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Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.mpskills.co.uk

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

MP Skills needs to collect your data to perform its contract with you; rest assured your data shall never be used for anything else without your expressed consent

Privacy Statement

MP Skills needs to collect your personal data to perform its contract with you. All personal data is collected and stored in line with GDPR Regulations.

How information about you will be used?

MP Skills may need to share your personal information for the purpose of providing training or assessment services. Your information may be shared with employers, external Regulators and accrediting bodies; for example the Mineral Products Qualification Council (MPQC), MP Awards, the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT), the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Transport for London (TfL), Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) and the website hosting service (if you contacted us via the website). Your data shall be stored up to an indefinite period to facilitate responding to any queries regarding your qualifications and training records.

Your feedback

Your anonymised feedback on our products and services is voluntary and will be collected solely to measure customer satisfaction and review or market our products and services.

Your rights

MPQC is the Data Controller and any enquiries can be directed to data@mp-qc.co.uk
For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain its security and your rights relating to the information we hold on you please see:

MPQC Data Protection Policy

You may wish for your data to be erased for further details on this please access our Data Protection Policy. MP Skills erase electronic copies of data by deleting the files and emptying the recycle bin, all paper files are shredded securely on site by an external shredding company.


MP Skills is committed to providing a high-quality service and achieving the highest standards of conduct. One of the ways in which we can continue to improve our service is by listening and responding to the views of our customers.

MP Skills, through this policy, ensure that all complaints are handled in an open, timely and
consistent manner.