PRIVACY POLICY

Below we set out our privacy policy which will govern the way in which we process any personal information that you provide to us. We will notify you if the way in which we process your information is to change at any time.

The LSIS Excellence Gateway website is provided and managed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service ("LSIS").

In these terms and conditions, the terms "we", "us"  "our" and “LSIS Excellence Gateway” are to be taken as referring to LSIS.

LSIS is a company limited by guarantee registered in England with company number 06454450.
Registered charity number 1123636.

Contact Details

Learning and Skills Improvement Service
Friars House
Manor House Drive
Coventry
CV1 2TE
Feedback form

All written enquiries regarding this website should be addressed to:

The Web Services Manager
Learning and Skills Improvement Service
Friars House
Manor House Drive
Coventry
CV1 2TE

To sign up to access the community based features of this website you will be asked to submit information about you which is personally identifiable. By entering your details in the fields requested, your personal details to be used by both LSIS and its service providers to enable LSIS and its service providers to supply you with the services you select. Notwithstanding this you can access our home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data save information collected by cookies that we use (see below) and subject to the terms of our disclaimer.

Who may process data

Your personal information (which includes your name, address and any other details you provide to us which concern you as an individual) may be processed both by LSIS, as the Data Controller,  and our business partners.  Each of the companies authorised to process your information as mentioned above will do so in accordance with this privacy policy.

Purpose of processing

We will use your information to provide you with access to the community based features of this website, to allow you to post messages on message boards or forums, to upload resources to the Knowledge Base, LSIS’s repository of multimedia resources, materials, support and examples of effective practice from across the further education system, and to set up a personal profile. If you have given consent while registering, we may process your information to keep you informed about our services via email or by post and to give you the opportunity to be involved in evaluation/improvement of LSIS programmes and services. Your information may also be used to enable us and third parties acting on our behalf to analyse your information, in a non-identifying form, (generally in the form of statistics), so that we can identify trends about usage of our website or services and improve them.

Disclosure of information

In the unlikely event that a liquidator, administrator or receiver is appointed over us or all or any part of our assets that insolvency practitioner may transfer your information to a third party purchaser of the business provided that purchaser undertakes to use your information for the same purposes as set out in this policy.  We undertake not to provide your personal information to third parties save in accordance with this policy.  Your information will not be disclosed to government or local authorities or other government institutions save as required by law or other binding regulations.

Cookies

We may send a small file to your computer when you visit our website.  This will enable us to identify your computer, track your behaviour on our website and to identify your particular areas of interest so as to enhance your future visits to this website. We may use cookies to collect and store personal data and we link information stored by cookies with personal data you supply to us. Save for the use of cookies, we do not automatically log data or collect data save for information you specifically provide to us. You can set your computer browser to reject cookies but this may preclude your use of certain parts of this website.

Security measures

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use and disclosure, unauthorised destruction or accidental loss.

Users under 16

If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent's or guardian's permission beforehand if you wish to use this website and if you are going to provide personal information to us.

Access to information

You may ask us whether we are storing personal information about you by writing to us stating your full name and your address, at:

Learning and Skills Improvement Service
Friars House
Manor House Drive
Coventry
CV1 2TE

If you have a data protection enquiry please use the relevant option on our feedback form.

A small administrative charge not exceeding £10 may be made for fulfilling this request.  We may ask for proof of your identity before providing any information and reserve the right to refuse to provide information requested if identity is not established.

GENERAL WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Intellectual Property

All website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof are  Copyright © Learning and Skills Improvement Service 2010, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Ownership of certain materials on this site has been transferred to LSIS under the terms of Public Sector Information (PSI) licence no. C2006010400. Reasonable steps have been taken to check third party rights and permissions for this work, but LSIS will not be held responsible for any unintentional infringements. If you have any comments or queries, please contact the Excellence Gateway team.

The names, images and logos identifying the LSIS, LSIS Excellence Gateway, or any third parties are proprietary marks of the LSIS and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right under any trademark or patent of the LSIS or any other third party.

Improvement services providers

By submitting an application to the directory of improvement services providers published on this website, You agree:

(a) to confirm that the information given is correct.

(b) to have read the code of practice for listed suppliers and agree to abide by it.

(c) to authorise LSIS to publish the information in this application form to list the services you/your organisation offer

(d) to accept that LSIS have the right to make the final decision about listing you/your organisation and that LSIS will not necessarily give reasons for its decisions in this respect.

You also understand that:

(a) these requirements apply to every listed organisation or individual consultant.

(b) any advice offered to a provider shall not incur any liability or legal responsibility for LSIS, whether such advice is accepted, implemented or rejected by the provider.

(c) the selection of the supplier is the sole responsibility of providers; no guarantee can be given that work will be awarded to you/your organisation and that neither LSIS nor the providers will give reasons for their decisions.

(d) LSIS will carry out spot checks on applications, requesting evidence of information provided herewith, and any false information supplied will automatically result in disqualification should this be discovered subsequent to publication in the Directory.

(e) the information you supply will be held on a database available to anyone accessing the portal. The data will be shared if you/your organisation is selected for the provision of any improvement service.

(f) providers who select you/your organisation to deliver improvement services will be invited to give feedback on the services you/your organisation provided by rating and commenting on their level of satisfaction.

(g) the data you have provided in the application form will not be used for any other purpose than that stated above.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

The following provisions may be curtailed or disallowed by the laws of certain jurisdictions.  In such case, the terms hereof are to be read as excluding or limiting such term so as to satisfy such law.

Accuracy and suitability of information

We do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current. We have no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information.

The information provided on this website has not been written to meet your individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using information or services from us that this information or these services are suitable for your purposes.

Virus protection

Whilst we make all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website, we cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for viruses.  Thus, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information or images from this website.

Warranties

All warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise are hereby excluded.

Liability for damages

Neither we nor any of our employees or affiliated entities will be liable for any kind of damages and howsoever arising including, without limitation, loss of profits, compensatory, consequential, direct, exemplary, incidental, indirect, punitive or special, damages or any liability which you may have to a third party, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss.

Links

We are not responsible for the direct or indirect consequences of you linking to any other website from this website.

Governing Law

These terms and this disclaimer and any claim based on use of information from this website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and disputes arising herefrom shall be non-exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By entering this website you are accepting these terms and this disclaimer. If for any reason you cannot accept these terms and this disclaimer in full then you must leave this website immediately.