Privacy Policy & Cookies

Effective from 25th May 2018

Who we are:

The Skills Platform is part of the Workforce Development Trust Ltd (WD Trust). We operate as the following brands ‘Workforce Development Trust’, ‘Skills for Health’, ‘The National Skills Academy for Health’, ‘Skills for Justice’ and ‘SfJ Awards’.

WD Trust is also licensed as the Sector Skills Council for Heath by the UK Commission for employment and Skills.

Workforce Development Trust, 4th Floor, 1 Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0BY. Telephone: 0117 922 1155.

Data we collect

From our websites we may collect the following information:

  • Contact details
    • Such as name, email and mailing addresses, phone numbers
  • Organisational details
    • Organisation name, Job title, Organisation size and type

Using our services, we may collect the following information:

  • IP address, geographic location
  • Usernames, passwords and other unique identifiers

For us to manage a customer relationship with you we may collect the details above as well as billing information and user details from within your organisation

How we use your data

We may use your information that we collect to:

  • Provide a service
  • Send you communications about a service
  • Deal with service requests
  • Administer an account
  • Send you promotional and marketing communications
  • Respond to queries
  • Help you interact with us

Processing your data

We process your information using one of the following lawful basis

  • Consent
    • To provide you with marketing and communications
  • Legitimate interest
    • Selling and supplying our services
    • Promoting our services
    • Understanding our customers behaviour, activities and preferences
  • Contract
    • Providing you with a service
  • Legal obligation
    • We need to hold your data to comply with the law

How we share your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our organisation but will not disclose your personal data to any company outside of our organisation without your consent unless required to by a legal obligation.

Manage or delete Personal Information

If you would like to be removed from our database or check the information we store about you, please contacts us using the details above.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies (simple text files) on your device and similar technologies to assist in gathering information about site behaviour and to assist in the provision of our services to you. Our cookies and those provided by third-parties may store preferences, assist in signing you into a service, monitor website or service performance, store shopping basket details or provide advertising.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies and similar technologies, you can do so via your browsers settings. Please refer to the help function of your browser for details on how to do this.

For more information about cookies please see Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.


We use third party software for analytics, information is collected and transmitted to the analytics provider. We may then use this information to compile statistical reports and evaluate how our websites, products and services are used. In some cases, this information may be used to provide a personalised experience for you.

We use Google Analytics, Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, and to provide several reporting features. These cookies are set or updated only to collect the data required for such reports. You can opt out here.

We use “Google Analytics” to collect anonymous information about use of this site.

Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site.

Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use(as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites.

The standard Google Analytics tracking function uses first party cookies. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

In addition to the standard Google Analytics first party cookie, we have also enable Google’s Advertising Features. This includes the following functions:

  • Demographics and Interest reporting
  • Remarketing,
  • GDN Impression Reporting,
  • DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration

We primary utilise third party cookies to track anonymous age, gender and interest data in order to improve the website experience for our users.

These features collect data about web traffic via Google advertising cookiesand anonymous identifiers

If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics. You can also make use of Google’s opt out tool within Chrome.

Social Media

Some of our websites use social media functions. These features are provided by third-parties and your interactions with them are governed by the privacy policy of the providers. These providers may include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and AddThis.


We’ll look to use encryption via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) when transferring information. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your information and protection of your information. We cannot guarantee the security of all transmissions and you provide information to use at your own risk.


Workforce Development Trust Ltd is committed to respecting your privacy and right to fair and just processing of your personal information. When you choose to provide us with information about yourself, we recognise that you trust us to act in a responsible manner. It is our belief that this information should only be used to help us provide you with better services.

This privacy policy statement sets out the basis by which your personal data will be processed. Please read it to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.

We link to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware of the privacy policies of those websites or third parties if you have any concerns about their use of your personal information.

Contact details

If you need to contact us with any concerns, please do so at:

Workforce Development Trust, 4th Floor, 1 Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0BY. Telephone: 0117 922 1155.