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Privacy Policy

Privacy Practices

Barita Investments Limited and Barita Unit Trusts Management Company Limited (referred to collectively in this policy as "BARITA"), recognizes privacy and security as being a concern for most individuals accessing the Internet. Whether you're conducting financial transactions or just browsing our site, we want to make you comfortable with our privacy practices and the security measures we take to protect your personal information. This statement discloses the privacy guidelines for BARITA's website.

Please read our guidelines to understand the following:

It is our goal at BARITA to develop an on-line environment that is easy to use and respectful of the rights and expectations of our customers and other BARITA website visitors. This privacy statement describes how BARITA collects, uses and safeguards information you provide when using our website in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation for the country in which such data is being processed.

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by BARITA as set forth in the policy currently in effect. If we decide to change our policy, such changes will be posted here on the website, so please check back periodically to ensure you have the most current policy.

What personally identifiable information does BARITA collect about you?

  • How does BARITA use Cookies?
  • Who is collecting the information ?
  • How does BARITA use the information that it collects?
  • With whom does BARITA share your personal information?
  • What choices do you have regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
  • What kind of security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information supplied?
  • How can you correct any inaccuracies in the information?
  • How does BARITA deal with issues involving your Child's privacy?.
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    What personally identifiable information does BARITA collect about you? Back to top When a customer accesses our website for services, BARITA may collect personally identifiable information, including name, title, company information, address, email address, phone numbers, taxpayer registration number, driver's license number, Passport Number and date of birth. We do not require this information for you to obtain access to any part of our public site, but we do require it if you wish to enroll for online services, conduct financial transactions or set up an account for software downloads. In addition to performing transactions, we may ask you for and collect personal information at other times, including by way of example, when you enter a contest or participate in a promotion, or marketing campaign sponsored by BARITA or one of its business partners; when you want to find out about services offered in your area; when you complete surveys or other questionnaires; or when you send an email to BARITA. Wherever BARITA collects personal information we try to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

    How does BARITA use Cookies?

    When you come into our site, our server may attach a small text file to your hard drive -- a cookie. Your unique cookie tells us that it's you whenever you re-enter our site, so we can recall where you've previously been on our site, and what services or transactions, if any, you have utilised or performed on our website. Cookies help us deliver a better website experience to our users. Generally, we use cookies to:

     

    (1) Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized experience.
    (2) Assist BARITA in tracking what services or transactions you have utilised or performed on our website.
    (3) Track your progress and number of entries in any of our promotions and contests we may hold.
    (4) Measure traffic patterns, and which areas of the BARITA site you have visited, and your visiting patterns. This information collected by using a cookie is sometimes called "clickstream." We use this information to understand how our users navigate our site, and to determine common traffic patterns, including what site the user came from. We use this information to make site navigation and product recommendations, and to help redesign our site in order to make your experience on our site more efficient and enjoyable. We may also use this information to better personalize the content, banner ads, and promotions that you and other users will see. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services or engage in activities that require the placement of cookies.

     

    Who is collecting the information?

    When you are on a BARITA site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with BARITA, its subsidiaries and related companies. BARITA may also contract with third party companies to perform services for BARITA on its website that require these companies to collect personal information (e.g. hosting a website promotion or survey). The BARITA website may also contain various links to third-party websites. These sites may provide additional information, goods, services and/or promotions. These sites are owned and operated independently of BARITA, and have their own separate privacy and data collection practices. Any information you provide to these Websites will be governed under the terms of their privacy policy, if any. BARITA has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the independent actions or policies of these independent sites, and is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

    How does BARITA use the information that it collects?

    BARITA's primary goal in collecting personal information is to facilitate the performance of transactions and to enable us to contact you if a problem arises with your transaction or request. Additionally, your personal information may be used to obtain a credit report if necessary. (Providing such information when performing a transaction is required.) This information may also be used to provide you with a customized experience on our site, which includes interactive communications, and other services.

