Privacy Notice for Students

Our Privacy Notice for Students

We’re working hard to make your privacy and rights are understandable for students. 
Explore each of the sections below to find out more.

We are Upskill Global Limited, a company based in London. You can contact us by using the ‘Get in touch’ buttons in UpskillMe or emailing us at info@upskillme.io.
Our postal address is 19 Beaulieu Avenue, London, England, SE26 6PN

UpskillMe is an online platform allowing students in Years 7 to 13 to develop, record and showcase their skills to universities and employers.

It will allow you to record, track and reflect on your achievements and skill growth. It will also give you access to information about work experience, career events, learning opportunities and resources.

We know that younger students have different needs than older students. That’s why UpskillMe comes in three versions:

For students in Years 7-8 Limited

No matter how old you are, you can use UpskillMe to record your achievements, qualifications and interests. You can set and track your goals, earn points and badges and access e-learning resources. You will also receive from us information about work experience, career events and other opportunities.

For students in Years 9-11 Basic

No matter how old you are, you can use UpskillMe to record your achievements, qualifications and interests. You can set and track your goals and access e-learning resources. You will also receive from us information about work experience, career events and other opportunities.


If you are in Years 9 – 11 you will also have the choice to join the employer talent pool available on UpskillMe.

For students in Years 12-13 Advanced

No matter how old you are, you can use UpskillMe to record your achievements, qualifications and interests. You can set and track your goals and access e-learning resources. You will also receive from us information about work experience, career events and other opportunities.

If you are in Years 9 – 11 you will also have the choice to join the employer talent pool available on UpskillMe.

If you are in Years 12-13 you can also create your public employment profile and use it to apply for job and other career opportunities.

If you use UpskillMe, this notice will explain you what personal information about you we collect, how we use it and why. It will also tell you what rights you have.
If the information provided in this Privacy Notice for Students is too basic for you, you can learn more by reading our full Data Protection Statement and Privacy Notice.

Personal data means information about you that can identify you.

Under data protection laws, we can only use your personal data if we have a proper reason for doing so. For example:

• you (or your parent if you are under 13 years of age) agreed for us to use your personal data; 
or

• it is necessary:

- to fulfil our contractual obligation to you;

 - to fulfil our legal obligation; or

 - for our legitimate interests.

When you create your
UpSkillMe Account Signup

We use

  • your name
  • school email
  • school name
  • password

In order to provide Upskill Me to you and keep your information secure

We use it to:

  • run your account;
  • allow you to make use of UpskillMe’s features;
  • tell you about change to our rules or services; and
  • keep your information and our website secure.

Because it is necesssary.
 


We use it because:

  • it is our obligation under our Terms of Use for Students; or
  • it is our legal obligation.

When you create your
UpSkillMe Account Age

We use

  • your age information
  • date of birth

  • year group


In order to protect your privacy and provide you with Upskill Me features and information appropriate to your age

We use it to:

  • check your age;
  • provide you with age-appropriate features and resources (for example, to ensure you are eligible for work experience); and
  • correctly protect your privacy (for example, if you are under 13 and we need your permission to use your data, we will ask your parent or guardian).

Because it is necesssary.
 


We use it because:

  • it is our obligation under our Terms of Use for Students; or
  • it is our legal obligation.

When you enter your 
data onto your UpSkillMe 
account Data

We use

  • Your profile information

  • subjects studied
  • qualifications and results (e.g. GCSE & A-Levels)
  • GCSE/A-Level subjects studied
  • achievements, certificates and awards
  • skills
  • interests
  • work experience
  • photos and other evidence of your achievements

In order to provide Upskill Me to you  

We use it to:

  • allow you to make use of UpskillMe’s features;
  • help your teacher to support your development;
  • help universities and employers to reach students with their opportunities;
  • help us better understand and support you; and
  • understand how UpskillMe is used, what does and doesn’t work, what can be improved.

Because it is necesssary.
 


We use it because:

  • it is our obligation under our Terms of Use for Students; or
  • it is our legal obligation.

