Bluedrop ISM Privacy Statement
Privacy is important to Bluedrop ISM (“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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Making any corrections will require communicating with the relevant Sponsors and Trainers.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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