Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your prior consent. We have also established the following four principles:
We also offer a 'My details' page, where you can update your personal information at any time. You can get to this page from most pages on the site - simply click on the 'My details' link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.
If you do not agree with these terms you should not use this website.
WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT?
a. PERSONAL INFORMATION
In addition to collecting information from your computer via cookies, which are explained in further detail below, we also collect your personal information when you:-
The minimum information we need to register a user is an email address, a password and a country. UK and US users will also need to provide a postcode/zipcode. We may also, where necessary, ask for further information for different services including our prize competitions, promotional events and activities and our subscription based services. Such information may include your name, email address, date of birth, gender, telephone number, mailing address, financial information such as credit card or banking details, your occupation, place of work, town or city
We may also ask some further, voluntary questions so we can gain a clearer understanding of the interests and preference of our users. Your responses help us to sell appropriate advertising space and so keep the site free. They also enable us to personalise services for our users. We do not share this information with third parties unless you have specifically consented to this.
We also collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users.
b. OTHER INFORMATION – COOKIES
We will collect information regarding the nature of the information you prefer to view, your comments, products and services which are of interest to you.
Information is automatically delivered to us from your computer and web browser when you log on to the website by the placement of a cookie on your computer which delivers information to us. This information is not personal but includes your IP address, the pages you requested on your last visit, operating system and version and internet settings. You can adjust your computer’s settings to prevent automatic delivery of information.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
At the Jamaica Observer Limited we will treat your personal data confidentially and will only process your personal data for the following reasons:-
In particular, our company collects your personal information for purposes such as:
You acknowledge and agree that Jamaica Observer Limited can use your personal data for the purposes described herein.
Jamaica Observer Limited will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission, it is necessary for any of the purposes described above or if we are required by law to do so or if we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.
With your permission we will only share the information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties. In addition, if your personal data is disclosed to third party vendors or contractors, we ensure that the person or entity receiving your personal data is subject to strict contractual obligations requiring them to agree to only use and disclose your personal data to carry out its specific business obligations to Jamaica Observer Limited or for the permitted purpose of the disclosure (as described above).
Also, the Jamaica Observer Limited may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
The Jamaica Observer Limited follows the relevant legal requirements and uses all reasonable precautions to ensure only responsible third parties see the information, however we cannot guarantee that any such person or entity to which your personal data or other information is disclosed will not re-disclose it in ways that you or we did not intend or permit. As such, we are not responsible for any breach of security or any actions of any third parties who receive the information.
MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL EMAILS
We will respect your email privacy and therefore we will not send unsolicited emails to your email address. We may send you information by email in response to your enquiries, or your completion of a contact form on our website, in person or your submission of an entry in one our prize competitions or promotional activities or events.
We will send notices of our promotions or events which may be of interest to you, if you ask us to. If you have agreed to receive marketing information, you may always withdraw your consent at any time.
You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
How does the Jamaica Observer protect customer information?
We invest in high-quality technology and security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to safeguard the privacy of your personal data from unauthorised access or improper use, destruction or disclosure, accidental loss, to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery and to restrict access to personal information.
Jamaica Observer Limited will seek to continue to enhance its security procedures as new technology becomes available. However, you acknowledge and agree that perfect security is not possible and your personal data could still be accessed and used by others without authorization. Your access and use of the Site constitutes your agreement that Jamaica Observer Limited is not and shall not be responsible for any such unauthorized access and use of your personal data.
HOW LONG WILL WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION?
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Generally, we will keep information relevant to our dealings with you for minimum of seven years once you have ceased being a customer.
Generally, we will keep information relevant to our dealings with you for up to seven years once you have ceased being a customer. Exceptional circumstances will or may apply to customer service data where we will keep information for up to 10 years.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you as it is no longer personal data.
Once we no longer require your personal data for the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. We will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
YOUR RIGHTS IN RELATION TO PERSONAL DATA
Jamaica Observer Limited would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. You are entitled to the following:
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you make a request, we have 30 days to respond to you.