What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you’re using it. Following the approval of your comment, your profile picture becomes publicly visible in the context of your comment.
Media: We strictly prohibit the use of images from this site without permission.
Analytics: We use website analytics tools to improve user experience and monitor website performance.
Who We Share Your Data With?: We do not share your data with third-party entities unless required by law or necessary for the provision and improvement of our services.
How Long We Retain Your Data?: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except they cannot change their username.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data In line with the Data Protection Act 2011, users of our website have the following rights regarding their personal data?:
• The right to be informed
• The right to access
• The right to rectification
• The right to challenge an organization’s compliance under the law
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, excluding any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where We Send Your Data?: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. All personal data is stored and processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Contact Information: For privacy-specific concerns, you can contact us via our website’s contact forms and emails.
How We Protect Your Data We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place?: In case of a data breach, we will notify you via email within 7 business days.
Our Obligations Under the Data Protection Act 2011 Our obligations as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 2011 include:
• We are responsible for all personal data that is under our control.
• We identify the purposes for which personal data will be used at or before the time of collection.
• We require the knowledge and consent of data subjects prior to the collection, use, or disclosure of personal data.
• The collection of personal data is done legally and limited to the specific reason for which it is to be processed.
• We keep personal data for no period longer than is necessary.
• We ensure all personal data that is collected is complete, accurate, secure, relevant, adequate, up to date, and not excessive.
• We do not transfer personal data outside of Trinidad without consent, or to a jurisdiction that does not provide an adequate level of data protection.
• We provide data subjects with documentation detailing our practices and policies as it relates to the management of personal data, except where otherwise stated by written law.
• Sensitive personal data is protected from processing.
• We disclose, at the request of a data subject, all documents relating to the existence, use, and disclosure of their personal data, so that said data subject can challenge the accuracy and completeness of such personal data, except where otherwise provided by written law.
We will abide by these rights and provide the necessary resources for users to exercise them. In the event of any non-compliance, the Office of the Information Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago has the authority to impose penalties.
You can access the complete Data Protection Act 2011 here.