When you enter this 
information onto UpSkillMe and allow us to use it Diversity Information

We use

  • your profile and diversity information
  • your age and year group
  • subjects studied
  • qualifications and results (e.g. GCSE & A-Levels)
  • GCSE/A-Level subjects studied
  • achievements, certificates and awards
  • skills
  • interests
  • work experience
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • whether you get free school meals 

In order to ensure that give you access to information and opportunities relevant to you

We use it to:

  • ensure that the content and opportunities we let you know about are relevant to you; and
  • help universities and employers to reach you with opportunities relevant to you. 

Because you or you (or your parent/guardian) agreed to that.

We use it because:

  • you are 13 or older and gave us your permission; or
  • you are less than 13 and your parent or guardian gave us permission

When you agree to receive our marketing
 communication Messages and responses

We use your contact details

  • your school email
  • your telephone number

In order to provide your with information about opportunities which may be of interest to you

We use it to:

  • send you messages about our content and services (for example, e-Learning available on UpskillMe, our competitions); or
  • send you messages about opportunities available at the universities and employers we work with (for example, job, work experience, career event and learning opportunities 

Because you or you (or your parent/guardian) agreed to that.

We use it because:

  • you are 13 or older and gave us your permission; or
  • you are less than 13 and your parent or guardian gave us permission

When you use UpSkillMe: We use In order to because How you use
 UpSkillMe

We use information on how you use Upskill Me

For example:

  • which features of UpskillMe you access; or
  • what career event, job, e-learning, or work experience accessed through UpskillMe you expressed your interest in or completed provide UpskillMe to you and operate our business

In order to provide UpskillMe to you and operate our business

We use it to:

  • manage your UpskillMe account;
  • keep track on how UpskillMe is used, what does and doesn’t work, what can be improved
  • create non-personal summaries about how UpskillMe is used by students;
  • protect you, other users of UpskillMe and our business; and
  • manage our relationship with schools, universities and employers we work with.

because it is necessary

• it is our obligation under our terms of use for Students; or 

• it is necessary for our legitimate interest

When you teacher gives us information about you: Information from Teachers

We use information we receive from them

For example:

  • your school email address

In order to provide UpskillMe to you and operate our business

We use it to:

  • allow you to use UpskillMe;
  • update your UpskillMe
  • account; and manage our relationship with schools, universities and employers we work with. 

because it is necessary

  • it is our obligation under our terms of use for Students; or
  • it is necessary for our legitimate interest

If we use your personal information because you (or your parent/guardian) agreed to that, you (or your parent/guardian) can always change your mind.

You can change your preferences by emailing us at info@upskillme.io.

If we use your personal information because you (or your parent/guardian) agreed to that, you (or your parent/guardian) can always change your mind.

You can change your preferences by emailing us at info@upskillme.io.

Your parents or guardians

If you are less than 13 years old, your parents or guardians can monitor your use of UpskillMe by using your login credentials. 

Your teacher

Your teacher can send you an invite to register with UpskillMe. They can check if you have joined or when you last used UpskillMe to support your development.

When you apply for opportunities through UpskillMe, your teacher may also view your profile information in order to assist you with your application.

If you are in Year 12 or 13 and choose to share your profile information on UpskillMe, your teacher and the universities and employers 

The universities and employers we work with

If you are in Year 12 or 13 and choose to share your profile information on UpskillMe, your teacher and the universities and employers we work with will be able to view the profile information you chose to publish.

If you apply for opportunities through UpskillMe, the university, employer or other organisation you are applying to will receive your application details and may contact you directly. 

Because this is your personal data, you (or your parent or guardian) can ask us:  

  • How and why we use your information
  • to send you a copy of information we hold about you
  • to send a copy of information you gave us to another organisation
  • to correct and incorrect information
  • to stop using your information
  • to stop sending you information 

If you want to make a data protection request, please email it to us at: info@upskillme.io.

Sometimes we may have to refuse to fulfil your request or will only be able to fulfil it in part. But we would only do that if necessary and lawful. 

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information please contact us at .

You can also make a complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data. The ICO’s address is: Information

Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. Their telephone number is 0303 123 113, and their website is at: www.ico.org.uk 

For more information on how any why we use your personal data please see our full Data Protection Statement and Privacy Notice.