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Rules of procedure

Article 1. Purpose and scope

These regulations are drawn up in accordance with the provisions of Articles L 6352-3 and L. 6352-4 and R 6352-1 to R 6352-15 of the Labour Code.

These regulations apply to all persons participating in a training action at DataScientest and are intended to specify the application of the general rules relating to discipline, health and safety regulations as well as the terms of representation of Learners.

Everyone must respect the terms of these regulations throughout the duration of the training action.

Article 2. Hygiene and safety rules

Preventing the risk of accidents and illnesses is imperative and requires everyone to respect:

  • Requirements applicable to health and safety at the training sites;
  • Any instructions imposed either by the Management of DataScientest or its representative.

In the context of distance learning, it is imperative to respect the health and safety rules of the place where the training action is carried out, especially in the case where it is the Learner’s company. .
The training organisation cannot be held responsible for incidents or accidents occurring remotely during training hours and in particular related to the use of IT and internet tools.
Each person participating in a training action must ensure their personal safety and that of others by respecting, depending on the general and specific instructions in terms of health and safety.
If he notices a system malfunction, he immediately notifies DataScientest Management. Failure to comply with these instructions exposes the person to disciplinary sanctions.

Article 3. General discipline

3.1 Principles

All exchanges are based on the following values and principles, the respect of which is binding on all, tolerance, benevolence and good cooperation, respect for others and their convictions, protection against all forms of violence. The use of violence in any form is prohibited and will not be tolerated within online spaces. Learners are thus invited to participate in the various DataScientest community spaces, respecting the values and principles mentioned above as well as respecting the legislation in force.

3.2 Involvement and Attendance

The Learner is bound by an obligation of attendance and involvement, essential conditions to validate the entirety of their training course.
In order to succeed in their training course, Learners must provide constant work throughout their training. If necessary, group work must be carried out and delivered on time, a schedule of joint work is sent to each Learner from the start of their course. The Learner will also have to submit to the skills check during the follow-up sessions and during the defence.
The Learner must be present at all the scheduled lecture and educational follow-up sessions by videoconference. The Learner is required to comply with the schedules of the scheduled sessions.
The Learner is required to follow and complete the asynchronous training modules in accordance with the timetable communicated at the start of the training.

3.3 Absence and delays in synchronous sessions

Any absence must be immediately reported to the trainer/cohort leader.
The proof (sick leave – official administrative summons) must be given within 48 hours to your employer and also sent to the email address contact@datascientest.com.
In the absence of proof, is considered as an “unauthorised absence”, any session cancelled by the Learner less than 48 hours before the session or a delay of more than 30 min during a session. For any absence not of a salaried Learner, the latter will not be paid by their employer.

Law N° 96 376 of May 6, 1996 defines the obtaining of training allowances as follows:

  • Only absences justified by sick leave or a mandatory administrative summons will not give rise to a reduction in training allowances.
  • Any violation of the application of these regulations will be penalised and reported by mail to the employer.
    A sign-in sheet will be set up for synchronous time. The Learner must sign to justify their good presence in class.
    After two consecutive unauthorised absences of the Learner, a Disciplinary Council may be organised and issue a call to order to the Learner.

3.4 Access to premises and use

Access to the premises is strictly reserved for users, school staff and any duly authorised person. Access is through the security gates using the personal badge. It is forbidden to lend this badge and / or to bring in a person from outside the establishment.

The management reserves the right to prohibit access or presence in the establishment to any person exhibiting unusual and manifestly abnormal behaviour, likely to compromise their personal safety like that of the other persons present.

Everyone will endeavour to maintain the good condition, cleanliness and layout of the premises, both offices and common areas (catering area, traffic areas, toilets, etc.).

Any degradation originating from malice or recklessness will be subject to an assessment of the damage resulting in the pecuniary liability of the author.

3.5 Confidentiality

The Learner is bound by an obligation of reserve and confidentiality with regard to the information and documents to which they access. The Learner undertakes not to distribute or communicate to third parties, or to duplicate, in any form whatsoever, these confidential elements, in whole or in part.

