The Gold Standard is committed to compliance with the Data Protection Act, and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

All portfolios will be retained unless authorised by the relevant awarding body (usually after an external verification or moderation visit). All learner assessment files will be retained for three years. Electronic summary data on learner achievements will be retained for ten years in order to comply with Skills Funding Agency requirements.

All personal data we collect is retained away from public access, and not shared with third parties unless this has been explained to you, and your agreement confirmed. Personal information is never shared with marketing organisations, or used for marketing purposes unless we have received your prior consent.

You are welcome to view any personal information we hold on you, at any time – simply ask and it will be shared openly with you.

We will provide advice to you on the use of personal information in portfolios. This will be covered in your induction and on an ongoing basis.