    The BARITA site may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, as well as several opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customize your investment experience, and to provide advice. Taking part in any of these segments is always optional.

    We may also use the information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional emails sent by BARITA, or by third parties under contract with BARITA. BARITA may also match user information with third party data to help us better understand our customers. This means BARITA may combine the personal information you provide us with information available from other sources, including offline sources, to market new products or services we think may be of interest to you.

    Finally, BARITA does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when our users perform transactions, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis so as to prevent identification of personal information relating to any one individual. BARITA may share this aggregated data with our business partners.

    We will limit the collection and use of personally identifiable information to what we require in order to serve you as our customer and to administer our business, and we will retain this information only for the time required to meet these objectives.

    With whom does BARITA share your personal information?

    BARITA may from time to time disclose your personally identifiable information as follows:

    a. Where permitted or required by law;
    b. With your consent;
    c. In response to a court order, search warrant or other similar demand or request;
    d. To meet requests for information from regulators;
    e. To suppliers, agents and other organisations that perform services for you or for us or on your behalf;
    f. When we buy or sell all or part of our business or when considering such a transaction;
    g. To help us collect a debt or enforce an obligation owed to us by you.

    Except in these circumstances, BARITA never provides your personal information to third parties without your consent. BARITA shares the information you provide with BARITA subsidiaries and related companies.

    BARITA may also disclose personal information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating this site's Terms of Use or may be violating BARITA's or other's rights or causing injury to or interference with BARITA's or other's property. BARITA may also disclose or access personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

    BARITA may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our website to prospective business partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.

    What choices do you have regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

    BARITA or its business partners may, from time to time, send you email or direct mail regarding our products and services. If you do not want to receive such information, simply tell us when you give us your personal information, or follow the directions contained on it to remove your name from our mailing list. On certain types of BARITA promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to contact you in the event you have won a prize. When you participate in these types of promotions, you may receive promotion-related email. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements. If you do not wish to receive such advertisements, you can choose not to participate in such promotions or contests.

    If you ever have questions regarding an email you receive from BARITA or one of our business partners, or want to be removed from a mailing list, please contact our Client Services Department at 926-2681.

    What kind of security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information supplied?

    When you use our website or Internet Transaction Facility or provide personal information, your transactions are encrypted for security. Encryption scrambles the information in your transaction, including your Personal Identification Number, so this information can only be viewed by BARITA.

    BARITA uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the highest level of security on the Internet. The SSL protocol provides server authentication, data integrity, and privacy on the Web. This security measure helps ensure that no impostors, eavesdroppers, or vandals get your personal information. SSL not only encrypts your personal and financial information transmitted, including credit card information, but also verifies the identity of the server and that the original message arrives safely at its destination.

    However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, BARITA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our website, and therefore you use our site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

    In the event that BARITA establishes international websites with users all over the world, it is possible that personal information that you supply to BARITA will be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever BARITA handles personal information, regardless of where this occurs, it will take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Use and Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

    How can you correct any inaccuracies in the information?

    BARITA endeavours to make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information that we collect about you is current and accurate. However, you have a duty to ensure that you inform us of any changes, which invalidate the information we may have collected about you in the past.

    If you need to review, correct or change any personal information you have provided, or would like to remove your name from our mailing list, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you have established a "user profile" on a BARITA website, you may change the information you provided at anytime by visiting that portion of the website and resubmitting your information.

    How does BARITA deal with issues involving your Child's privacy?

    This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 18. However, because BARITA allows minors to be named as joint holders of accounts, BARITA may need to collect information about children under the age of 18. Such information will generally be collected from the parents of such minors, and will be limited to details about the minor's age and address. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF ANY DOUBT, BARITA DOES NOT AUTHORISE OR CONTEMPLATE USE OF THIS SITE BY MINORS. NO INFORMATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO OR POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE BY USERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

    BARITA encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.

    Questions regarding this policy should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also call our Client Services Department at 926-2681 or contact us by mail at 15 St. Lucia Way, Kingston 5, Jamaica.