PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to Excel with Business!

We respect your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out details of the information that we may collect from you and how we may use that information. This Privacy Policy should be read alongside and in addition to, the Terms and the Cookies Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used have the same meaning as in the Terms.

 

1. About Us

1.1 In this Privacy Policy, references to “we” or “us” are to Excel with Business, a division of Filtered Technologies Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 06888906) whose registered office is at 86-90 Paul Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 4NE, who will be the controller of any personal data processed as described in this Privacy Policy.

1.2 If you have any questions about your personal information, please email support@excelwithbusiness.com

 

2. Use of the Website and Services

2.1 This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of the Website and Services. Curated Sources who provide the Services or other Linked Sites found on the Website may also gather information and you should consult those other parties’ privacy policies as appropriate and applicable.

 

3. Collection of Information

3.1 When you access the Website via any means, use the Services, register or post notes or other material, respond to or participate in any survey or questionnaire sent to you by us, provide comments via the feedback tab, or make a purchase through the Website, we may collect, store and use certain of your personal information in line with this policy. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website or the Services.

3.2 To register or make a purchase on the Website, we ask for your name and email address. As part of your Registered User, we may ask about your location, gender, educational history, employment history, qualifications or other contextualising information to understand more about you. We will also store the results of your assessments relating to Services. When you make a purchase, our payment service provider will also collect and process your credit card or other payment details. If you contact us, we may also keep a record of that correspondence.

3.3 We may also collect data relating to your visits to the Website that cannot identify you but records your use of our Website and Services including, for example, details of how long you have used the Website and the Services for.

3.4 We may also collect your computer’s IP address in order to help us tailor the service to your location.

 

4. Use of Your Information

4.1 By accessing the Website via any means, using the Services, registering or posting notes, assignments or other material, providing comments via the feedback tab, or making a purchase via the Website, you agree that your personal information may be collected, stored, used and shared by us and our partners, course and content providers, or third parties we work with, for any of the following purposes:

4.1.1 to provide, maintain, protect and improve the quality of the Website and the Services we offer, including by conducting anonymised market research and to protect us and our users;

4.1.2 to provide you with a personalised browsing experience when using the Website;

4.1.3 to fulfil any contractual agreements between you and us;

4.1.4 if you have paid to take part in an Online Course, to send you details of our other products and services which we think may interest you, unless you opt out as described at paragraph 9.1.3 below. You can control your email preferences via the emails we send and/or on the settings page;

4.1.5 to tailor our advertising on social media to your use of the Website;

4.1.6 to manage your Registered User account that you hold with us;

4.1.7 to allow you to use the full range of features on or via our Website;

4.1.8 to send you Website-specific email notifications and updates about Services you use or may be interested in;

4.1.9 to comply with legal and regulatory requirements;

4.1.10 to contact you occasionally in order to invite you to share your opinions and experiences of Excel with Business; and

4.1.11 in order to provide third party goods or services available through our Website, including (but not limited to) confirmation of the Courses you have participated in and/or the Certificate of Achievement (or similar) you have achieved as a result (if applicable) for accreditation or CPD purposes.

4.2 We may use your email address to send you course notices and updates about our services. You can control your email preferences on the settings page.

 

5. Storage of Information

5.1 All information is stored on our secure servers. When you register, we will ask you to choose a password which enables you to access the Services. You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share this password with anyone.

5.2 In addition, we (or third parties acting on our behalf) may also store or process information that we collect about you in countries outside the European Economic Area, which may have lower standards of data protection. Servers used by our Website are located in the UK and Ireland. We have put in place technical and organisational security measures to prevent the loss or unauthorised access of your personal information. However, whilst we have used our best efforts to ensure the security of your data, please be aware that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted over the Internet.

 

6. Legal Basis for Processing Your Information

6.1 Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

6.2 However, we will normally collect personal information from you only (i) where we have your consent to do so, (ii) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or (iii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.

6.3 If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as the possible consequences if you do not provide your information).

6.4 Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

 

7. Disclosure of Your Information

7.1 We may disclose your personal information to third parties when permitted by law including:

7.1.1 with your consent;

7.1.2 to our suppliers in order for them to help us provide our services to you, this includes:

7.1.2.1 partner organisations that provide Online Courses or Content;

7.1.2.2 our provider of customer relationship management services (which allows us, for example, to send personalised email communications to you);

7.1.2.3 our provider of file storage and management services if you email us directly;

our payment services provider (as discussed at paragraph 3.2 above) when you make a purchase to process your payment;

7.1.2.4 our customer service software if you contact our support team.

7.1.3 Pursuant to clause 7.1.2, the suppliers’ use of your personal data may be subject to their own privacy policies, which are available on their websites, and which we suggest you familiarise yourself with the relevant circumstances set out above.

