We gather and use certain information about you in order to provide services and to enable certain functions on this website. Our mission is to help you strengthen and develop your soft skills and to reach employers that seek your skills. The idea is that you share your professional identity in order to find educational and career opportunities.
Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy: We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; or (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal processes. We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards and in accordance to GDPR.
What data we gather:
When you create an account with us, we collect information (including such things as your first name, last name, a valid email address, and a password). We also collect information when you fill out a profile. A complete skills profile includes professional details like your job title, education, and skills. You may also add information to your e-Portfolio in order to create a visual timeline of your career.
If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on our website, you should not become a member, visit our website, or otherwise use our services. If you have already registered, you can close your account at any time.
How we use this data:
Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from SkillsMatch, enabling us to deliver the desired services.
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on SkillsMatch may be seen by others. With certain communications you send on our website, the recipient can see certain data such as your name, even if you have opted for a private profile. Any data uploaded to the website may be displayed and shared with third-parties if your profile is listed as public.
Any information that you provide for any third-party integration within the SkillsMatch system is used to connect the integration to their account only. We do not provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent unless required by law.
Our website helps you search for educational opportunities and other professional content. It also allows recruiters to search for you. Specifically, we may use your personal data:
-to provide you with the services of the system
-to communicate with you regarding employment opportunities
-to communicate with you regarding educational opportunities related to your employment goals
Cookies and how we use them:
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Controlling information about you:
You can change your information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for information that we may have about your account at any time, or delete your email address, update or change by sending us an email.
When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will always be requested to provide some affirmative action of consent.
We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal data to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to do so.
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or otherwise for a limited period of time as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes for which we have initially collected it unless otherwise required by law.
You are responsible for ensuring that your information is complete, accurate, and up-to-date when you first register. Thereafter, you can keep aspects of your user profile current via the platform’s online interface.
Any personal data we hold about you is stored and processed in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorized disclosure or access to your data, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
Links from our site:
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside of our domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
How to contact us:
You can also contact us at this email address if you would like to access any information connected to your account or delete your account.