PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
www.skills-city.com (the “Site”) is owned and run by IN4 Group. At IN4 we take your privacy very seriously and steps are taken to ensure your privacy is protected at all times. We do think it’s important to let you know what information is collected from the site and why, and what we do with this information.
IN4 Group collects personal information about you in order to provide you with the very best customer experience and one that is personalised and catered to you. It allows us to alert you to administrational, product or service changes, and for marketing purposes. We gather this information about you when you engage in the following ways:
You register with or subscribe to www.skills-city.com and marketing channels
You use our online services and place orders
You sign up to competitions or special offers
You interact with us online via social media, digital advertising on our or any other website where IN4.0 Group or Skills City is represented
You ask for information, provide a testimonial or feedback, comment on blogs and articles that are represented by IN4.0 Group or Skills City
You attend an event hosted by us or where we are acting as sponsor
WHAT PERSONAL DATA IS COLLECTED
We may collect and store information which includes, but is not limited to, the following information about you:
Delivery & Billing Address
E-mail Address (Collectively ‘Your Personal Data’)
HOW WE USE ‘YOUR PERSONAL DATA’
‘Your Personal Data’ enables us to provide the following;
A personalized service on the Site which is targets information, services, content and offers relevant to you
To alert you to any administrational, product or service changes
For Marketing purposes such as competitions, promotions, or marketing events, etc.
In the event you do not wish for us to use ‘Your Personal Data’ for marketing purposes, please either:
Click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the emails we have sent you (if any).
Contact our Customer Service Team via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and if you wish to be removed from our marketing database.
We will never collect personal data about you without your explicit consent. We will retain the data until the time at which you decide to ‘unsubscribe’ (as above). IN4 Group will also conduct an annual review of all data held by the company and will remove any data no longer needed.
You can check the information that we hold about you by e-mailing us at email@example.com. We will provide this information within 30 calendar days of receipt of the information request. A £10 administration fee will be charged for unreasonable and repetitive requests. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law.
IN4 Group will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it elsewhere. The employees of IN4 Group are duty-bound to respect the confidentiality of your data and abide by the UK’s Retail Codes of Conduct.
If you wish to discuss the personal data we hold about you or make a complaint, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance in order that we can investigate thoroughly. Should you find our response unsatisfactory, you can make a formal complaint with the Information Commissioners Office by calling 0303 123 1113.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We take appropriate measures to ensure that any personal data is kept secure and is kept for only so long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is used.
AUTOMATICALLY RECORDED INFORMATION
When you access the Skills City website, general non-personal information (Internet browser used, number of visits, average time spent on site, pages viewed) is recorded automatically (not as part of website maintenance). This information is used to gauge our website’s appeal and to improve its content and functionality. We also use pixels or cookies via social media platforms as standard use in our marketing activity, as part of this we cannot access your personal data though these pixels. Your data is not processed any further nor is it transmitted to any other third parties.
SO WHAT'S WITH THE COOKIES?
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a cookie internet file, a small file that is sent by our web server to your computer, which we can access when you make return visits to our website.
In line with the ICC UK Cookie Guide, four types of cookies function online:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
To process an order, we need your credit / debit card number and expiry date, plus any security details that the credit card processor may require. IN4 Group employs trusted and reputable third-party hosting agents and payment providers to ensure the security of personal data. All credit card details that are given to us by you the customer are via the leading secure online payment gateway PayPal. The transfer of the purchase details from our site to PayPal are encapsulated using their encrypted and digitally-signed security protocols. Please note, we do not store any financial information from you.