Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy2018-08-28T12:28:35+00:00

The Education and Skills Partnership (“The Education and Skills Partnership“) operates esp-ac.uk and may operate other websites. It is The Education and Skills Partnership policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Education and Skills Partnership collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Education and Skills Partnership purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Education and Skills Partnership visitors use its website. From time to time, The Education and Skills Partnership may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Education and Skills Partnership also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on esp-ac.uk blogs/sites. The Education and Skills Partnership only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Education and Skills Partnership websites choose to interact with The Education and Skills Partnership in ways that require The Education and Skills Partnership to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Education and Skills Partnership gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at esp-ac.uk to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Education and Skills Partnership are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Education and Skills Partnership collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Education and Skills Partnership. The Education and Skills Partnership does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Education and Skills Partnership may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Education and Skills Partnership may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Education and Skills Partnership does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Education and Skills Partnership discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Education and Skills Partnership behalf or to provide services available at The Education and Skills Partnership websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Education and Skills Partnership websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Education and Skills Partnership will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Education and Skills Partnership discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Education and Skills Partnership believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Education and Skills Partnership, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Education and Skills Partnership website and have supplied your email address, The Education and Skills Partnership may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Education and Skills Partnership and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Education and Skills Partnership takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Education and Skills Partnership uses cookies to help The Education and Skills Partnership identify and track visitors, their usage of The Education and Skills Partnership website, and their website access preferences. The Education and Skills Partnership visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Education and Skills Partnership websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Education and Skills Partnership websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The Education and Skills Partnership, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Education and Skills Partnership goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Education and Skills Partnership may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Education and Skills Partnership and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Education and Skills Partnership may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Education and Skills Partnership sole discretion. The Education and Skills Partnership encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a esp-ac.uk account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.