7.1.4 if we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, provided that they continue to use your information substantially in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy;

7.1.5 if all, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by a third party provided that they continue to use your information substantially in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, in which case information held by us will be one of the transferred assets; and

7.1.6 if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

8. Data Retention

8.1 We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

8.2 When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

 

9. Your Rights

9.1 You have the following data protection rights:

9.1.1 You can edit your personal details via your profile page whenever you wish. We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your personal information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.

9.1.2 In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing support@excelwithbusiness.com.

9.1.3 You may unsubscribe from certain email communications by following the Unsubscribe link in the email communication itself. You may also update your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your Registered User account page. You may also email us at support@skilssology.com kin order to access, correct, delete or update your personal information on our systems. We will answer every email as promptly as possible.

9.1.4 Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information on the basis of your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

9.1.5 You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

9.1.6 The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

 

10. Children

10.1 We strongly believe in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Website is directed to persons under 13 years of age.

10.2 If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any personal information of persons less than 13 years of age.

 

11. Cookies

11.1 The Website uses cookies. Cookies are small files stored on your computer’s hard drive which are used to collect your personal information. You may choose to refuse cookies but, if you do so, some of the functionality of the Website or Online Courses may no longer be available to you.

11.2 For more information about cookies, including further details as to what they are and how to refuse them, please see our Cookies Policy .

 

13. Updating this Privacy Policy

13.1 We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, to comply with law or to meet our changing business requirements. When we update our Privacy Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Website. By continuing to access the Website, using the Services or providing content in connection with the Services, your access and use will be subject to these updates and amendments.

 

14. Contacting Excel with Business

14.1 If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at support@excelwithbusiness.com or by writing to:

Excel with Business, Filtered Technologies Limited, FAO: Data Protection Officer, 86-90 Paul Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 4NE

COOKIES POLICY

Excel with Business Cookies Policy

This is the cookies policy of Excel with Business which applies to the Website (“Cookies Policy”). This Cookies Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, the Terms and the Privacy Policy.

This Cookies Policy describes the cookies we use and explains why we use cookies and how we deal with the information collected. It also explains how cookies enable the Website to function properly and why you may not be able to experience the full functionality of the Website and the Services if you disable the use of cookies.

We use cookies to enhance your experience of Excel with Business and to better understand how people use the Website. This may also include cookies from third party social media websites. By visiting the Website without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies, but you can change your cookies settings at any time by following the instructions below in section 3: “How to disable cookies”.

Unless otherwise defined in this Cookies Policy, terms used have the same meaning as in the Terms.

 

1. What are Cookies?

1.1 Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that are designed to store basic information (such as visitor preferences). A cookie file is created by the Website browsing and is transmitted and processed by the Web browser software of your computer (or such other device as you use to access the Website including, without limitation, mobile devices and tablets). The resulting file is stored in your Web browser’s installation directory or subfolder (cache). Your Web browser accesses this file when you visit the website that originally created the cookie.

 2. Types of Cookies

2.1 The cookies described below are used to improve the Website and do not contain any personal information that would allow us to identify you (such as your name or other contact details), although the cookies do allow us to distinguish you from other users of the Website, identify repeat visitors, the type of content and sites to which a Visitor or Registered User links, the length of time each Visitor and Registered User spends at any particular area of the Website and the specific functionalities that Visitors and Registered Users choose to use. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website and helps us to improve the Online Courses.

2.2 There are four types of cookies that may be used during your visit to the Website;

2.2.1 Persistent cookies, which are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually one year or more) and are not deleted when the browser is closed. These help us remember you as a Visitor or Registered User each time you use the same computer to visit the Website;

2.2.2 Session cookies, which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed;

2.2.4 First party cookies, which are set by the Website and can only be read by the Website;

2.2.4 Third party cookies, which are set by a different organisation than us, such as a third party analytics company, who sets its own cookies to perform this service.

2.3 The Website may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a Visitor or Registered User and save your preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but your browser manages them differently. If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. Please bear in mind, though, that if you disable Flash cookies for the Website you may be unable to access certain elements of the Website and Services.

2.4 Curated Sources of Linked Sites may also use cookies over which we have no control. For further information on how they use cookies please refer to the cookies policies on their respective websites.

2.5 Third-party advertisers on the Website may use cookies, beacons and other technologies to collect or receive information from www.excelwithbusiness.com and elsewhere on the internet to provide measurement services and target advertising. We have no control over cookies placed on the Website by third parties and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information. You can change your cookie settings at any time by following the advice in paragraph 3 below: “How To Disable Cookies”.

 

3. How To Disable Cookies

3.1 You have the right to accept or stop cookies from being stored on your device at any time by modifying the settings in your web browser to reflect your cookie preferences. Please refer to your browser instructions or the “Help” function within your browser to show you how. Alternatively, you may wish to use an online tool to help you opt out of the collection and use of information by visiting. Please note that you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Website and/or Services if cookies are disabled.

3.2 To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout