Cidori is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Data Protection Act 2018 sets out the framework for data protection law in the UK. It updates and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and came into effect on 25 May 2018. It was amended on 01 January 2021 by regulations under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, to reflect the UK’s status outside the EU. It sits alongside and supplements the UK GDPR (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) – a UK law which came into effect on 01 January 2021 which sets out the key principles, rights, and obligations for most processing of personal data in the UK.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purposes of data protection legislation in force from time to time, the data controller is Gateway Managed Services of Sovereign Court, 230 Upper Fifth Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2HR.
Who we are and what we do
We are a managed learning and development service provider, working in the field of funded and commercially driven education. We collect the personal data of the following types of people to allow us to undertake our business;
- Prospective and live client contacts;
- Prospective and live learner contacts;
- Supplier contacts to support our services;
- Employees, consultants, temporary workers;
We collect information about you solely for the purposes of carrying out our core business and ancillary activities.
What we collect from you
Cidori collects Personal Data directly from you (via email, website forms, enrolment forms, phone, and email or otherwise) as well as from other available sources to the extent relevant and permitted under the GDPR legislation. Subject to this applicable law we may, with your informed and appropriate consent collect some or all of the following information:
- job title
- contact information including phone number and email address
- nationality, residency, previous qualifications, employment and educational history
- assessment results, attendance information, destination information
- criminal convictions, ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, special educational needs and any relevant medical information
- links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g., LinkedIn and corporate website
- other information relevant to marketing information
- other information, such as information found from public sources. This will only be in the case of legitimate interest (please see ‘Our Legitimate Business Interests’ below)
Our Legitimate Business Interests
Our legitimate interests in collecting and retaining your personal data is described below:
- As a service provider in the field of managed learning and development, we will consult with you to identify and design funded apprenticeship programs, commercially funded training programs and pre-employability courses. This consultancy service takes place within the framework of government-approved learning programs.
- We will, therefore, hold details you provide in order to deliver programmes of study, Apprenticeships, workforce development programmes and other services which meet your specific needs.
- We only use these details to provide the service you have requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have enquired about a course to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they have received.
- If we have provided you with training needed to help you secure employment, we may use personal data collected under the lawful basis of consent to provide you with the best possible opportunities to succeed and find employment following completion of learning.
- This will include for example providing potential employers (and/or their recruitment partners) with access to your CV and basic contact information so that you can be considered for suitable jobs following successful completion of your training.
- Cidori will use your information to contact you in order to support you in your learning, for example inform you of changes to your course or after you have completed your programme of learning, to establish whether you have entered employment or gone onto further training, or to assist you in doing so. Information you provide will be shared with our relevant training/employment/recruitment partners for education, training, funding, and employment related purposes. This may include anonymised information for research purposes. At all times we and our training partner(s) will comply with your rights under GDPR.
- You are able to request that we stop contacting you at any time.
- Information may by necessity be disclosed to our college and other training delivery partners and thence to relevant government bodies [to fulfil statutory responsibilities] such as the Skills Funding Agency, the Education Funding Agency, Ofsted, the Department for Education and auditors.
- If, as part of the entry requirements for a course, we need to take up a reference or obtain ‘disclosure’ from the Disclosure and Barring Service, we will inform you beforehand.
When you access our services online, our web servers automatically create records of your visit. These records typically include IP-address, access times, the sites linked from, pages visited, the links and features used, the content viewed or requested, browser or application type, language and other such information. When you use our services or otherwise interact with us over telecommunications networks, certain additional information, such as your mobile telephone number, may be transmitted to Cidori by the telecommunications operator as a standard part of that communication.
Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing
Cidori will collect, use, store and otherwise process your Personal Data for the purposes of Cidori’s core activities as already outlined. Additionally, your personal data may be processed for other purposes you have consented to such as marketing information or other information we think will be of legitimate interest to you. We may also use your personal data to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into or have entered into between you and us.
Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate business interests, described in more detail below, although we will also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data.
We will rely on legal obligation if we are legally required to hold information on to you to fulfil our legal obligations.
We will in some circumstances rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required. Examples of when consent may be the lawful basis for processing include processing your data for internal marketing communications.
Should we want, need or rely on consent to lawfully process your data we will request your consent orally, by email, in writing or by an online process for the specific activity that we require consent for and record your response on our system. Whenever necessary and subject to statutory record-keeping requirements, Cidori will delete and/or make anonymous any Personal Data that is no longer needed. If there has not been any recent activity between yourself and Cidori, we may delete your profile after a reasonable time in compliance with GDPR legislation.
In further detail, Cidori will process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
Communicating with you, in context of training activities and employment opportunities, such as:
- To obtain additional information where necessary;
- To inform you of available courses and programs;
- To provide you with information relating to your training needs and to fulfil your requests.
- To provide you with access to job opportunities that arise by virtue of the qualifications you have gained
Development of services:
We may use your Personal Data to develop and improve our website and other related services. Where feasible, we use aggregated anonymous information in context of the development activities.
Legal and regulatory compliance, including obtaining and releasing Personal Data as required by law, judicial organizations or practice in order to comply with legal obligations imposed on us.
Transfer of your Personal Data
Cidori will not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your Personal Data unless you have given explicit consent. Cidori may share your Personal Data if you have given your informed consent for Cidori to do so.
We do not undertake automated decision making or profiling. We do however use our systems to search and identify personal data in accordance with the parameters set by a person. A person will always be involved in the decision-making process.
Security and controlling your personal information
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure although, unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information, in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We take reasonable steps to keep the personal data we possess accurate and to delete incorrect or unnecessary personal data. With respect to the processing of your Personal Data, you will always have the rights as provided by applicable local law. In addition, this Policy provides you the right to know what personal data we hold about you; to request incomplete, incorrect, unnecessary or outdated personal data deleted or updated as well as to object to Cidori’s processing of your Personal Data on compelling legitimate grounds. There may be certain categories of information prescribed by applicable local law that Cidori may lawfully withhold.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about courses and training opportunities which we think you may find interesting if you consent for Cidori to do so.
Retention of your data
We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our legitimate business interests and that you are happy for us to do so. Accordingly, we have implemented retention policies and systems to highlight and then remove data that we no longer have a legitimate business interest in maintaining.
We segregate our data so that we keep different types of data for different time periods. The criteria we use to determine whether we should retain your personal data includes:
- the nature of the personal data;
- its perceived accuracy;
- our legal obligations;
We may archive part or all of your personal data or retain it on our financial systems only, deleting all or part of it from our main Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) system. We may pseudo-anonymise parts of your data, particularly following a request for suppression or deletion of your data, to ensure that we do not re-enter your personal data on to our database, unless requested to do so.
For your information, Pseudo-anonymised Data is created by taking identifying fields within a database and replacing them with artificial identifiers, or pseudonyms.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information.
If you have previously agreed to Cidori using and or storing your personal information you may change your mind at any time by writing/emailing us FAO Data Protection Officer:email@example.com or Gateway Managed Services, Sovereign Court, 230 Upper Fifth Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2HR.
The GDPR provides you with the following rights, namely to:
- Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the transfer of your personal information to another party in certain formats, if practicable.
The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR give you the right to access information held about you.
We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your data is accurate and complete.
For any of the above please write to FAO Data Protection Officer, Gateway Managed Services, Sovereign Court, 230 Upper Fifth Street, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2HR or email FAO Data Protection Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, as above. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Cidori may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2018.