Cookies & Privacy


This site uses cookies. By using this site you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile phone when you first visit a website. They are stored on your computer by your internet browser and are then sent back to the originating website. They store information such as the pages you visited and your preferences for that website.

Why do we use cookies?

Like most websites, the Social Enterprise Academy uses cookies to make your visit easier and to improve the quality of your experience. By enabling cookies, your preferences, information and general statistics can be stored.

These statistics help us to continuously measure and improve the performance of our website, and ultimately your experience.

Are cookies dangerous?

No - cookies cannot be used to circulate viruses, and they cannot access your computer's hard drive, although they are stored on the hard drive. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain website.

Why do people reject cookies if they are safe?

A server cannot set a cookie for a domain that it is not a member of - however users may discover cookies in their computer from websites that they have not visited. Cookies like these are usually used by companies that use internet advertising for other websites.

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Turning off cookies

You can do this by changing the settings in your browser, however some features on this site might not work as well without them.



The Social Enterprise Academy subscribes fully to the Data Protection Act (1998) and the E-communications Act (2003). We will never intentionally misuse or allow others to misuse any personal data we collect or hold.


Your Data

We never use any personal data collected on this site for any purpose other than stated, unless required by law.

We never sell or pass on personal contact details to any organisation for commercial purposes.

We may pass your details to a supplier but only to deliver products/services that you have requested from us. In this event data will be sent in a secure, encrypted format and used solely for the purpose for which it was intended. Our suppliers also subscribe fully to the Data Protection Act (1998) and the E-communications Act (2003).


We use Paypal to process payments for bookings and subscriptions. We will not be able to access your Paypal account or credit card details and you are protected by all of Paypal's user protection services.


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You can unsubscribe from communications at any time.

Third Party Websites

This website may contain links to websites which are not under the control of the Social Enterprise Academy. The Social Enterprise Academy does not accept responsibility or liability for the operation or content of such websites. Inclusion of these links is for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement by us.


We may use group photographs with very general captions such as, "School name accepting their enterprise award from MSP"

We will only use pictures of children who are suitably dressed, to reduce the risk of such images being used inappropriately

If we name a child in the text, for example, as the author of a competition-winning entry on our website, we will not use a photograph of that child to accompany the text.

We aim to seek permission from parents/guardians, either directly or via project partners, to use photographs of their children for promotional purposes and subject to the above guidelines.

We also aim to seek permission from any contact who appears in our website images.