Privacy Policy

GoCareer is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how GoCareer uses and protects any information that you give GoCareer when you use this App or Website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this App/Website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. GoCareer may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st August 2014.

What we collect

We may collect the following information to apply for jobs or courses through GoCareer:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Optional disability information if you choose to disclose this information
  • Demographic information such as postcode and home address
  • Preferences and interests
  • Education history and predicted results
  • Other information relevant to your application to college or 6th form or apprenticeships

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Provide an application facility for all post 16 education providers including but not limited to schools, colleges and apprenticeship training providers.
  • Allow you to search for courses including A‚ÄôLevels and Technical Courses or Apprenticeships
  • Personalise your experience within GoCareer
  • Apply for Jobs through the Website and App
  • Share aggregate anonymized information of regional trends with selected third parties to help plan education provision and course offerings of interest.

Internal record keeping

We may use the information to improve our products and services. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the App according to your interests. You can review your marketing settings within the App as part of the application process and also within the website.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies or related tracking tokens

A cookie or tracking token is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve GoCareer in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better App by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of GoCareer.

Links to other websites

GoCareer may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: whenever you are asked to fill in a form on GoCareer, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Software City, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, SR1 1PB. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.