WorldSkills International will use the information submitted to it exclusively for WorldSkills International purposes. Such information includes contact details submitted to the Who-is-Who and comments submitted to blogs and forums. Read the privacy policy statement below if you are interested in how WorldSkills International handle the personal information they receive through the internet.


WorldSkills International follow the rules set out in the Personal Data Protection Act according to Dutch Law.

WorldSkills International requesting your personal information will tell you exactly what information it wants and why. WorldSkills International will use it only for the purposes for which you have given it. WorldSkills International will not use use your information for any other purposes. But it may use your information to trace you if a criminal offence has been committed or criminal utterances made via its website (further exceptions are listed in Section 43 of the Personal Data Protection Act). WorldSkills International will not keep personal information any longer than it requires the information for the original purpose. WorldSkills International will retain for an indefinite period a record of WorldSkills personnel participating in past competitions.


In processing personal information, ministries comply with the Personal Data Protection Act, which helps protect personal privacy. The Act covers personal information processed via WorldSkills International websites. Under the Act, “processing” includes the “collection”, “storage”, “making available in any other form”, “linking”, and “blocking” of personal information via the Internet.

Under the Personal Data Protection Act, before WorldSkills International processes personal information, it must inform the individual concerned and explain why it wants to do so (Section 33).


“Personal information” is information that is traceable to an “identified or identifiable natural person”. In other words, the person concerned is known or can be traced. Personal information includes, for instance, a person’s name, home address, or email address.


WorldSkills International handles the personal data it receives through the website with care. When you visit our website for the first time, the web server sends a cookie to your computer on behalf of WorldSkills International for statistical purposes. A cookie is a piece of digital information that identifies you as a specific user of the website. If you do not wish to make use of this feature, you can set your Internet browser to block cookies. If you accept cookies, they will remain in your computer for up to five years unless you delete them.