The trademarks, logos, signs as well as all the content of the DataScientest.com site (texts, images, sound, etc.) are protected by the Intellectual Property Code. It is strictly forbidden to copy any content of the DataScientest site by any process whatsoever, any total or partial representation would constitute an infringement punishable by article L.335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Code.

DataScientest reserves the right to question any Learner who does not respect this commitment.

Article 4. Development of studies

4.1 Essential equipment

Since DataScientest courses are taught exclusively online, each Learner must have a computer equipped with a webcam and a microphone allowing video conferences to be carried out as well as access to an optimum Internet network (minimum 4 Mbps in sending and 2 Mbps in data reception).

4.2 Online sessions

Each synchronised session between Learners and DataScientest members will take place on the Zoom platform and will be recorded by DataScientest. If the Learner does not want the conversation to be recorded, they can inform DataScientest at the start of the session.
Recordings are available three months after the session is held.
The cohorts meet on a slack promotion channel (online communication channel). Learners are expected to respect the rules of propriety in terms of expression and spelling when writing their messages, whether they are intended for members of DataScientest or other Learners.

4.3 Proficiency check

Skills are checked throughout the course during the various assessments. The evaluations are specific to each course, their methods are explained by the cohort leader/trainer at the start of the course. The defence sessions taking place remotely, these are recorded and kept for 3 months for the sole purpose of serving as a means of controlling the training.

4.4 Incident handling

In the event of technical problems, attributable both to the candidate and to DataScientest, the candidate will be offered to retake the test a few days later.

4.5 Evaluation Fraud

Any author or accomplice of fraud or attempted fraud committed during an oral defence or an online evaluation will be subject to disciplinary proceedings. The Disciplinary Board will take up the case and apply a sanction that can go as far as exclusion from training. 

4.6 Termination and suspension of the training course

The normal continuation of the DataScientest course may be interrupted temporarily or permanently for reasons related to the choice of the Learner or a decision of the disciplinary authorities of the establishment. In the event that the Learner does not officially request a postponement, they are declared to have resigned, and are not authorised to continue the course. In this case, the training contract or agreement will be interrupted.
In the event of early termination or suspension of the training course, the Learner must notify their Cohort Manager as soon as possible.
Suspensions of a duration of one week are authorised and can be postponed, provided that the Cohort Leader has been informed in advance and subject to their availability.
In the case of a long suspension (lasting more than 15 days), the Learner must notify DataScientest’s pedagogical management.

4.7 Delivery of results

The results are transmitted individually to the certified within 7 working days following the meeting of the jury.

4.8 Social Security Scheme

All Learners are attached to the general social security system. Learners, previously registered under the student social security system, must register with the general Social Security system on Ameli.fr.

Article 5. Disciplinary measures

5.1 Disciplinary Sanctions

Any breach by the Learner of one of the obligations of these regulations may be the subject of a procedure and an interview with the members of the Disciplinary Board (convocation by email / videoconference).

No sanction may be imposed on a Learner without the latter having been informed in advance of the grievances held against them.

In the event that the Learner is absent following the convening of the Disciplinary Council, the latter will still be held.

Any misconduct may, depending on its nature and seriousness, be subject to one or other of the following sanctions:

  • Call to order: are considered as such warnings and reprimands which are reprimands written by the teaching team intended to attract attention;
  • Layoff: temporary exclusion from school decided by the Disciplinary Board leading to the deprivation of the corresponding remuneration. The period of exclusion is due financially regardless of the Learner’s system (personal or by a third-party funder);
  • Termination: permanent exclusion from the DataScientest training program, determined by a disciplinary board.

Costs incurred are not reimbursed.
The decision of the Disciplinary Board will be communicated by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt to the Learner at the earliest within two days following the advice and at the latest within 15 days after the interview.

The decision of the Disciplinary Board is irrevocable. If necessary, any disciplinary decision of the Council will also be transmitted to the employer and the possible financing organisation of the Learner.

