Privacy policy v1.4 (archived)

This is an archived copy of a former privacy policy - for reference only.

Version 1.4 - last updated 23/05/14

The Creative and Cultural Skills website is owned and operated by Creative and Cultural Skills, which is the licensed Sector Skills Council for the UK’s creative and cultural industries.

Our use of your Personal Information

Personal Information includes any information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address or email address. We use the Personal Information we collect from visitors to the Site in the following ways:

  • to enable you to use any services on this website, and any other websites that we control;
  • to allow us to respond to any comments on the site or feedback you may give us
  • to send you information and updates from the website
  • to generally track the popularity of our content and marketing activities.

In addition, if you have posted a submission to our Jobs and Opportunities listings, we will also make some of this information public. See the Jobs and Opportunities listings section for more details.

We operate an ‘opt-in’ policy, so that you will only receive communication from us if you have asked to receive such information. You can opt-out of this at any time by contacting us, or unsubscribing from our communication.


We will only disclose Personal Information to our business partners, law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf.

Links to other web sites

We signpost information and resources that we think will be useful to our visitors. As such, this website contains links to other websites owned and operated by third parties.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such web sites is at your own risk. These websites have their own privacy policies for you to review.


When you view our website we may store information on the hard drive of your computer in the form of a ‘cookie’ (this is essentially a small text file).

Cookies allow us to tailor the website to your interests and preferences. For example, a cookie might contain information about the web pages you have visited on the website, which could allow us to customise your next visit.

However, cookies do not allow us access to the rest of your computer and we do not use them to collect Personal Information about you.

Most internet browsers enable you to delete cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer you may not be able to use certain services or facilities on this website.

Follow the links below for instructions on how to manage cookies on these internet browsers:

Google Analytics

We have implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising. We use the data provided to develop and improve the website, and to collect evidence about the impact of our work.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number designated for your computer by your Internet service provider to provide access to the Internet. An IP address can often be used to identify the country and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet.

We use this information in Google Analytics to get a better idea of who is using the website, but do not store IP addresses, or them to identify users or to develop a personal profile of you. Google Analytics does not share IP information with its customers, and you can read their own privacy policy.

We can also view IP addresses via Disqus, which is the third-party module we use to allow comments on the website. This is used for moderation – we will ban IP addresses if commenters are being rude or disrespectful . See the Comments on the website section for more information.

Your right to see your Personal Information

You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information that CC Skills holds on you. We charge £10.00 for such requests. Please address your request to

You have the right to have any errors in that information corrected. We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete Personal Information about you on our files. Please address your request to

Jobs and Opportunities listings

We accept submissions for jobs and development opportunities relevant to creative and cultural careers. These are submitted by registered users of the website, via an online form.

The information provided on this online form will be held on our servers and published on the website. We also promote these listings via other channels, such as our email newsletter and social media. We may also syndicate these listings to partner websites if the content is deemed suitable.

These listings may include Personal Information, such as an address or contact email, to enable visitors to respond to them. Once a listing is live, you can login and amend or remove these details if required.

Once submitted, a listing will be reviewed by a website administrator and published. However we are not responsible for moderating these listings, and if you submit a listing, you are responsible for ensuring it does not contain any misleading, offensive or illegal content. We reserve the right to reject or remove listings that we consider unsuitable and our decision is final.

Comments on the website

We use Disqus, a third-party module based in the US to enable visitors to post comments on the website. To comment, you can sign up to Disqus (you can view the Disqus privacy policy), sign up with another social media account, or just post your comment.

We can view the email address and IP address of a commenter, and reserve the right to block or amend comments that we deem unsuitable. We are not responsible for any or the comments made or links posted on Disqus.

We encourage our visitors to share their opinions and debate, but please keep your comments respectful and do not post any misleading, offensive or illegal content

Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy. When we do we will publish the changes on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the website.

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy please email

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