Skillfair Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Skillfair recognises that your personal information belongs to you and we respect your privacy. By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Skillfair in accordance with the rules of this Privacy Policy.If you have any concerns regarding our privacy statement or our privacy practices, please send an email to

1. What personal information does Skillfair gather and what happens to it?

1.1 User registration data and User background data

When you register with Skillfair as a Guest we ask for your email address and a password so that we can confirm your registration and send you newsletters and other information about Skillfair. When you join Skillfair as a Consultant or Client we ask for more information such as your full name, address and other contact details. If you are a Consultant we also ask you to provide information to complete our vetting process, including a copy of your CV and contact details of referees. In addition Skillfair may receive information about you from other sources, such as referees responses, and add such information to yours so as to make your details as accurate and up-to-date as possible. This information is collected for several purposes including the following:

  • personal identification
  • to complete Consultant Vetting process
  • to allow us to contact you in relation to your account
  • to customize the content of our site to meet your specific needs
  • to allow Users to contact each other
  • to make product improvements to Skillfair
  • to send email newsletters and alerts to you.
1.2 Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Skillfair may use cookies to store usernames or other preferences. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future.

1.3 IP Addresses
Skillfair collects IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers and for system administration. These addresses shall only be used for technical purposes by Skillfair.

1.3 Reference Information
Skillfair collects information from Referees whose contact details are provided by the Consultant. All information provided by a Referee is kept confidential and will not be disclosed to the Consultant or to any other party. The Referee contact details are used once only by Skillfair for the purpose of acquiring a Reference, these contact details remain accessible to the Consultant who provided them but are not disclosed to any other party.

2. Who will the information be shared with?

Skillfair may share User information in the following situations:

Between Users
Consultants profiles are accessible to all registered users so that they can decide whether to contact a particular consultant to discuss an assignment. Contact details and account information are kept private unless a User wishes to make contact with another User. In this case the requesting User’s contact details are sent by email to the other User who then has the choice of whether or not to respond.
Where a Consultant has included contact details in their profile summary or the CV uploaded to Skillfair these details will be accessible to all Users.
If Skillfair should in the future choose to work with affiliate businesses to provide services or products to Skillfair’s Users, then Skillfair may share User information with such affiliates in relation to such transactions.

Transfers of assets

Skillfair may in the future be subject to business acquisitions. In such circumstances, User information related to the acquired business will form part of the assets that are being transferred to the acquirer.

Opt-out Policy
As a User you will occasionally receive e-mail newsletters from us about special offers, new services and other news items. If you would rather not receive these messages, you can choose to opt-out by following the opt-out instructions on any email from us. Full details of the e-mail newsletter frequency and content are given in our Email Policy

If Otherwise required
In addition to the circumstances described above, Skillfair may disclose User information if required to do so by law, court order, as requested by other government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable.

3. How can I view, update or correct my information?

At any time, you can view, update and/or correct any of the data that you have submitted to us, including your User registration data and ,where applicable, your personal profile. In order to access such information, click onto the appropriate link within the site. If you require assistance in amending, updating or correcting any of your personal User data submitted to Skillfair, contact us at

4. How safe is my information?

As required by applicable data protection legislation, Skillfair follows adequate security procedures and takes appropriate measures to ensure that the information about you is not damaged or destroyed, or accidentally disclosed to a third party and to prevent unauthorized access to it. This means that we may require you to co-operate with our security checks before we can disclose information to you.

It is important that you protect and secure your username and password from any unauthorized use. As stated in the Skillfair Terms and Conditions you are responsible for all use of this site using your username and password.

5. How do I know that my payment information is secure?

Credit card payments on the Skillfair Web Site are processed through Paypal which uses encryption techniques to protect your payment information. Skillfair does not keep any credit card related information in its systems. If you prefer you can also pay Skillfair membership fees by cheque.

6. What else should I know about privacy?

Skillfair contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which we have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all such sites as their policies may be materially different from our Privacy Policy. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. Please be careful with this information, especially when you are online.

Any material changes in the way Skillfair uses personal information will be described in future versions of this Privacy Policy.You should check our Web site frequently to be aware of the most recent version. In the event of revisions to the Privacy Policy, we may notify you by sending an email, unless you have instructed us not to do so through our opt out policy. If you have any concerns regarding our privacy statement or our privacy practices, please send an email to

This site is operated by Skillfair, a trading style of the UK IT Association (the "data controller" as defined in the EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), whose registered address is at 14/15 Burway Trading Estate, Bromfield Rd, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1EN