Terms & Conditions

Linking Policy

The National Skills Academy is happy for organisations to link to its site but the National Skills Academy cannot be held responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.


The National Skills Academy endeavours to make sure all information on this site is accurate and up to date. The National Skills Academy cannot take any responsibility for any loss arising out of use of the information on this site and any liability that might arise from the use of this site is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Links to external websites

Links on the National Skills Academy website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. The National Skills Academy cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over availability of the linked pages.

Privacy statement

The National Skills Academy 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 National Skills Academy website may use a standard technology called a ‘cookie’ to collect information about how you use the site. A cookie 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 have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Some parts of the National Skills Academy website use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigation 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 or to navigate through many parts of our website, but access to certain parts of the National Skills Academy 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 outside Government. It will be used only to provide you with email 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 only covers the National Skills Academy website and subsequent sub-sites of that domain. Other websites linked to or from the National Skills Academy website are not covered by this privacy statement.

Data protection

The National Skills Academy is registered with the Information Commissioner responsible for the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts. Our notification can be viewed on the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk.

What information is gathered and how it is used by the National Skills Academy

The National Skills Academy 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 National Skills Academy may use information to:

  • fulfill your requests for certain services
  • personalise your experience on the National Skills Academy website
  • keep you up to date on the latest service announcements or other information the National Skills Academy thinks you’d like to hear about either from us or from our partners
  • understand your needs and provide you with better services
  • track usage.

Information sharing and disclosure

Because the National Skills Academy is a national non-departmental public body, your personal information may be shared between local offices and the National National Skills Academy offices.

By providing personal information you are deemed to consent to your personal information being shared outside the National Skills Academy in the following circumstances:

  • Where the National Skills Academy needs to share your information to provide the service you have requested.
  • Where the National Skills Academy needs to send the information to companies who work on behalf of National Skills Academy to provide a service to you (we will only provide those companies with the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose).
  • Where the National Skills Academy wants to keep you up to date on the latest service announcements, software updates or other information the National Skills Academy thinks you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners.
  • The National Skills Academy 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.
  • National Skills Academy data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom where National Skills Academy or its business partners are located.

Mailing lists and forums

Users of the National Skills Academy’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 National Skills Academy 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 National Skills Academy mailing lists or forums to have access to your email address. Subscribers should only use these services for authorised purposes, and should under no circumstances divulge the email 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, they should contact the National Skills Academy in the first instance.

The views and opinions expressed in any email either to a notice board or to a subscriber’s personal email address are the author’s own and may not reflect the views and opinions of the National Skills Academy. In addition, the National Skills Academy cannot be held responsible for any acts or omissions of subscribers or for any breaches of data protection legislation by subscribers.

Please read and agree to the Forum registration, community rules, terms and conditions before using Social Group forum.

Changes to these terms & conditions

The National Skills Academy 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

Our website does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of 14. The National Skills Academy 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:

Learning and Skills Council’s Information Rights Manager
Knowledge and Information Services
Cheylesmore House
Quinton Road

Questions or concerns about these terms & conditions

If you have any questions about these terms & conditions, please contact the LSC e-comms team:

The National Skills Academy
Cheylesmore House
T: 0870 900 6800
website: www.lsc.gov.uk
email: i[email protected]

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