The Skills Funding Agency indentity website, with the
exception of the registration systems and the discussions facility
does not capture or store personal information, but merely logs
the user's IP address (the Internet address of your computer)
to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and
how long you spend there.
In common with many other commercial websites the Skills Funding Agency
website may use a standard technology called a "cookie"
to collect information about how you use the site; this is a
small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive
when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such
as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited,
but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information
you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard
disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of
our website information to our users and to see how effective
our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website,
you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies
and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence.
You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your
browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate
through many parts of our website, except access to certain
parts of the Skills Funding Agency web pages may require a login and password.
If you register to receive updates your information will be
held on a secure server and the data will not be shared with
any organisations. It will be used only to provide you with
e-mail updates on the topics you have requested or postal information
if you request that service. If you respond online to a consultation
exercise your data will only be used to facilitate the analysis
of responses and will be deleted subsequently.
This privacy statement covers the Skills Funding Agency website at http://www.bis.gov.uk/site/privacy
(Identity Website) and subsequent sub-sites of that domain. Other
websites linked to or from the Skills Funding Agency website are not covered by
this privacy statement.
The Skills Funding Agency is registered as a
Data Controller with the Information Commissioner. Our notification
can be viewed on the Information Commissioners website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
What information is gathered and how it is used by
the Skills Funding Agency
The Skills Funding Agency gathers certain types of information about
visitors to this Website. It is important, therefore, that visitors
know what is gathered and how it is used. The Skills Funding Agency may use information
for the following purposes:
- To fulfil your requests for certain services
- To personalise your experience on the brand website
- To keep you up to date on the latest service announcements
or other information the Skills Funding Agency thinks you'd like to hear about
either from us or from our partners
- To understand your needs and provide you with better services
- To track usage.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
By providing personal information you are deemed to
consent to your personal information being shared outside the
Skills Funding Agency in the following circumstances:
- Where the Skills Funding Agency needs to share your information to provide
the service you have requested
- Where the Skills Funding Agency needs to send the information to companies who
work on behalf of Skills Funding Agency to provide a service to you (we will only
provide those companies the information they need to deliver
the service, and they are prohibited from using that information
for any other purpose)
- Where the Skills Funding Agency wants to keep you up to date on the latest service
announcements, software updates or other information the Skills Funding Agency
thinks you would like to hear about either from us or from our
- The Skills Funding Agency will also disclose your personal information if required
to do so by law in urgent circumstances, to protect personal
safety, the public or our website.
Skills Funding Agency data is stored in controlled servers with limited access.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom
where Skills Funding Agency or its' business partners are located.
Mailing lists and forums
Users of the Skills Funding Agency's mailing lists and forums must register
separately for these services. These services are free and on
the whole will only require registration when posting messages.
Details of how to register and remove personal details from
Skills Funding Agency mailing lists and forums are located with the mailing lists.
Do not register for either of these services if you do not
want other subscribers to Skills Funding Agency mailing lists and/or forums to
have access to your e-mail address.
Subscribers should only use these services for authorised purposes,
and should under no circumstances divulge the e-mail addresses
of other subscribers to unconnected third parties.
Any unauthorised use may result in the offending subscriber's
subscription being cancelled and, depending on the severity
of the unauthorised action, the commencement of civil proceedings
against the offender. If any subscriber is unsure as to whether
or not a particular course of action is authorised, he/she should
contact the Skills Funding Agency in the first instance.
The views and opinions expressed in any e-mail either to a
notice board or to a subscriber's personal e-mail address are
the author's own and may not reflect the views and opinions
of Skills Funding Agency. In addition, the Skills Funding Agency cannot be held responsible for
any acts or omissions of subscribers or for any breaches of
data protection legislation by subscribers.
The Skills Funding Agency may amend this policy from time to time. If
we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal
information we will make that information available by posting
a notice on this site.
Children and Privacy
This website does not target and is not intended to
attract children under the age of 14. Skills Funding Agency does not knowingly
solicit personal information from children under the age of
14 or send them requests for personal information.
Questions or Concerns About Personal Data
If you have any questions or concerns about our collection,
use, or disclosure of your personal information, please write
to the Skills Funding Agency's Data Protection Officer
at Information Systems Division, Cheylesmore House, Quinton
Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT.