The Valuation Division (VD) Ministry of Finance (MOF) is committed to respecting your privacy. We’ve structured our website so that, in general, you can visit VD on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with Valuation Division.
This statement regarding the privacy of the personally identifiable information you provide online covers five main areas: Awareness, Choice, Accuracy & Access, Security, and Oversight.
What we collect
When you request information or use our interactive services through this site, we need to know your e-mail address, your name and postal address.
In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, property information, experience with our services and contact preferences.
How we use it
Valuation Division uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. The information provided will be used to perform a task in the public interest and in the exercise of our functions as a government department, these will include to:
- Provide, operate and maintain our website
- Improve, personalize and expand our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes.
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research contact.
Who we share it with
VD will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other MOF entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described above. Such MOF entities and/or business partners are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.
VD will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you a choice. As previously stated, we will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials from us and we will do everything we can to honor such requests.
Accuracy & Access
VD strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate.
If you wish to change or delete any of the personal information you have entered whilst visiting our site or if you have any questions about our privacy statement, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
VD is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.
Children’s Privacy Protection
Our services are not designed for, or intentionally target at children. We therefore do not intentionally collect or maintain data about children.
How long we keep your data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as:
- It is needed for the purposes set out in this document
- The law requires us to
Valuation Division follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Valuation Division uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.
Changes to this policy
If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, VD will take reasonable steps to let you know.
27th July 2021