We do not collect your personal data (name, email address etc.) on this website. Instead, we encourage you to email us directly at [email protected] and we will respond to you about any questions directly.
Unless you have opted in to remain on a mailing list (such as alerts for new courses in your area) we have deleted your personal data from our lists.
If you would like to double check we no longer have your data please email us and we will confirm. If you choose to opt in to a mailing list you can opt out at any time.
Our website does collect ANONYMOUS statistics though, which of our pages have been viewed, for example.
Some third parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
If you’re registered with us, we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
We never share your data with third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services.
Google Analytics and you
We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.
The information we collect from Google Analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.
Facebook, Twitter and other social networks
These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website, such as the Like and Tweet buttons.
To do so, we embed code that they provide and that we do not control ourselves. Their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those services use it.
Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is so inoffensive, we imagine this is not a concern for most users.
To allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages, we use simple comments forms. We save this information in the same secure way we do for all of our registered users – and we don’t ask you for an email address to do so. The only thing we do ask is for you to be nice!
We moderate all comments and reserve the right to change them for public viewing.
If you sign up for a service
When you sign up for any of our services we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.
We will also collect and store information about your use of our services in order to improve them.
We also log account history to enable us to run our business activities and for you to create profiles if you are using the NextGen LEAP system as well as the website.
We may send you email notifications regarding services you have requested (such as newsletters on the website or notifications when a project or task is completed if you are logged in to NextGen LEAP). You can opt out of any of this communication at any time.
We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed above.
NextGen Skills Academy has created safeguards to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:
- Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
- Hardware stored in secure data centres behind firewalls
- All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
- Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location
Whilst we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
If you use LEAP, our private online portal for students, you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. Nobody at NextGen Skills Academy will ever ask you for your password, be careful not to share this with anyone.
Updates to this policy