Privacy Policy

Bluedrop Learning Networks Inc. Privacy Statement

Privacy is important to Bluedrop Learning Networks Inc. (“Bluedrop”) and it is important that you understand the purposes for which we collect, use and sometimes disclose your personal information.

“Personal Information” constitutes information about an identifiable individual, which includes, but may not be limited to an individual’s name, home address and phone number, age, sex, marital or family status, an identifying number, date of birth, financial information, educational history, medical history etc. Personal information, however, expressly excludes the name, title and business contact of the organization that an individual may be employed with.

In this privacy statement, we refer to the individuals whose certification records we maintain as “Learners”; “Sponsors” refers to those organizations that are associated with an individual Learner for the purpose of accessing their certifications; and “Trainers” are the organizations that perform training and grant certifications.

Who We Are

SkillsPass is an online platform that enables Trainers, Sponsors and Learners to maintain records of training certification in a manner that maintains the integrity of such certifications. Sponsors often send employees to training courses with Trainers, which result in earned certifications. These certifications are then available to the Sponsor, the Learner and, in some cases, other organizations who are designated as Sponsors within SkillsPass. Because a Learner may earn a number of certifications over their career from multiple Trainers, funded by multiple Sponsors, we have identified a need to create a central repository of certifications so that they are available to the Learner and Sponsors.

General Policy Statement

Please note that this privacy statement may be revised from time to time, without prior notice, particularly to address changes in our business, our services, the law, or technology. If that happens we will post the revised policy on our privacy statement page. Revisions are effective upon posting and your continued use of SkillsPass will be subject to the changed terms of the revisions. You agree that by using SkillsPass you are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

What personal information Does SkillsPass Collect from or About You?

Generally, we receive personal information about Learners and their certifications from Trainers and / or Sponsors. This information includes:

  • Name and address of the learner
  • Date of birth of the learner
  • Employer or sponsor of the training, if applicable
  • Email address of the learner, if applicable
  • Phone number of the learner, if applicable
  • Certification earned and expiry date, including information about the course or program taken

We require Trainers and Sponsors that provide us with personal information to give Learners advance information about SkillsPass, including access to this privacy statement.

Individual Learners may create an account to access their certifications. To do so, we may require additional information to connect the account with the relevant certifications on file. We will also require the creation of a username and password. By submitting personal information via SkillsPass, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Bluedrop in the manner as described by this Policy and as permitted or required by law.

Bluedrop does not collect or store any financial information (i.e. credit card numbers) from or about Learners and we only collect the minimum personal information reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this privacy statement.

Purposes of our collection, use and disclosure of personal information

General: We collect, use and disclose personal information for the purpose of maintaining a secure, long-term record of training certifications connected to individual Learners and their Sponsors. This information will be available to the Learners, their Sponsors and other organizations who are designated as Sponsors in SkillsPass. We will communicate with Learners about their accounts and to give notices about messages received from Sponsors.

Communications from Sponsors: Sponsors often need to validate your certifications The SkillsPass platform will allow Sponsors to connect with individuals with those certifications. When this feature is enabled, you will be able to modify your communications preferences and opt-out from this feature.

Our policy is not to share personal information collected through SkillsPass with third parties other than the Sponsors, other organizations designated as Sponsors in SkillsPass and Trainers.

However, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, Bluedrop may share your information with its subsidiaries and affiliates, who in turn shall be bound by the terms laid herein. Third party vendors or contractors will be contractually restricted from using the personal information other than to carry out the contracted-for services.

In addition, Bluedrop may share aggregated information with third parties however, this information shall not contain personal information, relatable to individual users.

In certain instances, our partnerships with government and or other organizations will require records being stored in SkillsPass, however Learners will always have an option to make themselves private.

Finally, we may have to disclose personal information (a) in response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent required by law; (b) to protect user security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; (c) in connection with a sale, joint venture or other transfer to some or all of Bluedrop or the assets of Bluedrop; or (d) in order to enforce our Terms of Use.

