachelor, Postgraduate Master/MBA as well as Short- and Summer Courses in a wide range of subjects relating to the fashion and luxury industries.

This website is our dedicated e-elearning offer IFA Paris – Learn Online. We give students the chance to follow our online courses remotely by distance learning.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why

If you apply to one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses, you will be asked to provide media such as photos and documents during the application process.

We request information from you during checkout so we can process your information to serve you better. You must provide contact information (like name and email address and further billing infos) and it is used in our enrollment and/or admissions process, depending on the type of course you choose.. If we have trouble getting the necessary information from you, we will contact you.

Contact Form:
We request information from you on our inquiry form so we can process your information to serve you better. You must provide contact information (like name and email address) and it is used to get back in touch with you. If we have trouble getting the necessary information from you, we will contact you.

We use cookies on our site for various reasons, to track our own performance but also to improve the overall experience of this website for you. Google Analytics uses cookies to calculate data such as how many visitors we receive, how long you stay on our website or which channel you came from, for example. We believe that your experience of the site would be adversely affected if you opted out of the cookies we use. Google Adwords also uses cookies in form of tracking conversions, which may be filling you a contact form or creating your online application account.

You should understand that if you delete cookies, important information will be lost and many websites will not function properly. We do not recommend turning cookies off, but if you wish to do so, you can visit your browser settings and check the following links:

Cookie settings in Google Chrome
Cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox
Cookie settings in Apple Safari
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded Content:
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use third-party browser and mobile analytics service like Google Analytics. This service uses Data Collection Tools to help us analyze your use of our website, including information like the third-party website you arrive from, how often you visit, events within our website, usage and performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We use this data to improve our website, better understand how the website performs on different devices, and provide information that may be of interest to you.

Who We Share Your Data With

We share data that we have about you with our administration and student services department and also with our instructors or teaching assistants for courses you enroll in or request information about, so they can improve their courses for you and other students. This data may include things like your city, country, browser language, operating system, device settings, etc. If we collect additional data about you (like age or gender), we may share that too.

How Long We Retain Your Data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, educational or security purposes.

How We Protect Your Data

We protect your personal data from risks associated with data processing, in particular unauthorised access, utilisation or publication. For this purpose we have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place that are in line with the latest technological standards.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as name, email, etc.), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the top of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email: [email protected]


Please take 2 minutes to answer our questionnaire and help us better understand what online short courses you are looking for. All data will be used strictly for internal purposes and will not be distributed to third parties.

To thank you for your time, we will reward you with a 10% tuition fee discount on your next online short course.