Guyana Tourism

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we may collect, store, use, and disclose any personal information that you provide to us when using this website. Your continued use of this website provides your unconditional consent to us collecting, storing, using, and disclosing your personal information in the manner set out below. This privacy policy is subject to, and must be read in conjunction with, our Terms of Use.

General

In this privacy policy ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’ refers to the `Guyana Tourism Authority’.

Collection

We may collect your personal information (including, without limitation, your name, email address, phone number, and postal address) when you use this website.  You may decide not to provide your personal information to us. However, if you do not provide it, we may not be able to provide you with access to certain information or services.

Automated collection

When you visit this website, we may use automated technology (such as usage monitoring software, cookies, and sessions) to collect and store certain information about your visit. Please see the Cookies for more information.

Use and disclosure

We will not use or disclose your personal information to third-parties.  We may however use your personal information to:

  • verify your identity and to assist you if you forget your username or password for any of the services we provide to you via the Internet;
  • communicate with you;
  • analyse usage of this website;
  • provide you with further information, news, and promotional material; and
  • improve the content of this website and to customise this website to your preferences.

We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties.  Your personal information will be made available internally for the above purposes and we may also disclose your personal information to third parties, who have agreed to treat your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy, for similar purposes. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our using and disclosing your personal information in the manner set out above.

We will only use or disclose personal information that you have provided to us, or which we have obtained about you:

for the above-mentioned purposes;

  • if you have authorised us to do so;
  • if we have given you notification of the intended use or disclosure and you have not objected to that use or disclosure;
  • if we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for national security in the performance of their functions;
  • if we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce any legal rights we may have, or is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of us, our customers, or others; or
  • if we are authorised, required or permitted by law to disclose the information.

Storage and security

Personal information collected on this website is collected and held by Guyana Tourism Authority. We will take reasonable efforts to protect personal information that is held by us from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Third party websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content of such websites, or for the manner in which those websites collect, hold, use, and distribute any personal information you provide.  When visiting a third-party website from hyperlinks displayed on this website, we encourage you to review the privacy statements of those websites so that you can understand how the personal information you provide will be will collected, held, used and distributed.

Right to access and correct

You may request access to, or correction of, any personal information we hold about you by contacting us at info@www.guyanatourism.com. To ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current, please notify us of any changes to your personal information as soon as possible.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise this privacy policy at any time. Changes to this privacy policy will take effect immediately once published on this website.  Please check this privacy policy regularly for modifications and updates.  If you continue to use this website or if you provide any personal information after we post changes to this privacy policy, this will indicate your acceptance of any such changes.

This privacy policy was last updated on 9th May 2018.

Cookies

The following Guyana Tourism Authority websites use cookies: www.guyanatourism.com

A cookie is a small portion of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future the cookie data can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.

This page describes how the Guyana Tourism Authority may use cookies on its websites and provides information on how users can disable cookies.

How do I control cookies?

Your web browser can be set to notify you when cookies are used or to refuse cookies. You can access these settings in your web browser. If you do choose to adjust your browser to not accept cookies you may experience some loss in functionality on guyanatourism.com. For more information on how to adjust your web browser settings for cookies see www.aboutcookies.org

For a guide to online behavioural advertising and online privacy see www.youronlinechoices.com

Please note:

  • Accepting a cookie does not give us access to your computer or personal information stored on your hard drive under any circumstances.
  • Although you can configure your web browser to not accept cookies, if you do so you may experience a resulting loss of functionality of this website.

Cookies used on this site may include:

AKAMAI_LANG (group)
COUNTRY_CODE
DISPLAY_LANG
These cookie values help to identify what part of the globe you’re viewing the site from, so we can display the best content for you – such as what language you’d like the site in.
CFID
CFToken
These cookies identify your website session and if you’re logged in or not. When you close your browser your session ends and the cookies are removed.
BIGipServerproduction_8090 This is used to identify your current session on the website so that traffic can be spread evenly across our servers.
preferred_market This cookie stores where in the world you’re accessing the site from, and defaults you to the most appropriate website edition for your country. We store this information for the next time you visit the site.
Articlereturntopage Keeps track of where you’ve been to around the site, so when you click to go back you’ll be taken to the page you were on before.
Guyana Tourism Authority USERINFO If you are logged into our website this cookie will store information  such as your email address and how you logged in – either directly into guyanatourism.com or using Facebook
Guyana Tourism Authority USERID This is a secure, encrypted ID of you, the user. It’s stored to share between the suite of Guyana Tourism Authority web applications including guyanatourism.com and the Operator Database for business listings. This will never be shared with third parties.

Third party & performance cookies
To give you the richest experience possible on guyanatourism.com, we use a number of third party services such as Facebook and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from one of these sites, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.

Here’s a list of third-party services used on guyanatourism.com. For more information on each, we suggest you check the relevant third party website.

Facebook Facebook is used to connect to guyanatourism.com and as such some Facebook-related cookies may be stored, such as ‘Facebook Connect’ for logging in.
Disqus Disqus helps manage the commenting on articles across guyanatourism.com
Omniture Tracking This is the analytics tracking suite used on guyanatourism.com. The cookies collect information about visits such as traffic, visits, pathing and a number of other metrics.  You can opt out of Omniture cookies here:
www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7
Google Analytics Tracking This is the Google Analytics cookie that collects information about visitors to the site, traffic, page views and a number of other metrics. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies here:
www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Crazy Egg Crazy Egg is a heat mapping analytics tool that shows us what parts of our web pages users click on.
New Relic Used for page performance tracking so we know how quickly the site is loading.
Flickr Flickr is an image gallery site, used on guyanatourism.com to display photos.
Sencha Sencha helps with image resizing and compression, and may store cookies
Rackspace Rackspace is used for digital asset storage, and requires cookies to help keep track of these assets.

We are not responsible for the use of cookies by third party service providers. When using third party services from this website, we encourage you to review each such website’s privacy statements and cookie policies to understand how personal information and cookies are used and dealt with by those third parties.

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