Privacy and cookies
We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website, and do all that we can to protect information about participants.
The British Indian Ocean Territory Administration carries out the day-to-day running of the British Indian Ocean Territory. In doing so we process personal data including passport and insurance information.
We will ensure that we will treat all relevant personal information in accordance with UK data protection legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR, in so far as it is applicable and suitable to local circumstances and construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as local circumstances render necessary.
Your data will be stored securely by the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration.
There may be circumstances in which we may lawfully share your data with third parties where, for example, we are required to do so by law, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crimes. Where we share data, however, we shall do so in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.
Information we collect from visitors
We collect information from visitors relating to:
- feedback submitted to us
- comments submitted to this website
- email alert services when follow-up comments are posted
- website visitor traffic
If you provide feedback about the website through a contact form or email address we will only use this information to develop and improve the site. From time to time we may seek feedback, which they will use to answer questions, resolve problems or improve their published information.
2. Comments submitted
If you choose to submit a public comment on this website, you will be asked to give your name and email address, and optionally a personal website address along with your comment. These details are stored by the website along with you comment. Your email address is never displayed publicly and is never passed on to a third party by the owners or publishers of this website, but may be used to contact you if there is a problem with your comment.
3. Email alerts services
If you sign up to receive email notifications when follow-up comments are posted, we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested only. If you inform us that you wish to cancel your details will be deleted from our records.
4. Site usage information
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored on the device you used to visit the site, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Most web browsers will let you specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your device, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your device not to accept any cookie. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our web site.
- remember your preference settings for some of our online services
- improve our understanding of how people use our website, through web analytics
The specific cookies set are:
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate.|
ii) Log files
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. These logs are automatically generated from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.
Queries about privacy or personal data
You can submit any requests relating to your personal data held by us by contacting us via email.