The Gold Standard is committed to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

All learners work will be retained unless authorised by the relevant body. All learner files will be retained for ten years. Electronic summary data on learner achievements will be retained for ten years in order to comply with Education & 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 your work. This will be covered in your induction and on an ongoing basis.