Data Privacy Policy


This website and its connected and relevant digital platforms are owned and operated by The Asia Foundation. This privacy policy governs the collection, management, and processing of data pertinent to the implementation of Skills2Work, a digital upskilling program under The Asia Foundation’s Future Skills Alliance Program. In this policy, the following terms refer to The Asia Foundation:

  • Skills2Work
  • S2W
  • Future Skills Alliance
  • The Foundation
  • ‘We’ and ‘Our/s’

This Privacy Policy explains (i) what Personal Information we collect through your access and use of our website and relevant digital tools and platforms used by the Skills2Work and The Asia Foundation; (ii) how we use such information; and (iii) how we secure such information. By visiting and using the Skills2Work website and its relevant platforms, you consent to the terms outlined in this privacy policy and to our collection, processing, and sharing of Personal Information for the purposes set forth herein. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not access or otherwise use the Site.

Data Collected

The Asia Foundation respects the privacy of all users and visitors of our website and relevant digital tools and platforms. We aim to collect only relevant information. Data collected includes the following:

  1. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Personal Data voluntarily provided by users includes:
    1. Names
    2. Phone numbers
    3. Email addresses
    4. Audio and/or video submissions via associated learning platforms
  2. Sensitive Personal Data and other information voluntarily provided by users include:
    1. User Locations
    2. Gender
    3. Age group
    4. Employment history
    5. Educational and skills proficiency information
  3. Information, metadata, pixels, and cookies automatically collected by our site
    1. IP address
    2. Type of device used
    3. Frequency of visits and content accessed
    4. Other data as outlined below under Hosting, Metadata, Cookies, Pixels, and Other Digital Tools and Platforms

Data Actors

As part of the implementation of its programs, The Asia Foundation processes data voluntarily provided by website users and visitors. This may include the assessment of the eligibility and compatibility of applicants for the S2W program. This data is processed and managed by a limited number of authorized Foundation Employees. Where necessary and appropriate, selected Foundation partners that directly support the implementation of the program may access and process this data to conduct, coordinate, or execute S2W activities in compliance with this Data Privacy Policy. As part of its Safeguarding Commitment, the Foundation requires its employees, individual and non-individual partners to comply with this policy.

Data Use and Processing

All information submitted by users and visitors is kept confidential. Only designated personnel of The Asia Foundation and designated authorized partners as described in the section above are permitted to access your information. Your data is not used for any other purpose or shared with any third party without your informed consent. The Asia Foundation does not share, sell, rent, or trade users’ names, addresses, email address, contact numbers, or other information with any unauthorized persons or entities

Website users who voluntarily provide their personal information through the website and are selected to participate as a learner in the S2W program will be prompted to provide additional information to establish their user profiles on third party digital platforms used for the delivery of the S2W program. In order to use such digital tools and platforms, additional documented learner consent must be provided to the Foundation for the collection and use of additional personal and/or sensitive data.

Website users who reach out to the Foundation and voluntarily provide their information through the contact form or below referenced emails will be contacted by authorized personnel of the Foundation.

Web analytics and metadata generated through your use of the site may be accessed by third party data analytics services, however only non-identifiable web traffic data are analyzed.

Hosting, Metadata, Cookies, Pixels, and Other Digital Tools and Platforms

Like most internet sites, our web servers automatically recognize the metadata of users and visitors of the site. The S2W website and corresponding data is stored in servers in Singapore which is hosted with Digital Ocean. The Learning Management System (LMS) utilized by the S2W program is provided by OutTheBox which utilizes hosting services by Ionos with Virtus Data Centres with uploaded content being stored on Amazon S3. The Asia Foundation and its staff use Microsoft SharePoint servers in its operations and data storage which uses 2-factor authentication.

Additional digital tools may be used to coordinate, implement, and supplement relevant activities such as, but not limited to, email automation platforms, survey messaging services, and other similar digital tools. Supplementary user consent will be collected for purposes beyond the participation and management of users in the S2W program.

The S2W website uses Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel, tools powered by Google and Facebook, respectively, to track and analyze web traffic data through web cookies to better understand the online behavior of users while they are on the site. By default, where Chrome browser is used, Google Analytics collects information such as page information, user information, browser information, and other information to better understand the user interactions and use of our website. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example, the URL of the page.

The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to capture user actions and interactions on previous pages and interactions with the website. For more information on Google Analytics, click here.

Facebook Pixel receives the following types of data by default.

  • Http Headers – Anything present in the HTTP headers. HTTP Headers are a standard web protocol send between any browser request and any server on the internet. HTTP Headers include IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer and person using the website.
  • Pixel-specific Data – Includes Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookies.
  • Button Click Data – Includes any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons, and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks.

For more information on Facebook Pixel, click here.

Installed cookies and pixels may mean that your data is tracked by Google and Facebook on the S2W site and once you leave the site.

Data Retention

Data collected by our website will be retained for the duration of the S2W project. It will be deleted alongside the termination of the website. You have the right to request that your data be erased from our systems by contacting


The security of Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards, including the use of appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards, to protect the Personal Information submitted to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use reasonable acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or confidentiality. If you have any questions about security, please contact us at

Data Subject Rights

You have the right to:

  • Access your personal information;
  • Correct the personal information that we hold;
  • Delete your personal information;
  • Restrict processing of your personal information;
  • Transfer your personal information to another party

For questions or support, please contact

Data Disclosure

We will only disclose user data we possess if we are instructed to do so by a fully binding request coming from competent authorities (legal obligation). While we may comply with electronically delivered notices, the disclosed data can only be used in court once we have received an original copy of the court order by registered post or in person and provide a formal response.

If a request is made for encrypted message content that we do not possess the ability to decrypt, the fully encrypted message content may be turned over. If permitted by law, we will always contact a user first before any data disclosure.

Links to and Interaction with Third Party Websites

This website might include links to other websites and systems. Users are reminded that these external sites have their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy applies only to Once visitors leave the S2W website, they are subject to privacy policies of the site(s) visited. The Asia Foundation is not responsible for privacy practices or content of third-party websites. We recommend you review the privacy policies on any third-party sites before using them.

Children’s Privacy

The Asia Foundation believes every measure of precaution should be taken to protect children online. We do not knowingly ask children for any personal or sensitive information. Visitors who are children should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using this website.

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

The Asia Foundation may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you check for updates to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis. Users of this website may also provide feedback to this policy through the contact information provided below.


The Asia Foundation is domiciled in California, Unites States of America at 9th Floor, 465 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104-1804.

For feedback and other concerns about this policy, please contact


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