Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The President’s Office of the Republic of Maldives collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site").  

Personal identification information

  We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to; Users may be asked to provide, as appropriate: Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information; however this may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.  

Non-personal identification information

  We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include:  

Web browser cookies

  Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance the User experience. A User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.  

How we use collected information

  The Site may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes: - To run and operate our Site We may need your information to display content on the Site correctly. - To improve the services provided on the website and to improve the user experience Information you provide helps us respond to your requests and support needs more efficiently. - To personalize user experience We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. - To improve our Site We may use feedback you provide to improve our features and services. - To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site features To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them. - To send periodic emails We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.  

How we protect your information

  We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.  

Sharing your personal information

  We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with key stakeholders and trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above (in How we use collected information).  

Third party websites

  Users may find content on our Site that link to the sites and services of partner agencies and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other websites, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.  

Changes to this privacy policy

  The Site has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification  on our Site, with the updated date at the bottom of the notification page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. It is the User’s responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and be aware of modifications.  

Your acceptance of these terms

  By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.  

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your interactions with this site, please contact us.  

This document was last updated on 18th October 2017.