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Privacy policy

Preservation of your privacy is important to Find a Future (trading as WorldSkills UK) and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and using it responsibly.

1. Information about you

1.1 We may collect personal information from you when you:

  • register to the website (“the Website”) or for any of our services;
  • enquire about the Website, our services, our competitions or events;
  • request or share information through the Website;
  • register for any of our mailing lists or events through the Website; and/or
  • contact us through the Website

1.2 This personal information may include but is not limited to the following information about you:

  • your name (including your first names and surname);
  • your email address;
  • other details about you that you or others provide to us; and
  • sensitive personal data but only where you have provided your explicit consent for the collection of and use of such sensitive personal data

2. Our use of this information

2.1 Your personal information will only be used by us to:

• process your requests;
• respond to your questions or comments;
• provide or administer activities relating to Find a Future’s services or the services offered by the Website;
• provide you with information relating to Find a Future, the Website or our services, our competitions or events, or that we feel may be of interest to you;
• maintain our organisational records;
• carry out research or prepare reports;
• and supply to third parties as described in paragraph 2.3 below.

2.2 If you do not want to receive information from third parties Contact Us by email at with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject field. If you do not want to receive information from Find a Future, please specify this in the email (otherwise we will continue to contact you).

2.3 Any personal information that you provide when you use the Website may be shared with third parties, including but not limited to:

  • 2.3.1 providers of support services to Find a Future but only if the sharing of your personal information is for the purpose of carrying out such support services;
  • 2.3.2 companies or organisations that are connected to or affiliated to Find a Future;
  • 2.3.3 third parties that are involved in the organisation or facilitation of events or competitions you sign up to through the Website;
  • 2.3.4 third parties that we have selected in order that they may contact you with information that may be of interest to you. (See clause 2.2 for how to unsubscribe to this service).

Find a Future accepts no liability for any misuse of your personal information by third parties and you therefore proceed at your own risk.

2.4 Subject to this clause 2, your personal information will not be sold or disclosed to any third parties without your permission unless we are required to do so by law.

3. Security

3.1 We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

3.2 Communications in connection with the Website may be sent by us by e-mail. For ease of use and compatibility, communications will not be sent to you in an encrypted form unless we specifically agree to do so and you provide the certification to enable us to communicate with you in that way. E-mail unless encrypted is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against tracking viruses and other harmful effects we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.

4. Cookies

4.1 When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

4.2 These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast

4.3 You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them (external link).

Our use of cookies

4.4 Below is further information on the cookie name, how the cookie information is used and the length of time a cookie is active.


Cookie Name Purpose More information
PHP application SESS(followed by random characters) PHP session cookie indicating information such as the last access date and the host name. This allows seamless viewing of a website where there may be a shopping cart or other personalised content. Expires at end of session.
Google Analytics __utma Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed. Stored on users computer.
Google Analytics __utmb Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed. Stored on users computer.
Google Analytics __utmz Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed. Expires at end of session.
Google Analytics (Browser session) __utmc Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed. Expires at end of session.
Javascript checker (Browser session) has_js Indicates whether or not the browser has javascript enabled. Expires at end of session.

4.5 Please contact us at if you do not consent to our use of cookies.

5. Other Information

5.1 If you would like us to correct or update any information about you, then please email us at or call our contact centre 0800 612 0742.

5.2 This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, so please check it periodically.

WorldSkills UK
Floor Four, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SP.
If you would like to contact Find a Future: please email or contact us: T +44(0)800 612 0742.

We may also ask for or collect some additional, non-personal information from you.


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