5.2 Composition of the Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board is made up of:

  • From the Director of DataScientest
  • A member of the pedagogical team.

Article 6. Representation of trainees

6.1 Principles

For training actions organised in sessions lasting a total of more than five hundred hours, the election of a titular delegate and a substitute delegate is carried out simultaneously by uninominal voting in two rounds.

All Learners are voters and eligible.
(Article R.6352-9 of the Labour Code).

6.2 Organisation of the ballot

The pedagogical director organises the ballot, which takes place during training hours, no earlier than 8 p.m., no later than 40 hours after the start of the first collective session.

The educational director is responsible for organising the ballot. He ensures that it runs smoothly.

When, at the end of the ballot, it is found that the representation of Learners cannot be ensured, the director draws up a deficiency report.

6.3 Role of Learner representatives

Delegates are elected for the duration of the training. Their functions end when they cease to participate in training.
When the titular delegate and the substitute delegate have ceased their functions before the end of the training, a new election is held, under the conditions provided for in articles 6.1 and 6.2.

The delegates are the link between the entire promotion and the management of DataScientest. As such, they are responsible for reporting any element disturbing the smooth running of the courses to the pedagogical management and relaying the information communicated by the administration to the class. Their remarks should reflect the opinion of the entire cohort. Their role is fundamental to ensure the educational relay and the transmission of information. They also have a duty of discretion as to the disclosure of elements to their comrades (results, sanctions, personal problems).

They are required to attend the various meetings organised concerning the cohort. In case of absence, they must be represented by a substitute.

Article 7. Improvement Council

7.1 Operating modes

The improvement council provided for in the article is placed with the director of the body.

The board meets at least once a year to examine and discuss issues relating to the organisation and operation of the body.

7.2 Procedures for appointing board members

The composition of the improvement council includes representatives of the teaching team, management, Learners and actors external to the organisation (employers and/or representatives of professional organisations of employers, etc.)

Article 8. Protection of personal data

Under the European regulations relating to the protection of personal data (RGPD) which entered into force on May 25, 2018 and the amended Data Protection Act, DataScientest is committed to an ongoing process of compliance with them and has implemented a Policy of Personal Data Protection.

Each Learner has, where applicable, a right of access, rectification, erasure relating to all data concerning them, relating to the use of DataScientest’s information systems. This right is exercised with the DPO Delegate (*mail DPO*).

Learners must take all necessary measures to prevent fraudulent access or use of the DataScientest computer system. In particular, they must:

  • ensure the confidentiality of user accounts, codes or passwords or any other access control device entrusted to them on a strictly personal basis undertake not to communicate them or make them benefit a third party;
  • undertake not to decipher or usurp the codes or passwords of a third party;
  • must disconnect at the end of each work period;
  • ensure that files deemed confidential are not accessible to third parties;
  • not to access the data and files of other users without their prior and explicit consent;
  • do not make any changes to the environments without the prior consent of the DataScientest DPO delegate.

The personal data of the Learner will be kept for a period of 60 months after any final departure. Beyond that, the school will destroy the personal space containing private data.

Article 9. Assignment of image rights

DataScientest reserves the right to take screenshots of Cohorts during videoconferences. These images may be disseminated by DataScientest within private conversation channels and also on the company’s social network pages.

Article 10. Security of resources

DataScientest ensures the proper use of hardware and software resources as well as electronic exchanges (Rules and instructions for good conduct). Our hosting is provided by AWS web services Europe EMEA, all pages are secured by the HTTPS protocol. The staff assigned to the information system department ensures the proper functioning and security of the networks, IT and communication resources of DataScientest.
List of tools authorised by DataScientest: Slack, Teams, Skype, Zoom or any standardised and secure video conferencing system.

Article 11. Maintenance

DataScientest reserves the right to carry out interventions on the resources made available to Learners in order to carry out corrective, curative or evolutionary maintenance of the site. Any remote maintenance is preceded by information from the user by email 24 hours before it takes place. These maintenances are carried out at night for one hour, once a week.