Privacy Policy

The Big Academy is committed to protecting the personal information you submit should you choose to register. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us, and explains the following:

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    What information the Big Academy may collect about you

    From what position you participate in the Big Academy — as a young person looking for opportunities or as an employer wishing to share them — effects what data you will be asked to submit.

    For young people, we request the following data:

    • First Name
    • Surname
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Email Address
    • Address
    • City/Town
    • County
    • Postcode
    • Contact Number
    • Employment Status
    • Amount of Hours Worked
    • If you are currently on an apprenticeship scheme or work-based learning program
    • If or not you have 5 or more GCSE's
    • What benefits you receive, if any

    For employers, we request the following data:

    • First Name
    • Surname
    • Name of Business
    • Email Address
    • Company Address
    • City/Town
    • County
    • Postcode
    • Contact Number
    • Website

    In addition, we may also collect information regarding the following:

    • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
    • Details of your visits to BigAcademy.org, including but not limited to traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise, and the resources that you access.
    • When you access BigAcademy.org, your computer's browser provides us with information such as your IP address, browser type, access time and referring URL, all of which are collected and used to compile statistical data on the use of BigAcademy.org. This information may be used to help us to improve our BigAcademy.org and the services we offer.

    The Big Academy website also uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our cookies policy.

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    How the Big Academy will use the information it collects about you

    In regards to young people, the data collected by the Big Academy is used to build an accurate picture of what work-based learning and work experience opportunities they are eligible for. Whilst for employers, the data collected is used when they share job vacancies and to validate their authenticity.

    We may also use your data to send you information relating to our services, events and products which may be of interest to you. If you wish to stop the use of your data for those purposes at any time please contact us.

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    Changes to the Big Academy Privacy Policy

    We reserve the right to change this privacy statement from time to time in our sole discretion. By continuing to use BigAcademy.org after we post any such changes, you accept and agree to this privacy statement as modified.

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    Contacting the Big Academy concerning this Privacy Policy

    Questions, comments, requests, and complaints regarding this privacy statement and the information we hold are welcome and should be addressed to our data protection compliance officer at hello@thebigacademy.org.