The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the owner of the online platform named Cogent Learn. Furthermore how the Owner stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Data Protection Act 1998
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, Cogent Skills Limited, 5 Mandarin Court, Centre Park, Warrington, WA1 1GG is the data controller, whilst Cogent Skills Services Limited assume the role of data processor through the provision of the online platform Cogent Learn.
1. Information we collect
We may collect and process the following data about you:
1.1 Details of your visits to Cogent Learn and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data.
1.2 Information that you provide by filling in forms on Cogent Learn, such as when you click to accept this site policy and register to receive information such as a newsletter or contact us via the contact us page.
1.3 Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of Cogent Learn for promotional purposes.
Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
To ensure ease of access to Cogent Learn, we use a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer browser to securely manage each visit.
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. Activating the setting on your browser, which enables you to decline the cookies, can do this. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of Cogent Learn.
3. Use of your information
The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:
3.1 To provide you with information requested from us relating to our products or services and to provide information on other products, which we feel, may be of interest to you if you have consented to receive such information.
3.2 To notify you about any changes to Cogent Learn, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.
3.3 If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those, which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
3.4 If you do not want us to use your data for ourselves and to opt out please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Opt Out as the email subject line.
3.5 Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to assured providers but we may, on occasion; provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors such as your area of residence or age group.
4. Storing your personal data
4.2 Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
5. Disclosing your information.
5.1 Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries.
5.2 Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
5.3 Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
5.4 To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.
6. Third party links
You might find links to third party websites on Cogent Learn. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.
7. Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10, which covers our costs in providing you with the information, requested. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact details below.
8. Contacting us
If you would prefer to write to us then our contact address is Karl Gorge, Director of Finance, Cogent Skills, 5 Mandarin Court, Centre Perk, Warrington, WA1 1GG
Last modified: Monday, 15 February 2016, 3:17 PM
Unit 5 Mandarin Court
Warrington, WA1 1GG
01925 515 200
Last Updated: V1.1 June 2017
Responsibility: Karl Gorge, Director
Next Review: June 2018