Privacy Policy

Stepping Stones Privacy Policy

This policy is effective from 25th May 2018

Stepping Stones Education & Training Ltd recognises that your personal privacy is a serious and important issue and we support the principle of protecting privacy on the internet within the context of current UK legislation.

This privacy policy explains how we treat your personal information. By using the Stepping Stones Education & Training Ltd website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy. Any changes to this policy will only be notified on this page.

The personal information that we collect: What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. Any personal information collected from visitors to our website is on a purely voluntary basis, however by supplying the information you are consenting to Stepping Stones Education & Training Ltd keeping it for a reasonable period of time and using it for the purposes set out below:

Disclosure of your personal information to another organisation

The personal information that we collect when you use our site is confidential. We will never disclose the information that we hold on you to a third party.

Controlling your personal information – the rights you have

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

You already have certain rights under existing Data Protection Legislation, including a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. From 25 May 2018 you will also have the following rights:

We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to provide you with your rights in accordance with data protection legislation.

Your data security and confidentiality

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us so we store and process your personal information in accordance with the high standards required under data protection legislation.

We do our best to keep the information you disclose to us secure by putting in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, we cannot 100% guarantee its security. By using our site, you accept the inherent risks of providing information online and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security.

Use of Cookies by www.stepstones-uk.com

By using and browsing the Stepping Stones Education & Training Ltd website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.

Cookies are small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. We use cookies to improve your experience with our website, and to allow us to track general usage of our website so that we can improve it over time.

More information about cookies and how to manage them can be found at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How long do we keep your personal information?

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your personal information on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or until you request it is deleted. If, having registered for any of our services, you do not use them for a reasonable time (which may vary depending on the service(s) you’ve registered for) we may contact you to ensure you’re still happy to receive communications from us.

To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out in this Privacy Policy and/or make a complaint please contact enquiries@stepstones-uk.com or write to the Data Controller at Stepping Stones Education & Training Ltd, 3rd Floor, 19 Berkeley Court, Water Street, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1TU.

If you’re not satisfied with the way any complaint you make in relation to your personal information is handled by us, then you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection regulator. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office, ico.org.uk.