Privacy Policy

How information about you is being stored

RIPEN takes the handling of your data seriously and complies with the current Data Protection Act and applicable legislation and new legislation as it arises.
RIPEN does not share your information with any third parties. The information we hold depends upon the requirements requested by Commissioning bodies.
Information is stored only for the purposes for which it has been provided which are

• Email enquiries about training
• Data relating to commissioned training courses.
• Data relating to commissioned activity.
Regular checks are made to ensure that information is up-to-date with clear consent and that it is held no longer than necessary.

Training participants who have completed training are fully removed from listings, databases and email once the relevant information has been shared with commissioners as part of contractual arrangements.

Participants are asked to opt in to details being stored for evaluation and further training purposes. Information that is held is limited to name, work email address, work telephone number, work postcode, job role, team and sector.
Participants can at any time, withdraw consent by contacting us at the address below or by email / telephone.

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites
Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you’d expect
• Save you having to login every time you visit the site
• Improve the speed/security of the site
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
• Continuously improve our website for you
• Make our marketing more efficient
We do not use cookies to:
• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your
express permission)
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express
permission)
• Pass data to advertising networks
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
• Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.
Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.
More about our Cookies Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:
• Determining if you are logged in or not
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:
• YouTube – Privacy Policy powers the videos on our site Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:
• Facebook
• Twitter
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc.
This helps us to continuously improve our website.
These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.
We use:
• Google Analytics – Privacy Policy
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large

proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
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