At Digital Jamaica, we take the privacy of our visitors extremely seriously.  This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information we collect and and how it is used, please read carefully.

Website Visitors

Like many other Web sites, Digital Jamaica collects non-personally-identifying information. The information includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. This type of information is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Some visitors to our website may choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Digital Jamaica gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter to provide a name and email address.

In each case, Digital Jamaica collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. Digital Jamaica does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Stats

Digital Jamaica may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular articles on our website. Digital Jamaica may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this document.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Digital Jamaica discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Digital Jamaica’s behalf or to provide services available at  our websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Digital Jamaica will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Digital Jamaica discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Digital Jamaica, third parties or the public at large. Registered subscribers of Digital Jamaica receive regular email newsletters from us to keep you up to date with what’s going on with Digital Jamaica, solicit feedback or tell you about new features/products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Digital Jamaica takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

You should also be aware that if you submit comments on our posts, such information becomes public information, meaning that you lose any privacy rights you might have with regards to that information. Such disclosures may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications.

Cookies & Data

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Digital Jamaica uses cookies to help us identify, track and target user interests and their website access preferences to improve experience on our website in the future.

  • We don’t collect personal information unless it is needed (ex, newsletter)
  • We don’t share your personal information except to comply with the law
  • We don’t store your personal information on our servers unless it’s required to operate one of our website services (ex, comments)

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information about you. Any personal information is only collected when you voluntarily provide it, such as providing your email address to subscribe to a newsletter.

The following is a list of possible cookies and data collected when using our website. Please refer to each service’s privacy policy for more information on the exact types of data collected:

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Newsletter

Digital Jamaica does maintain a newsletter which visitors may signup for voluntarily using the subscription form on our website. To subscribe you must provide your email address via the MailChimp subscription form and confirm subscription using the double-optin form. Digital Jamaica does not share this information other than as described in this document.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Please see the Gravatar service privacy policy for more information. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We use Akismet on our website to help prevent spam. Any comments submitted through this service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives. Click here to learn how your comment data is processed by the Akismet service.

Ads

Ads appearing on Digital Jamaica website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Digital Jamaica and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to Third Party Sites

This privacy policy only applies to information collected by Digital Jamaica. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or employees that we do not manage. Our website may contain links to third party websites. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites, if any. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and Digital Jamaica and its affiliates shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.

Protection of Information

Digital Jamaica takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information, personally-identifying information, and non personally-identifying information.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Digital Jamaica reserves the right to change this policy at any time and in our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to check this page for Privacy Policy updates regularly. Continued use of this website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Us

If you require any more information  or have any questions about this privacy policy or our sites in general, please contact us // [email protected]