MCST Web Site Privacy Statement
The Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology (MCST) recognizes the
importance of protecting the information that we collect from visitors to our web site.
It is our policy to use any personal information we acquire for internal business
purposes only, and we this information private.
You can visit our web site (comprising the main web site, the youth site and the
children’s site) without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information
about yourself. We use personal information you have voluntarily submitted to
contact you, primarily by e-mail, to respond to your comments or requests for
information. The Ministry uses standard web server log files and gathers navigational
information about where you go on our web site to help us count visitors and
evaluate our site's usefulness.
Information We Collect
We collect two types of information about web visitors: Personal information (such as
name and e-mail address) which you voluntarily submit to us when you pass on
information to us electronically and Aggregate information (such as browser version
and number of visitors).
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
• To receive your feedback and to ensure that our web site is relevant to your
• To deliver information services to you.
• To update you on developments at the Ministry and its Agencies/Departments.
Data Sharing And Transfer
The Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology will not trade, rent, sell, share or
otherwise pass on your personal information for use by any other party without your
consent. In exceptional circumstances, we may have to pass on in good faith
information/request that we believe is more appropriately to be directed to another
agency for response.
When you send us an e-mail, we use your e-mail address to reply to your comment
or question, and we will store your communication and our reply for a period of time
in case we correspond further. We will never share your e-mail address with any
third party except as noted above.
Links To Other Sites
MCST’s web site has links to other web sites. The Ministry is not responsible for the
privacy practices, security policy or content of such web sites. We recommend you
carefully read the policy statements of each site you visit.
The Ministry’s main web site and the youth site use forms to request information (on
contributors, application software, technology reviews, events and dates) and to
allow you to tell us about (your projects, your company/institution/group and your
opinion). We also collect visitor contact information (like name, address, e-mail
address, position, telephone number and fax number). Your contact information from
the form is used to get in touch with you, if the need arises. We do not maintain a
repository of this information after the initial communication. E-mails are archived as
a matter of record.
The Ministry’s children’s site has one online survey which asks visitors to express an
opinion. No contact information is collected for this purpose.
Your Acceptance of our Policy
By using this web site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement, and
you adhere to any terms and conditions posted on the web site. The Ministry of
Commerce, Science and Technology reserves the right to change, modify or amend
this policy at any time. You are responsible for revisiting this page from time to time
We exercise care and diligence in managing and securing personal information once
we receive it. As such, the Ministry makes use of currently available security
technology. Despite our best efforts, it is important also for you to understand that
data transmission over the Internet is not 100% secure. Any information you
transmit to us, you therefore do so at your own risk.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you may contact the Ministry by e-
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter addressed to:
Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology
PCJ Building, 36 Trafalgar Road
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The Ministry will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will
also revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of this statement.
MCST is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site
without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need
information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains
data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies to
http://www.mct.gov.jm. It does not apply to other offline activities of the Ministry.
Last updated February 20, 2004