Privacy Policy

Last updated:  September 18th, 2023

Our main location is Pivot Point Academy at 144 E Lake St Ste C, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60180 and our additional location is Wahl Barber Academy at 8501 West Higgins Road, Suite 110, Chicago, Illinois 60631 (referred to as either “the academy”, “the company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this policy) both locations refer to DFR, LLC with the address of at 747 E. Boughton Rd, Suite 286, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440.

We take seriously the confidentiality of your personal information. The following Privacy Policy sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website (www.pivotpoint.edu) only and does not apply to any other website owned or maintained by Pivot Point Academy or any third party. By accessing or using this website, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection and use of information as discussed in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access this website.

We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this website. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on this website. You find the date of the last update at the top of this Privacy Policy. By accessing or using this website after such changes are posted you agree and consent to all such changes.

Personally Identifiable Account Information

We may collect the information you voluntarily share with us in registering for and receiving products, services, and educational services, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and the use of “cookies,” which may be placed on your computer when you access the website. (See the sections on IP Addresses and Cookies below.)

We may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind that you choose to provide to us, including your (1) first name and last name, (2) address, email address, and phone number, and (3) other information required to provide educational services from us. We use the information you provide us to provide you with the information or services that you request. We also use your contact information as you provide it to communicate with you and send you information and materials for marketing and other purposes.

IP Addresses

We log IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information.


We may use cookies to track the use of our website and to facilitate and enhance your experience on our website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies enable us to facilitate access to different aspects of our website. For example, by showing when and how you and others visit our website, cookies help us to see which pages of the website are popular and which are not. Cookies can also help us to improve your enjoyment of this website, for example, by remembering your address or other personal information when you request information or services on the website.

Information Sharing

We do not sell, rent, or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party. We may use and share personally identifiable information with third parties specifically involved in the delivery of our services.

In addition, we may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you for any purpose, including without limitation to improve and enrich our services and website content, to provide benchmarking information, or for marketing our services.

In addition, we reserve the right to use and share your information in the event the Company believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law or to protect The Company’s rights or the rights of others.

We maintain full rights to any information collected on this website and may freely collect, use, and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law. In the event of a change in control of DFR, LLC or the sale by DFR, LLC of substantially all its assets or a reorganization or merger, any information owned by or in the control of the Company may be transferred to such successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Your Choices

When corresponding or communicating with us, you choose whether to correspond or communicate and you choose what information to supply. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate.

You are under no obligation to provide us with personally identifiable information, but without it, we may not be able to provide you with the products or services you request.

The Company may use your personal information to send you promotional communications. You can opt out of receiving such promotional communications from us at any time.

In addition, although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies. Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and enjoyment of this website.

Access by Children

This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and the Company does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.

Do Not Track/Online Behavioral Advertising

We will automatically collect cookies and other non-personally identifying information when you visit this site. Due to this automatic collection, we do not currently honor do not track requests. We also currently do not participate in any online ad network that tracks users across websites.


We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party agents who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request. Your information is stored and maintained with our third-party hosting provider which uses industry-standard physical, administrative, and technical measures to help ensure the accessibility, security, and integrity of your information.

This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration to data will not occur, The Company uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality. If a breach into our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, Pivot Point Academy will notify you of such a breach under applicable law.

The company maintains Information Protection Regulation Data Security Policies and Procedures to ensure compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliay Act (GLBA) and to protect data processed by the Company. An Information Security Plan (ISP) describes how the Company complies with its policies and procedures.

Location of Hosting Provider

Please note that your personal information may be stored and processed in countries outside of Canada and that it may be subject to access by law enforcement authorities of those jurisdictions, in some cases without notice to you.

Access to Your Personal Information

If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records, please contact us with your request at info@accademy-pp.com. You may also request that we update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.

Third-Party Websites

This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to the Company. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at DFR. LLC, 747 E. Boughton Rd, Suite 286, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440.

  • By email: info@academy-pp.com
  • By clicking TEXT US on this website
  • By phone number: (847) 985-5900


  • I was recently at your Bloomingdale location this past Saturday.  Christopher cut my hair as well as did a color correction w/high lights.  Even though I was there for 5 hours he took his time to make sure that the job was being done right and asked instructors for feedback etc when needed.

    Well, the outcome came out FANTASTIC. I posted my picture on my Facebook as well as my personal weight watchers profile and I was bombarded with so many likes saying how cute the color/cut came out and how it complements my newly thinned out features.   I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it 🤣!!

    I’m hoping that Christopher is available the next time I go for a trim and touch up 😊😊

    Linda B.

    I chose pivot point intentionally because I’ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum I’ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. I’ve never been so blessed to be working at Sharon Daniel Salon to further my career and make everyone feel beautiful!

    Alissa M.
  • I chose Pivot Point because of its professional but fun atmosphere. I feel that they took cosmetology as seriously as I did but everyone was still warm and welcoming! I am now working at a Redken elite salon in Chicago and I feel like I’ve found a home in my rising salon!

    Mikey D.

    Pivot Point Academy is not only a school, it is a home. This place helped me branch out into a whole different person. I tried things I never knew I would try and accomplished so much more than I would’ve ever thought. Pivot Point allowed me to find another home at Sorelle Salon in Bartlett. I am a full-time stylist now doing hair, makeup, spray tans, lash extensions, lash lifts, and nails! This industry offers so much and Pivot Point helped me realize beauty is unstoppable!

    Gabby B.
  • I chose Pivot Point Academy because I wanted a supportive, family-like school. I knew from the minute I toured the academy; I was home. The educators were amazing, my classmates were always cheering me on and the rest of the team always had my back. I knew going to Pivot Point I would have the best cosmetology education and opportunities following graduation. I was given all of that, plus so much more.

    Savannah F.

    I chose Pivot Point because it had always been highly recommended to me and frankly; no other school compared. I felt welcomed and at home right away, so I knew it was the right choice. After graduating from Pivot Point, I was able to come across an amazing job opportunity at The Mixx Hair Salon where I am now a full-time hairstylist and lead makeup artist.

    Nathaly L.