We collect two types of information from you:-
- information you submit to us
- information our site gathers automatically
Regarding the information you submit to us, please see our Privacy Notice. Please read on regarding the information our site gathers automatically.
Information our site gathers automatically (Cookies)
Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ cookies having visited the site.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that gets stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree upon visiting a site. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are used to collect information about how you use the site and to ensure that visits go smoothly. [Our cookies neither reveal nor contain any identifying or personal data. Cookies can’t read any information on your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard drive.]
Usage tracking. We welcome everyone to search and use our site without charge to view the information and materials available for purchase or made available free of charge. As you browse our websitewe may log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer not the e-mail address) and other standard tracking data to evaluate which parts of our site you visit and how long you stay there. This information is aggregated with tracking data from all site visitors to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the web site, pages viewed, etc.
We use aggregated information to help us evaluate the information, training materials and other products and services, including any new offerings we make available on our websiteand to measure the use of our site and generally improve the content. Site use tracking data is never associated with individually identifiable information that would reveal anything personal about you.
Click through URLs. In some of our email communications, we may use a device called a “click-through URL.” When you click on one of these URLs, you pass through our system before arriving at the websitethat is your true destination. www.techskills.org uses click-throughs to determine the level of interest in particular topics and to measure the effectiveness of our communications. We do not share this data with anyone.
Email tracking. Some emails we send include tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site. Some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. You can unsubscribe from our email communications at any time.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
What cookies does ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ use?
‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ uses a number of vetted and trusted suppliers who set cookies on our website. Below you will find information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on what they do.
‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Twitter buttons allows you to access your Twitter account when on ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website – no data, apart from that consented to when signing up to Facebook is captured or transferred when visiting ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website.
ShareThis provides content syndication services to ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’, allowing you to share content on our site through existing social networks and email systems you already sign up to.
No data is captured or transferred when visiting ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’’s website.
Google+ allows users to share content on ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website through their membership of Google’s social networking site: Google+
No data, apart from that consented to when signing up to Google+, is captured or transferred when visiting ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.
How to control and delete cookies
Cookies are used to enable us to improve services for you through, for example:
- remembering if you are logged in so you can move around the website without having to log in again on each page
- measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website
- enabling you to view content shared on other sites e.g. YouTube or Twitter
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality and your experience of ‘Tech Partnership Degrees’ website.
Last update: 19/06/18