This policy describes why and how JAMP uses your personal information, how we protect your privacy and your rights regarding this information.

WHO WE ARE

Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal Ltd. (JAMP) is a company duly registered in, and operating under, the laws of Jamaica with administrative offices at 7 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5.

WHY WE COLLECT DATA

JAMP collects names, addresses and other personal details of its website’s visitors and users for the purpose of:

  • administering the website
  • sending notifications you have requested
  • providing information to site visitors where they have consented to receive it.
  • processing financial details relating to membership subscriptions and donations.

All such information is included in the term “Personal Data”.  JAMP shall take reasonable steps to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.

WHAT DATA WE COLLECT

JAMP may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
  • information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any contribution you make to us;
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us e.g. your email address and other personal information when you sign up;
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
  • and any other information that you choose to send to us.

You are under no obligation to provide any such information. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.

JAMP takes all reasonable precautions to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

JAMP will not rent or sell Personal Data to any person or organisation or publicise any Personal Data. We will not share any Personal Data except:

  • where JAMP is compelled to do so by applicable law, or to protect the rights of other subjects of Personal Data; or
  • where express permission has been given by the subject of the Personal Data for such sharing; or
  • where it is necessary for specific information to be used by persons acting in the ordinary course of JAMP operations to provide some service that the subject of the Personal Data has expressly requested; or
  • where JAMP transfers substantially all its functions and assets to a successor organisation or organisations (whether incorporated or unincorporated) having the same objects.

In all cases, JAMP shall only pass on Personal Data to third parties where it is satisfied the third party shall notify Contacts regarding the use of their Personal Data, shall provide information about how Contacts can contact the organisation with any inquiries or complaints and shall give Contacts the option to choose whether their Personal Data may be passed onto a further third party.

JAMP may share anonymous aggregate or statistical data relating to its Contacts.

The website contains links to other websites. JAMP is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

All Contacts shall be given access to personal information about them that JAMP holds on them and be able to correct, amend, or delete that information where it is inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the Contact’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.

If you are a Contact of JAMP and do not wish JAMP to continue to process your Personal Data for the purposes set out above, you should notify JAMP at the postal address above, via our online contact form or at jamp@jampja.org. As soon after such notice as is reasonably practicable, JAMP will remove your name from the relevant database.

JAMP USES COOKIES

JAMP uses “cookies” to help personalise your online experience.

What is a Cookie? A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page, so you do not need to re-enter your personal information.

HOW JAMP USES COOKIES

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here.

RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the JAMP website.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.