Protection of personal information

We use technical and other measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, and modification.

Bluedrop’s website or the SkillsPass interface may contain links to other third-party websites or pop-ups, or links relating to key-word advertising. The provision of links is for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or approval of these other websites. You are responsible for the review of the privacy policies of any linked external sites and for making an informed decision as to whether or not you should provide any personal information to the site operators.

Your rights to your personal information

If you wish to modify or delete any personal information maintained by SkillsPass, you may do so by either modifying your profile or contacting us at support@skillspass.com. Because the integrity of the certification is a key feature of SkillsPass, you cannot yourself modify any certifications associated with you. If there is anything that is erroneous or inaccurate, or if you wish to delete your records, please contact us at support@skillspass.com. Making any corrections will require communicating with the relevant Sponsors and Trainers.

Non-personal information

SkillsPass may use any de-identified information about Learners, including aggregate or statistical information for any purpose.

How to Contact Us Regarding Privacy

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement or would like to contact us regarding your personal information, you can contact us at the following addresses: By email: support@skillspass.com If, to the extent required by law or otherwise, we notify you that the security of the information you submit has been compromised, then you agree that we may give you such notice by email instead of by regular mail.

Last updated Sept. 21, 2020

Enhancing Critical Workforce Skills

Bluedrop’s experience and proven eLearning content development capabilities are foundational in supporting our customers’ upskilling & reskilling requirements, and in maximizing the power of the SkillsPass™ Integrated Skills Management Platform.

Whether for broad State/Province upskilling programs, or single use, rapid response training requirements for a specific industry requirement- we can deliver an online solution with proven effectiveness and verifiable training results.

EXPANSIVE

Bluedrop has developed and deployed eLearning training to support large and diverse upskilling and reskilling initiatives of governments and industries around the globe.

EXPERIENCED

Bluedrop has amassed a a vast library of proven and impactful eLearning courses. Specialization includes commercial truck driver training, workplace productivity, entrepreneurship and a host of regulatory inspired courses,

CONNECTED

The eLearning content solution combined with our SkillsPass ISM platform to help connect workers, employers, and related stakeholders. We also offer full execution support and program management including marketing, adoption, and customer support specialists that help drive successful uptake and results.

Our Solution – Multi-Stakeholder Benefits

Offers online training, certification, and credential management capabilities to support the transformation of broad-based upskilling/reskilling.

Is industry-agnostic, and is now securely deployed with governments, industry associations and employers around the world, with close to 3 Million users.

Enables the deployment of wide ranging course content options to support skill development including industry mandated, OH&S, and upskilling in those critical in-demand functions required in the new digital economy.

Provides partners with a digital, single line-of-sight into training results, credentials, and certifications at the industry through to the individual level.

SAFEGUARD

With security and support that safeguards our client investments in two key ways:

  1. Battle-Tested Solutions– Having met the highest levels of audit, scrutiny, and testing related to data security, privacy/consent legislation, and web content accessibility guidelines.
    • Our consent-driven architecture supports the latest regulations and best practices in data privacy/consent, security, accessibility. The platform is secure and audit-proof- with SOC 2 Type I Audit Certification, PCI standards compliance, adherence to all SaaS security and privacy requirements, and more.  
    • We are global leaders in this space. Over the past few years, we have been through 500 governmental client Threat Risk Assessments, passed 5 Provincial PIAs, launched with 8 governments and 5 regulators, been approved and deployed by the US state departments to deploy the solution in 30 Countries.  
  2. Full Delivery Support Options– Our experienced Adoption Services Group can help clients realize their objectives after launch. We help ensure that if you build it, they actually will come.
    • Our team has managed client training initiatives that have impacted millions of workers, and support training stakeholders (e.g., training partners and employers) to adopt solutions.
    • Our optional managed services range from supporting client adoption efforts to full outsourcing of the rollout and operation of training initiatives. For some of our clients, we actually operate their entire training solution, including:
      • Full onboarding and training for stakeholder groups (such as training partners or employers) 
      • Generating awareness, engaging with potential partners, performing system demos, signing on partners, etc.
      • Sales and Marketing– we staff account management and sales roles, complete marketing strategies, design and place advertising, and develop promotional materials.

