Privacy Policy

UK Skills Partnership (also herein referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use any Personal Information you provide to us and how we safeguard the privacy of such information. Words and expressions have the same meanings when used in this Privacy Policy as described in the definitions of UK Skills Partnership Terms and Conditions. We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you’d expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we’re working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

We want you to know that we respect the privacy of everyone who visits the Website and everyone who makes an enquiry or purchases anything available through the Website. We set out below what information we learn about you when you visit the Website, what we do with that information and how you can change the information we have.

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At UK Skills Partnership we use cookies to permit access to remember you when you return to our site. If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse parts of our site and use it for research purposes. Please note that cookies can’t harm your computer. We don’t store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create.

Managing cookies

If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website may be limited to browsing the main pages.

The Information We Collect:

We do not collect any personal information from our Website visitors so you are free to visit our Website as often as you like without the need to register. There are some facilities on the Website that do require your registration. The only condition is that all users of this site must agree to our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy before using this Website.

Our Website uses software features known as “cookies”, which are small pieces of data that are stored on your hard drive when accessing a website. They are akin to identity cards, and we may use them as follows: to allow us to know when users return to our Website and which pages or services you access while there; and to gather information on an aggregate basis in order to identify the most popular areas of our Website and make it easier for users to access them. You are encouraged to visit our Website and make use of all facilities.

Where you submit any registration details to us, you may be required to submit to us your name, e-mail address, contact telephone number, address) (together referred to as “Personal Information”). We store your details securely. This information is only used to keep you informed of changes and updates to the UK Skills Partnership Website.

All Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of all users of any part of this website are recorded at all times. The IP address is your computers ‘digital finger print’ consisting of usually a ten digit number or there abouts. The IP address allows the source of each user to be tracked if required – through their internet service provider to the actual computer location. This information is used by UK Skills Partnership for the identification of users that breach these terms and conditions of use and for security lock outs. Your IP address may also be supplied to relevant authorities for the purpose of investigating any illegal activities if requested.

Disclosure of Information

We want you to feel free to use and explore our Website without worrying about whether your visit will generate unwanted sales or marketing activity such as junk mail or spam. All our staff maintain a responsibility to keep your Personal Information confidential and will only use it to keep you informed and updated regarding any content updates and technical changes. Whilst any Personal Information that we use to provide or promote our services to you will not be passed to any third party organisation for marketing purposes, we reserve the right to disclose personal data to any third party which has a legal right to request such information.

Security of Data

We will provide the same protections in respect of any electronic communications received from you as those employed in respect of information received by post and telephone – to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your information from unauthorised access and disclosure.

Consent and Changes to the Privacy Policy

By using this Website you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information as stated above. We want you to be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. If we need to change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website to draw your attention to any change. Continued use of the Website will signify that you agree to any such changes.

The Web pages that are part of the UK Skills Partnership may contain links to other Web sites (“Linked Sites”).

The Linked Sites are not under the control of UK Skills Partnership and UK Skills Partnership is not responsible for the content of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.

UK Skills Partnership is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by UK Skills Partnership of the site or any association with its operators. Users are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the Linked Sites.

Users are solely responsible for any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) who support UK Skills Partnership or are identified in the web pages that are part of UK Skills Partnership, including the delivery of and payment for goods and services.