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Privacy and Security Policy

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) respects your right to privacy and is committed in utilizing technologies that gives you the most rewarding and safe online experience. As certain types of information about users are collected, the RGD wants to ensure that users fully understand the terms and conditions under which information is captured and used. It is the policy of the RGD to use any personal information acquired for business purposes only and this information will remain private.

Personal information
During the conduct of business with the RGD one may be asked to provide personal information, such as you name, address, email etc. The information provided is used for technical and customer application processing and isn’t shared with third parties.
The RGD uses a contractual fulfilment vendor for credit card processing service to facilitate the purchase of services offered by the Agency. This financial institution does not retain share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Other identifiable information
Non-personally identifiable information is collected to enable the RGD to analyse the functionality of its website to determine if it is accomplishing its purpose in providing exceptional web experience. The information collected cannot identify an individual; some of the information collected includes statistics on the pages which are most and least frequently visited

The management of securing of personal information once received is done in a highly secure environment. The RGD utilizes a range of technologies to protect information from loss, unauthorized access, alteration or destruction. The RGD uses Secure Socket Layering (SSL) technology to encrypt personal information when transmitting data between your computer and our servers. SSL is one of the industry standard technologies used in ensuring secure online transactions.

Use of cookies
RGD’s website uses cookies to assist users in the personalization of some activities during their online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on one’s computer by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to the user, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.
Users have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but browser settings can be changed to decline cookies if one desire. Declining cookies may reduce the full functionality of the website.
Privacy Support
The RGD reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy statement at any time and in response to changes in applicable data protection and privacy legislation.

Acceptance of our Policy
By using this website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the website. The RGD reserves the right to change, modify or amend this policy at any time. You are responsible for revisiting this page from time to time to review our privacy policy updates.