Ethics at SwitchUpEthics are extremely important to us here at SwitchUp.
We pride ourselves on being transparent and open about what we do. Our ultimate goal has always been to add balance to the rapidly expanding alternative education space by providing honest and objective content.
Only students and graduates are permitted to leave a review on SwitchUp. Your review should be originally created – it should be your own. It should be based on personal experience (i.e., you have attended the school in question).
SwitchUp aims to be a respectful, informative, and honest resource, and we reserve the right to remove content that does not meet our policies. The following is subject to removal:
- Reviews posted on behalf of other students, or reviews that impersonate others.
- Content that was not authored by a valid applicant, student, or graduate.
- Spam or fake reviews, including those intended to alter ratings.
- Content that includes or provides links to sexually explicit material.
- Profane or offensive language.
- Defamatory, obscene, or libelous content.
- Content that is likely to constitute harassment due to race, gender, or another basis that is protected under the law.
- Content or links that are hateful, threatening, or harass others.
- Content that reveals the personal information of others. This includes identifying teachers, fellow classmates, or staff members by name.
- Duplicate posts.
- Content that is off-topic.
If you wish to revise a review, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Write A Great Review
Post honestly, with information that is valuable to future bootcamp students. Consider different aspects of your bootcamp experience, such as the curriculum, instructors, environment, and job support. Write about what your bootcamp does best, and how it might improve. Only post links to relevant content, such as an online portfolio. Check your spelling and grammar before you post.
What is SwitchUp's mission and business model?
At SwitchUp, our mission is simple; We want potential bootcamp attendees, current bootcamp attendees and graduates to have access to everything they need to begin a tech career. As tech continues to evolve, we hope to be at the forefront of your search for the best training programs.
SwitchUp's revenue model is based on sponsorships, which help us keep our resources completely free for students. Sponsorship is clearly marked at the bottom of any paid content. When forming advertising partnerships, we make sure that our partner's ethics and policies align with our own standards before accepting the partnership.
What is your process to ensure reviews are legitimate?
Our full review verification process is available at the bottom of this page. We clearly and openly disclose any relationships we have with programs, and these relationships do not affect any reviews, positive or negative, that are submitted to the website.
How do you verify reviews?
SwitchUp uses a three-step verification policy for reviews. First the reviewer must authorize the review via a 2-step email confirmation or LinkedIn confirmation. Second, we have a flagging and commenting system. Should a review be flagged, SwitchUp’s moderators may remove the review temporarily. They will then do an additional verification to ensure the reviewer is a valid alumnus, and that their review is within our guidelines. Within 48 hours, we decide if the review needs to be removed. We strongly encourage our community to help us if they see suspicious reviews. We encourage reviewers to make their names public for the review, although anonymous reviews are also always welcome.