DELIVER

Providing end-to-end training delivery and credential management for all training formats…

  • This can include virtual, online, in-person, and blended training. Core capabilities include:
    • Manage learning paths that can include combination of online, virtual and blended offerings
    • Manage prerequisite requirements 
    • Track microcredentials that can be combined to form a master credential
    • Allow clients to build their own online courses and assessments 
    • Provide bookmarking so that learners can complete training in multiple sessions 
  • We have a globally recognized team of Learning Design and Production experts that work with industry SMEs to produce online and blended courseware and microcredentials.  They can take a project from concept to finished product within a few weeks. 
  • Over the years we have also amassed a large library of specialized courseware to address stubborn or urgent skills gaps with almost immediate time-to-launch and value.

REIMAGINE

A seamless online training ecosystem connection for all stakeholders or partners…

  • Including governments, regulators, industry associations, unions, career centers, training providers, employers and more.
  • These cross-organizational and complex training situations would overwhelm an LMS. SkillsPass fixes that, with a robust suite of NexGen features and functionality including:
    • ONLINE TRAINING HUB– our embedded MarketPlusTM online training marketplace- allowing our clients to go beyond their own training offerings and consolidate external training sources, whether classroom, online, or virtual. 
    • UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE– Industry open architecture solution design that enables third party solution integration and the bringing together of key partners/systems and eliminating the siloed, restrictive nature of the traditional LMS.
    • TRAINING PARTNER INTEGRATION– Training partner enablement through unique storefronts to accept bookings, track attendance, and issue certificates working in concert with each client’s marketplace. APIs are also available for Training Partners with their own software.
    • DIGITAL WORKER PASSPORT– The industry-first SkillsPass Worker Passport, allowing end-users to access and share their validated credentials securely with employers and regulators (via QR code).
    • MULTI-LEVEL REPORTING– Robust reporting and insights at an employer and industry (client) level. Clients can provide a business account for each employer partner to allow them to track valid certificates, assign training, and see the final results and expiry notifications. The platform also generates valuable client insights about training completion at certificate, demographic, partner, industry, and regional levels.

Demonstration

Simply complete the form below and a Bluedrop ISM team member will contact you to arrange your 30 minute power demo of the SkillsPass training platform and our related workforce training solutions.

Giving Bank:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

  • Connect with us and send us your information – we’re happy to learn more and explore whether we are a fit.

Charitable Events and Fundraisers:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

  • Connect with us and send us your information – we’re happy to learn more and explore whether we are a fit.

Online Training Development:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the challenge or gap that you are looking to address through online training.
  • Ability to describe how the training will benefit your organization or participants.
  • Training needs to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months. 
  • Organizations need to be based in Canada.
Technology Upgrades:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the technology challenges you are looking to address through an upgrade or change.
  • Ability to describe the upgrade or change that is required and how it will benefit your organization and operations.
  • Project needs to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months.
Women in Tech Grants:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Applications can be received from the following:
    • Either a women registered in a recognized technology related program.
    • A registered college or university wanting to provide a grant.
    •  A registered not-for-profit or charity that support women in tech programs.
  • Student and organizations need to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Skills & Economic Empowerment:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the problem you are looking to address through this project.
  • Ability to describe how this project will help you better assist your participants.
  • Projects need to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months.

Eligibility Requirements

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Contact Us

Let’s keep this simple- just fire us an email, or give us a call if you have questions, or simply want to chat more about workforce skill development!
info@bluedrop.com
1.800.563.3638
18 Prescott Street, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada